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post #1 of 18
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I have a "36.5 inch chest and I'm '5"11, I can not find shirts to fit me at all(nor jackets for that matter). How can I find shirts to fit when the only measurements are neck and sleeve("14.5x"33).

My waist is "33 and I weigh 165.
post #2 of 18
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Originally Posted by andrew96 View Post
I have a "36.5 inch chest and I'm '5"11, I can not find shirts to fit me at all(nor jackets for that matter). How can I find shirts to fit when the only measurements are neck and sleeve("14.5x"33). My waist is "33 and I weigh 165.
Where are you located? Try the custom made dress shirts (MTM) route. You will get the fit you want. Unless you're in a hurry
post #3 of 18
have you tried the brooks brothers extra slim? I have similar proportions and it fits me pretty well (well I'm shorter and thinner but their shirts are a little too long and wide for me)
post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post
have you tried the brooks brothers extra slim? I have similar proportions and it fits me pretty well (well I'm shorter and thinner but their shirts are a little too long and wide for me)




I own one BB extra-slim and it's my best fitting shirt, but it's not as tight as I'd like.
post #5 of 18
There's actually an entire pinned thread on this: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=35147 If BB ESF doesn't work for you, however, you will probably have to have any MTM tailored.
post #6 of 18
Slim fit shirts are made for guys who have a six inch or more drop, which means if you have a 36" chest your waist should be in the neighborhood of 30 inches. But it's not, it's 33 inches, which means if you wear a slim fit shirt you're going to look like a sausage.

Here's a hint, SF'ers: tight shirts went out with disco.
post #7 of 18
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I own one BB extra-slim and it's my best fitting shirt, but it's not as tight as I'd like.
Try getting the back pleat sewn down, it'll take off an inch in diameter.
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by JakeLA View Post
Slim fit shirts are made for guys who have a six inch or more drop, which means if you have a 36" chest your waist should be in the neighborhood of 30 inches. But it's not, it's 33 inches, which means if you wear a slim fit shirt you're going to look like a sausage.

Here's a hint, SF'ers: tight shirts went out with disco.

I have a "5 drop.
post #9 of 18
DP
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by andrew96 View Post
I have a "5 drop.

You need to post fit pics. Your measurements are confusing and don't sound like slim fit.
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by andrew96 View Post
I have a "5 drop.

Erm...36.5-33=3.5" drop.
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by JakeLA View Post
Here's a hint, SF'ers: tight shirts went out with disco.

Don't forget red pants:



OP: go the MTM route. It's the best.
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by acecow View Post
Don't forget red pants:


Wrong time of year. Break them out for Christmas along with the red underwear
post #14 of 18
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Wrong time of year. Break them out for Christmas along with the red underwear

It's never wrong time of the year for red pants.
post #15 of 18
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It's never wrong time of the year for red pants.

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