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post #181 of 2394
"Any of the designer brands make slim shirts. This is especially true once you get at the more esoteric brands such as Dries van Noten or Undercover."

I wouldn't say that ANY designer brand makes slim shirts. Dolce and Gabbana and Gucci is cut more for bigger guys for instance and they are cut like a box in comparison to something like Dior Homme.

"Comme Des Garcons" Is probably the least slim-fitting shirts of all I would say, they are cut like a box. The Junya Watanabe line is a bit more fitted but it's a bit too casual and sports like with too much detailing for my taste.

If you want some good slim-fit shirts go for something like: Balenciaga, Dior Homme (Although Kriss Van Asche is making them a bit more boxy now), ATO, Miu Miu...

Brands like Zegna, Brioni, Etro, and other suit designers I would stear away from because they have too boxy a cut. I feel that most designers know nothing about tailoring and what it is to make a fitted shirt. The best shirt I have is a Balenciaga.

If you dont want it too fitted then Lanvin is good as well, they make some of the best quality shirts around (the proper pret-a-porter Lanvin not the suit boutique).
post #182 of 2394
I am relatively tall (6') and have relatively large shoulders, being a lifelong competitive swimmer. There are two off-the-shelf designers that work best for me: Dolce & Gabbana slim fit AND Alain Gussein, whose clothes are available exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman.
post #183 of 2394
Greetings,

Today, I recieved the specs for the new Hilditch & Key Trim Fit shirts. I thought I would share them with whomever is interested. We were informed while at the Collective in NY last week that we are the only retailer in the US to offer the trim fit from them.

Gary

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SLIM FIT SIZE SPEC (INCHES)\t\t\t\t\t\t
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SIZE\tCOLLAR\tCHEST\tWAIST\tSLEEVE\tYOKE\t LENGTH
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14 1/2\t14 3/4\t43\t37\t34\t17 1/2\t30 1/4
15\t15 1/4\t45\t39\t34\t18 \t30 1/4
15 1/2\t15 3/4\t47\t41\t34 1/2\t18 1/2\t30 1/4
16\t16 1/4\t49\t43\t35\t19 \t30 3/4
16 1/2\t16 3/4\t51\t45\t35 1/2\t19 1/2\t30 3/4
17\t17 1/4\t53\t47\t36\t20 \t31 1/4
17 1/2\t17 3/4\t55\t49\t36 \t20 1/2\t31 1/4
post #184 of 2394
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by drink8648 View Post
Greetings,

Today, I recieved the specs for the new Hilditch & Key Trim Fit shirts. I thought I would share them with whomever is interested. We were informed while at the Collective in NY last week that we are the only retailer in the US to offer the trim fit from them.

Gary

Gary, you should edit your post and post prices as well. Do you have fabric samples you can take pictures of and post them on SF?

Jon.
post #185 of 2394
tiny sleeves...
post #186 of 2394
j lindenberg has slim fit shirts.
post #187 of 2394
Thread Starter 
After coming back from the RL store in Bal Harbour yesterday, I can safely say that RL carries no slim-fit shirts of any kind. I mean they have "˜slim' shirts, but the name is very misleading, even the BL shirts which are supposed to slimmer are anything but. The RL items I have found which have actually been slim are the Polo shirts, disappointing really.

Jon.
post #188 of 2394
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Originally Posted by imageWIS View Post
After coming back from the RL store in Bal Harbour yesterday, I can safely say that RL carries no slim-fit shirts of any kind. I mean they have "˜slim' shirts, but the name is very misleading, even the BL shirts which are supposed to slimmer are anything but. The RL items I have found which have actually been slim are the Polo shirts, disappointing really.

Jon.

You need to buy some of those "slimming pins" that they sell. A new accessory. Not available on the site but when you order shirts ask for them specifically in the comments box.

Its not a big deal as long as you keep your back to the walls when wearing them.

post #189 of 2394
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Originally Posted by imageWIS View Post
Gary, you should edit your post and post prices as well. Do you have fabric samples you can take pictures of and post them on SF?

Jon.

I don't know if this will help, but in the H&K shops on Jermyn Street slim fit shirts were priced at £75.00.

For me they were an OK fit (5'11", 60kg), but are only available in white and blue. Also, and I have much to learn frmo this site about what makes a good shirt, I thought they felt and looked rather cheap which goes against the credible reputation H&K seems to have...
post #190 of 2394
The shirts that first come to mind for me are Hugo Boss Red Label and Ted Baker. With Ted Baker dress shirts always buy a half size larger in the neck as they run small. Dior, J. Lindeberg and Diesel (though they might be too stylized for a "dress shirt"), Theory, etc. Sorry if I've repeated brands that have already been mentioned.
post #191 of 2394
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Originally Posted by imageWIS View Post
After coming back from the RL store in Bal Harbour yesterday, I can safely say that RL carries no slim-fit shirts of any kind. I mean they have "˜slim' shirts, but the name is very misleading, even the BL shirts which are supposed to slimmer are anything but. The RL items I have found which have actually been slim are the Polo shirts, disappointing really.

Jon.
I have found that RL classic shirts (at least the ones I got a Marshall's) offer a decent fit if I size down from a 15.5" neck and a 39" chest (my actual numbers) to a 14.5/37.
post #192 of 2394
Thread Starter 
Right now, Sisley and Benetton have a lot of slim-fitting linen shirts which are machine washable for sale at 50% or more off retail price.

Jon.
post #193 of 2394
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Originally Posted by drink8648 View Post
Greetings,

Today, I recieved the specs for the new Hilditch & Key Trim Fit shirts. I thought I would share them with whomever is interested. We were informed while at the Collective in NY last week that we are the only retailer in the US to offer the trim fit from them.

Gary

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SLIM FIT SIZE SPEC (INCHES)\t\t\t\t\t\t
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SIZE\tCOLLAR\tCHEST\tWAIST\tSLEEVE\tYOKE\t LENGTH
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14 1/2\t14 3/4\t43\t37\t34\t17 1/2\t30 1/4
15\t15 1/4\t45\t39\t34\t18 \t30 1/4
15 1/2\t15 3/4\t47\t41\t34 1/2\t18 1/2\t30 1/4
16\t16 1/4\t49\t43\t35\t19 \t30 3/4
16 1/2\t16 3/4\t51\t45\t35 1/2\t19 1/2\t30 3/4
17\t17 1/4\t53\t47\t36\t20 \t31 1/4
17 1/2\t17 3/4\t55\t49\t36 \t20 1/2\t31 1/4

A 47 inch chest on a 15 1/2 shirt is slim?
post #194 of 2394
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How long before this fellah gets bounced? Pretty quick I guess
post #195 of 2394
Slimmest fit I have come across in around 30 shirt makers is Truzzi Milano and Dolce and Gabbana Slim Fit, both extremely slim fitting and tight arms.
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