Why Doesn't Polo Ralph Lauren sell Slim Fit Dress shirts in the US?
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I struggle with the same.
I could've gotten PRL OCBDs a lot cheaper if I could purchase the slim fit ones from the US webshop and have them sent here (Norway). But unfortunately they don't make/sell PRL slim fit in the states and for me even PRL slim fit isn't slim enough. PRL shirts at retail in Norway are about 160-200$ which is ridiculous compared to the prices in the US webshop, both at sale and regular price.
Alteration is OK, but it's easier just buying a shirt that fits you well in the first place.
Yeah. Taking in otr shirts is only a good idea when you're in a pinch or you see a pattern that you just have to have. You just end up spending more for a shirt that isn't quite right. For the price of a RL, couldn't you just buy a mtm? That's probably what I'd do.
My tailor charges me $15 to taper both the arms and the torso. So for the money, it's worth it to have it fitted to my body type.