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i was wondering if anyone has some good suggestions for quality dress shirts.  i'm looking for companies that might make extra slim fitting dress shirts, in 14.5" neck, that would fit a 34" chest.  

 

 

i know a few that are low quality, but i'm looking for some dress shirts that start around 100, and goto maybe 250.  

 

anyways, if anyone knows any, please let me know.  thx!

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ok so i found a couple shirts that i'm going to try.

 

i first found that thomas pink's super slim dress shirts chest measurements smaller than most.  they also carry 14" collared shirts, which was surprising to me.  they have a 35" chest on the 14" neck, but i need the 14.5" neck, so the corresponding chest was 37" which is still remarkably slim.    they may be over-priced from the research i did on styleforum, but a decent dress shirt making a 35" chest dress shirt i couldn't find anywhere else.  

 

http://media.thomaspink.com/pws/images/catalogue/products/02110747W1Q/product/02110747W1Q.jpg

 

 

next i got a super slim fit brook's brothers shirt.   they didn't have chest sizing on their website so i called the company and the 14.5" neck had a 39" chest, which might need to be brought in 1" on each side, but that isn't a major alteration.   

 

http://bim.shopstyle.com/pim/85/c7/85c7b6d7351e9a5032689443fc2203a4_best.jpg

 

altho the girl at brook's brothers told me something that i hadn't heard before, maybe someone can confirm.  when asked what my sleeve length i was i said 32", and that it wasn't a big deal because i'd just have the sleeve shorterned if it only came in a 34".  she advised me that doing something like that should never be done to a no-iron brook's brothers shirt because it messes with the fabric.   

 

i didn't quite understand how that could be possible, but she did claim it to be true.   

 

 

well, hopefully the thomas pink one fits great without any/much alterations.  im excited to get them in the mail.  :D

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Originally Posted by logan858 View Post

ok so i found a couple shirts that i'm going to try.

 

i first found that thomas pink's super slim dress shirts chest measurements smaller than most.  they also carry 14" collared shirts, which was surprising to me.  they have a 35" chest on the 14" neck, but i need the 14.5" neck, so the corresponding chest was 37" which is still remarkably slim.    they may be over-priced from the research i did on styleforum, but a decent dress shirt making a 35" chest dress shirt i couldn't find anywhere else.  

 

http://media.thomaspink.com/pws/images/catalogue/products/02110747W1Q/product/02110747W1Q.jpg

 

 

next i got a super slim fit brook's brothers shirt.   they didn't have chest sizing on their website so i called the company and the 14.5" neck had a 39" chest, which might need to be brought in 1" on each side, but that isn't a major alteration.   

 

http://bim.shopstyle.com/pim/85/c7/85c7b6d7351e9a5032689443fc2203a4_best.jpg

 

altho the girl at brook's brothers told me something that i hadn't heard before, maybe someone can confirm.  when asked what my sleeve length i was i said 32", and that it wasn't a big deal because i'd just have the sleeve shorterned if it only came in a 34".  she advised me that doing something like that should never be done to a no-iron brook's brothers shirt because it messes with the fabric.   

 

i didn't quite understand how that could be possible, but she did claim it to be true.   

 

 

well, hopefully the thomas pink one fits great without any/much alterations.  im excited to get them in the mail.  :D

At that price point, you might be better off with MTM.

 

Regarding the BB shirt, why would they only have a sleeve of 34" in a 14.5 neck? That seems like the "long" version of that shirt.

 

As for the non-iron fabric, I have heard similar things: if you do any kind of alterations on them, the seams may pucker, due to the non-iron coating on the fabric. There is a debate about this, as some experienced no issues and some have.

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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

At that price point, you might be better off with MTM.

 

Regarding the BB shirt, why would they only have a sleeve of 34" in a 14.5 neck? That seems like the "long" version of that shirt.

 

As for the non-iron fabric, I have heard similar things: if you do any kind of alterations on them, the seams may pucker, due to the non-iron coating on the fabric. There is a debate about this, as some experienced no issues and some have.

 

hm, interesting about the no-iron fabric, and thank you for the response.   i didn't think about a coating on the fabric from the manufacturer.   i guess it's something to think about.

 

anyways, regarding the price points, you're probably right, and i did do research on the forum prior and had read that thomas pink in particular was over priced, and that MTM would probably be a better option.  however,i live in Canada, in northern Ontario, unless there's a MTM dress shirt service online, (that is of decent quality) i'm unable to go into a store and get measured....   not that i need to be measured, i know all my measurements, but still, it seems to me like most quality mtm dress shirt shops do not offer the service online, and require bookings in-store.

 

i *am* in toronto every 3-4 months mind you, but i don't know the city well enough to know which shops would offer that service.  

 

as for the 34" sleeve length, i can't say, perhaps it is a graduated sleeve length, regardless , shortening a sleeve is no big deal.  

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