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post #2296 of 2381
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Originally Posted by jacket View Post

These actually look pretty good. Will definitely check them out next time I'm in NY.

It says on the website that "*To compensate possible shrinkage, the actual size is bigger than the size on the label." What has your experience been with this?

I should have said, I have not washed them yet. I usually cold water, gentle cycle my shirts and hang dry, so minimal shrinking, but even 15s tend to be a tad loose at the collar for me, so I'm not expecting them to change much or be a problem. Also, I find that most 15-33s are a tad bit short for me (I'm 5'11 so arms a bit longer than average guy), but these are a good length on the sleeves. I'll report back after a couple of washes. But, the bottom line is for an everyday wear shirt with decent styling, they're great. One minor nit -- the fabric is a bit thin -- a V neck shirt shows up behind a white one. May put off some people.

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I'm just starting out attempting to build a wardrobe. I'm 6'0 165 lbs and fairly lean. I wear a 15.5 and 32/33.

 

Anyway, what I've found so far is that Thomas Pink Super Slim shirts are fantastic. Great fabric and the fit is phenomenal. There isn't a huge selection of shirts in the SS fit, though. Which is frustrating because the difference between their Super Slim and their Slim is really big. They're not cheap at $195 each, but I really think they are worth it. I really think some people (not in this thread, obv) underestimate just how significant the difference is between even an $90 PRL custom-fit shirt and a shirt like the one I just mentioned. The difference really is huge. It's sort of the same way between a $150 pair of J&M corrected grain glue job shoes and a pair of AE McAllisters or something.

 

Regardless, since I can't afford a full rotation of $200 TP and $400 Turnbull & Asser shirts, I will get by for now on a couple of ES CT, ES BB, a few Luxire MTM shirts and my TP shirts. And whenever I can I'll be buying at least one slim cut of Charvet, Borrelli, Barba, Brioni, Kiton, RLBL, Eton, T&A, among others. Really looking forward to the day I can look at my closet and see a rack or two of shirts like this in there. 

 

Man, I really love shopping for shirts.

post #2298 of 2381
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Originally Posted by ftw90240 View Post

People looking for slim fit shirts should try Kamakura. They have a store in NY and a limited, but growing, selection on-line. Prices are almost ridiculously cheap ($79) with free shipping on orders over $150. The Tokyo slim fits me perfectly, which is not easy among the parachute sized shirts on sale in most places. I'm 5'11, 140 lbs, and wear a 36R. The 15, 33-1/3 is perfect for me bc my arms are a bit long and my neck size is small. The quality of the cotton is solid for the price, and the styles are simple and great for everyday wear (spread collar, cutaway, OCBD). They are now my go-to RTW shirtmaker.

 

I just wish they had a decent selection of sizes. I can get a 15 1/3 - 34 1/3, but not a 16-34?

post #2299 of 2381
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Originally Posted by JesseLivermore View Post

I'm just starting out attempting to build a wardrobe. I'm 6'0 165 lbs and fairly lean. I wear a 15.5 and 32/33.

 

Anyway, what I've found so far is that Thomas Pink Super Slim shirts are fantastic. Great fabric and the fit is phenomenal. There isn't a huge selection of shirts in the SS fit, though.

 

Regardless, since I can't afford a full rotation of $200 TP and $400 Turnbull & Asser shirts, I will get by for now on a couple of ES CT, ES BB, a few Luxire MTM shirts and my TP shirts. And whenever I can I'll be buying at least one slim cut of Charvet, Borrelli, Barba, Brioni, Kiton, RLBL, Eton, T&A, among others. Really looking forward to the day I can look at my closet and see a rack or two of shirts like this in there. 

 

Would you really say that the Thomas Pink SS shirts are that much better than Luxire MTM shirts? What kind of fabrics did you get from Luxire vs. TP? I would say that the Luxire oxford fabrics are quite good.

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I'm glad I found this thread! I've found Charles Tyrwhitt tailored shirts fit very well in the past, but they seem to have completely changed the cut of these now, so I'm at a bit of a loss to find decent tailored looking (but not super slim/skinny) formal shirts.

 

I have a 15.5 inch neck, 38" chest and 32" waist - all measured. Average height at about 5'10 and my sleeve length is 33.

 

Can anyone recommend good off the peg shirts that would match that, be tailored, but not the current trend of being shrunk on skinny?

 

I'd be quite interested in MTO from the net too, if you fellows could vouch for a great place.
 

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Originally Posted by bellyhungry View Post

Have anyone tried the new Banana Republic 'Tailored Slim Fit' shirts that are supposed to be slimmer than their 'Slim fit?'

See I'm having a challenge with tailored slim too.

Banana Republic is my goto brand because for off the rack, the size-price-quality nexus is the best on the market IMO. There's probably better shirts, there's cheaper shirts, but this is the best combination. I figured out the hack for their slim fits. Size DOWN. I'm 5"10", 180 (running back build) and their size SMALL slims fit perfect. Weird that someone my size is wearing a small in SLIM, but hey, it somehow works. In their monogram I wear Medium though.

Now this new tailored slim is a problem because it's thrown my sizing frame of reference off. In a medium, the chest is fine, but the waist/torso is tube tight. In this shirt I bulge and the buttons are opening there. If I sit down you can see the shirt buttons trying to unbutton themselves. The neck is fine though. Now in a LARGE, the neck is a little wide, the sleeves are slightly long and wide, but then the chest is also fine--fits the same as the medium (what the hell is that all about?), but then the waist is perfect. So I'm stuck in a situation between picking a perfect fit waist (with sleeves slightly long, and neck a little roomy--can comfortably fit the two fingers) vs. a perfect fit neck/sleeve.

Banana Republic sizing appears all over the place. How can I wear a small, medium AND large in shirts from the same company categorized as slim! Anyway, should one go with a tight snugger than usual waist/torso, or a slightly loose neck and long sleeve?

By the way, the easy solution would be to just by small in regular slim, but they're not carrying plain slim white or purple dress shirts right now. Just the tailored slim.
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My typical brand of shirt tends to be Arrow.  What do you think of that brand?  Perhaps I am misplaced in my brand loyalty?

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Speaking of Kamakura, our own mack11211 is selling a few pairs of Kamakura shirts in 15 or 15.5, and they're apparently on sale for $30 a pair over the weekend.

 

http://www.ebay.com/sch/Clothing-Shoes-Accessories-/11450/i.html?_sac=1&_from=R40&_nkw=kamakura

 

I have no idea who mack11211 is but I bought a pair of these shirts from him and I'm very happy with them. If I liked contrast collars I would have bought more.

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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 think I'll go this route - I have a couple of shirts which fit very well indeed, so getting them duplicated seems far easier (and cost effective!) than trying and returning shirts from 6 or 7 brands.

 

From what I've seen so far, the online MTM shirt makers seem to be:

 

Modern Tailor,

My Tailor,

Ratio.

 

Can anyone recommend which is the best? I will also look at a local tailor to duplicate for me.

post #2305 of 2381
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Originally Posted by Midnight View Post
"This is more like a random collection of ideas, than a definitive guide"

I think that's a fair criticism. How would you improve the thread?

 

At the risk of being terribly OCD, I would say an attached and master editable spreadsheet would vastly improve the thread.

 

Have rows for (actual body) neck size, then various chest, waist and sleeve measurements, then an SF member with that physique puts in the shirt brand he has found to be best.

 

It would make a very easy, definitive reference guide for others... Know you measure as a 16" neck, 42" chest and 33" waist? - look at the right column and row - and get the best brand for you.

 

I suggest a couple of trusted members volunteer to be master editors, to prevent trolling and crap data being put in. The spreadsheet could be updated ongoing, as brands change their sizes and cuts.
 

post #2306 of 2381

Guys,

 

I am having a few issues with some dress shirts. 

 

I am 5'7" 185lbs (a little thick in the belly, but not really too fat) 34" waist, 40" chest 16.5" neck 33" sleeve.

 

I have found that a J crew regular Large is fine and the Slim Large is great. I have a few Gitman Vintage Larges and they are also  my go to. A bit big, but not bad at all. All above shirts fit in the neck.

 

I need a few shirts that are going to fit my thick neck, but not blouse too much. Would the BB ESF work in a 16.5"? for the dress variety? How bout Ledbury? Kamakura? J press Slim?

 

Looking for a few options to try. GOing to start in OCBD but in a more fitted fit than M, L, etc.

 

Thanks

post #2307 of 2381
Hello everyone, I wanted to ask if there is a good OTR shirt that will fit similar to H&M's dress shirts in S size. I'm bound to OTR becuase I'm still saving up some money for MTM, but could use a shirt RIGHT NOW.

Any where in central jersey? Online?
post #2308 of 2381
Jesselivermore,

At Pink prices I would suggest you try mtm or bespoke. In NYC CEGO does good stuff starting around 125. Also I have found Pink stuff doesnt last very well. Looks nice but not well made, in my opinion...
post #2309 of 2381

I just went the MTM route with mytailor and got the best fitting shirt I've ever bought. Too much of a hassle to go through so many OTR shirts and then go get it tailored..
 

post #2310 of 2381
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Originally Posted by Hye Style View Post

I just went the MTM route with mytailor and got the best fitting shirt I've ever bought. Too much of a hassle to go through so many OTR shirts and then go get it tailored..

 

Did you just use measurements based of you best fitting shirt, or did you take a leap of faith snd plugged in some numbers on the site? just curious smile.gif
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