Originally Posted by Gingham Check10
Having been lurking on this forum for about a month, posters here really like the shantungs, so I thought I'd give it a try. Somebody mentioned they saw grenadine ties, but I don't recall seeing any of those on the sale tables.
BF size BB3 is a 15.5 neck, but the sleeves would be too short for you.
Not correct, actually. I purchased a BB2 and the neck, after measuring, is clearly at least 0.5" bigger than my 15.5"x35" Milano fit OCBDs. Also the sleeves on the BF are longer. Granted, I have not washed this shirt more than once yet, so it will probably shrink a tad. I think I may be able to even pull off a BB1, and I kind of wish I had tried one on to compare. Regardless, I will attempt a bit of controlled shrinking of this shirt with quick round in the dryer.
The Black Fleece shirt size chart confirms that a BB2 is meant to be a size 15.5" neck, but says 34" sleeves. My SA says that certain measurements may have been tweaked from season to season. http://www.brooksbrothers.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-brooksbrothers-Site/default/Page-Include?cid=bf-mens-shirts-size-chart
Amazing details on these BF OCBDs, BTW. Split yoke, MOP buttons, size gussets, and the front panels don't hang straight down from the placket, but instead are cut with additional material towards the opposite edge of the shirt. You'll see what I mean if you look at the photos of any of these shirts on the BB site.