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Originally Posted by jtang108 View Post

For a woven dress shirt, you'll want around 4" +/- 1" depending how trim you want the fit. For a knit shirt like our custom polos 1" would suffice for a trim fit. I am assuming your are measuring the waist around your midsection (belly)?

 

yes, around the midsection is 33". chest is 38-39 and hips are the same. I'm not familiar with your polos - the only ones i have are RL polo custom-fit which have several inches of extra fabric in the waist and fit tight in the chest. Which i dont fully understand as i don't know anyone out there with a 40" chest and a 40" waist that is interested in fitted clothing. but my question was for dress shirts and casual buttoned shirts

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I have been looking at shirts on the site below and it seems like neither Barba, Borrelli or Finamore keeps the same cut even though they name their shirts slim and extra slim fit and so on. How come they don't keep to the same cut?! :butbut: It's really a problem finding a shirt that fit's good.

http://www.shopthefinest.com/nsearch.aspx?Category=Clothing&refine=y&Type=Shirts&page=1&Ussize=16.5&Brand=Barba+Napoli

I need 16.5" in my neck, 44"-45" in chest and 40"-41" in waist and are really having trouble in finding shirts that are slim enough for my size.

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I think our shirts may solve some problems for some of the members on this thread.

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Originally Posted by toss View Post
 

I have been looking at shirts on the site below and it seems like neither Barba, Borrelli or Finamore keeps the same cut even though they name their shirts slim and extra slim fit and so on. How come they don't keep to the same cut?! :butbut: It's really a problem finding a shirt that fit's good.

http://www.shopthefinest.com/nsearch.aspx?Category=Clothing&refine=y&Type=Shirts&page=1&Ussize=16.5&Brand=Barba+Napoli

I need 16.5" in my neck, 44"-45" in chest and 40"-41" in waist and are really having trouble in finding shirts that are slim enough for my size.

 

thats my neck size except 38-39 chest, 33 waist. i think you will be able to find something. The slimmest 16.5" neck i have seen is a 48" chest (garment measurement) so that seems like it would be correct for you. waist may need to come in a little

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thats my neck size except 38-39 chest, 33 waist. i think you will be able to find something. The slimmest 16.5" neck i have seen is a 48" chest (garment measurement) so that seems like it would be correct for you. waist may need to come in a little

I wrote that 44"-45" is what I need, so 48" is 3"-4" to big, which is quite a lot.

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Can anyone provide shirt makers in the US that have similar/comparable sizing to TM Lewin slim fit? BB slim fit are great in the shoulders but i need to have them tailored because of excess fabric everywhere else. I'm not against ordering from TM Lewin online however it would be nice to pick up some shirts at a brick and motar store. Does BB ESF compare well?
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Check out the kamakura Tokyo slim fits, they have size charts on their site and are highly appreciated around here.
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I had the same problem as you. Wide shoulders and a nice, comfortable taper. I think you would enjoy Sebastian Ward shirts. 

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http://www.ln-cc.com/invt/ysl0118059blk

 

looking for a black shirt with black buttons, same or similar cut but not the price tag.. any ideas?

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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 

I wear

 

S in BR shirts

S in JC

XS in BB

XS in GAP

 

I am 5'7 147lbs square shoulders and stocky. 37 chest, 31 waist, 14.5 neck.

Thanks, I'm 35" chest, 30" waist, and also 14.5" neck so these might work for me too; XS is often too tight around the upper arms and shoulders.

 

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yes, around the midsection is 33". chest is 38-39 and hips are the same. I'm not familiar with your polos - the only ones i have are RL polo custom-fit which have several inches of extra fabric in the waist and fit tight in the chest. Which i dont fully understand as i don't know anyone out there with a 40" chest and a 40" waist that is interested in fitted clothing. but my question was for dress shirts and casual buttoned shirts

Just recently got a Polo RL slim fit and had the same problem, gave an extremely unflattering appearance, straight back to the shop. Replaced it with a shirt by Minimum, a Danish company, best fit I've ever got RTW. Found it in www.arenamenswear.com/ but it's not on the website right now, worth contacting them though if you're in the UK.

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"Having just visited many stores on the search for the perfect-fitted, affordable OTR shirt, I made the following ranking based on how slim the shirts are, in general (not taking specific measurements, etc.). For reference, I'm 5'8'', 145lb, ~10% BF (14'' neck, 33'' sleeve, 36-37'' chest, 29'' waist). The price ranges are what I expect to buy for, when they're on really good sale. Also, please be aware that everything is biased, based on my own experiences.

13. Lands End - S (Tailored Fit) [$15-30]: An entire size too big. Good quality for the price.
12. J. Crew - S [$30-45]: Pretty boxy; practically an entire size too big. Great quality.
11. Banana Republic - S (Regular) [$30-40]: Pretty boxy. Quality is a step lower than J. Crew's.
10. Express - S (Fitted) [$35-45]: Typical "slim-fit", but still too boxy for me. Horrible quality.
9. Old Navy - S (Slim) [$15-20]: Slightly slimmer than Express'. Horrible quality, but it's expected.
8. Club Monaco - S (Slim) [$30-40]: About the same as Old Navy's. Quality is a step lower than J. Crew.
7. J. Crew - XS [$30-45]: Slightly slimmer than Old Navy's, but still not slim enough for me. Great quality.
6. Banana Republic - S (Slim Fit) [$30-40]: Slightly slimmer than J. Crew's. Quality is a step lower than J. Crew's.
5. Brooks Brothers - S (Extra-Slim Fit) [$40-60]: Slightly slimmer than Banana Republic's; great fit. Amazing quality.
4. H&M - S (Slim) [$15-25]: Slightly slimmer than Brooks Brother's; ideal fit. Poor quality, but suitable to the cheap price.
3. Zara - S (Slim) [$40-50]: About the same as H&M; ideal fit. Pretty poor quality.
2. Express - S (Extra-Slim) [$35-45]: Slightly slimmer than Zara; a little too slim for my tastes. Horrible quality.
1. Club Monaco - XS (Slim) [$30-40]: Slightly slimmer or same as Express'; a little too slim for my tastes and collar is just a little too small. Quality is a step lower than J. Crew's.



Notes: I forgot to write down whether the J. Crew shirts I tried on were Regular or Slim-Fit (I think they were Slim, but I'm not entirely certain). I should also try on Banana Republic's XS Slim just to see how it compares to Club Monaco's XS Slim."

 

^ This thing is outdated. I own BB small shirts and they fit like a potato sack. I bought BB XS sport shirts and they fit pretty well. JC XS in slim I couldnt button the last button and the neck button. My measurements 5'7, 147lbs, 14.5-15 neck, stocky, square broad shoulders, chest measures ~37. Alot of these shirts I can size down but i wouldnt be able to button the neck button. Its lame. Most of you guys want that slim GQ look with no excess fabric but that is hard to pull off. besides those models have clippers on their backs to pull the excess fabric on their shirts. I'm tired to searching for those skin fit shirts. 

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Originally Posted by ls14 View Post
 

Thanks, I'm 35" chest, 30" waist, and also 14.5" neck so these might work for me too; XS is often too tight around the upper arms and shoulders.

 

Just recently got a Polo RL slim fit and had the same problem, gave an extremely unflattering appearance, straight back to the shop. Replaced it with a shirt by Minimum, a Danish company, best fit I've ever got RTW. Found it in www.arenamenswear.com/ but it's not on the website right now, worth contacting them though if you're in the UK.

np. RL classic fit polos were too long on me. Also too much room than i would like. The custom fit ones were too tight. I wear size small btw. You wear a slim RL polo? That would be freaking tight as hell for me. lol.

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