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post #1726 of 2393
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Originally Posted by Dmbig View Post
I've recently picked up Nordstrom brand 'trim fit' shirts from The Rack at $20/shirt. You can't find a better fitting shirt for this price. The waste suppression on the shirts is very good...they fit me like a glove. I'm 5' 10" and 160 lbs and wear the 15 32/33.

I also found Nordstrom Trim Fit to fit me really well. For the price they seemed pretty well built as well. Styles are limited at Nordstrom Rack, but they seem to get new styles/colors in every now and then.
post #1727 of 2393
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Originally Posted by ebmk3891 View Post
maybe it's meant to be worn on the outside and not tucked in?

yep
post #1728 of 2393
can i do better than the 3 shirts for $159 at brooks brothers?
i wanted to order from charles tyrwhitt but i can't get a 15.5 neck/34 sleeve without paying extra for alterations
and tm lewin gives me 15.5/34.5 which is perfect but with shipping, it's basically the same thing as the BB deal without being able to check out the shirts in person
post #1729 of 2393
Does anyone know where I can get a slimmer fit shirt with a 14 inch neck but 34 length? I can't find them anywhere except Rugby by Ralph Lauren has nice oxfords.
post #1730 of 2393
picked up a Brooks Brothers Slim Fit white french cuff shirt for the holidays (my girl has a cufflink thing now) - she actually got my measurements so it's pretty good in places I don't expect off the shelf shirts to be (for my size an "M" can have a tight neck and just-short sleeves). It is the "non-iron" make, so I guess time will tell what I think of that.

the fit is good through my body, it's not saranwrap tight, but I don't really want that, and I don't feel like I'm wearing a big bag instead of a shirt. could it be more high-fashion slim? probably, but my guess is that is what the "extra slim" is for?
post #1731 of 2393
I am considering buying a TM Lewin shirt sight-unseen as they seem to be descent quality for pretty cheap compared to US pricing/quality. Any thoughts on the 2 fold poplin buckingham model?

link to shirt

I know these shirts have been discussed extensively on these forums but its hard to specifically search for the model shirt... how is the quality? I've read the fit is pretty good, I'm 6'2" ~185 and usually buy 15.5 34/35 shirts, should I with this brand? I've read they shrink a little bit from some, should I size up in the collar at all?
post #1732 of 2393
Zbelden et al,

I own several TM Lewin shirts, all bought off ebay. Like you, I usually take a 15.5 collar, but the 16s all fit better. Some of my TM Lewins were new without tags, and some were bought used, but the same rule applies.

Funny thing is, the sleeve measure--in my case a 35, is spot on. I think the smallish collar is due to the lack of fusing. My Chas Tyrwhitt 15.5 x 35 fits just life my Lewin 16 x 35, but the fused collar on the Tyrwhitt doesn't ride my neck the same way.

Hope this helps,

Paul
post #1733 of 2393
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post
Their Slim Fit shirts are already too big for me, especially in the waist and sleeve width, so I'm sure the Regular Fit is gigantic. The measurements I listed in my previous post are shirt measurements, not body measurements, so I was hoping the BB ESF would be closer to my MTM shirt measurements. It might be a little tight in the chest, so I will probably just have to find a store somewhere and try one on.

And for your measurements, if you have an 11" drop from chest to waist, I don't think you'll ever be able to find an OTR shirt that fits you well. Shirts that fit you in the chest are going to be way too big and billowy in the waist, and if you size down to fit your waist it will probably be too tight in the chest. You're best bet is to try MTM.

i find the j crew dress shirts to be a solid pick for going slightly smaller than the BB slim fit, but not skin tight. I have an 8" drop from chest to waist. thomas pink has super slim fit with some elastane under the chest that pulls in the waist, but their quality has gone down recently.
post #1734 of 2393
+1
post #1735 of 2393
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Originally Posted by Billster View Post
have you checked out the regular fit? its inbetween traditional and slim


Anyone here with similar to my measurements that can recommend me some inexpensive dress shirts? I'm having trouble finding shirts that fit close, my measurements are chest:43, neck :15.5, waist: 32

Get the regular fit from BB otherwise you'll look like a busboy or some pencil necked geek in a tight shirt.
post #1736 of 2393
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Originally Posted by Nogginn View Post
Get the regular fit from BB otherwise you'll look like a busboy or some pencil necked geek in a tight shirt.

ummmm....no. Did you read the measurements in the post you quoted? Anyone with a 43 inch chest and 32 inch waist is going to look like they're wearing a tent with BB regular fit. How does wearing a well-fitting shirt make you look like a busboy?
post #1737 of 2393
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Originally Posted by Nogginn View Post
Get the regular fit from BB otherwise you'll look like a busboy or some pencil necked geek in a tight shirt.

http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...postcount=1086

i got an order made by modern tailor, it was pretty fast, and i think the shirt will it better after i wash it, but better than anything else i've had
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post #1739 of 2393
like the fit of Hugo Boss slim fit shirts. only worth it if you get em at a good price though ~$25
post #1740 of 2393
I tried on the BB Extra Slim fit, and while the best I have tried so far, it still seemed a bit baggy in the waist/mid-section. I guess I am not sure on what a proper fit would be - meaning, how loose should a proper fitting shirt be? I generally wear most of my shirts without a jacket, which is more casual, so I feel like the fit should reveal my body's silhouette...

Any advice here?
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