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post #31 of 52

Give it a wash, see how it goes.  If CT works out for you, their non-iron shirts work well.  I wash and drip dry.  No iron needed at least in my case.

post #32 of 52
Go to a tailor and have him tailor it to however skim you want it to be.

I get all my shirts tailored and pay about $18/shirt to get the torso and sleeve portion slimmed down.

I get them all to fit like this:

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myke
post #33 of 52
What happens when you sit down? Seriously though, seeing that pic makes me realize I need to eat healthier and do cardio.
post #34 of 52

Lifting some weights helps too  .  .  .

post #35 of 52
Your trousers are too low. That's why the shirt blouses. Get some that fit.
post #36 of 52
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Originally Posted by Bexcellence View Post

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Shirt is still not tucked in.
Shirt needs to be taken in significantly at the waist.

Sleeves need to be tapered as well..
You need to move the cuff buttons in.
post #37 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by IBJanky View Post

Go to a tailor and have him tailor it to however skim you want it to be.
I get all my shirts tailored and pay about $18/shirt to get the torso and sleeve portion slimmed down.
I get them all to fit like this:
myke

Setting aside how that shirt makes you look like Enrique Iglesias, you may want to reconsider getting shirts that tight because of how it will behave once you move around. A shirt needs to have enough room in order to allow some give for when you sit down or you turn your body. If it's too tight, there will be unsightly pulls that will make you look heavier (and greasier) than you actually are.

I'm not a shirtmaker, and you should seek professional advice for a better idea of what you need, but for what it's worth, my tailor solved that problem by lowering the waist point. This got rid of the blousing over my pants.

If you insist on getting tight shirts, you can send the white one to Cottonwork or ModernTailor and ask them to copy it. They'll make one up in any fabric for you.
post #38 of 52

The first pic may look great for some, but the reality is it will not look good on an average body. Plus it looks uncomfortable.

post #39 of 52
^ Actually, I have a few slim fit shirts that fit like the one in picture 1. All tailored. First got them done in 2007. They have darts in them to make them snug on the torso. Not super tight, but properly fitted. Saying that, I do have an athletic shape.
I found the female of the species likes the look of slim shirts. They are OK to wear if you are doing work. However, I prefer to wear them when I am out in a restaurant or socializing.

I usually wear my shirts a little less slimmer for work - more like pic 2.

Regarding the OP's shirt, the seam on your shoulder may make the shirt look disjointed if you have the body slimmed. Plus the arms would have to be made a little slimmer.

I probably wouldn't bother. You could use some pins to see what it would look like slimmer.
post #40 of 52

That is one tight shirt I probably won't breathe in those...just get it tailored to fit your body but not tight.

post #41 of 52
Thread Starter 

is it worth getting tailored then? Or should I just deal with it? Im just an intern anyway

post #42 of 52
I agree with Reevolving - just tuck it in! And it's not going to look perfect throughout the day either - unless of course you just stand there and do nothing.

Judging from the frontal pics, I wouldn't change a thing. If you're very nitpicky - have them take it in *BUT* at a lower point than your natural waist like dieworkwear suggested. Makes a hell of a difference, specially for me since I have a pretty broad back and it curves into my waist rather steeply.

If you do go to a tailor, just remember to leave slack! That pic#1 is not the truth.

OR you could just find an RLPL Custom Fit shirt and be done with it!
Here's mine with just a sleeve adjustment:
(my chesticles have gotten a smidgen bigger since I got the shirt, hence the slight pull on the top-most button) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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The shirt has very slim sleeves so I made sure it was a little longer than my usual sleeve length to account for movement.


I'd say just do it! Take it to a tailor. Hell, it's only $18 and you'll have a better understanding of what fits you better afterwards.



EDIT: reading fail on me facepalm.gif just saw you were an intern; disregard the RLPL comment
Edited by ianGP - 4/22/12 at 12:18pm
post #43 of 52
Any comments on IanGP's plackets coming up off the shirt?
post #44 of 52
Just wash your shirt amigo. It will shrink.

If you're still not happy, get darts/waist suppression anywhere (seamstress, tailor, laundromat). People usually do this for less than $20.

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^ This is about as tight as it gets. Slim fit can only be so slim, before it just becomes "too small".

IanGP's shirt seems a little tight, but I think it's cause of the picture angle/his torso moving.
post #45 of 52

I prefer your shirt as it is. That other one is too slim fitting.

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