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post #1366 of 2377
that's good...
post #1367 of 2377
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Originally Posted by John_Edward View Post
How much 'room' is necessary in a shirt, specifically the lower back? Is there a rule such as waist + 2" or something?

Just took some stuff to a new tailor and he insists that there must be X amount of space in the lower back. I don't want the shirt skin-tight, but I didn't just have him bring the side seems in to still have it just a spot baggy in the back. They definitely look loads better after he had a go, but I still feel like a bit more could've been taken in.

1.5" to 2" is my rule. too tight and it looks weird and can throw off the top. Not to mention, you need some room to turn. The hips measurement can be a little tighter, but again, you don't want it to fit like your pants. The shirt is supposed to be comfortable, not tight & stifling. But you don't want it to be too baggy and look like a mushroom.

Some tailors are very conservative in their alterations. You have to tell them you want it really tight. But again, its not supposed to fit like pants.
post #1368 of 2377
Do you guys just buy off the rackets just from look and size or always try it on first?
post #1369 of 2377
always try it on first
post #1370 of 2377
Buying blindly without an exceptional return policy sounds like wasting money to me.
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I'm hesitant to start a new thread for this, as I've found dozens of similar topics through search, but... Can anyone point me to a comprehensive comparison of the Jermyn st. makers? i.e. listing all the shirtmakers and denoting whether or not each uses MOP, pattern matching, patch pockets, etc. I've read a lot of informative threads about them but it seems these details are not always mentioned. EDIT: Thanks imageWIS!
post #1372 of 2377
Carlos Campos has the most amazing slim fit button down shirts. The are 22 stitches per inch, all finished with french seams and side gussets.
Guys get hesitant when they hear slim fit. They think tight or small. Definitely not the case with Carlos Campos. You'll be surprised at the amount of room you'll have.
Slim fit shirt are fashion forward, stylish, and come in many colors/fabrics. Check out www.carloscampos.com to see what I'm talking about.http://www.carloscampos.com
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Originally Posted by jemcgarvey View Post
I'm hesitant to start a new thread for this, as I've found dozens of similar topics through search, but...

Can anyone point me to a comprehensive comparison of the Jermyn st. makers? i.e. listing all the shirtmakers and denoting whether or not each uses MOP, pattern matching, patch pockets, etc.

I've read a lot of informative threads about them but it seems these details are not always mentioned.

Semi-comprehensive:

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=172677
post #1374 of 2377
Anyone know of a good slim fit shirt with narrow shoulders? I'm roughly a size 16 collar, and when I don't wear a tie I wear size 15 shirts because they fit better. What I'm thinking about doing is just buying some size 16 shirts and having the chest/waist taken in by a tailor. HOWEVER, I think the problem will be that the shoulders will end up being too wide. ( MyTailor measured me at 18.5" ) Any suggestions?
post #1375 of 2377
Does anyone know where I can find a place that makes button-downs in medium-tall besides GAP,Banana Republic, LL Bean? If I could also find a place that made small shirts (polos,tees) in small tall that'd be great.
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Originally Posted by tab200 View Post
Does anyone know where I can find a place that makes button-downs in medium-tall besides GAP,Banana Republic, LL Bean? If I could also find a place that made small shirts (polos,tees) in small tall that'd be great.
http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Browse/Mens...extCategory=-1
post #1377 of 2377
I'd try Suits in the City. They have great custom shirts and are very affordable (I think they're 70 or 80 bucks, and worth every penny and more).

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Originally Posted by imageWIS View Post
Since on SF, one of our acknowledged imperatives is to own and wear clothing that fits, I would like members to post brands which make slim fit shirts and to give their description and impressions of the shirts. The priority is regarding fit and slimness, not regarding quality and workmanship, in this thread, while appreciated, they second.

This particular thread came about over a discussion I was having with my tailor the other day as she pinned an old T&A-made RLPL shirt I own that fell out of rotation. We were discussing, that even in Italy nowadays the shirts are too bulbous for the average Italian! They fit him like tents, and even though, on average he is taller than he was say, 50 years ago, but the growth has hardly warranted the shirts to be manufactured for people who are 6 feet tall.

I want to facilitate the search of one of the hardest items to not only fit into, but to find as well, for the shirting search is a constant topic on SF. It is part of the primary triumvirate on SF: shirts, shoes, and suits (um, ok, pants and jackets...).

Jon.
post #1378 of 2377
great thread
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I go into the Brooks Brothers store this morning and ask if they have any of the extra slim fit shirts in white with the Ainsley collar. They tell me 'No. It's only available on our website.'

I'm so done with BB. They, of course, had plenty of button collar shirts in stock. One of my non-iron BB shirts already ripped in the sleeve.
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Originally Posted by yahtzee View Post
I go into the Brooks Brothers store this morning and ask if they have any of the extra slim fit shirts in white with the Ainsley collar. They tell me 'No. It's only available on our website.'

I'm so done with BB. They, of course, had plenty of button collar shirts in stock. One of my non-iron BB shirts already ripped in the sleeve.

My store (Chevy Chase) had some.
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