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post #2026 of 2394
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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.

I find Lands' End's tailored fit shirts still too big around the waist, and wound up having mine darted. I have an eight-inch drop (38/30).

I've found two brands that fit me nicely, though they aren't necessarily budget.

1) Haupt fashion fit - These run small. I normally wear 15/33 but had to go up half a size (15.5/34) to get a good fit, then get the sleeves shortened. Armholes aren't particularly high but there's very little extra fabric around my waist.

2) Etro - Nice fabric, very good fit and high armholes. Worth getting when on sale, but even then might not be cheap.
post #2027 of 2394

That's not a bad idea and the CT store is close by to me so I can go over there and try on the 16 neck. However after trying on the 16.5 I'm not optimistic that this is the solution. If in fact the 16 neck is too small are there any suggestions for decent shirts for around $35 - $40 that I can then get tailored?

post #2028 of 2394
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Originally Posted by Achilles_ View Post

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

What size BB ESF did you buy? I'm considering TML fully fitted and figured this was a perfect review. In BB ESF I wear a 15.5/35, so for TML can I stick with that or should I go for a 15/35, etc?

Thanks in advance.
post #2029 of 2394
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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?


Your dimensions are almost identical to mine, except I have a 16 neck. However, a 15 will fit me, its not impossible. Anyway, I found the best non-tailored shirts were:

 

1. CK "x extreme" fit which are $65 retail, but only $25 at Marshalls. The only issue here was that the armholes were rather large so when you raise you arms above your head -- you know, to declare victory or if your team scores a point -- it doesn't look pretty. I took a size 15 neck and it works fine.

 

2. Moderntailor does online custom using body dimensions and they fit like a glove. ($20 for the sample but the material was not great. I am going to upgrade the material for my next order which, with the current discount, is about $40/shirt.)

 

3. Indochino was great, but their utility shirt is 79. With coupons, and 2 for one deals you get them cheaper but not in your range.

 

I would do the sample for $20 with modern tailor just to make sure you get the size right.

 

post #2030 of 2394
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Originally Posted by ny2dc View Post


What size BB ESF did you buy? I'm considering TML fully fitted and figured this was a perfect review. In BB ESF I wear a 15.5/35, so for TML can I stick with that or should I go for a 15/35, etc?

Thanks in advance.

I bought 17-35 BB ESF. The Tm Lewin is a 16.5-36 but fits like a 17-35 on me.
post #2031 of 2394
I don't have time to read all 136 pages of this thread, so would someone be kind enough to tell me :

How slim fit is Brooks Brothers 'extra slim fit' shirt?

I have a 37 inch chest, a 33 inch waist, 15.5 inch neck.
post #2032 of 2394
any suggestions for someone with a 14" neck (other than mtm)?
post #2033 of 2394
Im a 30" waist with broad shoulders and a 15 1/2" neck. For me if it isnt skin tight its too big. The only shirt Ive found that Im happy with fit wise would be something like Burberry London or Ben Sherman Soho (a little tight through the chest). The Burberry London is probably the best fit, but they come at a premium. Can anyone recommend a similar fit for a lower price?

Edit: Also having trouble with finding these fits in french cuffs.

Any feedback is appreciated, thanks in advance.
post #2034 of 2394
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Originally Posted by dreamz View Post

any suggestions for someone with a 14" neck (other than mtm)?

Yes, workout more.
post #2035 of 2394

I'm thinking about getting some slim shirts from 5th and Lamar... How is the quality of the shirt?

post #2036 of 2394

Banana Republic slim-fit shirts are a staple in my wardrobe.  I always have about five on hand -- mostly white, but they come in several colors and patterns.  At only $60 each, I can pit them out or otherwise destroy them and just keep buying more.  They have sales all the time -- often 40% off.  Compared to other mall brands, I think BR is the best quality.  For higher quality slim-fit shirts, Prada always fits me perfectly in a 15.5/39.  I love their super fine poplin, too.  I'm 6 foot, 39ish chest, and 15ish neck.  

post #2037 of 2394
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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.

Just wanted to say that I just ordered 2 button down collar oxfords from them, and sized down in the neck (15 instead of 15.5 since i'll never button the top button). The price was right at $20/shirt after coupon.

PROS:
Fit was great in chest and waist for OTR.
Fabric was thick and nice.

CONS: (and why I'm returning them):
Leaving the top button unbuttoned leaves no "V" if that makes sense. It looks like your top button is still buttoned!
Pocket. Ugh. I. Hate. Pockets.
post #2038 of 2394
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Originally Posted by zerostyle View Post


Just wanted to say that I just ordered 2 button down collar oxfords from them, and sized down in the neck (15 instead of 15.5 since i'll never button the top button). The price was right at $20/shirt after coupon.

PROS:
Fit was great in chest and waist for OTR.
Fabric was thick and nice.

CONS: (and why I'm returning them):
Leaving the top button unbuttoned leaves no "V" if that makes sense. It looks like your top button is still buttoned!
Pocket. Ugh. I. Hate. Pockets.

You could take the pockets off...
post #2039 of 2394
I have to admit, I tried on an AF muscle L/S shirt and it is the best fitting slim fit shirt I have tried to date. Are there any other brands that make a fit like AF?
post #2040 of 2394
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Originally Posted by Achilles_ View Post


You could take the pockets off...

Definitely considered this, but I have no idea how to fix the lack of the "V" in the neck. With one button open it still looks like the top button is almost buttoned and gives a very stuffy look.

I wonder if there's any way to fix this?
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