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?
My solution: Buy a cheap shirt and get it tailored!
You can easily find a decent shirt for $25 whether its through a sale, ebay, etc. Just make sure the shirt is the correct neck size and a little long in the sleeves (altering seems to have taken a half inch or so out of the sleeve length). Then take it to the tailor and tell them what you want (taken in on the sides, higher armholes, slimmer sleeves, less fabric in the back, etc) and they should be able to do it for you. I had this done in philly for $25!
So after paying $20 for a big billowy shirt that was on sale, after another $25 i have a perfectly fitting shirt that I love. To me this process is much better than buying an $40 CT slim fit shirt that doesn't even fit that well and much better than paying $100+ for MTM.
One thing to consider, my tailor says its much easier for her if I get pleatless shirts because she doesn't have to work around or remove the pleat. She was able to 'remove' the center pleat on my shirt by sewing the pleat closed, and although this looks a little odd with two seams running down my back, who is ever looking that closely at your back anyways?
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.
Is there a comprehensive list that has been compiled from this thread of all fairly slim fitted shirts? What would be even more amazing if they were arranged on a gradient from least "slim fitted" to most "slim fitted". I'm just hoping to use this resource as best possible instead of potentially going page by page. Thanks for the help.
First post here.
I haven't tried ShirtsMyWay, but I tried another online MTM site recently: www.joebutton.com - I ordered two shirts, one in a medium slim fit and I entered in my measurements for one of my existing shirts for the other. Their slim fit was quite good, slimmer than most, but my second shirt was bang on the money - exact replica of my favorite shirt!
So I see Hugo Boss Black Label mentioned quite a bit when shirts are being discussed. Here's my question: does black label necessarily mean slim fit? In other words, if I go on ebay and find a Hugo Boss Black shirt, does that imply that it is slim fit or is it like a lot of other brands where they have a regular fit and a slim fit (and a trim fit in Hugo Bosses case?)
I don't see many of the ebay shirts listed as slim fit in the descriptions which is why I'm a bit nervous to pull the trigger on any of them.
EDIT: Well it appears I just answered my own question. I just swung on by the nordstrom page and discovered that there are apparently 4 different fits within the Hugo Black line: Regular Fit, Sharp Fit, Trim Fit and Slim Fit. Nowhere to I see a comparison or description of these different fits. I'm not daring enough to chance it unfortunately. Looks like Hugo Boss is out of the running.