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Originally Posted by loreley View Post

A tailor is your best friend. Get the neck, shoulder and arm length good, and everything is taking in at sides and darting.
MTM is probably your best bet, however, when you consider consistency of sizing and fit available. Not to mention it fits right out of the box.

Thanks! I will try that route
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You might want to try TM Lewin. Both the John Framcombe Fuly fitted and the Slim Fit come in a 15.5 neck and 36 inch arms.
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Any thoughts on Charles Trywitt tailored OR slim fit shirts?

I'm thinking of buying some.

Thanks
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Originally Posted by k4lnamja View Post

Any thoughts on Charles Trywitt tailored OR slim fit shirts?
I'm thinking of buying some.
Thanks

I have heard good things, but their collars are glued, and they charge VAT to customers from the US censored.gif
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I have a few of the CT tailored shirts and they are alright. I pick them up for $40-$50 and find them of okay value. They have a US site and they have never charged me VAT...
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I have heard good things, but their collars are glued, and they charge VAT to customers from the US censored.gif

Stick with TM Lewin or Harvie Hudson.
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I have heard good things, but their collars are glued, and they charge VAT to customers from the US censored.gif
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

Stick with TM Lewin or Harvie Hudson.

CT shirts are awesome for the money. I've tried some TM Lewins and they are basically crap. Akward cut, cuffs are way too huge in diameter, sleeves only come in odd lengths. CT does not charge VAT for US customers, as long as you order from the US site. Some people try to save money by ordering from the UK website due to the currently conversion factor, but that is really a false economy. The last few shirts I've bought from CT have only cost me between $24 and $39. Usually they will give me free shipping if i ask through e-mail.

I think most of the people who jump on the bandwagon against CT either haven't worn them, or are used to wearing shirts that are much more expensive and so scoff at the idea wearing a CT shirt. Truth is i find them to be much better that Brooks Brothers.
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The problem with slim fit shirts is that a lot of production is determined by corporate america and the shirts that they buy for their employees. Slim-fit has all but disappeared in this market because the larger employees need a looser cut. Companies will buy large orders of a more universal fit even if its not perfect for more slender employees. I work for a company (http://www.gearone.com) that deals with this on a first hand basis everyday.

 

The problem is that this translates into the consumer market and slim fit shirts are simply not as common as the more general fits. That's why there are much more limited options when looking for this type of fit in terms on colors, sizes, and styles.

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Originally Posted by SamBen View Post

The problem with slim fit shirts is that a lot of production is determined by corporate america and the shirts that they buy for their employees. Slim-fit has all but disappeared in this market because the larger employees need a looser cut. Companies will buy large orders of a more universal fit even if its not perfect for more slender employees. I work for a company (http://www.gearone.com) that deals with this on a first hand basis everyday.

 

The problem is that this translates into the consumer market and slim fit shirts are simply not as common as the more general fits. That's why there are much more limited options when looking for this type of fit in terms on colors, sizes, and styles.


 

I've emailed both T.M. Lewin and Charles Tyrwhitt about whether they'll be expanding their slimmest fit lines (Fully Fitted and Tailored, respectively).  Both companies have responded similarly with a "yes," albeit seasonally.  I have been closely watching both lines and I have already noticed additions to the TML Fully Fitted line within the past month or two: it's one of the reasons I chose them for my recent Black Friday order instead of CT.

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I'm currently wearing a TM Lewin 14,5" shirt, slim fit. However, it's too tight around the waist, the button/cloth is stretched when I sit, and it's close to stretcing when I'm standing up.
TM Lewin have no shirts in 14,5" regular fit, so one option would be to go up a size on the collar. 15" slim fit would give me just enough space around the waist (2.5"), but might be too big around the neck?
See the pics and help me decide if I could go up 0,5" in collar size! Please help me. smile.gif

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If you are looking for a slim dress shirt, go for a borrelli made for european market... There are a couple of sellers on ebay sending them from Italy. To make a comparison, i find RLPL shirts too baggy for me , RLBL just ok but still a little bit large , but borrelli are still too slim for my body. If you are slim, you won't be disappointed.
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If you are looking for a slim dress shirt, go for a borrelli made for european market... There are a couple of sellers on ebay sending them from Italy. To make a comparison, i find RLPL shirts too baggy for me , RLBL just ok but still a little bit large , but borrelli are still too slim for my body. If you are slim, you won't be disappointed.


Have you had any experience with BOSS slim fit or TM Lewin Fully Fitted?  I just recently acquired both.   The TM Lewin is definitely the slimmer of the two, but I still would like to go slimmer.  I think I may have both tailored.  I'm wondering how the Borrelli shirts compare to the TM Lewin Fully Fitted as that is currently the closest to what I'm looking for.

 

If I do decide to get the shirts tailored, I'm going to get them taken in at the waist, a bit at the chest, have the arms on the BOSS shortened.  For the TMLs I'm also hoping to have the body length brought up so I can wear them tucked and un-tucked.  Obviously I will consult the tailor about doing this, but can someone tell me if these are reasonable requests?  I don't have a tailor I work with but I found a well reviewed one online.  Still, I would rather get a consensus from you guys about whether these adjustments are feasible b/c I don't want the tailor to tell me "no problem" and then come back to find he's f**ked my shirts.

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Have you had any experience with BOSS slim fit or TM Lewin Fully Fitted?  I just recently acquired both.   The TM Lewin is definitely the slimmer of the two, but I still would like to go slimmer.  I think I may have both tailored.  I'm wondering how the Borrelli shirts compare to the TM Lewin Fully Fitted as that is currently the closest to what I'm looking for.

If I do decide to get the shirts tailored, I'm going to get them taken in at the waist, a bit at the chest, have the arms on the BOSS shortened.  For the TMLs I'm also hoping to have the body length brought up so I can wear them tucked and un-tucked.  Obviously I will consult the tailor about doing this, but can someone tell me if these are reasonable requests?  I don't have a tailor I work with but I found a well reviewed one online.  Still, I would rather get a consensus from you guys about whether these adjustments are feasible b/c I don't want the tailor to tell me "no problem" and then come back to find he's f**ked my shirts.

What are you? laugh.gif
I'm really slim, but TM Lewin's slim fit shirts are too tight for me around the waist. Might be with proportions to do, since I need 14,5" shirts, but if I had jumped up to 15", everything would fit perfect, except the most important: the collar.
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What are you? laugh.gif
I'm really slim, but TM Lewin's slim fit shirts are too tight for me around the waist. Might be with proportions to do, since I need 14,5" shirts, but if I had jumped up to 15", everything would fit perfect, except the most important: the collar.


http://www.tmlewin.com/Your-Size/Your-Size,en_US,pg.html#second

 

TML Sizing:

As you can see, the 16.5" collar on a Fully Fitted TML shirt measures 48.75" through the chest and 42.5" through the waist.  I ordered 36" arms (these work perfectly and so hope they don't shrink).

 

My Sizing:

My chest is 41" to 42" and my waist is about 34" to 35".  My arms are 35" to 36".  I stand 6'1" tall so I am obviously slim, but don't think my measurements are all that outlandish.

 

Tailoring:

I will probably leave the chest as-is, especially in light of my new gym membership that should eventually lead to increased chest/back size.  Simultaneously, my workouts are likely to yield a decreasing waist size (probably 1" - 3" decrease max).  Still, we're talking about 6.5" - 9.5" of wasted space there, so that needs to be modified.  I would also like the option to wear these untucked so I will see if the tailor can decrease the body length.

 

BOSS Shirt Sizing:

This is a slim fit black label I believe.  I don't have specific measurements, but it does not fit as well as my TML shirts.  The 16.5" collar works perfectly. The chest and waist are bigger than TML Fully Fitted.  The allegedly 36" arms too long by 0.5" to 1".

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Originally Posted by Diversification View Post



Have you had any experience with BOSS slim fit or TM Lewin Fully Fitted?  I just recently acquired both.   The TM Lewin is definitely the slimmer of the two, but I still would like to go slimmer.  I think I may have both tailored.  I'm wondering how the Borrelli shirts compare to the TM Lewin Fully Fitted as that is currently the closest to what I'm looking for.

If I do decide to get the shirts tailored, I'm going to get them taken in at the waist, a bit at the chest, have the arms on the BOSS shortened.  For the TMLs I'm also hoping to have the body length brought up so I can wear them tucked and un-tucked.  Obviously I will consult the tailor about doing this, but can someone tell me if these are reasonable requests?  I don't have a tailor I work with but I found a well reviewed one online.  Still, I would rather get a consensus from you guys about whether these adjustments are feasible b/c I don't want the tailor to tell me "no problem" and then come back to find he's f**ked my shirts.

BOSS is sh*t. I don't care their history as discussed on the forum but simply the quality is not good and you pay a lot for the brand ( sure for each brand you buy you pay for brand but for boss you really pay for the brand) . i don't own any Boss or TML but borrelli that i have (i have more than 10 borrelli, 4 kiton, 3 lorenzini, 2 RLPL, 3 RLBL, 2 charvet, 1 TA) are very slim, also in some models they are much more slimmer than in other models.
For the tailor work that you mentioned, a normal tailor will be able to do them easily, though i never suggest to touch chest (waist less important) as these kind of operations will unbalance the shirt and kill the originality of the shirt that you bought. Shortening the sleeves is very common , i've short sleeves so each shirt that i've are shortened almost 3" from 34", but as i said after the first shirt that i altered the waist and chest (it was a RLPL and it's baggy) i didn't ask again such thing, i prefer wear the shirt a little bit baggier rather than altering chest/waist. Of course there will be surely people who will disagree.
I am a private banker (based in geneva, switzerland) and we have a tailor that come to our offices from italy for bespoke suits and shirts i've discussed with guy a couple of days ago and ordered a shirt, he took the measurements etc. i am still waiting for the result but for the price i paid (140 chf, roughly 160 usd) i will from now on definitely go for bespoke at that price. It's not a bad option at all for everybody.
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