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post #16 of 23
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Wow, thats nice they are making them in neck/sleeve sizes.
I really like that they've added the neck sizes in their collared shirts. It was probably a smart move to not completely remove the letter size (ie, tag says "15-15 1/2 M"), because I'd bet a lot of people would just have their faces glaze over if they only saw "15-15 1/2" inside the collar.
post #17 of 23
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Wow, thats nice they are making them in neck/sleeve sizes.
I really like that they've added the neck sizes in their collared shirts.  It was probably a smart move to not completely remove the letter size (ie, tag says "15-15 1/2 M"), because I'd bet a lot of people would just have their faces glaze over if they only saw "15-15 1/2" inside the collar.
I'm suprised to find out how many people don't know what numbered size they are. Even my friend who considers himself gifted with taste in clothing didn't know his neck/sleeve/chest size until I estimated it for him and he later tried on some shirts.
post #18 of 23
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Versace, I forgot to mention a designer that makes slim fitting (and I do mean slim fitting) shirts: Emporio Armani. In fact, I was curious to see just how much slimmer my Emporio shirt was from my others, so I layed it flat on top of one of my larger cut shirts, which is a Ralph Lauren pinpoint oxford. After matching up each shirt body on one side, I measured the obvious disparity in body widths between each shirt. Well, my Emporio is a good 5 1/2 inches narrower in the body then my Ralph Lauren shirt. It beats out my Gucci and my Etro shirt for the title of the slimmest fit. Interestingly, it is also the only shirt I own where the arms are the same length as the shirt tail. It is a rather oddly cut shirt, but it fits me quite well. I know that not all Emporio shirts are cut this way though, as it was narrower then another of my Emporio Armani shirts that I compared it too.
post #19 of 23
Versace, It's pretty surprising to find out that some people haven't taken the time to figure out their measurements. Then again, maybe we just take it for granted that we know. In any case, I'd say it was an important piece of information.
post #20 of 23
these are definitely the best overall shirts BR has made IMO. I tried one on this weekend and liked it quite a bit. And it is nice that they have started doing neck/sleeve, but really they had to if they were going to sell men used to paying $40 for a BR shirt on upgrading. Keep in mind these will undoubtedly be on sale in a month or 2, if you can wait.
post #21 of 23
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I was thinking about picking up the loud orange striped one (ala Etro and Paul Smith). You raise a good point though; the shirts will most likely be going on sale. I suppose I can wait a month or too...If not, I will just buy it anyways.
post #22 of 23
http://www.bananarepublic.com/browse....5912503 Sorry to add this in guys but I'm looking for a summer suit on a budget and this seems to fit the bill. I have yet to see it in person (I'm in school in a fairly small Canadian city). Have any of guys seen it because the picture makes it seem a bit creamy looking for my liking but the khaki colour under the picture looks alright. Any insight would be much appreciated gents.
post #23 of 23
while it looks nice enough, I've never been impressed with any suiting at BR. I think you could find a summer blazer of much better quality for around that price elsewhere.
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