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post #1382 of 2391
Thats because most of the generic shirtmakers make them in an 'executive cut' or 'vanity cut' which means that they are designed for older gents who frequent the pubs and have the bellies to show for it.
I needed a quick and cheap shirt this past weekend and someone recommended the poplin shirts that are out now from Calvin Klien. They arent much in terms of fabric but for a good seasonal throw away they do fit pretty darn well.
post #1383 of 2391
Sorry if this has been touched on before, but there are so many pages in this thread, and searching for numbers is an exercise in futility.

I am 5'6", 155 pounds, and the dress shirts I have now (which fit great, other than being, well, not slim fit) are 16 1/2 in the neck and 32/33 in the sleeve. Anyone know what brands would be good to look into? Money is an object in that I'm not looking to spend $80 or $90 a shirt.
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Sorry if this has been touched on before, but there are so many pages in this thread, and searching for numbers is an exercise in futility.

I am 5'6", 155 pounds, and the dress shirts I have now (which fit great, other than being, well, not slim fit) are 16 1/2 in the neck and 32/33 in the sleeve. Anyone know what brands would be good to look into? Money is an object in that I'm not looking to spend $80 or $90 a shirt.

If you really like some of the shirts you have, why not take them to a tailor to have them slimmed down some? If you like the overall fit except for being billowy, it might be a cost effective alternative to buying new ones outright.
post #1385 of 2391
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Originally Posted by su_maverick View Post
If you really like some of the shirts you have, why not take them to a tailor to have them slimmed down some? If you like the overall fit except for being billowy, it might be a cost effective alternative to buying new ones outright.

This makes a surprising amount of sense!

Would still appreciate some suggestions for new shirts if anyone knows of any, but I'll look into this too.
post #1386 of 2391
Making T-shirts is a fairly simple and largely automated process. Specially designed machines integrate cutting, assembling, and stitching for the most efficient operations. The most commonly used seams for T-shirts are narrow, superimposed seams, which are usually made by placing one piece of fabric onto another and lining up the seam edges.
post #1387 of 2391
Any knowledge of a source for slim short-sleeved button down collared shirts in dark colors, not linen?
post #1388 of 2391
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Originally Posted by The KGBeast View Post
This makes a surprising amount of sense!

Would still appreciate some suggestions for new shirts if anyone knows of any, but I'll look into this too.

Tailoring would cost a lot? Especially just for polos, no?
post #1389 of 2391
Don't really want to sift through this whole thread but could somebody give me some feedback as to how Charles Tyrwhitt tailored shirts fit. Any help would be appreciated
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By the way, I'm about 6' 150 lbs. Thanks
post #1391 of 2391
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Don't really want to sift through this whole thread but could somebody give me some feedback as to how Charles Tyrwhitt tailored shirts fit. Any help would be appreciated

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...itt#post502864
http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...itt#post504554
http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...itt#post740813
http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...tt#post1677323
http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...tt#post1684103
http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...tt#post2106381

Just a few useful posts from a quick search of this thread for you. There's also a few more if you'd like to run a search of your own in addition.
post #1392 of 2391
Thanks young Ego, I appreciate it
post #1393 of 2391
I know tailorstore.com has been mentioned, but I'd like to know with someone that's used it. The "standard" fit for shirts is supposedly just rather baggy everywhere but the shoulders. This is according everyone I've talked to and seen, besides designer brands and people that I think look good in their clothes. I'm worried that If i put in my actual measurements I'll just get the same 15/34 "fitted" shirt I could buy at the mall. So should I try to cheat by lowering my measurements? Or can I expect a reasonable fit being honest? By reasonable I mean basically like BoO. (38" chest, 30" waist and 19" shoulders) Also, is it normal to have difficulty getting tailors to do what you want them to? I have had 0 experience with tailors, I tried a few in my area for shirts and they claimed they couldn't take shirts in as much as I wanted them to, and also told me that I shouldn't have them fit that way. Should I just tell them to shut up and do their job? Edit: nvm! Sorry, I just noticed that you can have shirts tailored to specific dimensions instead of body dimensions. In this case, anyone have the exact measurements of a BoO shirt?
post #1394 of 2391
Chiming in here with a nod to the DKNY slim fit dress shirts.

I, like others have mentioned in this thread, used to buy my work shirts from Express' "fitted" line. I love the fit, but was VERY unhappy with the quality as of late.

The DKNY slim fit is about the closest in cut I've found to the Express slim cut, but with much better craftmanship. I probably need to take them to the tailor still and have some darts added in back, but their more than adequate thus far.

Plus, for us budget-minded folk, they retail for less than $60 most of the time and Macy's seems to always have them on sale or BOGO.

to a quality, inexpensive, true "slim" OTR dress shirt.
post #1395 of 2391
Today I tried on a BB extra slim fit. I was surprised to find that in one respect it was too slim. The armholes were so high and tight they cut into my armpits. The store didn't have my sleeve length, so I tried on a size smaller. Was this the problem? Or would I have had the same problem with the proper sleeve length?
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