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post #2356 of 2392

quick question for my first post...

 

does anyone have the dress shirt measurements 15.5 neck 36 sleeve?  I find problems locating dress shirts in that size.  My closet is full of BrooksBrothers in that size and slim fit...dont get me wrong, the fit is great, but im just looking for additional options, to be greedy.  Thanks.

post #2357 of 2392

If that can be useful to someone, my personal "slim fit shirts" chart, limited to UK brands as they are my favourite, (1 being the slimmer-fitting) is:

 

Hawes & Curtis Slim Fit

John Francombe (Lewin)

TM Lewin Slim Fit

Tyrwhitt Slim Fit

 

These are my favourite brands as they're the best quality for the price (honestly I'm not interested in any RTW shirt retailing at more than 60-70 EUR, as with that price you can have them bespoke in Milan...).

 

However I am really skinny (176 cm, 54 Kg) and H&C Slim Fit is the only line among all these which fits like a glove and does not require alterations.

TM Lewin slimmer lines fit good on chest and waist, but sleeves tend to be a bit wider! But since they offer the best quality among those brands in terms of cloth richness and cut, I tend to prefer Lewin as a "compromise" (H&C is slimmer but the fabric feels a bit cheap to me!)


Edited by Colin Maillard - 11/8/13 at 12:41pm
post #2358 of 2392
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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?'

Hi!

Yes, to me there is no perfect fit off the rack anywhere than the tailored slim BR. Just perfect. Sleeves perfect. Right tightness. Actually wrinkle free. Neck doesn't shrink. Collars not to pointy. Awesome. The only problem is that other than white, the colors and patterns rotate a lot. So I've bought nothing but BR dress shirts for a while.

What I had to do before was buy a Small in BR regular slims but then the shirts would be too short and keep untucking. Also the sleeve was a tad short, even if I could live with it. The old BR regular slim medium was baggy.

As a reference I'm 5'9" 180 pounds.

I've JUST received my first Charles Tyrwhitts in the mail, and the 15.5 ESF is also a good fit. Sleeve is a little baggy though, but these will be a good second option. Everyone on this thread has made me super paranoid about the neck though, I hope that the neck won't shrink a full size for the non-irons. The 16s have too much extra material in the body. It's weird how much difference there can be between a .5 neck size.
post #2359 of 2392

Can anyone post the actual measurements (shoulder, chest and waist) of a current (2013) Brooks Brothers Extra Slim Fit dress shirt bought from a Brooks Brother mainline store (brick & mortar, or online)?  According to their website, they a green tag that looks like this:

Picture of BB mainline ESF tag (Click to show)
 

 

 

 (I pulled that picture directly from here). 

 

 

There's a lot of disagreement about how BB ESF actually fits and most of the discussion occurs without measurements.  I don't have any BB mainline store near me, and I'd rather not pay for shipping both ways if I order a shirt and it doesn't work on me.

 

I'd really appreciate help with this.  Again, I'm looking for shoulder, chest and waist measurements of new (2013) Brooks Brothers Extra Slim Fit, mainline (not 346) dress shirts (not sport shirts).  Ones with 16" necks would be particularly helpful!

post #2360 of 2392

which has slimmer waist: zzegna 'drop 8' shirt or barba 'extra slim' (which seems to be drop 5 that is not really 'extra slim' or am i missing something)?

post #2361 of 2392

I recently bought two shirts DKNY 14.5 32/33 (slim fit) that fit me perfectly. Since I want to buy a couple of Kenneth Cole, Calibrate and BBs (all slim fit and 14.5) shirts on the internet and can't try them on, I was wondering if someone knew the measurements of those brands compared to DKNY so I can make a decision whether to buy them or not.

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Originally Posted by Abelucho View Post
 

I recently bought two shirts DKNY 14.5 32/33 (slim fit) that fit me perfectly. Since I want to buy a couple of Kenneth Cole, Calibrate and BBs (all slim fit and 14.5) shirts on the internet and can't try them on, I was wondering if someone knew the measurements of those brands compared to DKNY so I can make a decision whether to buy them or not.

 

Have you tried e-mailing them?  Of the brands you've listed, I've gotten an answer from BB regarding a particular measurement for one of their shirts (collar point length, as it happens), although I think it took about two business days.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #2363 of 2392
For the Brooks Brothers slim fit 14.5 the figures I have are 42.5 inches for the chest (garment size) and 38 inches for the waist (garment size).
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post #2365 of 2392

Anyone tried the Tailored slim fit Banana Republic shirts? How are they? Thinking about getting one.

post #2366 of 2392
Quote:
Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post

Anyone tried the Tailored slim fit Banana Republic shirts? How are they? Thinking about getting one.

I'm about to order a shirt from BR also. I was wondering the same thing. Looking at ordering a LT in tailored slim fit.

6'5 240
16 neck
44 chest
33 waist
37-38 sleeve

Hopefully it won't be TOO snug.
post #2367 of 2392
How´s quality in Dolce & Gabanna casual shirts?
post #2368 of 2392

Went to Banana Republic and tried on some tailored slim fit shirts.  The fit was exactly what I was looking for minus the short sleeves.  Came home and ordered 2 pairs of LT. 

post #2369 of 2392
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Originally Posted by Ooks View Post
 

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.

Eton.  

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Stay tuned! 

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