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post #31 of 42
Yes, many regular shirts are way too big in the waist for men who aren't overweight. But jacket or not, if the excess isn't extreme, tucking in takes care of enough of it. There really is too much concern these days, which retailers are fueling in order to lure customers to buy their new product lines
post #32 of 42

If you are in the southeast, you should check out Sid Mashburn.

post #33 of 42

Mensimageconsultant - Have you ever tried on a BB shirt?? I'm assuming you have.  Their "slim" shirts are not slim.  Their Very Slim is comparable to say a theory dress shirt that everyone likes... That's where I'm coming from when I say that he should go with very slim.

post #34 of 42
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Originally Posted by mensimageconsultant View Post

Yes, many regular shirts are way too big in the waist for men who aren't overweight. But jacket or not, if the excess isn't extreme, tucking in takes care of enough of it. There really is too much concern these days, which retailers are fueling in order to lure customers to buy their new product lines
I've tried every tucking technique but, in the end, if your shirt's huge in the waist your silhouette becomes a joke sooner rather than later. This is especially true given that the cut of modern office pants is a low waist, making the shirt extremely prone to untucking when sitting down and standing up. This is even more true when these shirts are worn with jeans, which have an inevitably low waist today, and there's no doubt that a young male going out will be wearing button-downs with jeans. There's literally no reason not to recommend the "slim" fit to people who are looking to buy new shirts.
post #35 of 42

you have $ doesn't mean you need to waste them, think before you buy and do some fitting before payment bro

post #36 of 42
Chaos_Cow makes good points, but that's kind of off-topic.

Here the right choice seems to be between slim and extra slim, and no one should try to answer that without seeing pictures. (What if it's a 34" waist? Or a narrower waist with quite broad shoulders or average-sized hips and a large rear?) It would be nice if trying on before buying were an option, but usually it isn't possible to do that with dress shirts.
post #37 of 42
Thread Starter 

I'll take a pic. Just a front shot wearing a dress shirt? I wear a 32" waste in pants. 

 

On BB website when it says 3 for xxx, does that mean 3 of that exact shirt in the same color, 3 of that exact shirt in whatever colors it comes in, or 3 dress shirts with the same price?

 

I would like to initially buy 3 shirts and a 2 pair of slacks from BB. 

 

The only time I wear a tie is when I wear a suit, which is about 8 times out of the year. So I guess on my initial order of 3 shirts, I should get shirts that I would wear everyday not a few times a year. So should I go with 3 BB "dress shirts" or "sports shirts" with that in mind? That also begs the question, should they be solids or a pattern? 

 

Considering the above, should I buy "dress trousers" or  "chinos?" And what two colors? I'm guessing one of these should be khaki.

 

Thanks for the help guys. I've already leaned so much!

post #38 of 42

Navy blazer.  Tweedy sports coat.  Navy blue suit.


Check out the thread Manton started about 'you are not well dressed if you do not own these things' for a longer list to shoot for.
 

post #39 of 42
Especially if the correct size/fit isn't known, buy only one item at a time. x-for-1 often is false economy. Yes, an upper body shot should be good enough.

Khaki would be a good color choice for pants, yes.

Style choices can't be recommended impartially, because there's not enough information to know for example whether dress trousers (if that means wool) would make a good impression in the office. Although 1) there's a principle of not unnecessarily making obvious wardrobe changes when external circumstances haven't changed 2) usually adults should own at least a few items in most mainstream and conservative style categories.
post #40 of 42
Thread Starter 
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The only time I wear a tie is when I wear a suit, which is about 8 times out of the year. So I guess on my initial order of 3 shirts, I should get shirts that I would wear everyday not a few times a year. So should I go with 3 BB "dress shirts" or "sports shirts" with that in mind? That also begs the question, should they be solids or a pattern? 

 

Considering the above, should I buy "dress trousers" or  "chinos?" And what two colors? I'm guessing one of these should be khaki.

 

 

 

The dress trouser and chinos look the same to me, so do the dress shirts and sports shirts.

post #41 of 42
Thread Starter 

So here is the link to the BB extra slim dress shirts. What three would you buy, if you had no dress shirts?

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/mens/dress-shirts/0203,default,sc.html?prefn1=fit&prefv1=Extra%20Slim%20Fit&prefn2=cuff&prefv2=Barrel%20Cuff&prefn3=collar&prefv3=Button-Down%20Collar&prefn4=fabric&prefv4=Supima®%20Cotton%7cNon-Iron%20Supima®%20Cotton&srule=price-low-to-high

 

Here is the link to the dress pants. Dont know which style (fitzgerald, milano, regent, madison)  I want for my 6'2 slender frame. http://www.brooksbrothers.com/mens/dress-pants/0219,default,sc.html

 

And here are chinos. They have even more fits: http://www.brooksbrothers.com/mens/dress-pants/0219,default,sc.html

 

Also both of the pants come in pleated/plain front, and unfinished, plain, and cuffed cuffs. 

post #42 of 42
How do you have so many shirts but no dress shirts. Basic dress shirts for business casual should include white, light blue, and some simple striped or check patterns (on white or light blue). Probably some dress shirts with button-down collars, definitely at least one white dress shirt without. French blue likely should be avoided.

Once again, specific fit recommendations should not be given without pictures.
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