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post #1666 of 2397
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Originally Posted by Seph View Post
What's the turn-around time on an ascot chang shirt these days?

i saw a shirt online and they didnt have it in my size, i called the store in ny and they had one made for me (they didnt measure me over the phone ) size 16 1/2-35 it took two weeks from time i ordered it to arriving at my doorstep in maryland. the shirt is outstanding, perfect fit, the spread collar is beautiful (i get compliments every time i wear it) i reccomend them 100%
post #1667 of 2397
6'0''
180 lbs
chest 41
waist 32
neck 15.5
arm 36
athletic build

I've had a difficult time finding reasonably fitting shirts. Quality notwithstanding, the Express 1MX Medium (15-15.5) fits well through the chest, waist, and neck but the sleeves are too short.

I recently purchased a red label Hugo Boss 16 34/35 from Nordstrom Rack. The sleeves are also short but about 1/4" longer than the 1MX. The chest fits slightly tighter with minimal billowing in the rear. The oddest aspect of the shirt is that it's quite tight in the inner elbow/lower bicep area.

I tried on a Brooks Brothers Slim Fit 16 36 the other day. Chest and neck fit reasonably well but lots of extra fabric around the waist and sleeves. The associate refused to allow me to try on an Extra Slim Fit to appease my curiosity. The worst part of visiting such stores is that the employees are so hands-on and want to do their own measurements and direct you to the size you "should" be wearing.

In any case, given my relatively awkward proportions (long arms - I should have been taller; I blame my mother's short waist) I'm considering purchasing BB Slim Fit shirts 15.5 36 and having them tailored. I can't see many other options which balance quality with fit.
post #1668 of 2397
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Originally Posted by Crestfallen View Post
6'0''
180 lbs
chest 41
waist 32
neck 15.5
arm 36
athletic build

I've had a difficult time finding reasonably fitting shirts. Quality notwithstanding, the Express 1MX Medium (15-15.5) fits well through the chest, waist, and neck but the sleeves are too short.

I recently purchased a red label Hugo Boss 16 34/35 from Nordstrom Rack. The sleeves are also short but about 1/4" longer than the 1MX. The chest fits slightly tighter with minimal billowing in the rear. The oddest aspect of the shirt is that it's quite tight in the inner elbow/lower bicep area.

I tried on a Brooks Brothers Slim Fit 16 36 the other day. Chest and neck fit reasonably well but lots of extra fabric around the waist and sleeves. The associate refused to allow me to try on an Extra Slim Fit to appease my curiosity. The worst part of visiting such stores is that the employees are so hands-on and want to do their own measurements and direct you to the size you "should" be wearing.

In any case, given my relatively awkward proportions (long arms - I should have been taller; I blame my mother's short waist) I'm considering purchasing BB Slim Fit shirts 15.5 36 and having them tailored. I can't see many other options which balance quality with fit.

i would say go back to BB punch the salesman in the nuts and try on the extra slim you never know it maybe the perfect and if not at least you got to punch a douche bag
post #1669 of 2397
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crestfallen View Post
6'0''
180 lbs
chest 41
waist 32
neck 15.5
arm 36
athletic build

I've had a difficult time finding reasonably fitting shirts. Quality notwithstanding, the Express 1MX Medium (15-15.5) fits well through the chest, waist, and neck but the sleeves are too short.

I recently purchased a red label Hugo Boss 16 34/35 from Nordstrom Rack. The sleeves are also short but about 1/4" longer than the 1MX. The chest fits slightly tighter with minimal billowing in the rear. The oddest aspect of the shirt is that it's quite tight in the inner elbow/lower bicep area.

I tried on a Brooks Brothers Slim Fit 16 36 the other day. Chest and neck fit reasonably well but lots of extra fabric around the waist and sleeves. The associate refused to allow me to try on an Extra Slim Fit to appease my curiosity. The worst part of visiting such stores is that the employees are so hands-on and want to do their own measurements and direct you to the size you "should" be wearing.

In any case, given my relatively awkward proportions (long arms - I should have been taller; I blame my mother's short waist) I'm considering purchasing BB Slim Fit shirts 15.5 36 and having them tailored. I can't see many other options which balance quality with fit.
What a douche - don't go back.
post #1670 of 2397
Does anyone have measurements on a Brooks Brothers Extra Slim Fit shirt? I'm looking for measurements for a 15.5/32 or so. I liked the fit but want to use that style on some MTM shirts.
post #1671 of 2397
Some of you guys should try Bonobos shirts, the tailored dress shirts are VERY slim. Very thin, though. I find the BB extra-slim to be a little tight in the shoulders (16/35), but a little big in the waist; billows just above my pants. The Bonobos tailored shirt (16/35) was tight in the shoulders, skin tight/pulled on the button in the chest (43" chest), and skin tight around the waist. I'm going to try the regular fit next. If it doesn't work out, their free shipping and free return shipping didn't cost me anything.

And the Brooks Brothers shirt measurements are on their website.
post #1672 of 2397
Hmm, Could someone help me translate these to moderntailor/MTM #'s? From BB's site for a 15.5" extra slim fit shirt: Center back length: 31.75" Center front length: 27.13" Center measurement at armhole: 43.5" Waist measurement 8" below AH: 41" (unfortunately they don't have shoulder or hip measurements listed) Can I assume that "center measurement at armhole" = "half chest" x 2 on modern tailor? (pit to pit) Can I assume that "waist measurement 8in below AH" = "half waist" x 2 on modern tailor? I've been trying a shirt with the following measurements, but it just doesn't seem to fit me right: Half-chest: 21.5" Half-waist: 19.5" Half-hip: 20" Yoke: 17.5" Armhole: 9.5" Half-bicep: 7.5" Shirt-length: 31" Anything look weird about those for a very thin 5'9 150lb guy? Thanks!
post #1673 of 2397
How are DKNY slim fits?
post #1674 of 2397
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Originally Posted by jessis View Post
What a douche - don't go back.

I'd call the manager and tell him about your experience. If he's any kind of manager at all, he'll want to know that one of his employees was chasing off a customer. And if he's a *good* manager, he'll make it worth your while to come back in and give his store a second try.
post #1675 of 2397
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crestfallen View Post
6'0''
180 lbs
chest 41
waist 32
neck 15.5
arm 36
athletic build

I've had a difficult time finding reasonably fitting shirts. Quality notwithstanding, the Express 1MX Medium (15-15.5) fits well through the chest, waist, and neck but the sleeves are too short.

I recently purchased a red label Hugo Boss 16 34/35 from Nordstrom Rack. The sleeves are also short but about 1/4" longer than the 1MX. The chest fits slightly tighter with minimal billowing in the rear. The oddest aspect of the shirt is that it's quite tight in the inner elbow/lower bicep area.

I tried on a Brooks Brothers Slim Fit 16 36 the other day. Chest and neck fit reasonably well but lots of extra fabric around the waist and sleeves. The associate refused to allow me to try on an Extra Slim Fit to appease my curiosity. The worst part of visiting such stores is that the employees are so hands-on and want to do their own measurements and direct you to the size you "should" be wearing.

In any case, given my relatively awkward proportions (long arms - I should have been taller; I blame my mother's short waist) I'm considering purchasing BB Slim Fit shirts 15.5 36 and having them tailored. I can't see many other options which balance quality with fit.
When you measure your neck you keep 2 fingers inside the tape. That's your neck size.And at 6' I wouldn't buy any shirt in less than a 16" neck because as you get taller the shoulder to shoulder gets wider even if you're slim and the shirt will pull and look like it's the wrong size.
post #1676 of 2397
H&M Easy Iron shirts fit me really well. For ~$15, they are pretty good beater shirts for unbuttoned casual workplaces. Instead of darts, these shirts have two felled seams running down the back from shoulder yoke to shirt tail. When worn, they're noticeable but not bad imo. The shirts have high armholes, slim sleeves, and square cuffs. They have small straight collars that I have to leave unbuttoned. IMO, these small collars only look good on guys with smaller necks/faces. These shirts are great for tucking in.

Zara Slim Fit shirts fit well also. The necks are a little smaller on these ime. They have hidden back darts that leave a smooth back when tucked, no back pleats, rounded cuffs, high arm holes, and slim sleeves. These shirts also have similar small straight collars that look too contemporary fully buttoned up imho. ~$40-60

No chest pockets on either the Zara or H&M shirts.

I'm looking for a medium light/sky blue H&M Easy Iron shirt. The large one that I have is definitely too big for me. The sleeves are too long and loose and the body is billowy.
post #1677 of 2397
I have a Boss Slim Fit, Brooks Brothers Extra Slim Fit, and J.Crew Regular Fit (apparently the slimmer one) dress shirts. I am 6' with about a 6-8" drop. I wear a 15.5/34. My favorite, all things considered, is the Boss shirt at $95. Then BB ESL at ~$70. Boss is the slimmest fitting shirt of them all, likely because it has two darts in the back, while not being to tight in the chest. I would describe the fit as being close to perfect. The collar/cuff construction is great. Brooks is the next slimmest, but my complaint is that they are slightly to slim in the chest, and slightly too large in the waist. They work, but they could be better is all. I think the reason is that they ado not have darts. If you work out, I would probably avoid, but if you are all around slimmer these would probably be good. But the exception would be the Supima oxford. The fit is the same. But the shirt is made in USA and the material is great. The collar is one of the better I've seen. J.Crew is meh. The back is too tenty (not brutal but not great). The collar/cuff construction is flimsy compared to Boss and BB. That said I recently bought a J.Crew shirt because I got it on a steep sale. I will probably get all my J.Crew shirts darted, which I think will greatly improve on them. Haven't tried much else worth mentioning. I will probably keep picking up Boss going forward. At $95 its well worth it.
post #1678 of 2397
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Originally Posted by aj_del View Post
Can someone tell me the P2P of the BB extra slim fir shirts in sizes medium and large ?

Thanks

Not sure about the medium or large, but for reference, a 14.5/32 in extra slim fit, the chest is around 19.5", and a very narrow yoke.

My only complaint about the BB extra slim fit is that I wish it was a bit slimmer in the waist area, and not a fan of the box pleats in the back.
post #1679 of 2397
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Originally Posted by Holden Caufield View Post
That's right, keep tapering those shirts and putting darts in. You too can look like John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever

That's right, keep wearing big billowy dress shirts that make you look much heavier than you reallly are.
post #1680 of 2397
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Originally Posted by Phrost View Post
H&M Easy Iron shirts fit me really well. For ~$15, they are pretty good beater shirts for unbuttoned casual workplaces. Instead of darts, these shirts have two felled seams running down the back from shoulder yoke to shirt tail. When worn, they're noticeable but not bad imo. The shirts have high armholes, slim sleeves, and square cuffs. They have small straight collars that I have to leave unbuttoned. IMO, these small collars only look good on guys with smaller necks/faces. These shirts are great for tucking in.

Zara Slim Fit shirts fit well also. The necks are a little smaller on these ime. They have hidden back darts that leave a smooth back when tucked, no back pleats, rounded cuffs, high arm holes, and slim sleeves. These shirts also have similar small straight collars that look too contemporary fully buttoned up imho. ~$40-60

No chest pockets on either the Zara or H&M shirts.

I'm looking for a medium light/sky blue H&M Easy Iron shirt. The large one that I have is definitely too big for me. The sleeves are too long and loose and the body is billowy.

I agree with you on H&M shirts except that they do not have high armholes. They aren't as low as some other mall brands, but far from being high. Just a heads up.
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