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.