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post #901 of 2402
The Varvatos shirts are slim and fit nicely, just be sure you try one on before you take it home, the sleev lenghts run funny, I'm a 34 and need to get the LONG as the regular fits at least a few inches too short.
post #902 of 2402
Hello,

I am looking to order a few TM Lewin shirts and would like some advice regarding the fit.

I'm around 6"2 (pushing 6"3 in shoes) 185lbs. Chest size is around 40 in. I need to get an approxiimate sleeve length, though I wear a 34/35 in regular mall brand shirts...though I would say I'm around a 35.

How long are the classic and slim shirts? Would they be long enough to tuck in and wear un-tucked for someone my height?

I know some people don't like this, but is the fabric and length of the prince of wales double cuff shirts suitable to wear with a nice fitting pair of dark denim jeans?

Are the collars true to size? I've seen a few people on this thread say to size up a half an inch, so I wanted to make sure.

Thanks.
post #903 of 2402
Their collars are halh an inch too small and their fabric is certainly good enough to be worn with dressy jeans. I wear their Traveller shirts with blazers and woolen pants too
post #904 of 2402
This might sound silly, but would the Windsor collar on the Lewin shirts look good with the top button un-buttoned and without a tie? In a casual manner with nice jeans..
post #905 of 2402
I get compliments when I wear my Lewins in that exact manner so I would say yes. Windsor is a classy collar so don't worry about it
post #906 of 2402
I ordered a slim custom-fit sport shirt from polo, its tagged on the inside as "slim fit" and fits great. However, when i ordered another slim custom-fit sport shirt, it was labeled as "custom fit" on the inside, and fits a little bigger than the other one. How can this be? I wish it was easy to find these "slim fit" ones because they really are perfect for me
post #907 of 2402
Please accept my apologies in advance if this has already been posted--I wasn't about to go through 60 pages of posts to see if this has been suggested. Nonetheless, Nordstroms has a great deal where for an average cost of $17, they will pretty much re-cut / re-fit any shirt they sell. I had this done on one of my dress shirts--Ike Berhar, because while I love the value (soft/dense fabric, nice firm collar and cuffs at a reasonable price), they're cut like tents. The finished product was really good. The tailor took in the sides and reduced the sleeve widths. Overall, I was very impressed.

IMO, while MTM is great--some Nordstroms locations offer a MTM shirt program, I find that it's tough to select a shirt because the swatches tend to be small. As such, it can be hard to envision how the entire shirt will look. Also, the selection of fabrics / patterns can be limited because their primary "target" is the business professional. So, while you can choose some great quality fabrics, you don't get a lot of variety.

Lastly, my stats:
5 11, 192lbs, 44" chest, 35" waist.
post #908 of 2402
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Originally Posted by bossman08 View Post
This might sound silly, but would the Windsor collar on the Lewin shirts look good with the top button un-buttoned and without a tie? In a casual manner with nice jeans..

I think the Windsor from TM Lewin does not look good without a tie. There is too much spread in the collar for casual wear in my opinion.
post #909 of 2402
So what's the best source for a slim fit white shirt with a point collar (I almost always wear a Pratt knot on a 3.25-3.5" tie)? I'd be interested in both regular and french cuffs.

I tried 4 different combinations from TM Lewin and they all went back (either the collar was too long, the spread too much, or most importantly, the shoulders didn't quite work for my neck size).
post #910 of 2402
Just found some Ben Sherman shirts for $30-35 each at my local TJMaxx and they are the best fitting shirts I've tried to date. Mind you, I'm 6'3" and ~165lbs so I'm quite slim to begin with, but size M Ben Serhmans are perfect in the body while still having 35" sleeves and a good length. I know most of their styles don't really fall into the "iGent" crowd, but the fit is amazing for those that like super slim fits.
post #911 of 2402
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Originally Posted by korce View Post
I would also be curious to know how the "trim" fit LL Bean oxfords fit. I'm not expecting them to be BoO or anything, but if they're reasonably fitted in the chest and shoulders I'd definitely be interested...

Fit pics. Not really tapered, just higher armholes cut straight down. I sized down to get my proper neck size. Didn't really care for the fabric, which felt cheap and stiff, perhaps because of the "wrinkle free" treatment.

15/33 wrinkle free oxford


Small stonewashed oxford
post #912 of 2402
Izod slim-fit dress shirt, long sleeves. White, with dark blue pinstripes. Point collar. Size, 15 32/33.

I bought this shirt at Stein Mart last summer for $19.99. It's been worn and washed three times.

For me, the fit is great: No bagging or ballooning on the sides, and it's neither too tight nor too saggy across the chest and stomach. I'm only a recent convert to slim fit dress shirts, but I'm pleased with the cut, style, and overall appearance of this shirt.

I have two quarrels with this shirt, but they're not related to the slim-fit features: First, I prefer an actual size 32 sleeve (ideally, a 31), and I think this item comes only in combined sizes (32/33, etc.). Second, the fabric seems especially thin and flimsy, pretty much "see through".

Otherwise, a nice shirt at a reasonable price.
post #913 of 2402
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post #914 of 2402
Ralph Lauren Black Label shirts are pretty solid, though I did get mine darted because I wanted them to fit virtually skin-tight. Nice semi-spread small collars but not ridiculously small. You can actually get them for steal prices, too, for those who are worried about price-point (I usually am). Usually a little later in sale season you can find them at RL stores for between 60-75% off. I bought a bunch of them for $80-$85 a pop.
post #915 of 2402
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Originally Posted by agent a View Post
Ralph Lauren Black Label shirts are pretty solid, though I did get mine darted because I wanted them to fit virtually skin-tight. Nice semi-spread small collars but not ridiculously small.

You can actually get them for steal prices, too, for those who are worried about price-point (I usually am). Usually a little later in sale season you can find them at RL stores for between 60-75% off. I bought a bunch of them for $80-$85 a pop.

How did they fit straight from the package? Im wondering if i should buy one during the upcoming sale
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