Interesting, are these the measurements after you had the tailor take them in? I also buy a 15.5 (35 sleeve), but my actual chest / waist measurement is 38 / 32, so there's no way my shirts are that slim. I'd be surprised if changing the sleeve length when ordering makes them that much roomier.
No, you're correct, they do shrink a bit, particularly after the first wash. Mine are always slightly loose with too long a sleeve if I try them on straight out the packaging, but after the first wash fit perfectly (6 foot, 70 - 75 kg, 38 chest, 32 waist).
after I took them in, yes. The regular slim fit out of the box was still unacceptably roomy. The tailored fit is a bit better, but I'd still have to take those in, so don't eliminate all the slim fit shirts that'll cut out so much choice.
The slims are slim, to be sure, not sure exactly what the waist measurements are out of the box but if you email them they'll tell you.
I'm thinking tm lewin might have a more slim fit based on me asking them, they said something like a 33" waist on the 15.5" neck. I've yet to buy one from there though. Bottom line is I'll still have to take my shirts in because I have a drop of about 8 and I like my shirts a little slimmer fit than most. So I'm at peace with tailoring all my shirts. But it does help the overall fit if the shirt started off slimmer.
While I realize that education is the subject of Carlo Franco shirts are probably too sensitive,it is certainly my experience that the first generation of the shirt is definitely what I call thin.Not sure what the status of your shirt-making operation in those days,however.....
Hey, new to the forum, just had a quick question regarding Polo Custom Fit. They've got a sale going on now for something like $50 instead of $75... do these happen pretty often or is this something to take advantage of?
I'm looking to give the Charles Tyrwhiit shirts a try.
Anyone of a similar size wear these shirts? Which fit would you recommend?
My measurements are 16 neck, 34 sleeve, 41 chest, 34 waist. I recently ordered more CT slim fit shirts. I was surprised to find that they fit larger than previous orders. I asked customer service about this and learned that CT is now making the CT shirts with larger shoulders and longer tails. For me, that makes them like many American brands - too large in the shoulders and excess fabric just below the collar in the back. Very frustrating that I've committed the effort and extra expense of getting shirts from overseas, only to find that CT shirts are morphing into American shirts. Customer service has recommended tailored fit to me, so that might work for you, Radagast. For me, I'm 37 and Southern - I can't show up for work in a darted shirt. For one, I'll never get the image of the meathead police officer from In the Heat of the Night out of my head!
Anyone tried Arrow shirts? I have the fitted kind and they are my best fit shirt. Its a slim fit and I like how there's very little extra in the waist. I just tried BB's Slim and there's a little bit of extra in the waist which I'm not a fan off. Anyone know what brand closely match Arrow's fitted shirt? I"m looking for higher quality brands because obviously Arrow's quality is not so hot.
Has anyone actually tried the super slim fit shirts from 5th & lamar https://www.5thandlamar.com/home.php?cat=3 ? I tried searching the forum and all I managed to find was spam. I don't like their limited sizing, but the price still makes me interested.
oh, also just want to add another maker to the mix. If you're in Australia, there's a shop called Rhodes & Beckett and they have a pretty nice slim fit FC shirt. For reference I'm 5'6 130 lbs, and theirs fit pretty well, not the slimmest ever, but perfect for a work shirt to be comfortable in. retail's like $150, but on sale they're $100. Mostly egyptian cotton, and I believe the collars and maybe cuffs are NOT fused.