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post #16 of 26
A few thing to consider:

Going from the "Regular Luxury Fit" To "Slim Luxury Fit" grants you 2" trimmer chest and 3" trimmer in the waist, but going from the "Slim Luxury Fit" to the "Extra Slim" changes 3" trimmer in the chest and only 1" trimmer in the waist. The site claims the "Extra Slim" gives a higher armholes as well, but if you look at the little picture/graphic, the armhole location looks exactly the same. All appear to offer trimmer arms.

It seems like the "Slim Fit" might actually be the better choice if you are of athletic build and are going to have it tailored anyhow.
post #17 of 26
They have a size guide with measurements on the website....
post #18 of 26
Thread Starter 
Just to follow up, I did order the Extra Slim Fit shirts online, and they fit well aside from a little bit of extra fabric in the back area. From reading this forum, I'm assuming this can be easily fixed with darts?

Also, I went to the Brooks Brothers store in downtown Toronto yesterday, and I decided to try on a 15-33" (I ordered 15-34"). The 15-33", I believe, fit me better in the sleeves. The sleeve ended right where the wrist began. I told an SA this, and his reply was that with the Extra Slim Fit, they recommend customers to purchase a sleeve length one inch longer than their measurements because due to a slimmer sleeve width, the elbows are prone to wearing out. Thoughts?
post #19 of 26
Wouldn't the cloth next to your elbow wear out regardless of how much dangles below it? Are you supposed to hike up the extra sleeve length to stitch the hole closed?
post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by acecow View Post

Careful, ESF did not fit me at all. Had to give the shirt to my father. Too narrow in the shoulders and too wide in the waist. And I am pretty standard size. I would recommend getting one to try first.

BB shirts, no matter how "slim" the fit, are apparently made with the same body type/shape in mind: pear shaped pot bellied men. ESF's fit me right in the shoulders and huge on my waist. Sure, I recon I have an aggressive drop and will need tailoring on 99% of OTR shirts, but in your case it is ridiculous.
post #21 of 26

I am far from pot bellied and BB shirts will fit me perfectly.. you just have to know how to buy them.. sizes are collar x sleeve length, not collar x chest.. I have broad shoulders, my chest is 42, my waist is 34.. I take a 16 -34 Xtra slim and it fits like a glove.. in fact they are the best fitting shirts off the rack I've ever owned

post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by D Yizz View Post

BB shirts, no matter how "slim" the fit, are apparently made with the same body type/shape in mind: pear shaped pot bellied men. ESF's fit me right in the shoulders and huge on my waist. Sure, I recon I have an aggressive drop and will need tailoring on 99% of OTR shirts, but in your case it is ridiculous.

agreed
post #23 of 26
An update 1 year later and a lot less weightlifting. Instead, been doing a ton of running/swimming/cardio. I now size down to 14.5 - 32/33 (previously wore 15-15.5), and dart the back and get decent results.

Maybe I'm naive or plain unobservant but I never noticed that dress shirts size down significantly all around when you go down 0.5 neck size. For the BB ESF, the difference from 15.5 to 14.5 neck is 4 inches off the chest and 4 inches off the waist.
post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by afreegreek View Post

I am far from pot bellied and BB shirts will fit me perfectly.. you just have to know how to buy them.. sizes are collar x sleeve length, not collar x chest.. I have broad shoulders, my chest is 42, my waist is 34.. I take a 16 -34 Xtra slim and it fits like a glove.. in fact they are the best fitting shirts off the rack I've ever owned

I am 39/40 shoulders, 15.5/16 neck, and 32 waist (down from 42 / 16.5 / 34), the ESF 16 fits me best but still find the waist to be slightly wider than ideal. But it is the best OTR dress shirt I can find without going MTM.
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by bellyhungry View Post

I am 39/40 shoulders, 15.5/16 neck, and 32 waist (down from 42 / 16.5 / 34), the ESF 16 fits me best but still find the waist to be slightly wider than ideal. But it is the best OTR dress shirt I can find without going MTM.

What the p2p and shoulder to shoulder on the size 16's?
post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

What the p2p and shoulder to shoulder on the size 16's?

From the measurement chart by BB: The 16 has a 'Center Measurement at Armhole' of 45.5".

See http://www.brooksbrothers.com/content/Fullpages/sizechart.tem?popup=1 for more...

Edit: Just measured it: P2P is ~22" and shoulder to shoulder is ~18.75".
Edited by bellyhungry - 7/17/12 at 4:46pm
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