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Brooks Brothers Extra Slim Fit Shirts

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

  1. skunkworks

    skunkworks Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure that a few seasons ago they effed with the sizing of BB Black Fleece shirts. I have a white oxford from 07 that's slim as hell, and another shirt from F/W 08 that is not.
     
  2. tonio028

    tonio028 Well-Known Member

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    Copied my post from MC: I actually had the chance to try one on (the white OCBD sport shirt in size small) the other day. I must admit, that for the price ($80) I think it is the best fitting truly slim fitting OTR "shopping mall attainable" shirt I've tried on. Unfortunately, the store I went to didn't have the dress shirts to compare, but if they fit like the sports shirts I have my eyes on these. For the record, I'm 5'8", about 150 lbs., 36-37" chest. Finally, BB finally got with the program of breaking from the tent fits, now if only they got rid of the damn logo on the front. That's the only thing keeping me from making this my go to, I have a hatred for logos/branding on clothing. Their dress shirts as I understand it don't have it, but my store didn't carry it. I definitely recommend this new fit. EDIT: Added some crappy cell phone pics of the shirt I tried on below. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. bluemagic

    bluemagic Well-Known Member

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    I hate the logo, but the fit looks excellent.
     
  4. snuff_daddy

    snuff_daddy Well-Known Member

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    ya i hate that logo too

    its deal breaker
     
  5. blank

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    I agree that the shirts fit tremendous; I've been meaning to go back to get that white oxford. I'll have it shortened slightly. But I love the logo. I think it adds something to the white shirt.
     
  6. hypostatic

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    I agree that the shirts fit tremendous; I've been meaning to go back to get that white oxford. I'll have it shortened slightly. But I love the logo. I think it adds something to the white shirt.

    I have that shirt, and love the logo as well - you don't see too many walking down the street, if at all.

    I really like the shirt. It's my go-to when I can't think of what else to wear.
     
  7. ahjota

    ahjota Well-Known Member

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    Looks nice, tonio. Do you remember if you could button the neck? It's not clear...
     
  8. tonio028

    tonio028 Well-Known Member

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    Looks nice, tonio. Do you remember if you could button the neck? It's not clear...

    I went in very skeptical, especially since the "slim fit" BB still was not close to slim for me, but I was pleasantly surprised with the fit. I could button the collar without issue. 14.5"-15" is my standard neck size for reference.
     
  9. mdeep1

    mdeep1 Well-Known Member

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    can some1 explain to me why every1 here hates logos? i really dont have an opinion on way or the other.
     
  10. tonio028

    tonio028 Well-Known Member

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    can some1 explain to me why every1 here hates logos? i really dont have an opinion on way or the other.

    For me it's the whole "branding" a la the awfulness of the likes of say Ed Hardy, especially on an OCBD shirt. On a polo or tee I still don't like it, but I can accept it. Granted that's an extreme when compared to the little black sheep suspended by a diaper, but to me it's one in the same. When I see it on this shirt for example, I keep wanting to grab a fly swatter.
     
  11. bluemagic

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    I have thought about it a little, and for me, branding makes the clothing appear more temporary and less timeless. Maybe a corollary is that it makes the clothes seem cheaper and less "valuable." (as in containing value, not expensive) You don't see branding in the great style pictures that everyone likes.
     
  12. irbe

    irbe Well-Known Member

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    Like the fit, would be good work shirts.
     
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    I have thought about it a little, and for me, branding makes the clothing appear more temporary and less timeless. Maybe a corollary is that it makes the clothes seem cheaper and less "valuable." (as in containing value, not expensive) You don't see branding in the great style pictures that everyone likes.

    The issue with this statement is that there's nothing temporary about the golden fleece logo or Brooks Brothers. I won't buy a shirt with, say, a hickey logo, but if you ask me, in five years when this shirt is beat to shit, the Brooks logo will still lend character.
     
  14. garmis

    garmis Well-Known Member

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    just purchased three ESF shirts from the website, will post fit pics when I get them. High hopes indeed...
     
  15. Get Smart

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    bought one over the weekend, it's a good shirt. the fit is "slim" in the sense of what we would expect and I like that the proportions seem good, as far as size of neck to shoulder to chest to torso ratio. And the options for sleeve lengths make it convenient to get the right arm length. Stripes are all pattern matched everywhere possible for the anal retentive. Will def get more. and the striped buttondowns dont have a logo, only the "sport shirts"
     
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    Here is a 16/33. I am 6' 190 lbs and this seems to fit me well. Probably could have gone for the 32 sleeve for my T Rex arms... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  17. Naf Nasitra

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    Can people please post measurements of the shirts, esp. pit-to-pit? That tends to be more useful than relative comparisons among brands.
     
  18. Get Smart

    Get Smart Well-Known Member

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    My size 15/33 measures 20" across pit-pit, about 19" across torso, didnt measure shoulders but they fit just right on me so I'm guessing about 17" across front

    I bought the size Med in the sport shirt version, having tried on the Small it was surprisingly a few cunthairs too small thru the body. Never thought I'd walk out of Brooks with a size Med that fit ok.
     
  19. kinetic

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    Tried on one of these last week. Small white buttondown. The body was near perfect for me but the sleeve length was still pretty bad. Would have to get about and inch or so taken off by the tailor.

    Did like the fit, not sure on the logo, so i'm holding off for now.
     
  20. Smahatma

    Smahatma Well-Known Member

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    This is too subjective of a statement. By any reasonable standard, Black Fleece shirts are quite slim enough.
    No, not really.
     

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