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post #46 of 125
Just watch TV or a movie. Great fits, usually.
post #47 of 125
Any chance the original photo could be reposted? it's long gone, but I would be interested to see it!

Also, is darting more or less expensive than taking in at the sides? It seems to me like it would be less work...

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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post
This is a properly fitting shirt, posted without iammatt's permission but I'm cazy like that. Notice with his arms almsot extended there is very little excess fabric in the sleeves. The cuff end right at the beginning on the hand. The armhole begins a bit higher on the shoulder then some may like, but I like this style. Chest, waist, very little excess fabric yet nt constricting either. I like my shirts a smidgen tighter at the chest and waist, but those are just preferences. The most important thing to me, is no excess fabric sticking out of the waist of the pants. Clean all around the belt line. I wouldn't wear an open collar shirt, I only wear button down collar shirts in that casual manner, but matt is very street and he can get away with it. There is no such thing as a "perfect" shirt as everyone has individual preferences as to fit and what have you but if your shirts can look like this all the time, you've done well.

post #48 of 125
I have a couple of shirts that need to be taken in, so I called around. The places I talked to wanted $15 to $20 to take in the sides, another $15 if I wanted darts. They didn't mention the sleeves. Anyone think that sounds a bit high?
post #49 of 125
When I take my shirts to my alteror, she charges $16 per shirt. She takes in the sides, which includes the sleeve. I don't think you can take in a shirt at the sides without including the sleeve.
post #50 of 125
you all seem to be getting great deals on alterations - you guys your side of the pond must be using mexicans no??????

Here in the UK it cost me £18.50 for shirt slimming, thats $37.
post #51 of 125
Mine is a cute, tiny Vietnamese lady that just loves to see me when I walk in the door.
post #52 of 125
BBRex, too much money. a poll was done recently about alteration charges. "I don't think you can take in a shirt at the sides without including the sleeve." Sure you can. The tailor will just angle the seem in a slanted --> \\ shape and not run it straight up. Not saying to do this, but you most certainly *can* without touching the armhole.
post #53 of 125
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Originally Posted by Razeus View Post
Mine is a cute, tiny Vietnamese lady that just loves to see me when I walk in the door.
me too, but not Viet.
$15 for sleeve and side trimming
post #54 of 125
Is this shirt considered well-fitting? In the Streetwear section it was agreed to be too loose. The arms could be slimmed down a bit, but I would be worried about flexing. It is MTM Ascot Chang Unfortunately they didn't have darts as an option for me. Front: Back There is something wrong with the back. Maybe I need darts?
post #55 of 125
i think you need a pic of it tucked in from the back to know for sure.
post #56 of 125
upper part of the sleeves seems too wide for my taste and, assuming you tuck it in, I would add an inch or two of length.
post #57 of 125
Strange that it looks wide. I guess it's due to the excess fabric located at the front of the biceps and shoulder? It is cut with enough room so that if I flex, the shirt becomes taught but doesn't stretch.
post #58 of 125
it looks better than >95% of what you see in the general public.
post #59 of 125
I don't know if it's 'proper', but this is how I like my shirts to fit:


(Excuse the left sleeve, which is caught on my watch)



Getting a slim fit is a small challenge. It's much harder and rarer to get a good shape. I hate it when fabric bunches unevenly and pulls at the waist, or when odd bits of excess flap over the waistband. A nicely shaped shirt that is neither too loose nor too tight--and in the right places--will look relaxed and tidy at the same time.
post #60 of 125
mafoofan: Very nice shirt. Do you have any side pictures? I am wondering why my shirt isn't as perfect as yours (well, besides the fact that it cost as much as all 8 of my shirts). I know I have too much excess fabric in the lower back. and it looks like around the part where you tuck it in, my shirt has extra material on the sides so it doesn't tuck as neatly. I'm very curious about the arms though.
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