Originally Posted by acidboy
really? I find RL shirts very roomy, and I'm not exactly svelte. and wearing a sc over a short sleeved shirt doesn't feel nor look right imo...
and to answer the op- a slim cut linen in solid color or madras plaid shirts are my choice.
Long-sleeved shirt with a sportcoat, but otherwise untucked. You're right about some of the Polo stuff being roomy, but you have to play around with the sizes. For example, I have a few poplin/Oxford button-down shirts that are sized the same but don't fit the same. And the shirt that fits me best is, I think from the '90s. It's sized a 15.5, and by the tape I'm a 16.5 with a 44" chest. Yet it fits me perfectly. Outside of the Purple Label line, that's been my experience with Polo: their Large isn't for a guy with broad shoulders; it's for a guy with a gut.
And you can always have things tailored.