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Brooks Brothers Extra Slim Fit Shirts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by tonio028, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Vaitek

    Vaitek Well-Known Member

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    I have a couple of the ESF non-iron shirts and never had a problem with them being excessively wrinkled. After washing, I usually put them in the dryer for just a few minutes and then put them out to dry flat.

    I didn't even see an option for ESF in the non-iron section or I would have gotten some of them. [​IMG]

    The ones I got definitely need to be hit with an iron after washing and hang drying.
     
  2. billsayers

    billsayers Well-Known Member

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    I didn't even see an option for ESF in the non-iron section or I would have gotten some of them. [​IMG]

    The ones I got definitely need to be hit with an iron after washing and hang drying.


    ESF is not and will not be offered in non-iron. Talked to the BB store manager at South Coast Plaza and he said that non-iron treatment makes the fabric more rigid and since the ESF is fairly tight in the torso and arms, adding non-iron treatment will make the shirts too uncomfortable to wear.

    I usually take my ESF shirts out of the washer and hang them for about an hour. When they are still damp, I iron them using "sizing" spray to facilitate the ironing process.
     
  3. Michigan Planner

    Michigan Planner Well-Known Member

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    You folks are right. My ESF shirts are definitely NOT non-iron. That just shows how often I look at the labels on my clothing! But I wash and dry as I mentioned above and never have an issue.
     
  4. doug funnie

    doug funnie Well-Known Member

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    I'm 5'8 165 lbs with a 42/43 inch chest and a 32 inch waist. Overall a 15/33 slim fit is a very good fit on me. If I'm going to try an extra slim fit shirt I'd like to do it soon with the sale, but neither of my local retailers have the extra slim fit for me to try on.

    Is it unlikely that I could find an extra slim fit shirt that fits me? I assume if I were to size up to a 15.5 or a 16 then the chest would still fit pretty tight but the shoulders would be huge.
     
  5. Vaitek

    Vaitek Well-Known Member

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    I'm 5'8 165 lbs with a 42/43 inch chest and a 32 inch waist. Overall a 15/33 slim fit is a very good fit on me. If I'm going to try an extra slim fit shirt I'd like to do it soon with the sale, but neither of my local retailers have the extra slim fit for me to try on.

    Is it unlikely that I could find an extra slim fit shirt that fits me? I assume if I were to size up to a 15.5 or a 16 then the chest would still fit pretty tight but the shoulders would be huge.


    I'm 5'6, 150 lbs, 15.5" neck, 40" chest, 31" waist and got the 15.5/33 extra slim. They are slim, but there's still room. They aren't skin tight on me. I think you will be fine with a 42" chest.

    They should be able to order them for you and have them sent to the store if you want to avoid shipping. You can always return them.
     
  6. oaw01

    oaw01 Well-Known Member

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    I tried the 15/33 - it's still fit like a tent. The chest is fine however the waist is still big. I guess I've to stay with jantzen.
     
  7. kopah

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    Has anybody ordered the button-down oxford shirt under the "Sport Shirts" section in size Small? If so, could you please post a neck measurement?
     
  8. the_state

    the_state Well-Known Member

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    As soon as the make these w/ collar/sleeve lengths in non-iron, I'm going all out.
     
  9. Factor Xll

    Factor Xll Well-Known Member

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    I'm 5'8 165 lbs with a 42/43 inch chest and a 32 inch waist. Overall a 15/33 slim fit is a very good fit on me. If I'm going to try an extra slim fit shirt I'd like to do it soon with the sale, but neither of my local retailers have the extra slim fit for me to try on. Is it unlikely that I could find an extra slim fit shirt that fits me? I assume if I were to size up to a 15.5 or a 16 then the chest would still fit pretty tight but the shoulders would be huge.
    I've got the same exact stats as you do, I got 3 of the shirts in today and tried them on. They will fit nice on the shoulders, chest arms. However, the waist is still a little puffy, but still better than most of the OTW shirts out there. I ordered 15.5/32 tho. They rest just pass my wrist. I'll post a pic tomorrow if you are still interested.
     
  10. dls6128

    dls6128 Well-Known Member

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    Has anybody ordered the button-down oxford shirt under the "Sport Shirts" section in size Small? If so, could you please post a neck measurement?

    I usually wear a 15.5, and a Small fits my neck comfortably.

    For what it's worth, I am 6'1 with long arms (I usually take 15-15.5/34) and the small sports shirts are the best-fitting OTR shirt that I've found (37" chest/155 lbs). I'll try to post fit pics at some point. I picked up three and I'm very satisfied with them.
     
  11. sccoopy

    sccoopy Well-Known Member

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    I usually wear a 15.5, and a Small fits my neck comfortably.

    For what it's worth, I am 6'1 with long arms (I usually take 15-15.5/34) and the small sports shirts are the best-fitting OTR shirt that I've found (37" chest/155 lbs). I'll try to post fit pics at some point. I picked up three and I'm very satisfied with them.



    I don't believe this. I am 5'7, 35" chest, 140 lbs. The size small extra slim sport shirt is very snug fitting, not skin tight, but I cannot move my arms around easily.
     
  12. dls6128

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    I don't believe this. I am 5'7, 35" chest, 140 lbs. The size small extra slim sport shirt is very snug fitting, not skin tight, but I cannot move my arms around easily.

    [​IMG]

    Apologies for the photo quality.
     
  13. kopah

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    I usually wear a 15.5, and a Small fits my neck comfortably. For what it's worth, I am 6'1 with long arms (I usually take 15-15.5/34) and the small sports shirts are the best-fitting OTR shirt that I've found (37" chest/155 lbs). I'll try to post fit pics at some point. I picked up three and I'm very satisfied with them.
    Dammit! I was really hoping that I'd be able to wear a tie with this one. Ah well... I suppose I'll have to get the 14.5/34 ESF button-down-collar dress shirt to approximate the look. I'd still probably plan to get the oxford in white and pink... and blue... but definitely pink. [​IMG] FWIW, I have a 14" neck/34" chest (actual measurements), ~135 lbs, 5'10". I usually take a 34 sleeve. (No, I don't currently own any of these shirts. Just trying to figure out how they'll fit.)
     
  14. ahe

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    I don't believe this. I am 5'7, 35" chest, 140 lbs. The size small extra slim sport shirt is very snug fitting, not skin tight, but I cannot move my arms around easily.


    I came to the same conclusion. I usually wear a 15/33, (36 chest, 135lbs,) and I found that the ESF 15/33 felt restrictive in the upper arm area. I don't lift either... I didn't try out the small though.
     
  15. aizan

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    after six long weeks, i finally picked up my special order today (14/33 extra slim). the collar fits perfectly, as well as the chest (34''), shoulders, and sleeves. no RTW shirt i've tried in the last several years fit this well. whoever sewed this thing did a really great job, too. better than many shirts in the $200-300 range. =)
     
  16. the_state

    the_state Well-Known Member

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    The extra slim fit dress oxford shirts are fucking perfect. Slim fit, great quality, made in USA, and all the colors your copy of Ivy Style would lead you to want. 16.5/32 fits like a glove but if it were a little shorter (or I were a bit taller), I'd dump my entire BD wardrobe and wear these forever.
     
  17. Timbaland

    Timbaland Well-Known Member

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    The extra slim fit dress oxford shirts are fucking perfect. Slim fit, great quality, made in USA, and all the colors your copy of Ivy Style would lead you to want. 16.5/32 fits like a glove but if it were a little shorter (or I were a bit taller), I'd dump my entire BD wardrobe and wear these forever.


    Can you give me the pit to pit on the 16.5" collar? Thanks. I know someone said it was 21" p2p for a 16" collar and wasn't sure how much the p2p went up for a half size.
     
  18. jet

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    Need to cop a few of these for work, looking for oxfords in this fit what's the best deal going or coming up, father's day sale?
     
  19. Dewey

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    Can you give me the pit to pit on the 16.5" collar? Thanks. I know someone said it was 21" p2p for a 16" collar and wasn't sure how much the p2p went up for a half size.

    I think about 44"-45" just from memory of how mine (16.5/34) fit me.

    At BB's price point I would not expect perfect consistency across all the styles of 16.5/34 or whatever. They are made in big numbers in different places to sell for a small profit at $50 on super sale. There is going to be variance
     
  20. RFX45

    RFX45 Well-Known Member

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    Need to cop a few of these for work, looking for oxfords in this fit what's the best deal going or coming up, father's day sale?

    You just missed the 2 shirts for $99 deal, it's back to 3 for $199 but you can probably get a coupon code for extra discount that you can stack with it. Not sure if there will be a Fathers day sale where you can stack an additional coupon but it might be worth the wait.
     

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