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CT, BB, TMLewis, or tailored - odd body help!!!?

post #1 of 5
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Sooo I have a problem. I have searched everywhere but no one has the same problem that I do due to my sizing is sooo different that normal.

 

I am a male 5'8 170 lbs, 41-43 chest, 32x30 pants waist - kinda athletic (half runners/swimmer body). My neck size is astonishing and true size of 17-17.5 & cuff size is 32/33.

 

I have many BB non iron slim fit shirts for the last few years, but it seems that it kinda looks baggy on me. I am trying other brands (Express's etc.) as they all say fitted or slim fitted to give me that slim sleek look, but they still don't fit me right as my neck sizes bring me up and the measurements (waist, shoulder, arms) get thrown off completely. 

 

What can I do?

 

I ordered the slim fit CT non iron shirts as a resort but I am unsure if it still looks like the BB - can I get it altered or it that too late? ANY ADVISE WOULD BE GREAT.

post #2 of 5
Probably nothing ready-made will fit well. Either buy bespoke or (maybe) MTM shirts or get off-the-rack shirts that are big enough for the neck and chest and get them tailored. By the way, Express clothing is poor quality.
post #3 of 5
Are you getting the slim fit or extra slim from each maker? I would try some extra slim, and then have them tailored. I have found a good tailor who does this for $22 a shirt. You could also try sizing down and then using a collar extender, provided you don't mind the extra tie gap.
post #4 of 5
I have the same issues. IMO, If I am spending $45-50 + tailoring, I will go MTM. You just have to be patient while getting your measurements down. good luck
post #5 of 5

Try the TM Lewin John Francomb 'Fully Fitted' line. I'm a similar (albeit less extreme) build, and they're the best off the rack shirt fit I've found.

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