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post #1861 of 2390
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Originally Posted by GaryJohn View Post
Got the first of my CT shirts in today...a pink Tailored Fit at 16/36. Fits like a charm. Bought each for the $39 special plus found coupon to knock a few dollars off. The other one I ordered is the fuller Slim Fit and should be here within 10 days. I'll post comments on it once it arrives.

Finally following up on the CT Slim Shirt. I had to immediately take to the tailor. Way too much fabric throughout the torso.
post #1862 of 2390
I bought CT tailored fit shirts, I still had to have the tailor take it in. to be fair, I like my shirts really slim fit. Chest 37 waist 29 sleeve 33 neck 15.5 I purchased 15.5 neck, 33 sleeve.
post #1863 of 2390
Looking for some advice...I currently wear a 17 (neck) 35 (sleeve) in the BB Extra Slim Fit Dress Shirt (tucked in for work)...what size should I go with in the BB ESF Sport Shirt or J. Crew Secret Wash Slim Fit shirt (untucked for casual wear)?...thanks in advance!
post #1864 of 2390
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Originally Posted by Satorialist View Post

THE BAD:[indent]Banana Republic: I've given up on this brand altogether out of complete frustration. First, their slim cut isn't at all slimming. Second, there's loads of excess fabric in the back and the shirts are exceedingly long and look ridiculous if worn untucked. So beware.

Brooks Brothers: My experience with the Slim Cut from BB? I was practically swimming in it--and as much as the BB rep tried selling me on it, the truth is it just was not much different from the normal BB shirts. I can't remember if I ever tried BB "Extra Slim Fit" (slimmer, apparently, than their "Slim Fit"), but judging from their slim fit, I just don't think it will meet my expectations, either. For now, I can only conclude that BB is not truly serious about proper slim fit shirting, and have crossed this brand off my list.


^ This is bad information. For dress shirts, BR slim fit is better than just about any other OTR mall brand one can possibly think of as far as the fit around the waist/torso. You didn't size properly.

Also re: Brooks Brothers, the extra slim fit is also pretty good as far as sleeve length and sizing around the waist/torso. Not as slim as BR dress shirts in the arms/waist/torso but close enough that you don't have to have them tailored.

I think one has to make the distinction between whether or not they are looking for a casual shirt (untucked) or a dress shirt (tucked) in order for any info in this thread to be relevant.
post #1865 of 2390
Went to get some BB slim fit dress shirts today and was pretty underwhelmed with the options, particularly in my size (16.5/35-36).

The 16.5/36 BB slim fit fit well--any suggestions on other brick and mortar stores where I ought to look in hopes of finding something similar? Off the top of my head, I'm thinking of hitting Nordstrom tomorrow to see what they have.

Also, thinking about ordering some slim fit Charles Tyrwhitt dress shirts in the near future, but would like to get a few others more quickly as I recently started a new job. Can anyone comment on how similar the fit is on the BB slim fit and CT slim fit? Any other online vendors that I should look at that might offer or a more similar fit?
post #1866 of 2390
I'm getting a gingham shirt soon (casual, not dress) and I'm trying to decide between a Brooks Brothers extra-slim shirt or a J Crew Factory tailored shirt (the BB shirt is on clearance, so price difference is something like $5). What is the comparison in terms of quality?
post #1867 of 2390
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Originally Posted by caseyfud View Post
I'm getting a gingham shirt soon (casual, not dress) and I'm trying to decide between a Brooks Brothers extra-slim shirt or a J Crew Factory tailored shirt (the BB shirt is on clearance, so price difference is something like $5). What is the comparison in terms of quality?

BB is probably better quality, and you get more options for sizing by picking the neck size and sleeve length. I believe J Crew is just S, M, L, XL, etc. So if you don't fit perfectly into one of those categories it might not be a good fit. For example, in J Crew I'm a medium in every measurement except I have long arms so the sleeve length is too short.
post #1868 of 2390
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post
BB is probably better quality, and you get more options for sizing by picking the neck size and sleeve length. I believe J Crew is just S, M, L, XL, etc. So if you don't fit perfectly into one of those categories it might not be a good fit. For example, in J Crew I'm a medium in every measurement except I have long arms so the sleeve length is too short.

I was thinking BB would be better quality; it's marketed as a dress shirt, though, and I'm a bit wary of buying it when I'm planning to wear casually. J Crew XS would probably fit me better than a 14.5/32, though, except around the neck.
post #1869 of 2390
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Originally Posted by caseyfud View Post
I was thinking BB would be better quality; it's marketed as a dress shirt, though, and I'm a bit wary of buying it when I'm planning to wear casually. J Crew XS would probably fit me better than a 14.5/32, though, except around the neck.

I get J.Crew XS shirts for casual button ups even though I'm a small in any other OTR shirt. The shoulders are a little tight but not by much, and the collar would be really tight if I buttoned the top button, but for a casual shirt I don't. Maybe a little long to wear untucked (at least on me) but not super long, and the sleeve length and waist fit well.
post #1870 of 2390
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Originally Posted by caseyfud View Post
I was thinking BB would be better quality; it's marketed as a dress shirt, though, and I'm a bit wary of buying it when I'm planning to wear casually. J Crew XS would probably fit me better than a 14.5/32, though, except around the neck.

If the J Crew fits you better than you should go ahead and get that. The quality will be fine if you're planning on wearing it casually.
post #1871 of 2390
I just found this place:

https://www.5thandlamar.com/home.php

It's a relatively new company, but their focus is to provide super slim shirts that don't leave you with a "muffin top", as they describe it. The biggest problem is that because they're a small start-up they only offer four sizes (S-14.5/33; M-15.5/34; L-16/35; and XL-16.5/36). Another potential down side is that the more formal shirts that they offer ("tuckers" they call 'em) are extra long so that they don't come untucked. Thus, they can't be worn untucked (unless the shirt-skirt is your style). They do have pretty decent options though.
post #1872 of 2390
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Originally Posted by ZaLockwood View Post
I just found this place: https://www.5thandlamar.com/home.php It's a relatively new company, but their focus is to provide super slim shirts that don't leave you with a "muffin top", as they describe it. The biggest problem is that because they're a small start-up they only offer four sizes (S-14.5/33; M-15.5/34; L-16/35; and XL-16.5/36). Another potential down side is that the more formal shirts that they offer ("tuckers" they call 'em) are extra long so that they don't come untucked. Thus, they can't be worn untucked (unless the shirt-skirt is your style). They do have pretty decent options though.
Did you order any?
post #1873 of 2390
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Originally Posted by ZaLockwood View Post
I just found this place:

https://www.5thandlamar.com/home.php

It's a relatively new company, but their focus is to provide super slim shirts that don't leave you with a "muffin top", as they describe it. The biggest problem is that because they're a small start-up they only offer four sizes (S-14.5/33; M-15.5/34; L-16/35; and XL-16.5/36). Another potential down side is that the more formal shirts that they offer ("tuckers" they call 'em) are extra long so that they don't come untucked. Thus, they can't be worn untucked (unless the shirt-skirt is your style). They do have pretty decent options though.

I can't tell if this is an artfully equivocal advert or not. Why would you buy this shirt instead of a comparably-priced (or cheaper) slim fit from something like Charles Tyrwhitt or T M Lewin? The contrast linings look like they belong on Cam from Modern Family (he's a national treasure, but I don't think anybody wants to look like him).
post #1874 of 2390
^^^ yep. Just look at the post count . . . 1!
post #1875 of 2390
guys ive been reading up on some different threads.. i just ordered my first TaT suit and i am really excited. I ordered the navy sharkskin. Ill be attending a wedding reception. my build is 5'8" 145#. i have a little gut and muffin top, regular skinny asian build otherwise. Will it make sense to look for a slim fit shirt for my suit? 14.5/32 is what i like, TIA!
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