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post #2011 of 2393
I dont understand that website... are they selling anything or not?
post #2012 of 2393
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Originally Posted by lemmywinks View Post

Would it be a sin to try Lands End Tailored fit? I'm in search of the budget dress shirt. I can accept the fit of the LEC shirts but their collars are way too flimsy for my liking.

^^
Honestly, these fit really well on me.

I'm going to use one as the basis for my ModernTailor order. They are slimmer than even the Tailored Tyrwhitt's (which is slimmer than their "slim").

I'm not a waif either though, but the LE shirts are perfect on me.
post #2013 of 2393
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Originally Posted by 45elkton View Post

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/boss-black-slim-fit-dress-shirt/3079410?origin=keywordsearch&resultback=357

Any thoughts on the Boss Black Slim Fit Dress shirts? Tempted to give one a try due to the big sale at Nordstrom. Linked to the purple due to the reviews being hosted there but I'd probably be interested in getting a light blue. I'd be interested to hear about the collar, the herringbone pattern (nice subtle touch to differentiate it from my other light blue shirts or too much?), slimness (obviously) and how easily does it wrinkle.

Thanks in advance.

I ordered 3 of the Boss slim fit shirts from last year's Nordstrom July sale. The fit is actually really nice. They remain the only thing I'll buy OTR. They are all herringbone, and the quality of the fabric is good enough for me.
post #2014 of 2393
Received some shipments today, two BB ESF shirts (on clearance), and one TM Lewin Fully fitted.

The BB ESF are nice, much better fit than almost any other OTR available to me. The fabric is good, but not great. To be honest I like the fabric from a couple of my savile row co. shirts better. (crazy I know)

The TM Lewin has better fabric IMO. The fit is much "fitter" as well. It's almost too much so even. During the hottest days of summer I like to roll up the sleeves on my shirts, but I can't do that with the TM Lewin shirt. My biceps almost don't fit, I'm fairly certain I may rip it in the sleeves from normal wear. laugh.gif It doesn't billow out in the back like my BB ESF shirts do though, so that's nice.


I will definitely order from both companies again, as they are pretty good for the price point. I think I would prefer TM Lewin most of the time though. But when BB has clearance sales it's hard to beat smile.gif
post #2015 of 2393
Looking for some reasonably priced Oxford button down shirts that I can wear with some chinos/khakis. I don't want dress shirts. Can someone give some recommendations? The ones I've found are all around the $130 price point. I am hoping to find some that are more affordable.

I have the Wolf vs Goat After Dinner shirt and love it. Also like how the epaulet ones look but have never tried one.

Thanks.
post #2016 of 2393
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Originally Posted by sygyzy View Post

Looking for some reasonably priced Oxford button down shirts that I can wear with some chinos/khakis. I don't want dress shirts. Can someone give some recommendations? The ones I've found are all around the $130 price point. I am hoping to find some that are more affordable.

I have the Wolf vs Goat After Dinner shirt and love it. Also like how the epaulet ones look but have never tried one.

Thanks.

I can see getting a little flack for this but I recently purchased one of the slim-fit oxford button downs from J. Crew and was pleased with what I got for the price.
post #2017 of 2393
hi guys,

quick question; do gitman vintage shirts run large? I'm a 38 chest and am wondering if the small is a good size.

thanks.
post #2018 of 2393

I think that you will never get the perfect slim fitting shirt unless you order a custom tailored one.

post #2019 of 2393
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Originally Posted by kiteandkey View Post


I can see getting a little flack for this but I recently purchased one of the slim-fit oxford button downs from J. Crew and was pleased with what I got for the price.

Thanks for the tip. I ordered some Extra Slim Oxford's from Brooks Brothers.
post #2020 of 2393
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Originally Posted by Ghast View Post

I think that you will never get the perfect slim fitting shirt unless you order a custom tailored one.


In the case of OCBDs (as mentioned above), it's sort of hard to find the right cloth available. Proper Cloth used to have some thick, casual oxford cloth, but they're out of stock. I can't find anything quite like on the online MTM shops.
post #2021 of 2393
Advice needed:

I lost about 15lb and now I've got a 13'' drop (44/31). I'm considering either (A) selling my shirts to find slimmer ones or (B) having them tailored further. If you had shirts by these makers, would you sell them or tailor the bejesus out of them? If tailoring is the right move, what do I ask for besides darts and higher arm holes? My dress shirts are...

Thomas Pink, BB Slim, Borrelli

If sell and buy others, I've heard that for such extreme drops, your best bets in quality are basically Prada. Any other shirt makers come close of good quality?
post #2022 of 2393
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Originally Posted by acconrad View Post


If sell and buy others, I've heard that for such extreme drops, your best bets in quality are basically Prada. Any other shirt makers come close of good quality?

I wouldn't count on any of the designers. Better to find a good local shirt maker. Most of the designers when they say slim mean waifish. They won't be aimed at high drop guys.
post #2023 of 2393

After reading through many of these posts, I haven't seen anyone with measurements similar to mine. I am a 16.5 neck 34 sleeve (5'11" 180lbs 39" chest 31" waist). I'm sure many people have this problem but because I have a larger neck, even many of the slim-fit or tailored-fit shirts are not slim enough in the body. I bought 4 Charles Tyrwhitt Tailored-Fit shirts and tried them on with pants and they looked awful. There was a ton of extra billowy fabric and it was as if they were not tailored at all. I'm thinking my best bet is to try and find shirts that fit in the neck/shoulders/arms and have the body taken in at my tailor. I have a guy who does side tapers for ~$12. I'm fresh out of school so my budget is limited I would like to spend about $50 per shirt including alterations. So my question is where can I get the best bang for my buck? I want to find shirts for about $35 that I can get tailored to fit great, but I don't want to skimp on quality if possible. Any suggestions?

post #2024 of 2393
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Originally Posted by Nicola View Post


I wouldn't count on any of the designers. Better to find a good local shirt maker. Most of the designers when they say slim mean waifish. They won't be aimed at high drop guys.

So should I sell my other shirts and opt for the MTM? It looks like the only reputable guys around Boston are either Drinkwater or Boline, and it will cost a pretty penny ($200/shirt). My guess is it's cheaper to tailor my existing shirts, the question is will they be able to do a satisfactory job?
post #2025 of 2393
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Originally Posted by Bbienstock View Post

After reading through many of these posts, I haven't seen anyone with measurements similar to mine. I am a 16.5 neck 34 sleeve (5'11" 180lbs 39" chest 31" waist). I'm sure many people have this problem but because I have a larger neck, even many of the slim-fit or tailored-fit shirts are not slim enough in the body. I bought 4 Charles Tyrwhitt Tailored-Fit shirts and tried them on with pants and they looked awful. There was a ton of extra billowy fabric and it was as if they were not tailored at all. I'm thinking my best bet is to try and find shirts that fit in the neck/shoulders/arms and have the body taken in at my tailor. I have a guy who does side tapers for ~$12. I'm fresh out of school so my budget is limited I would like to spend about $50 per shirt including alterations. So my question is where can I get the best bang for my buck? I want to find shirts for about $35 that I can get tailored to fit great, but I don't want to skimp on quality if possible. Any suggestions?


You might want to try sizing down in your neck size (when starting out, some of us initially think our neck measurement is bigger than it actually should be). The CT tailored shirts are about the slimmest in the waist that I've found and you can see from their measurements that just a half size difference in neck size can translate to a noticeable difference in waist measurement.
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