So I finally got the shirts in and I have some interesting results.
Here are the shirts that I tried out...
#1) 15 Fully Fitted x 33
#2) 15.5 Fully Fitted x 33
#3) 15.5 Fully Fitted x 33 (Different Style)
#4) 15.5 Slim Fit x 33
Here are my notes on these shirts...
#1: Has the closest fit. The shoulders may not be quite wide enough. Unfortunately since the neck was 15 I could not button this shirt up without choking. Another note is that I did not wash or iron this shirt. I'm not sure if these shirts shrink much, but I am sure that this shirt could get even smaller/ tighter.
#2) Great fit. Liked how this shirt fit me in the shoulders. Even at 15.5, the neck was still pretty tight. It is uncomfortable to twist my neck or gulp.
#3) Marked at the same size as #2, but this shirt feels tighter and for some reason the sleeves are shorter. You can notice the shoulders are not as wide as #2. I am not sure why this shirt is smaller than #2. The only difference is that I ironed this shirt. I guess I will iron #2 and see if it shrinks at all. I actually wore this shirt to work today. It was a bit tight for my liking.
#4) Baggier than the other shirts, but overall not a bad fit. I have yet to wash this shirt so it may shrink a bit. The other thing I noticed is that the collar is roomier. It is marked at a 15.5 like #2 and #3, but it is actually comfortable around the collar. I am wondering if TM Lewin makes their Slim Shirts with larger collars than their Fully Fitted Shirts.
So what am I going to do...
First I am going to wash shirt #4 and see whether the collar still fits comfortably. I will also ask TM Lewin if they do in fact give the Slim shirts a larger collar than the Fully Fitted shirts. If this is the case I may just go ahead and order more 15.5 Slim Fit shirts. If not then I am going to try 16 Fully Fitted shirts and see if that is a better fit.
Tonight I am going to iron shirt #2 and see if it shrinks at all. I will probably wear it to work tomorrow and see if it is as constricting as shirt #2 was today. Either way I will probably end up returning this shirt since the collar is so tight.
Let me know if you guys have any questions.