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post #1741 of 2392
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post #1742 of 2392
I'm considering ordering a few shirts online from Australia. Either CT Tailored or TM Lewin Fully Fitted.

Just on sizing, I currently have two Brooks Brothers Extra Slim shirts. A 15.5/24 and a 16/34 (I'm a measured 16/34).

The 15.5/34 is slightly too snug in the neck and shoulders (I'd say I have a thick neck, wide-ish shoulders and a trim waist) but fits well around the midsection and waist.

The 16/34 is perfect in the neck and shoulders but a bit billowy around the midsection and waist.

Any comments on CT or TM Lewin collar sizes vs BB? And general sizing comments on the two? If they aren't too snug I could manage a 15.5 and would prefer the slimmer waist/midsection that would bring.

Also, are the black label CTs worth it over the regular stuff?

Thanks
post #1743 of 2392
Finding shirts that fit is definitely an issue for me. I wear 17 neck, 32/33 sleeve, 40 chest, and 29 waist.
post #1744 of 2392
As a number of Jermyn Street tailors now do different slim-fit style shirts, I am wondering which one are the slimmest of the slim?

1. TM Lewin John Francomb Fully Fitted
2. TM Lewin Duke of York Slim fit
3. TM Lewin Windsor Slim fit
4. H&W St James Slim Fit
5. H&W Warwick Tailored Fit
6. Charles Tyrwhitt Semi-Fitted
7. Charles Tyrwhitt Slim Fit
8. Harvie and Hudson Slim Fit

Thanks!
post #1745 of 2392
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post
Any comments on CT or TM Lewin collar sizes vs BB? And general sizing comments on the two? If they aren't too snug I could manage a 15.5 and would prefer the slimmer waist/midsection that would bring.

Also, are the black label CTs worth it over the regular stuff?

i'm curious about this also. I was measured to be a 15.5/34 slim in BB, but had to go 16/35 in a Thomas Pink shirt to get a comparable fit. i was told that CT slim shirts are similar to Pink slims, can anyone confirm?
post #1746 of 2392
I am 5' 11", 145 lbs, 30" waist, 36" chest and I look best in a slim fitting shirt. These brands fit me best: Shipley & Halmos SPURR Theory APC Band of Outsiders Hugo Boss Slim Fit (black label, not red)
post #1747 of 2392
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Originally Posted by DerrickFOreal View Post
I am 5' 11", 145 lbs, 30" waist, 36" chest and I look best in a slim fitting shirt. These brands fiit me best:

Shipley & Halmos
SPURR
Theory
APC
Band of Outsiders
Hugo Boss Slim Fit (black label, not red)

+1
post #1748 of 2392
Any of the makers of extra slim shirts do a proper formal shirt (black tie, not white)? I prefer bib to pleats and studs to covered placket, but can be flexible on either if need be. I'd like to spend under $200, ideally under $150. I've seen BB and Thomas Pink slim fits, but neither of them are that slim. How do TM Lewin and Charles Tyrwhitt fit by comparison? I also saw a Polo custom fit one, but was under the impression that PRL's custom fit dress shirts were no slimmer than BB's slim fit. Or any other suggestions? Wish BB would do the extra slim as a formal shirt...
post #1749 of 2392
I have a few BB Slim shirts non iron 15" Neck 35" Sleeve. I really like them. But I am looking for a cheaper alternative. Any recommendations?
post #1750 of 2392
BB and mass-produced Jermyn shirts are the lowest acceptable brands on this forum. sorry

but we wont be mad if you find a random shirt which fabric you can tolerate, and get it taken to the tailor. we will be mad if you post it on here and expect us to congratulate you.
post #1751 of 2392
I just found a shirt that fits me really well, OTR. The brand is Delsiena. Daffy's sometimes carrys them. Fabrics are okay, but supposedly made by hand, though obviously not hand stitched. The armholes a still a bit low for me, but overall it's quite good.
post #1752 of 2392
I have come full circle in my search for a slim fitting shirt. After trying shop after shop and trying to buy a size down etc. I realised that I was looking for something impossible...a shirt which was moulded to the exact contours of my body which would look the same however I moved. This stems from seeing too many ad campaigns in which you only ever see the best shot of a model from a whole day of shooting where someone has clearly pinned the shirt at the back. Now I am perfectly happy with the fit of most shirts which call themselves 'slim fit' and can get on with my life.
post #1753 of 2392
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Originally Posted by The White Carnation View Post
I have come full circle in my search for a slim fitting shirt. After trying shop after shop and trying to buy a size down etc. I realised that I was looking for something impossible...a shirt which was moulded to the exact contours of my body which would look the same however I moved. This stems from seeing too many ad campaigns in which you only ever see the best shot of a model from a whole day of shooting where someone has clearly pinned the shirt at the back. Now I am perfectly happy with the fit of most shirts which call themselves 'slim fit' and can get on with my life.

you have yet to discover the wonders of tailoring. find a reputable one close to you, and don't be afraid to spend some money on your favorite shirts. your steeze will increase. immensely.
post #1754 of 2392
Newbie here; I found my way through googling for "slim fit shirts" ad nauseum.

My measurements are: 44" chest, 36" waist; 16.5" neck.
I would like to get some slim fit shirts (hence I'm here). What sizes should I be looking for?

As a self-professed geek, I have never really paid much attention to my clothes (we live in
t-shirts usually), but I've been noticing that ladies really notice when I'm wearing my sole
slim-fit shirt (a shirt I picked up in Paris), so I'm thinking of getting more. Plus, being newly
single after a long time I need to re-do my attire a little.

I would prefer to shop locally in San Francisco. I usually wear jeans, so would prefer colors which
go well with jeans (yellow, light blue, black, etc.)

Thanks in advance for any suggestions. I am looking forward to learning from everyone here.
post #1755 of 2392
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Originally Posted by bengaltiger View Post
My measurements are: 44" chest, 36" waist; 16.5" neck. I would like to get some slim fit shirts (hence I'm here). What sizes should I be looking for? Thanks in advance for any suggestions. I am looking forward to learning from everyone here.
I'm not sure why you didn't at least go through the last 20 pages of the thread, but i'll throw you bone. newbs are recommended to go to a store (Brooks Brothers) and get sized by an associate there, because self measurement is a hard thing to do. once you get your neck and sleeve size straight, ask to try on one of their slim fit or extra slim fit shirts. compare which one you like better, and spend your hard earned cash. If you want to be baller, take purchased shirt and drop it off at the tailor and have them take in the sides for a perfect fit.
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