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How is Ralph Laurens European slim fits compared to Brooks Brothers extra slim fit?

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Originally Posted by TheJohan View Post

How is Ralph Laurens European slim fits compared to Brooks Brothers extra slim fit?

I would like to know this too.

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Does anyone know if the Brooks Brothers Slim fit shirts have gotten slimmer in the past 2 years? I bought a couple a few years ago when they were one of the few slim fit lines available and they were still fairly large. I just purchased an Extra Slim fit in the same size (15/32) and it is skin tight, feels like I'm wearing Under Armour. I feel like the jump from Slim fit to Extra Slim is incredible and was wondering if the Slim fit are now slimmer then they were years ago. I am a 38" chest and 31" waist.
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Does anyone know if the Brooks Brothers Slim fit shirts have gotten slimmer in the past 2 years? I bought a couple a few years ago when they were one of the few slim fit lines available and they were still fairly large. I just purchased an Extra Slim fit in the same size (15/32) and it is skin tight, feels like I'm wearing Under Armour. I feel like the jump from Slim fit to Extra Slim is incredible and was wondering if the Slim fit are now slimmer then they were years ago. I am a 38" chest and 31" waist.

I own one recently purchased slim fit BB shirt (bought a few weeks ago). It cost me $35 for my tailor to get the damn thing to fit. I don't have much drop from chest to waist as I have a small belly (39 chest, 33 waist). The sleeves, arm holes, chest, and waist were all too big and had to be dialed in.

 

Based on your dimensions, seems like the ultra slim would be better. But I suspect you may still need a lot of alterations for the arms. That is, unless your neck size is 14 or something small.

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I'm going to float this out there and see what kind of interest there is.

Anybody up for doing some crowdsourcing on slim fit shirt measurements? Create a thread with some basic dimensions, I'm thinking, chest, waist, hips and upper bicep measurements for common brands. Key these to stated neck size.

I can do 16" neck brooks brothers, and a couple of lands end shirts. The latter are not that slim...

So anybody want to volunteer some measuring time?
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I own one recently purchased slim fit BB shirt (bought a few weeks ago). It cost me $35 for my tailor to get the damn thing to fit. I don't have much drop from chest to waist as I have a small belly (39 chest, 33 waist). The sleeves, arm holes, chest, and waist were all too big and had to be dialed in.

Based on your dimensions, seems like the ultra slim would be better. But I suspect you may still need a lot of alterations for the arms. That is, unless your neck size is 14 or something small.

So sounds like the Slim fit hasn't changed. What brand is the Ultra Slim because the Extra Slim from Brooks Brothers is made for super skinny people.
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So sounds like the Slim fit hasn't changed. What brand is the Ultra Slim because the Extra Slim from Brooks Brothers is made for super skinny people.

Define super skinny. 6'4" 190 puts me right in the middle of BMI and the ES fit is still a bit baggy though the waist.
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Define super skinny. 6'4" 190 puts me right in the middle of BMI and the ES fit is still a bit baggy though the waist.

Im 5'10" 160lbs with a 38" chest and 31" waist and with a 15/32 I could pop the buttons off by flexing. Its by far the slimest fitting shirt ive tried.
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Im 5'10" 160lbs with a 38" chest and 31" waist and with a 15/32 I could pop the buttons off by flexing. Its by far the slimest fitting shirt ive tried.

 

I think this has come up before but there's a big difference between a slim-fitting shirt and an athletic-fitting shirt. The BB ESF is definitely without a doubt a slim fitting shirt. It cuts a lot of room out of the chest. However, I don't think it's a good fit for a someone with an athletic build, someone who needs a big drop from the chest to the waist, because it doesn't taper very much IMO.

 

I'm the same weight/height/almost the same exact measurements as you (39" chest, 30" waist), and I had the same feeling as you in the chest even though the waist wasn't too bad. Sizing up to fit in the chest though made the waist entirely too loose.

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Originally Posted by black_umbrella View Post

I'm going to float this out there and see what kind of interest there is.
Anybody up for doing some crowdsourcing on slim fit shirt measurements? Create a thread with some basic dimensions, I'm thinking, chest, waist, hips and upper bicep measurements for common brands. Key these to stated neck size.
I can do 16" neck brooks brothers, and a couple of lands end shirts. The latter are not that slim...
So anybody want to volunteer some measuring time?

I'm fairly sure it's been tried. Maybe even in this thread. The problems you face are

1) People can't measure

2) Brands change things.
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Bought a slim-fit shirt from Marks & Spencer the other week, and I have found it, to be the slimmest fitting shirt I have found! The only problem with it is, that the arm opening is way too low (a common problem with M&S)!
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I think this has come up before but there's a big difference between a slim-fitting shirt and an athletic-fitting shirt. The BB ESF is definitely without a doubt a slim fitting shirt. It cuts a lot of room out of the chest. However, I don't think it's a good fit for a someone with an athletic build, someone who needs a big drop from the chest to the waist, because it doesn't taper very much IMO.

I'm the same weight/height/almost the same exact measurements as you (39" chest, 30" waist), and I had the same feeling as you in the chest even though the waist wasn't too bad. Sizing up to fit in the chest though made the waist entirely too loose.

I find the BB ESF shirts to be perfect in the shoulder and chest area,but too baggy near the waist. For anyone else with a large drop, have you found an alternative shirt or is my best bet to go to a tailor?

I've been following this thread on and off, but there hasn't been any clear recommendations.
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I find the BB ESF shirts to be perfect in the shoulder and chest area,but too baggy near the waist. For anyone else with a large drop, have you found an alternative shirt or is my best bet to go to a tailor?
I've been following this thread on and off, but there hasn't been any clear recommendations.

Part of the problem is that sometimes Charles Tyrwhitt tailored/extra-slim is slimmer than Brooks Brothers, but sometimes it is the other way around. In the larger neck sizes, CT seems to be slimmer, but on the smaller neck sizes (below 16) BB seems to be slimmer. This is according to each company's sizing guide.

 

For those with a very athletic build (i.e. larger chest), TM Lewin might be a good option. Their chest measurements are significantly larger than either CT or BB, while still having a small waist. I have a size 16 TM Lewin shirt on the way, so I can report back once I compare to my CT and BB shirts.

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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

Part of the problem is that sometimes Charles Tyrwhitt tailored/extra-slim is slimmer than Brooks Brothers, but sometimes it is the other way around. In the larger neck sizes, CT seems to be slimmer, but on the smaller neck sizes (below 16) BB seems to be slimmer. This is according to each company's sizing guide.

For those with a very athletic build (i.e. larger chest), TM Lewin might be a good option. Their chest measurements are significantly larger than either CT or BB, while still having a small waist. I have a size 16 TM Lewin shirt on the way, so I can report back once I compare to my CT and BB shirts.

Have you guys ordered the formal shirts from CT lately?

They have dropped the Tailored fit for an "extra slim fit", which is entirely different - even the collar seems different. This is a huge pity as the CT formal shirts fit me pretty much perfectly smile.gif
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Just two days ago I tried on both slim fit, and extra slim fit Brooks Brothers shirts.  The slim fits were predictably oversized and not slim by any measure, especially in the arms and the torso.  The extra slim fit was too tight.  The arm circumfrance was just big enough to be acceptable, and the torso was fine, but the shoulders and chest were far too small.  I'm 6'4", 220#, 17/36.

 

Like someone else said, the jump between Brooks Brothers slim and extra slim fit is gigantic.

 

Also, when you guys post your shirt size, it would be helpful to know your height and weight as well.


Edited by sjoseph - 11/1/12 at 9:53am
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