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post #1336 of 2318
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Originally Posted by Achilles_ View Post

Regarding the Benjamin shirts, how do the people who bought them compare them to other name brands? (borrelli, truzzi, barba, etc) They look great, I'm just very curious about the fit, construction, and most importantly the fabric.

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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

I have a few and have been more than pleased given the price.

Pros:
-fabrics are nice although some are a miss for me
-big soft Italian collars
-really great slim darted fit, i use my Benjamin shirts as the template for all my other shirts
-price

Cons:
-some fabrics are a miss, but this is the same as any maker at any price
-buttons are plastic
-no handwork but everything seems satisfactorily sewn
-not many choices in 15.5 or 16 at the moment

I agree with all of this. Most (not all, depends on the model number) are darted with very slim fit. Ben said they are similar to Mastai Ferretti, and I even think made by their parent company.
post #1337 of 2318
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post


I agree with all of this. Most (not all, depends on the model number) are darted with very slim fit. Ben said they are similar to Mastai Ferretti, and I even think made by their parent company.

Is that Truzzi?
post #1338 of 2318
Ha, so this probably explains my mismatched fits.

Any idea when there might be a restock of 15.5 shirts? And any plans to have more of the non-super slim fit ones?

I do really like the collars on these shirts.
post #1339 of 2318
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Originally Posted by Achilles_ View Post

Great information!

The buttons thing doesn't bother me much, I pick up cheap shirts at the thrift store with MOP buttons for this purpose.

Glad to hear the collars are nice, that's the other thing I was wondering about.

Regarding the fit, I have had to use a BB ESF shirt for a template, but its not great. They still make the bottom area around the stomach way too big. Is it as slim as a lot of italian shirts?

 

They are a bit slimmer in the chest than BB ESF but much trimmer in the waist and in the back because of the darts.

post #1340 of 2318
Does anyone else find the slim fit too short to tuck in? Mine comes untucked All. The. Time.
post #1341 of 2318

I'm 5'5 so it's not a big issue for me but I could definitely see it being an issue for regular sized folks.

post #1342 of 2318
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

I'm 5'5 so it's not a big issue for me but I could definitely see it being an issue for regular sized folks.

I'm 5'8", so I'm not exactly huge. Honestly, the tails are the one thing that keep me from wearing that shirt. I wear my other Benjamin shirt (medium fit?) a lot, but rarely the other one, and then only as a casual, untucked shirt.
post #1343 of 2318

I've only tried on one of the five I received today, didn't know there was variation.

 

My end: I'm a 6"4 rugby player - I have quite a wide neck 17.75, and although the Benjamin shirts are a vast improvement over the likes of Canali and TM Lewin slim fit, they're still a bit big in the back, look to be decent around the shoulders, I need to take some pictures and get some alterations recommended to me - but simple darting might be all that's needed.

post #1344 of 2318
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Originally Posted by Achilles_ View Post

Is that Truzzi?

Not sure, but I found the post by ehaberdasher where he says Mastai is made by a conglomerate called SAITT:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/323768/mastai-ferretti-vs-corneliani-shirts#post_5909409

Also, on the Benjamin shirts you can tell the fit by the model number.
Model: Tropea B115 is the slim fit
Model: Tropea B102 is the regular fit

These are listed under Details for each shirt.
post #1345 of 2318
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post


Not sure, but I found the post by ehaberdasher where he says Mastai is made by a conglomerate called SAITT:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/323768/mastai-ferretti-vs-corneliani-shirts#post_5909409

Also, on the Benjamin shirts you can tell the fit by the model number.
Model: Tropea B115 is the slim fit
Model: Tropea B102 is the regular fit

These are listed under Details for each shirt.

Great information, in that case I've only got one regular, four slim.

 

Slim still needs some slimming!

post #1346 of 2318

Nice, I've been losing weight and my BB ESF and C.Tyrwhit trim fit shirts are getting way too big around the waist and I need to start looking to replace them. Will have to nab a couple when they get more 15" dress shirts in stock.

post #1347 of 2318

I am a budget shopper by SF standards. I have recently received several Benjamin items and feel the need to comment here.

 

Benjamin is the best value I have found for suits and ties anywhere - hands down. I received 5 different Benjamin ties for christmas, and I found the materials to be top notch. 

 

I recently purchased a Benjamin suit from the buy and sell section of SF. I am absolutely amazed at the quality for this price. When people say that they compare to suits that sell for hundreds (or even thousands) more, they aren't lying. 

 

Next, I want to try their shirts. Based on everything else I own so far, I have very high expectations.

post #1348 of 2318
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Originally Posted by Noremedy View Post

Out of interest, what is the pricing strategy for the UK website?

I sincerely hope you're not going to do $1=£1, I'd hope you'll maintain U.S prices and slap on VAT?

Cheers

No, it will NOT be $1=£1, but rather the latter: US Price x .62 (approx) plus 20% VAT, so roughly 75% of the US$ price but in GBP. So something that is $100 on the US site will be approximately £75 on the UK site. And then of course if you are in the EU I believe the duty is dramatically less, if not completely eliminated. Shipping will also be less as well.
post #1349 of 2318
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

I have a few and have been more than pleased given the price.

Pros:
-fabrics are nice although some are a miss for me
-big soft Italian collars
-really great slim darted fit, i use my Benjamin shirts as the template for all my other shirts
-price

Cons:
-some fabrics are a miss, but this is the same as any maker at any price
-buttons are plastic
-no handwork but everything seems satisfactorily sewn
-not many choices in 15.5 or 16 at the moment

Sold out of most 15's, 15.5's and many 16's... sadly we are having production issues. Such are the challenges when buying and selling at a steep discount... actually started working with a different factory but they are also pushing me to the backburner because I'm not paying the regular factory prices... gotta keep the buying low so we can sell low to you guys!
post #1350 of 2318
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Originally Posted by Achilles_ View Post

Is that Truzzi?

Yes, these are produced by SAITT and while they do produce Truzzi, it's not really fair as Truzzi has a completely different production and more handwork and nicer fabrics. Benjamin shirts also aren't $300+ either though! I considered getting some Truzzi make shirts made, but they'd be about $130 - $140 to you guys, and didn't' think that would fly since for just a few bucks more you can get Barba, Borrelli, Mattabisch, etc.
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