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post #1966 of 2397
I just hate it the CT shirts don't come in black for the clubscene!
post #1967 of 2397
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Originally Posted by QBNCGAR View Post
The problem I keep seeing on various websites is that very few "tall" sizes are available slim, and very few slim shirts are available in a tall size. I wear a 44 XL jacket and they generally fit perfect off the rack (maybe a tiny bit of bunching in the center back just between the collar and shoulder blades that I have tightened up); my shirt size is 17.5" x 37". The 36" are uncomfortably short. I have fewer and fewer fitted shirts in the closet anymore and it's getting worrisome, because the standard ones make a suit jacket look like crap. There's jack shit for decent, reasonable clothing stores near me, so I'd love links to reliable on-line joints if there are any other tall guys who have had luck here. Tyrwhitt, Paul Fredrick, a few other department stores, none of them have slim in "tall" sizes. Real frustrating.

Lands' End has 17.5 x 37 in tailored fit, which fits similarly to PF's trim fit. You can return items to Sears stores if you don't like them.
post #1968 of 2397
I just received two CT shirts as well today. Only took about a week from order. Fit was not as good as my MTM shirts (obviously), but I think it will improve when I size down from a 16 to a 15.5. Overall, I was very pleased with the fit and quality. I thought the fabric seemed much nicer than the one BB shirt I own. Easily the best fitting size 16 I've ever tried on.
post #1969 of 2397
I have tried a few OTR brands in hope of finding a good slim-fitting shirt that I can order from anywhere in the world without having to worry about going to a specific MTM shop to have done.

I am a 15/34. I tried two commonly mentioned brands - CT and TM Lewin.

The CT shirt (slim-fit) I was very unhappy with. It was far too baggy on me, in both the waist and the chest. It's right now sitting in my closet and won't be worn until I take it to the tailor to have it brought in.

The TM Lewin shirt, on the other hand, I was extremely happy with. It was good to go out of the box, fits well without any blousing, and I like the collar style and construction. It is not extremely slim fit, and surely I wish the arms were slightly thinner, but the arm holes themselves are suitably high. As someone with small wrists I still have the issue with the wrists being too large, but I tend to get that on any OTR shirt.

The TM Lewin I tried was the "slim fit". I have recently ordered a "fully-fitted" version from them and will see how it is.
post #1970 of 2397
Well I love slim fit shirts specially from G-star, but my question is that does slim fit shirts suits on heavy shoulder or slim drim person ?
post #1971 of 2397
Just to clarify, I was referring to CT's tailored fit. Their regular "slim fit" shirts are not particularly slim fitting. Their tailored fit is cut more closely to the body, but there isn't much taper to speak of. The tailored fit pretty much just goes straight down.
post #1972 of 2397
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Originally Posted by reidrothchild View Post
Just to clarify, I was referring to CT's tailored fit. Their regular "slim fit" shirts are not particularly slim fitting. Their tailored fit is cut more closely to the body, but there isn't much taper to speak of. The tailored fit pretty much just goes straight down.

How is that "tailored fit" at all
post #1973 of 2397
I ordered the CT slim fit and tailored fit and pretty much agree with everyone else. Slim fit is pretty good by normal standards and about the equivelent of Lands End tailored fit. CT tailored fit is more like BB ESF but probably a tad bit wider at the waist. Both fit fine.

For reference I'm 135 lbs and 5' 8"
post #1974 of 2397
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Originally Posted by reidrothchild View Post
Just to clarify, I was referring to CT's tailored fit. Their regular "slim fit" shirts are not particularly slim fitting. Their tailored fit is cut more closely to the body, but there isn't much taper to speak of. The tailored fit pretty much just goes straight down.

I would also agree with the last sentence, but it looks fine.
post #1975 of 2397
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Originally Posted by reidrothchild View Post
Just to clarify, I was referring to CT's tailored fit. Their regular "slim fit" shirts are not particularly slim fitting. Their tailored fit is cut more closely to the body, but there isn't much taper to speak of. The tailored fit pretty much just goes straight down.

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Originally Posted by ahe View Post
I would also agree with the last sentence, but it looks fine.

There is a slight taper to the tailored fit...my 15.5 neck tailored fits have a 42.5" chest measurement and a 39.8" waist measurement. The chest fit me just as well as my MTM shirts, so I just had to get the waist taken in. It was nice that the shirts already have darts, which made it easy for my tailor to take it in a couple inches. After the tailoring, they're a perfect fit now.
post #1976 of 2397
Beatlegeuse, just curious as to what your height and weight is. I'm 5'11/195 lbs, and the size 16 Tailored fit was an OK fit in the body, but the neck was pretty large. The 15.5 should fit my neck better; I'm just hoping it's not too tight in the chest.
post #1977 of 2397
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Originally Posted by reidrothchild View Post
Beatlegeuse, just curious as to what your height and weight is. I'm 5'11/195 lbs, and the size 16 Tailored fit was an OK fit in the body, but the neck was pretty large. The 15.5 should fit my neck better; I'm just hoping it's not too tight in the chest.

I'm 6'4"/ 190, so I'm pretty tall and slim. The chest on the 15.5 neck in CT Tailored Fit is almost perfect on me....if it were any tighter it would start to pull along my upper back when I sat down. My usual jacket size is 40L too, if that helps at all.

I think it's worth a shot trying the 15.5 if the 16 is too big, you can always return it no questions asked if it doesn't fit. Also, the neck did seem to shrink a bit after the first washing...the 15.5 felt a little loose at first, but after washing it once it fits great now.
post #1978 of 2397
Thanks for the info! I'm probably a little thicker than you, but I'm sure your shoulders are much broader than mine, so hopefully the 15.5 Tailored Fit won't be too small in chest and shoulders on me. I really should just go buy some measuring tape to take the guess work out of online shopping.
post #1979 of 2397
^ The shoulders are the only thing I wish were a little different on the 15.5 Tailored Fit. If I had another quarter or half an inch on the yoke measurement that would be great.
post #1980 of 2397
I'm not sure if this shirt has been mentioned, but the Ike Behar Modern Fit is a nice slim fitting shirt. I have it in 100% cotton. I'm not sure how the blended material shirts fit.
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