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