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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.

 

I agree. Proper Cloth and Luxire would be good custom options too. Luxire has good reviews on the forum and excellent prices.

post #2267 of 2381
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Originally Posted by rurounikitsune View Post

41 neck. The shirt is 22" across the chest, 44" all the way around under the armpits. In comparison, a Brooks Brothers Slim Fit 16/41 shirt is something like 47" in the chest, 22-23" armpit to armpit. Way too large. My actual chest measurement is around 39". So the Borrelli shirts have around five inches of room in the chest which for me is perfect.

BB 16 slim is 24.25 across chest. Super Slim is 22.75

 

5" is just about right for a slim fit.

post #2268 of 2381

Has CT changed anything in the last year? In the UK sizing table, they say that extra-slim fit in 14.5 inches is only 93cm in the waist (used to be 95). In addition, they talk of "improved extra-slim fit" here and there on the site.

 

So can anyone comment on that? What I did not like (ordered extra-slim shirts about a year ago):

- armholes were HUGE

- cuffs were HUGE

- buttons "yellowish" (looked ugly on sky and white shirts)
 

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Buttons have always been white, to my knowledge. Shirts are slightly slimmer but not noticeably. If extra-slim fit didn't fit you back then, it won't now.

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Originally Posted by Shadowman View Post

Has CT changed anything in the last year? In the UK sizing table, they say that extra-slim fit in 14.5 inches is only 93cm in the waist (used to be 95). In addition, they talk of "improved extra-slim fit" here and there on the site.

So can anyone comment on that? What I did not like (ordered extra-slim shirts about a year ago):
- armholes were HUGE
- cuffs were HUGE
- buttons "yellowish" (looked ugly on sky and white shirts)

 

As far as I know, Charles Tyrwhitt haven't changed their shirt sizes. They have changed the way they present chest measurements and are now showing a "to fit size" on their website (they used to show garment sizes). I emailed them about this in February 2013 and they said they hadn't changed their sizes.
post #2271 of 2381

I'm looking to purchase a few Borrelli shirts, with a slim fit.

can someone help me understand if, compared to standard brands, Borrelli fits are typically already considered slim for their regular line? or should I only go for their "slim" category?

thanks :)

post #2272 of 2381
Are there any shirts in the sub $50 range that are slimmer than BB ESF / CT Tailored fit? I need a 15.5" collar, but the body of their 15" collar shirts fit me much better.
post #2273 of 2381
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Originally Posted by zerostyle View Post

Are there any shirts in the sub $50 range that are slimmer than BB ESF / CT Tailored fit? I need a 15.5" collar, but the body of their 15" collar shirts fit me much better.

 

Sure are!  TM Lewin Fully Fitted shirts are slimmer than both and typically come in below the $50 price point.  I've seen them dip as low as $30 a piece when buying around 4 or 5 depending on the sale.  Quality is similar to CT in my experience.  I've never tried BB mainline (the 346 stuff seems to be of similar quality to CT and TML).

post #2274 of 2381
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Originally Posted by Midnight View Post


As far as I know, Charles Tyrwhitt haven't changed their shirt sizes. They have changed the way they present chest measurements and are now showing a "to fit size" on their website (they used to show garment sizes). I emailed them about this in February 2013 and they said they hadn't changed their sizes.

According to their website, and to a sales associate I spoke to, the Extra Slim Fit for 2013 is a touch slimmer than the 2012 version.

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Originally Posted by Diversification View Post

 

Sure are!  TM Lewin Fully Fitted shirts are slimmer than both and typically come in below the $50 price point.  I've seen them dip as low as $30 a piece when buying around 4 or 5 depending on the sale.  Quality is similar to CT in my experience.  I've never tried BB mainline (the 346 stuff seems to be of similar quality to CT and TML).


IMHO better than CT, especially the cuffs and collars (are nicely soft and unfused at TML, a pleasure to wear if you are only used to those made by CT and Co.). It's a pity that they do not offer different collars (the standard collar is too small imho) and that they use cheapish plastic buttons.

 

But it is a "real" modern trim fit with high armholes, narrow waist and quite small cuffs. As opposed to other manufacturers, a 14.5 inch collar measures only 14.5 inches and nothing more. Noticed that when I checked the measurement of CT or Olymp shirts: A 14.5 inch is rather a 15.xx there, even after many washes.

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Originally Posted by mans72 View Post

I'm looking to purchase a few Borrelli shirts, with a slim fit.

can someone help me understand if, compared to standard brands, Borrelli fits are typically already considered slim for their regular line? or should I only go for their "slim" category?

thanks :)

does anyone know the answer to this question? thanks guys :)

post #2277 of 2381
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Originally Posted by mans72 View Post

does anyone know the answer to this question? thanks guys smile.gif

Just check out the measurements at Shop the Finest. E.g.:

http://www.shopthefinest.com/p-63058-borrelli-white-shirt-size-165-us-42-eu.aspx
post #2278 of 2381
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Originally Posted by Ivar View Post

Just check out the measurements at Shop the Finest. E.g.:

http://www.shopthefinest.com/p-63058-borrelli-white-shirt-size-165-us-42-eu.aspx

This is good advice. But for what it's worth, in my experience Borrelli is not particularly slim - at least when compared to Truzzi or Finamore (in my rather limited experience).
post #2279 of 2381

I'm sure this question has already been answered, but can someone please enlighten me as to the differences between the J Crew slim- and standard-fit shirts?  I've already read through four pages of this thread and don't feel like reading more.

post #2280 of 2381
I think slim fit is different for everyone's body type and measurement so it's best to have yourself measured well for just the right fit. And of course price point plays into it as well.
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