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Awkward size question

post #1 of 5
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Need some suggestions on shirts. I know the best option would be to get some shirts custom tailored to my frame, but right now that is not in the budget with another baby on the way. I am just getting into starting to actually dressing myself better. I am about 6'7" and 230lbs, My measurements are  Chest 44, Neck 17, Sleeve 37/38. waist 38 and inseam 36. The problem I find, is that any shirts that are big enough in the neck and or sleeves are waaaay to large in the shoulders, chest and waist. They look like parachutes/balloons. Does anyone have any suggestions on brands that will fit in sleeve and neck, but not be 2-3 inches to large in the shoulders, and are more fitted? Wanting to start wearing clothes that actually fit, but having a hard time finding anything that actually fit.

post #2 of 5
Honestly, it's hard for me to visualize your size but based on your numbers, I think Kamakura Shirts can accommodate your size:

http://www.kamakurashirts.net

The New York shirts are cut for Caucasians i.e. longer arms. I think the largest in the NY Slim Fit may work for you. Otherwise, there's also the NY Classic. If you have a shirt that fits you, compare the numbers and see if they'd work. There's also a dedicated thread:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/333221/kamakura-shirts-madison-ave-store

I wear them almost exclusively, and they definitely are a great quality for the price.
post #3 of 5
There are a few different options you could try:

Charles Tyrwhitt Slim fit does a 17 collar and 37 sleeve length. Chest is 50 and waist is 46.75
Charles Tyrwhitt Extra Slim fit does a 17 collar and 37 sleeve length. Chest is 47.25 and waist is 44.25

If you want to go even slimmer on the waist then Dalvey Slim fit is 17 collar, 37 sleeve, 46 chest and 42.5 on the waist. The Hawes and Curtis Extra Slim Fit has similar dimensions. For Dalvey and Hawes and Curtis the shipping will be from the UK, so will be more expensive.
post #4 of 5
Check out Spier and Mackay custom options. They are between 59.00 and 79.00 CAD per shirt on average and you can plug in either all of your own measurements or measure a shirt that fits you perfectly. I just ordered two custom shirts for 126.40 CAD ($90.94 USD) after using the 20% off sitewide code BOXING. Slight risk as always with MTM but in my experience they are good at the fits. Proper Cloth is also exceptional at it but much more expensive.
post #5 of 5
Huh, any mention of Charles Tyrwhitt usually leads me to check TM Lewin, and sure enough they also have sizes that would cater to you.

TM Lewin has both a UK site and a US site, so depending on where you are and exchange rates, it may be worthwhile to look at both. Also, both Tyrwhitt and TM Lewin typically have coupon codes floating around out there, so definitely Google them up for even more savings.
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