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post #166 of 2377
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I was at J. Crew yesterday and none of their shirts were slim, they were all really baggy. As were shirts I tried on at Express.

Jon.
post #167 of 2377
Hey i rememebered someone told me that the perfect size for a blazer is have it just cover your behind and i read that in many sites. Where would be the perfect size for a shirt to end in the back? I am assuming covering half the behind? In the front, i heard it was to the middle of your zipper in your jeans? Is that correct? Thankss.
post #168 of 2377
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Hey i rememebered someone told me that the perfect size for a blazer is have it just cover your behind and i read that in many sites. Where would be the perfect size for a shirt to end in the back? I am assuming covering half the behind? In the front, i heard it was to the middle of your zipper in your jeans? Is that correct? Thankss.
That sounds about right for a shirt you want to wear untucked. It looks bad if it's as long as a jacket.
post #169 of 2377
Are some of your shirts sort of longer in the back than in the front? Some of my shirts which are Banana Republic seem to be like this? I say the shirt is about 1 inch shorter than the jacket. Is that a good size assuming I am only talking about untucked shirts?
post #170 of 2377
Most shirts are cut longer in the back, with the exception of some square bottom shirts meant for wearing untucked. I think these ones look pretty goofy - for an untucked shirt I like it cut with a normal shirt tail only shallower and shorter.

1" shorter than the jacket is probably okay, maybe on the long side.
post #171 of 2377
well what how many inches would be ideal shorter than a jacket? Thanks.
post #172 of 2377
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Would you say almost all Express Shirts are slim fit?

Hey Tarmac, since we are both around the same measurements, are most of your shirts medium or small? Do you wear more medium shirts for casual b/c most of those shirts are slim fit and you wear your dress shirts in size small for work?

Yes my best fitting shirts are size small. I'm not referring to the neck size however, which is probably too tight. These are casual shirts without a tie. I either wear small, or medium slim fit. I haven't bought any Express shirts in the last 5-7 years so I can't comment on those. My dress shirt size is 15x32
post #173 of 2377
Anyone see the J Brand wovens? Haven't tried them on yet though...
post #174 of 2377
interesting tarmac. My neck is also 15'.
post #175 of 2377
namewhore: whos that girl in your avatar?
post #176 of 2377
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well what how many inches would be ideal shorter than a jacket?

Thanks.

If you look at the picture I drew (and posted previously on this thread), you can see what is IMHO the optimal length for a shirt. A jacket should of course cover one's posterior, thus it would be longer than the shirt by probably at least 1 ½”; of course ones height is a determining factor.

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=35147&page=8

Jon.
post #177 of 2377
True NaN, never a good idea
post #178 of 2377
Just got some Tyrwhitt Casual slim fit shirts in the mail. Just tried them on and at my size (5' 10" 170lbs 16" neck 34" armlength) the medium is the perfect length and fit for me. Just slim enough without being girly and the length is good to wear tucked or untucked. There are no collar stays which is my only big gripe but it's ok, the shirts are pretty nice and will make good use since I usually dress down. They are made in Romania or so says the tag.
post #179 of 2377
Don't want to dig through 12 pages of posts, so excuse if this has been mentioned, but I recently received a couple of Dolce and Gabbana "Tailored Fit" shirts as a gift. For RTW, they actually fit really well if you're more or less muscular.

Depending on the fabric they retail anywhere from $325-$400, which is insane for what you are getting, but these were scored from Saks final cut sale. Granted, selection isn't as good as what's in season, but for about $130, which is what I was told, I think they fit great, although as with all RTW, things could be adjusted such as sleeve length and cuff diameter.

I like them because they can double as work shirts and "going out/clubbing" shirts, although I don't do much of the latter any more. But definitely not shirts I would wear to a business meeting or presentation.

Great if your closet can use some variety.
post #180 of 2377
I'm comming to the horrifying realization that there is no such thing as a rtw shirt that fits both my scrawney neck and my shoulders.
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