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post #2071 of 2393

I appreciate the insight.  Perhaps I'll see if I can find the standard measurements of a Borrelli shirt to see how it compares to TML Fully Fitted.  If it turns out that Borrelli makes shirts slimmer than the TML Fully Fitted, perhaps I'll see what I can do on the B&S/ebay.

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Rankiz,

Have you tried Hawes Curtis? While the TM Lewin shirt for the 14.5 neck are 35 inches around the waist, the Hawes and Curtis 14.5 inch slim fits are around 37 inches around the waist. Charles Tyrwhitt Slim Fit 14.5 neck are 39 inches around the waist, but I suspect that's too large.
Edited by Midnight - 12/21/11 at 12:43am
post #2073 of 2393
just got a charles tyrwhitt slim fit - 15/33
too narrow for my shoulders
really really big on the waist (which i figured i would have to get tailored anyway). rest is ok

im 5 8, 150lbs, ~41" chest, 32" waist

any thoughts besides MTM?
post #2074 of 2393
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Originally Posted by Midnight View Post

Have you tried Hawes Curtis? While the TM Lewin shirt for the 14.5 neck are 35 inches around the waist, the Hawes and Curtis 14.5 inch slim fits are around 37 inches around the waist. Charles Tyrwhitt Slim Fit 14.5 neck are 39 inches around the waist, but I suspect that's too large.


Although this is what I expected, I'm not sure why I go with a H&C whose waist is larger than TMLs.  I just got finished mentioning that the TML waist is still a bit to big on me....  am I missing something?

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Originally Posted by Diversification View Post



Although this is what I expected, I'm not sure why I go with a H&C whose waist is larger than TMLs.  I just got finished mentioning that the TML waist is still a bit to big on me....  am I missing something?

Diversification,

sorry for the lack of clarity. My post was a response to Rankiz, not yourself. I've edited the original post to make it clearer.
post #2076 of 2393
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Originally Posted by kmz View Post

just got a charles tyrwhitt slim fit - 15/33
too narrow for my shoulders
really really big on the waist (which i figured i would have to get tailored anyway). rest is ok
im 5 8, 150lbs, ~41" chest, 32" waist
any thoughts besides MTM?

tried brooks brothers extra slim fit 15.5/32
still a lot of excess slack around waist but the rest was good. think i will pick a lot up during their after xmas sale and tailor them
post #2077 of 2393
I received some Tyrwhitt slim fit shirts for Christmas, and they are the best fitting shirts I have. I was a little surprised that the material was so thin, and kind of see through. I believe these were the Tyrwhitt poplin weave. Would another material be less sheer? Twill? I really like the fit, but it would be great if the material were more substantial. Any suggestions?
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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.

Those are reasonable requirements. Usually, a tailor can alter anything other than shoulder or neck size. The problem you will face will be the fact that the tailor is online. From experience I can tell you it is very difficult to get things right with an online tailor.
post #2079 of 2393
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...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.

+100.
post #2080 of 2393
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Originally Posted by jguyette View Post

I received some Tyrwhitt slim fit shirts for Christmas, and they are the best fitting shirts I have. I was a little surprised that the material was so thin, and kind of see through. I believe these were the Tyrwhitt poplin weave. Would another material be less sheer? Twill? I really like the fit, but it would be great if the material were more substantial. Any suggestions?

You get what you pay for. You could try TM Lewin shirts.
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Originally Posted by mkarim View Post

Those are reasonable requirements. Usually, a tailor can alter anything other than shoulder or neck size. The problem you will face will be the fact that the tailor is online. From experience I can tell you it is very difficult to get things right with an online tailor.

Thanks for the info. I didn't mean to make it sound like I was getting online tailoring done btw. I will go find one in my area and discuss what I want done. I was just wondering what I could logically expect a tailor to be capable of modifying well.
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You get what you pay for. You could try TM Lewin shirts.

Twill is definitely going to be the better choice. My TML shirts had some twill among them and those are definitely the thicker shirts.

I think from now on I'll be going to modern tailor though b/c although the TML shirts look nice and feel decent, the sleeves become wrinkled and creased throughout the day just from having my arms bent. I assume that a better quality shirt would resist the creasing better so that when I straighten my arms there wouldn't be visible wrinkling.

If you have a CT shirt that fits you perfectly you could also pursue an online tailor like Modern Tailor (there are others too).
post #2082 of 2393

I got a few Hugh & Crye's and they are the best slim fit I have ever gotten. Better than some $165 customs I got made in NYC.

post #2083 of 2393
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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) .

Boss has great patterns, and their shirts fit me better than any shirt I've ever had made, and certainly better than any OTR shirt I have ever purchased. In my case, the fit is damn near perfect. As far as the quality is concerned, before I discovered that I was interested in clothing I purchased some really crappy shirts. A good 10 years ago. I still have some of them. They didn't fall apart or disintegrate, despite what you might read around here by some posters.

"Quality" is harped on here far more than it should be - and that's saying a lot. If people cared as much about color coordination, patterns and fit as they did quality, they'd look much better. IMO, I'd rather "overpay" for a Boss shirt and have it look great and fit exceptionally well than drop hundreds of dollars on MTM to hit their 4 shirt minimum and take the risk of the tailor fucking it up. Are the the best quality shirts made? No, but I couldn't care less. My goal isn't to buy the highest quality shirt on the market, it's to buy what looks best on me.
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Originally Posted by suited View Post

Boss has great patterns, and their shirts fit me better than any shirt I've ever had made, and certainly better than any OTR shirt I have ever purchased. In my case, the fit is damn near perfect. As far as the quality is concerned, before I discovered that I was interested in clothing I purchased some really crappy shirts. A good 10 years ago. I still have some of them. They didn't fall apart or disintegrate, despite what you might read around here by some posters.
"Quality" is harped on here far more than it should be - and that's saying a lot. If people cared as much about color coordination, patterns and fit as they did quality, they'd look much better. IMO, I'd rather "overpay" for a Boss shirt and have it look great and fit exceptionally well than drop hundreds of dollars on MTM to hit their 4 shirt minimum and take the risk of the tailor fucking it up. Are the the best quality shirts made? No, but I couldn't care less. My goal isn't to buy the highest quality shirt on the market, it's to buy what looks best on me.

Agree. Often one has to find a compromise and a happy medium between quality and color/patterns. The majority of my "interesting" shirts and ones for which I get compliments, happen to be some OTR shirts of not-so-good quality.
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Anyone have any experience with Black Brown 1826?  It appears to be an in house Lord & Taylor brand; they have some decent looking/feeling shirts.  They also are nicely priced (especially b/c of the current sale).  I just discovered the brand last night right before the mall closed so I didn't get to try a shirt on.

 

I'm actually asking b/c while I didn't get to try on a one of their shirts, I was able to slip on a light jacket; it fit me almost too tightly around the mid section/waist!  I almost NEVER see that!  I'm wondering if the rest of their clothes run similarly fitted.  Please let me know.

 

EDIT:

I'm also wondering about TOPMAN shirts.  TOPMAN kinda reminds me of a Zara or something.  Anyone have any of their shirts to comment on?


Edited by Diversification - 12/29/11 at 8:15am
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