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post #1591 of 2386
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Originally Posted by najpie View Post
Everyone, save yourself the time and money searching for an off the rack shirt and go MTM. Modern Tailor has a special, $19.99 for a test shirt. I got mine last week and am very, very pleased. It's now my favorite shirt.
+1000000000. I have been down this road. Its not worth spending so much time to figure out which is better fit. MTM is the way to go.
post #1592 of 2386
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Originally Posted by BeaconHillBoston View Post
I would.

I have a 42 inch chest and a 32 inch waist. Pretty developed shoulders, also. I'm not a huge guy or anything, but def athletic. BB extra slims fit me perfect. You have to size up one size. The larger waist comment shocks me. I own 3 extra slim sports shirt and 4 extra slim dress shirts and the waist is not big at all. Sure, they are not as trim as my MTM shirts, but pretty darn close.

I owned a few HM shirts when I was in college, and overall they were garbage (in my opinion). I'd size up and go BB x10000.

That's just my personal experience. The BB ESF shirt I had was snug in the chest and loose in the waist. More so than my H&M shirts. Also, if you size up the collar will be too large. What's the point then? You will never be able to wear that shirt with a tie.
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I am in the market for some casual shirts. How are BB slim fit oxford shirts compared to Polo custom fit oxford shirts?

Any insight is much appreciated.
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I've been able to find plenty of slim fitting OTR rack shirts with no issue, but it comes with a pricier tag. I have had no luck (other than H&M and BB ESF) finding a well fitting shirt OTR for under $100. Not to mention, I can't stand shitty materials and buttons (which are an easy upgrade though). I don't mess with mall brands to find a slim fit shirt, not going to happen for me.

I'm assuming no one in this thread is looking to pay more than $50 for theirs? Epaulet (forum affiliate) over in SW&D side has some wonderful fitting shirts with great collars and materials that fit slim without being boyish. I highly recommend them.

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Originally Posted by bellyhungry View Post
I am in the market for some casual shirts. How are BB slim fit oxford shirts compared to Polo custom fit oxford shirts?

Any insight is much appreciated.

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=140782
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This seems like the best place to post this question; correct me if I am wrong or this has been answered before.

I searched but couldn't find a definitive answer as to where the shoulder / yoke measurement is actually supposed to fall on dress shirts.

As a slender guy, nearly all OTR shirts are too wide in the shoulders for me. My question is, between these two, which is better?

First, a shirt I ordered from moderntailor with a yoke measurement of 16.5:







Second, a "slim fit" shirt from TM Lewin that I had tailored. I had to buy this exact shirt to match other guys in a wedding, and bought a 14.5x33.5 (their smallest size). Everything was still too large so I had my tailor shorten the sleeves by altering the shirt at the shoulders thereby narrowing the yoke as well. The yoke now measures about 17.5:

(plz ignore context)

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also, this was posted earlier in the thread... is this a good indication of where the shoulder seams should be?

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Originally Posted by StanleyVanBuren View Post
also, this was posted earlier in the thread... is this a good indication of where the shoulder seams should be?


I think that is the perfect shoulder fit for slim fit shirts.
As for your shirts, 1st one fits slightly more loose than the picture while 2nd picture is a size too big.
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I'm looking for OTR tailored/slim fit dress shirts that are 28-29" long and 41-42" in the chest. DKNY Slim Fit, for example, is 30 inches long, but no chest measurements are listed for 34/35 shirts. 7 inch drop. I've done plenty of research, it's very hard to find complete measurements on OTR items though. Emailed DKNY, will post info when I'm done.
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very helpful thread
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Height 5'11
Weight 150lbs
Average to Slim Athletic Build

Burberry Polo Slim Fit M fits perfect.
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So, can we definitively say that MTM is the best place to go for slim fitting shirts? Otherwise, find a shirt off the rack and have it altered?
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Originally Posted by landshark View Post
So, can we definitively say that MTM is the best place to go for slim fitting shirts? Otherwise, find a shirt off the rack and have it altered?

From my experience MTM is best.
post #1603 of 2386
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Originally Posted by TKJTG View Post
Any recommendations for a guy with a thick neck but is slim elsewhere? I wear a 16-16.5", but I have a 38 chest and a 32 waist. Makes buying shirts freakin' impossible.

I am the same size (not sure how tall you are though)
I found the slimmest are Barba, Emma Willis, Ralph Black Label and Richard James.
There are two cuts for RPBL - slim and slimmer

Paul Smith are also pretty trim
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Anyone know how LandsEnd's non-iron trim fit OCBD compare to LL Bean's non-iron tailored fit OCBD fit- and quality-wise?

I have some BB's OCBD and would not mind trying LE and/or LLB's version.
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Land's End = yuckness! Fit is horrible. Sleeves are wider than your mama jokes.
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