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post #31 of 57
Thread Starter 

is there a way to make the upper back slimmer as well?

post #32 of 57
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Originally Posted by Thanks SF (a new me) View Post

unless you can find your OTR brand that fits really well (sleeve length is always an issue for me), once you go MTM (Bespoke for ballers) you will never look back...If i need to spend $50 (plus tailoring), I will go MTM ..Good Luck

Makes perfect sense. Why adjust when you can go straight to where you want to get. And besides it seems good OTR costs just as much as MTM. Luxire seems awesome, though I was a tiny bit disappointed to see that their options do not seem to cover some more "black tie-ish" stuff like hidden buttons and more luxury fabrics. (Or I was looking in the wrong place.)
post #33 of 57
I get my dress shirts tailored for $30 - slim down the sleeves and add rear darts for more taper. I find Thom Brown shirts to be very slim and similar in fit to the last image the OP posted.

The RLPL shirt images posted are not advised; they are way too tight and look uncomfortable.
post #34 of 57
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Originally Posted by Bexcellence View Post

Most of these slim shirts are slimmer than the typical one, but there is still too much fabric. I'm looking for shirts that are this slim:

 

I know these are professional shots and they make the clothes extra tight, this is what I'm looking for but with a more reasonable fit. I've seem people walking about with slim fits similar to these (not this tight though)

 

Is MTM the only way to get this fit? Or are you familiar with a brand that sells shirts that are actually slim? Purple Label is a bit out of my range at around $400 per shirt.

 

 

 

 

 

Because only 5% of american males are anorexic.  Haha, j/k.  Seriously though, if slim fit is too baggy for you consider gaining some weight.  It isn't healthy.

post #35 of 57
Thread Starter 

I am 180lbs with an athletic build

post #36 of 57
What others have said:

Other than going to a shirtmaker and specifying what you want,

Just buy the shirts that fit the closest to what you like and take them into a tailor and get them tapered in at the sleeves and waist.

I have done this with success. I buy any shirt I like for whatever reason, whether it be for work or play, and take it in to get tailored. I have spent more money on tailoring the shirt than the shirt itself when they are thrift buys!

Hope this wasn't a troll post, because really those shirts would not look good in 'real life'. Simply to slim and tight to the body.
post #37 of 57
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Originally Posted by Bexcellence View Post

I am 180lbs with an athletic build


How tall are you though?  Also you are not an athletic build from the perspective of garment makers at least because you wouldn't be asking for extra slim dress shirts.  People with athletic builds only have problems with shirts being too baggy at the bottom part of the torso.  They usually have problems with standard sizes being too tight at the upper back, chest, and arms.  If you are really an athletic build you should be looking for tapered shirts, not extra slim shirts. 

 

I know because I fit the athletic build body type and my largest problem has been sleeves being too tight, upper torso being too tight, etc.

post #38 of 57
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Originally Posted by LooksGood View Post


How tall are you though?  Also you are not an athletic build from the perspective of garment makers at least because you wouldn't be asking for extra slim dress shirts.  People with athletic builds only have problems with shirts being too baggy at the bottom part of the torso.  They usually have problems with standard sizes being too tight at the upper back, chest, and arms.  If you are really an athletic build you should be looking for tapered shirts, not extra slim shirts. 

 

I know because I fit the athletic build body type and my largest problem has been sleeves being too tight, upper torso being too tight, etc.

6'1

post #39 of 57

My best fitting slim shirts are the cheapest ones I got. Zara Man superslim fit.

post #40 of 57
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Originally Posted by LooksGood View Post

Because only 5% of american males are anorexic.  Haha, j/k.  Seriously though, if slim fit is too baggy for you consider gaining some weight.  It isn't healthy.

Good joke, but you're missing the point. It's not about whether someone is undernourished, it's about body shape and the proportion of varous measurements.
There is nothing unhealthy about having wide, masculine shoulders or a flat stomach. But if you have these much-coveted assets, even slim fit shirts will be too baggy (ie. whatever fits your shoulders will be far too wide for your body).
post #41 of 57
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Originally Posted by SergioFM View Post

My best fitting slim shirts are the cheapest ones I got. Zara Man superslim fit.

nice, my only concern is they probably dnt have spread collar styles

post #42 of 57
It honestly isn't that hard - as said earlier your options are: A tailor/MTM/European market shirts.
post #43 of 57
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Originally Posted by Bexcellence View Post

nice, my only concern is they probably dnt have spread collar styles

True. If they did then I wouldn't have bought them.

post #44 of 57
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Originally Posted by LooksGood View Post

Because only 5% of american males are anorexic.  Haha, j/k.  Seriously though, if slim fit is too baggy for you consider gaining some weight.  It isn't healthy.

I endorse this approach wholeheartedly. My plan to save money by getting fat enough to fit well in ready to wear shirts is working out great so far. Of course, you do spend more on food, so maybe it's a wash.
post #45 of 57
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Originally Posted by manchambo View Post


I endorse this approach wholeheartedly. My plan to save money by getting fat enough to fit well in ready to wear shirts is working out great so far. Of course, you do spend more on food, so maybe it's a wash.

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