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Where can I find Troglodyte Homunculus dress shirts?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

I'm a smaller guy—about 5'8 and 130 pounds—so finding slim dress shirts that fit me is very difficult, especially quality ones (H&M's size S fits me great, but those shirts are too cheap and generic for my tastes). The best dress shirt I've ever owned is a Troglodyte Homunculus size 14.5: It's got a lot of character, and it fits just right, with nice high stitching. My problem is I can't find them anymore; is there a way to buy more? Or are there other brands of dress shirts with similar fits?

 

Thanks for the help!

post #2 of 10
When I was in my twenties I was also 5'-8" and 130lbs.

I found that the best fitting dress shirts I could buy were usually in the boy's department of the upper end department stores (Size 20s at Saks, Neiman's etc. etc.). The quality was high enough to look appropriate for a grown up. But the selection was pretty standard issue. You might at least consider looking at them for standard dress shirts. May or may not still be an option as it's been a LLLLLOOOONNNNNGGGGGG time since I was in my twenties.
post #3 of 10
Is/Was Troglodyte Homunculus tied into Seize Sur Vingt?

Have you thought about an MTM alternative. Thousands upon thousands of posts on the subject around here. Bound to be something that matches your tastes.
post #4 of 10
I'm the same height, but a tad bit slimmer. I would echo CousinDonuts' advice about MTM. Other than that, out of my button-downs, the shirts that fit me the best are from Turnbull & Asser or RLPL. But if you can, definitely go MTM. I just ordered a Mel Gambert, and it was cheaper than a lot of my other shirts.
post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the help! Little embarrassed about this, but I don't know what MTM is. Where can I find out more?

post #6 of 10
MTM stands for made-to-measure. It's where a tailor/cutter takes a standard pattern along with some measurements of your body to come up with a shirt that should fit you much better than standard OTR (Off-the-rack, AKA RTW, Ready-to-wear) shirts. They are more expensive and take longer than buying a OTR shirt, but will fit a lot better.
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 

Oh wow, that sounds incredible. Where can I find one? Does every city have them? I'm completely ignorant about all of this.

post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by SlimGuy View Post

Oh wow, that sounds incredible. Where can I find one? Does every city have them? I'm completely ignorant about all of this.


It is not one specific thing, but more of a concept. Lots of mens store will offer this service, as well as local tailors and on-line tailors(where you put in measurements of a well-fitting shirt or body measurements). Prices and quality do vary of course.
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by SlimGuy View Post

Oh wow, that sounds incredible. Where can I find one? Does every city have them? I'm completely ignorant about all of this.


On SF search for MTM, Made-to-measure, custom and bespoke shirts. And read this thread: http://www.styleforum.net/forum/thread/35147/the-definitive-guide-to-slim-fit-shirts

Most tailors in every city do some form of custom or MTM. If the guy has fabric books then he can make a shirt for you.

There are traveling Hong Kong tailors that set up shop for a few days in a hotel, take your measurements and order, then mail the goods to you.

Online you have Alexander West, CottonWork, Biased Cut, Proper Cloth, Modern Tailor, Mytailor, Alton Lane, to name a few.

Brooks Brothers also has MTM, and I think any department store of Nordstrom or higher quality can do it too.
post #10 of 10

Well if your anywhere near the Hamptons you can find Troglodyte Homuculus dress shirts at Tenet Shop located on Main Street of Southampton!

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