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post #2236 of 2393
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Originally Posted by jns425 View Post


Update to my situation. I tried on the extra slim fit dress shirt at Brooks Brothers and it was still too baggy on me. My chest and shoulders are very big relative to my waist. I have literally tried on over a dozen shirts from multiple stores. I went into both Ralph Lauren and Brooks Brothers and asked for their slimmest dress shirt, but once I put on the 17 neck the shirts are huge on me. On a side note - the Ralph Lauren shirt I tried on was $400 (I never would have paid it even if it fit) - I don't understand how they get off charging so much. It really didnt seem like anything special.

I may have potentially found a decent option from Nordstrom though. I tried on their house brand french cuff shirt in the non-slim model. It really wasnt a bad fit at all for being. Still too baggy on me, but I am hopeful that if I can order the slim fit - it could be a great fit. Only draw back is that is it is a very wide spread collar - which I don't love, but for one shirt, I can accept it. If I like it, Nordstrom has a design your own, so I may end up doing that as well.

If that doesnt work, I am giving up and going MTO.
Try TM Lewin Fully Fitted, their shirts are very tapered and might be exactly what you're looking for depending on your chest size.
post #2237 of 2393
Anyone have any suggestions on the following?

Brooks Brothers Extra slim fit in 15.5 neck is a bit too tight in the chest. 16 neck is perfect in the chest, but the neck is too loose then.

Here are the dimensions given to me by customer service.

Size: 15 1/2 x 32
Chest: 43 1/2 inches
Waist: 41 inches
Yoke: 19 1/4 inches

Size: 16 x 32
Chest: 45 1/2 inches
Waist: 43 inches
Yoke: 20 inches

5'9" , 170 lb, athletic build

Any suggestions on a RTW shirt that runs maybe 2" larger in the chest than BB Extra Slim Fit? Their standard Slim Fit is way too big everywhere on me.
post #2238 of 2393

If you are looking for slim shirts, depends on your height and weight. I am 6,4 inches and 168 lbs. To me, only bespoke shirts are slim enough. I bought all the brands in 2 years and none fit like a custom made. For $250, I get a perfect shirt of excellent quality at my tailor. 

 

Why pay $300 for a brand that does not fit your perfect... that's all folks.

post #2239 of 2393

I have tried a few makers including Hilditch and Key, CT & Lewin. I am a 14.5" collar.

 

CT's 14.5" collar fits on their slim fit cut (extra slim doesn't look as good), but the body fits perfectly on the 15" collar (due to shoulder width).

Hilditch and Key I have the same problem with, I also find the collar to sit comically high on my neck on my preferred collar spread (semi).

Pink makes a near perfect cut (practically MTM looking) for me, their 14.5" slim is cut very nicely through the body and isn't second skin thin.

 

My question is whether there are any higher end shirtmakers that cut a 14.5" slim cut very similar to Pink but with a higher level of craftsmanship and materials? Otherwise I will be sticking to Pink shirts from now on.

post #2240 of 2393
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Originally Posted by Scabal Fanatic View Post

If you are looking for slim shirts, depends on your height and weight. I am 6,4 inches and 168 lbs. To me, only bespoke shirts are slim enough. I bought all the brands in 2 years and none fit like a custom made. For $250, I get a perfect shirt of excellent quality at my tailor. 

 

Why pay $300 for a brand that does not fit your perfect... that's all folks.

 

True. If you were going to spend $250 - $300 for a shirt. I got 2 shirts from Pink for $79 each on sale. I'm sure MTM would fit me a little better, but the Pink shirts are near perfect for much less in cost.

post #2241 of 2393

jns425, I know that you will find dress shirts for less than $100 MTM but again, it depends on the fabric used to create them. I know that $250 sounds very expensive but you will not get any shirt on the rack or MTM that will beat that. Tom Ford shirts (I own some) are not even that good (cost near $600). 

 

Without going to a dress shirt made with Holland & Sherry fabric by a reputable tailor, you can get a superb Scabal shirt custom made for about $315. The price depends on your means, taste and where you are in life at this moment. 

 

I totally respect your choice :-)

post #2242 of 2393
We've got a load of slim fitting shirts, including a few in a 14.5".

www.cabinet-london.com

25% off if you use the code 'styleforum' at checkout...

Very good quality shirts, and a great slim fit.
post #2243 of 2393
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Originally Posted by cabinet View Post

We've got a load of slim fitting shirts, including a few in a 14.5".

www.cabinet-london.com

25% off if you use the code 'styleforum' at checkout...

Very good quality shirts, and a great slim fit.

Maybe apply for official affiliate status first before you start hawking your merchandise...

post #2244 of 2393
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Originally Posted by cabinet View Post

We've got a load of slim fitting shirts, including a few in a 14.5".

www.cabinet-london.com

25% off if you use the code 'styleforum' at checkout...

Very good quality shirts, and a great slim fit.

Safe to assume you don't ship to the US?
post #2245 of 2393

I have a 14.5" neck with a broader chest and narrower torso. Like others, including jns425, shirts that fit well at the neck, shoulders, and chest tend to be too full lower on the shirt. Shirts that are better fitting near the waist are visibly too tight at the chest (e.g., BB extra slim fit).

 

In my limited experience, Hilditch & Key fits the best, followed by BB slim fit. I haven't had the chance to try Thomas Pink shirts, but will as soon as my wallet allows it.

post #2246 of 2393
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Originally Posted by diadem View Post

Maybe apply for official affiliate status first before you start hawking your merchandise...

Sorry - didn't realise I needed to... I'll look into that!

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Originally Posted by Diversification View Post

Safe to assume you don't ship to the US?

We ship to the US...
post #2247 of 2393
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Originally Posted by cabinet View Post

We ship to the US...

I must have just missed it on your website. Can you copy/paste the US shipping/return info for those of us in the States?
post #2248 of 2393
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Originally Posted by jazz11man1 View Post

I have a 14.5" neck with a broader chest and narrower torso. Like others, including jns425, shirts that fit well at the neck, shoulders, and chest tend to be too full lower on the shirt. Shirts that are better fitting near the waist are visibly too tight at the chest (e.g., BB extra slim fit).

 

In my limited experience, Hilditch & Key fits the best, followed by BB slim fit. I haven't had the chance to try Thomas Pink shirts, but will as soon as my wallet allows it.

 

 

I wish the BB slim (or extra slim) fit me, but those were even too baggy. I was lucky and got 2 shirts at Pink onsale for $75 each (regular $180) in french cuff. Honestly, I wouldve bought more, but I waited too long and they ran out of my size.

 

I want to try TM Lewin and Hilditch & Key, but I just hate the idea of needing to return overseas if the dont fit (and I've never tried them before). Pink is easy because they have 3 stores in Boston, so I can just return to the store if it doesnt fit.

post #2249 of 2393
At $75 a piece, I might start looking towards MTM stuff... if time isn't a factor and you have a shirt that fits perfectly, most places will duplicate said shirt if you send it to them. Places like Modern Tailor, My Tailor, Ratio, etc come to mind.

You may end up paying slightly more, but the fit would be perfect and I imagine the fabric would be in the same ballpark at that price.
post #2250 of 2393
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Originally Posted by Diversification View Post

At $75 a piece, I might start looking towards MTM stuff... if time isn't a factor and you have a shirt that fits perfectly, most places will duplicate said shirt if you send it to them. Places like Modern Tailor, My Tailor, Ratio, etc come to mind.

You may end up paying slightly more, but the fit would be perfect and I imagine the fabric would be in the same ballpark at that price.

 

Are they really that inexpensive? There is a place near me that does the duplicating thing, but I never bothered to ask prices because I always figured it would be a fortune. I'd ideally like to go in with a Theory shirt and ask them to do a french cuff in the same measurments

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