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post #31 of 58
How would the quality of these compare to a Charles Tyrwhitt and TM Lewin?

I have had my BB slim fit non irons for over a year now and they have held up quite well. But I also agree with some of the other posters that they do seem to be quite baggy for a slim fit...is the fit comparable with CT and TMLewin??
post #32 of 58
I have a few Jos A Bank shirts to my knowledge there are only sewed not glued. I am not to familiar with Brooks Brothers shirts but I can vouge for Banks. I have several shirts from them out of the travler line that are going on 2 years now and still look fresh out of the packaging.
post #33 of 58
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post
Almost all of my OCBD's are Brooks Bros. Slim Fit (regular fabric, not the non-iron crap).

So the non iron shirts are a different fabric? AFAIK they add a treatment to the same fabric you'd find on any of their shirts... which makes it a non-iron shirt. And I love the non iron shirts, especially since I travel quite a bit. It cuts down on ironing, which shortens the life of your shirts.
post #34 of 58
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Originally Posted by anon View Post
does anyone know if the slim-fit shirts at either of these stores have narrower shoulders compared to non-slim fit shirts in the same size?

Yes - our (JoS. A. Bank) Traveler Tailored Fit shirts are somewhere between 1.5-2 inches narrower in the shoulder than our regular fit. Try one on at your local JoS. A. Bank. It's not a "slim" fit...but definitely more fitted than a regular fit shirt...
post #35 of 58
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Originally Posted by furo View Post
So the non iron shirts are a different fabric? AFAIK they add a treatment to the same fabric you'd find on any of their shirts... which makes it a non-iron shirt. And I love the non iron shirts, especially since I travel quite a bit. It cuts down on ironing, which shortens the life of your shirts.

The biggest difference between most non-iron shirts and ours (JoS. A. Bank) is that ours are not dipped in formaldehyde after construction...not dipped at all, actually. Our Traveler treatment is not dipped and is not formaldehyde...and is still 100% cotton (unlike most non-irons). Ours is treated as a fiber instead of a fabric...so it cannot wash out or wear off. Wall Street Journal and Consumer Reports have named JoS. A. Bank's Traveler line the best wrinkle-free product line available in the country.
post #36 of 58
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Originally Posted by mcmillin View Post
Yes - our (JoS. A. Bank) Traveler Tailored Fit shirts are somewhere between 1.5-2 inches narrower in the shoulder than our regular fit. Try one on at your local JoS. A. Bank. It's not a "slim" fit...but definitely more fitted than a regular fit shirt...
good, because my JAB 16x35 non-tailored shirts are about 2" too wide in the shoulders.
post #37 of 58
So which is the slimmer cut, BB or JaB?
post #38 of 58
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Originally Posted by Shirtmaven View Post
Johnny Flapjack
you sound like a candidate for custom shirts. Yes, online is chaeper, but it will be just as frustrating. have yourself measured.

Carl

I have the same issues as Mr. Flapjack, with a 17.5" neck, standard fit shirts look like hammer pants on me. I just picked up a couple BB 346 slim fit shirts (17.5/35), and they do fit better, but I can still pull the shirt out a foot from my stomach. Nice quality though.

I have been poking around at www.tailorstore.com and couple put together a nice looking shirt, but don't trust myself to measure correctly. If I get myself measured by my tailor, would ordering shirts online like this be worth it, or would it still be frustrating with correct measurement?
post #39 of 58
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Originally Posted by anon View Post
does anyone know if the slim-fit shirts at either of these stores have narrower shoulders compared to non-slim fit shirts in the same size?

I recently ordered a JAB non-iron slim-fit shirt online and promptly returned it. Its yoke was wider than standard-fit Lands End non-iron shirts that I bought when I was 35 pounds heavier. (Both size 16) The Lands End shirts also have a finer, smoother hand. I've looked at the BB slim-fit and not purchased because the arms look baggy. I don't consider something slim-fit if only the shirt's waist is slimmer.
post #40 of 58
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Originally Posted by tripp View Post
I recently ordered a JAB non-iron slim-fit shirt online and promptly returned it. Its yoke was wider than standard-fit Lands End non-iron shirts that I bought when I was 35 pounds heavier. (Both size 16) The Lands End shirts also have a finer, smoother hand. I've looked at the BB slim-fit and not purchased because the arms look baggy. I don't consider something slim-fit if only the shirt's waist is slimmer.

Let me just jump in and say that JoS. A. Bank does not call ours a slim-fit shirt...we actually explicitly will tell you that it is not. It's a Tailored Fit - proportionately smaller in every measurement except the neck and sleeve.

Here are shirt measurements for our Standard Traveler and Tailored Fit Traveler shirts in a 16.5 neck. Expect these differences to adjust up and down by size. Remember, these are measurements of the shirt - not the person that will fit IN the shirt.


16.5" Neck
Tailored Fit

Chest 50.5"
Waist 46"
Hem 49"
Shoulder 19.75
(point to point)

16.5" Neck
Standard Fit

Chest 52.5"
Waist 51.5"
Hem 52.5"
Shoulder 22.25"
(point to point)

"Best Overall" Wrinkle-Free Dress Shirts The Wall Street Journal
post #41 of 58
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Originally Posted by tripp View Post
I recently ordered a JAB non-iron slim-fit shirt online and promptly returned it. Its yoke was wider than standard-fit Lands End non-iron shirts that I bought when I was 35 pounds heavier. (Both size 16) The Lands End shirts also have a finer, smoother hand. I've looked at the BB slim-fit and not purchased because the arms look baggy. I don't consider something slim-fit if only the shirt's waist is slimmer.

Land's End makes the trimmest non-iron shirt. Their 15.5 shirts have almost the exact same dimensions as my Barba stuff (the latter are all over the place in cut though). Just don't expect Riva fabrics or grandma style Napoli handwork for $35!
post #42 of 58
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Originally Posted by mcmillin View Post
...Our Traveler system is included in the thread used to weave the fabric before it is built into a shirt....

Does this mean I can remove the pocket without leaving a permanent mark behind? I've heard that this is a problem with 100% cotton non-iron shirts.
post #43 of 58
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Originally Posted by Chet Steadman View Post
Does this mean I can remove the pocket without leaving a permanent mark behind? I've heard that this is a problem with 100% cotton non-iron shirts.

hmmm...I am not sure about that. Honestly, I've never had a customer ask for that. I probably wouldn't advise it, because you might still see the needle marks. If I have time soon, I will try it and let you know what the results are...
post #44 of 58
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Originally Posted by mcmillin View Post
hmmm...I am not sure about that. Honestly, I've never had a customer ask for that. I probably wouldn't advise it, because you might still see the needle marks. If I have time soon, I will try it and let you know what the results are...

That would be awesome. I wasn't so much worried about the needle marks but it is a possibility. Here's someone's adventure: http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/f...ad.php?t=50444
post #45 of 58
I may check out the JAB Travellers. I like the BB slim fit cut. Some of the slimmer shirts look too thin IMO.
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