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.