or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › The Definitive Guide to Slim Fit Shirts
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The Definitive Guide to Slim Fit Shirts - Page 155

post #2311 of 2381
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doan Tu Thanh View Post

Hi I'm new to the forum and I don't know much about bespoke or MTM shirts. I came accross this website the other day (there's only one thread about this brand but no information nonetheless), and it seemed to good to be true for me. The name is Camiceria Olga has anyone heard of it. You can have your shirt customized for €55 or more, plus 
€20 shipping within Europe. It's my first time go MTM so I don't want to be fooled. If there's anybody who knows about this brand and can confirm its authenticity I'll be very grateful. Here's the link  

http://www.camiceriaolga.it/

That's overpriced imo. Doesn't modern tailor ship to your country? They do the same thing for cheap
post #2312 of 2381

A question for the guys in this thread.  What slim fit shirts come in a 15" with a 35 sleeve length?  So far the only one that I am finding is Brooks bros extra slim (they are a bit snug in the shoulders for me but they still work the best out of what I have found)

post #2313 of 2381
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bortelli View Post


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


I got measured by one of their tailors while they were in town.

post #2314 of 2381
Quote:
Originally Posted by table21 View Post

A question for the guys in this thread.  What slim fit shirts come in a 15" with a 35 sleeve length?  So far the only one that I am finding is Brooks bros extra slim (they are a bit snug in the shoulders for me but they still work the best out of what I have found)

Charles Tyrwhitt do a 15 and 35 in the Slim Fit. Thomas Pink do a 15 and 35.5, if that's close enough.
post #2315 of 2381
What is considered a comfortable allowance for slim fit shirts? Is it 1 or 2 inches from the actual chest or waist measurement? Do you use the same circumference allowance across the different parts of the shirt i.e. Neck, chest, arm, waist?

Of course this is subjective, but I want to hear SF opinions.
post #2316 of 2381
I ventured into a Barney's outlet and discovered what I'm quite sure is the best trim fit shirt I have ever tried under $100. Barney's house brand called "Piattelli." It might only be available at the outlet because I don't see it on their website. They come with no breast pocket, 2-button sleeves to accommodate large/small wrists, and a variety of collars are available. I preferred this spread collar, similar Borrelli. Sorry for the bad pic, this shirt is pink with fine white stripes.


Edited by suited - 6/25/13 at 11:08am
post #2317 of 2381
I prefer banana republic tailored slim the best.
Edited by White Lotus - 7/3/13 at 3:44am
post #2318 of 2381
post #2319 of 2381
Quote:
Originally Posted by stylekiddo View Post

Here's my review on Ledbury slim shirt: http://simplifiedmen.com/post/54479698705/the-red-and-blue-starks-twill-slim-shirt-from-ledbury

I like Ledbury as well. I have several of their slim fit shirts. They are a bit pricey but pretty good.

As I've posted previously I think Kamakura's Tokyo slim fits me the best and they are super cheap for the quality. Their only problem is very limited stock in my size. I ordered some Hugh & Crye that just came in and I'll give feedback on that this week. I also ordered 9 custom shirts from a HK tailor (New Century) that are coming in this week and I think they will be the best fitting of all based on the fitting I had a month ago with the mock up shirt.
post #2320 of 2381

I've tried various slim fit shirts and when they're not tucked in it feels great around the chest and waist (albeit its a bit long on the torso). However, once I tuck in the shirt starts to billow out around the waist and i end up with a lot of fabric in the back as well. I have a very short torso so could this be the culprit? For reference I am 5'9'' 175lbs (but my torso length is more comparable to one who is 5'5''-5'6''), 15.5 neck, 41 chest, and 32 waist. I recently purchased a tailored fit dress shirt from Banana republic and it is one of the better fitting ones but it still billows out at the waist.

 

Any recommendations? I was looking at TM Lewin's Fully Fitted or Charles Tyrwhitt extra slim fit. Which would you recommend for someone in my situation?

post #2321 of 2381

Sorry for the late reply. I took a risk with moderntailor after checking out some reviews on SF. The first shirt arrived last week and I have to say, for a beginner like me, it's a lifesaver. The neck, shoulder and torso part fit perfectly, the sleeves are not too slim but since I need to work out anyway there's no problem. I forgot to enter the first $20 off (the email with the code went straight to my spam box). Sent them an email about that not really expecting anything, however, they were more than helpful to give me another $20 as deposit. Now I'm currently lurking in TheTieBar for some ties, heard good reviews...

post #2322 of 2381
Quote:
Originally Posted by jy6537 View Post

I've tried various slim fit shirts and when they're not tucked in it feels great around the chest and waist (albeit its a bit long on the torso). However, once I tuck in the shirt starts to billow out around the waist and i end up with a lot of fabric in the back as well. I have a very short torso so could this be the culprit? For reference I am 5'9'' 175lbs (but my torso length is more comparable to one who is 5'5''-5'6''), 15.5 neck, 41 chest, and 32 waist. I recently purchased a tailored fit dress shirt from Banana republic and it is one of the better fitting ones but it still billows out at the waist.

 

Any recommendations? I was looking at TM Lewin's Fully Fitted or Charles Tyrwhitt extra slim fit. Which would you recommend for someone in my situation?

Shirts with darts might be the solution to your problem. However they can mess up patterns like stripes or check.

post #2323 of 2381

So I've posted on this thread before about Kamakura and Ledbury's slim shirts, of which I own many, and I have always been happy with them.

 

However, a friend and fellow forum-user referred me to New Century Tailors, an HK tailoring company who sends a representative, Carlson Lum, to Los Angeles twice a year for fittings.  I saw Carlson in late April in downtown LA, and he took my measurements, much like any of the many tailors we have here do when measuring for a MTM or custom shirt.  At that time, I picked my style of collar, collar measurements, and other details (placket or no, french or barrel cuffs, etc).  A month plus later, in mid June, he came back to LA with a mock up of my shirt, which fit great but we made some minor adjustments.  I just received my completed shirts this week, and they are terrific.  I could not be more pleased.  I picked the lowest level Thomas Mason cotton and the shirts were 700 HKD each, or $90 each.  I'll post some pics soon, but I think they fit and look great, and I'm very happy with how they came out.  I think the fact that there is the initial fitting is what gives the ability to dial it in.  Even with other custom shirt makers I've used here in LA, there was only the initial measurement and then my shirt came in.  The bespoke process allows you to nail down the parts that may otherwise not have been caught in the initial measurements.  I'll probably upgrade to better fabrics for my next set of shirts (I picked up 7 this time), including some really nice fabrics in the 1100 HKD range ($142) but I am super happy with these and would not buy RTW after this successful process. 

 

In fact, after doing MTM for suits and shirts, I am not sure I would go back to that mode of measurement and fitting.  I've actually had more luck with RTW and then altering, or bespoke, and find MTM to be really inconsistent (especially with suits). 

post #2324 of 2381

I wear a 14.5 Brook Brothers extra slim fit shirt and it fits pretty good for me. 

 

Since Nordstrom is running a sale, I was thinking of picking up some of their "trim fit shits". How is their fit compared to BB ESF shirts? 

 

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/calibrate-trim-fit-non-iron-dress-shirt/3228718??cm_ven=Linkshare&cm_cat=partner&cm_pla=10&cm_ite=1&siteId=th9ILo5LtqE-W5vJ4VYmd5qeeujCeWzuDg

 

Nordstrom also has a "slim fit" line but the collar is too small. 

 

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/calibrate-slim-fit-non-iron-dress-shirt/3294379??cm_ven=Linkshare&cm_cat=partner&cm_pla=10&cm_ite=1&siteId=th9ILo5LtqE-N_KBQE2b.apbdtNFuXhEmg

post #2325 of 2381

Matinique

Our Legacy

Tiger of Sweden

Cottonfield

 

In my experience, looking to northern Europe is the best when going with truly slim fitting shirts.

 

Now none of these are posh and none of them are necessarily office appropriate (except for some of Tiger), and they are all in the $100+ range. For me, 6'3" and pretty skinny, they are the best fitting shirts I have found without going to a tailor.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › The Definitive Guide to Slim Fit Shirts