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Slim Fit Shirt is see like good and also use in the office wearing also.It is also nice with the tie and many colour are available and as my choice plain light colour are good for the shirt.
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Originally Posted by Vecna View Post
My concern is that it will be too slim. I have a 42 chest and 36 waist.

They list the actual measurements of the extra slim shirts on the BB website and they are accurate. I shared similar worries as you. I wear a 16.5 in most fitted shirts, Barba being my favorite, and the BB ESF fit great in 16.5.
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Originally Posted by steveoly View Post
They list the actual measurements of the extra slim shirts on the BB website and they are accurate. I shared similar worries as you. I wear a 16.5 in most fitted shirts, Barba being my favorite, and the BB ESF fit great in 16.5.

This is encouraging, thank you
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Originally Posted by steveoly View Post
They list the actual measurements of the extra slim shirts on the BB website and they are accurate. I shared similar worries as you. I wear a 16.5 in most fitted shirts, Barba being my favorite, and the BB ESF fit great in 16.5.

Agreed, in my experience the BB ESF fit fine in the chest. If anything they were a little big in the waist and especially in the lower back. I'd still recommend online MTM, but I think a BB ESF would be a good shirt to use as a starting point for measurements.
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Would I be right if I assumed that there has already been a post on the John Francomb shirts from T.M. Lewin?
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Originally Posted by rexor12 View Post
about 6" longer works best for me, 7" or longer makes them to long

that's what she said...
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Originally Posted by Doctor Taki View Post
The problem with tight shirts with high armholes is that air does not circulate and you'll have sweat stains under your armpits.
Wouldn't this only be a concern with armholes that were too high, or are you advising that we sacrifice a proper fit for air circulation?
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: ^I asked myself this very same question. Once I stopped wearing shirts entirely the problem went away. :rimshot
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There are a good brand called Ljung from Sweden for guys with chest <39, Had a chest around 37-38 and waist 33 at the time I liked the brand, now its to small in chest area
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Originally Posted by max_r View Post
awesome, thanks, just checked out their websites and they look pretty nice. they also both appear to have shops in chester, which is where i was planning on going next weekend to look for some nice shirts, and possibly another suit. i'll definitely check them out.

what i like about the next shirts is the fairly slim fit, and the relatively small, non-spread collar. These all appear to have regular-sized spread collars, but i guess i can be choosey when i have the money for more expensive shirts, haha.
i like the fit of lewin slim fits, however the collars remain enormous and just make the shirt look awkward. if they were to introduce slim fit + smaller collar, i'd be all over it.
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Like most of the guys here--I have to do my slim fit shirts on a budget and can't afford the MTM stuff. I also really hate shirts with box pleats and don't really like the side pleats either. They both protrude and add material when buttoning the shirt all the way to the top to wear with a tie.

I tried on the Zara slim fit shirts today, they are a cotton/poly blend (I think 90-10) and then I realized why, the sides of the shirt have an elastic type material to conform to your body so the shirts are very fitted and can stretch. The seemed almost see through and retailed for $60 but I'm sure could be had for less after Christmas. Not the best option but the shirts are very fitted if you don't mind the lower quality. The collars were very small and flimsy.

The Banana Republic non iron slim fit was a much higher quality shirt however not nearly as slim fit. The shirt had French cuffs which I'm not crazy about. They were $70 and BR had a 40% off sale today. I ended up purchasing this shirt and will have my tailor take in the body and sleeves a little bit. Still not a perfect off the rack option but not bad.

Nordstrom’s trim fit pleasantly surprised me. Good shirt fits great off the rack although I hate the ugly box pleats. I picked them up at Nordstrom’s Rack for $30 each.

I still want to try out the John Francomb Classics fully fitted shirt from TM Lewin. This is their most fitted shirt. I wil wait until they go on sale to try them out. They are listed as "easy to iron". Any idea if these are the same as "non-iron" which their slim fit shirts have? Anybody own these and can shed any light?
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Originally Posted by bnussbaum12 View Post
I still want to try out the John Francomb Classics fully fitted shirt from TM Lewin. This is their most fitted shirt. I wil wait until they go on sale to try them out. They are listed as "easy to iron". Any idea if these are the same as "non-iron" which their slim fit shirts have? Anybody own these and can shed any light?

These are okay but difficult to iron and wrinkle easily. I treat them as regular wear shirts. The price makes them worthwhile. I bought some last year for about $20 each.
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Originally Posted by mkarim View Post
These are okay but difficult to iron and wrinkle easily. I treat them as regular wear shirts. The price makes them worthwhile. I bought some last year for about $20 each.

Not to call you out or anything but they just introduced the John Francomb Classics line this fall as seen here:

http://community.tmlewin.co.uk/blogs...ncomb-classics


Are you sure these are the same shirts? These say they are "easy to iron finish"
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Originally Posted by bnussbaum12 View Post
Not to call you out or anything but they just introduced the John Francomb Classics line this fall as seen here:

http://community.tmlewin.co.uk/blogs...ncomb-classics


Are you sure these are the same shirts? These say they are "easy to iron finish"

I checked and I have the John Francomb Slim Fits, two in white and two in light blue. Maybe these are made of different materials, I don't know. Collars are very flimsy though
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