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Shirt Sizing

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by miksnake, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. miksnake

    miksnake Member

    Dec 31, 2012
    My shirts always seem to billow around the waist and in the arms. So, yesterday I picked up a slim fit shirt that seems to fit much better. However, I have a question about the fit.

    The shirt is certainly much snugger, which is what I was going for. It doesn't billow nearly as much. However, if I cross my arms like I'm hugging myself, it definitely tightens in the lats and across the back. Is this normal or too tight?

  2. atoms

    atoms Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2012
    It's really hard to say. All shirts are going to tighten when you do that. The real question is, is it doing it too much (to the point where you'll tear the seams, can't drive a car, etc.). I couldn't tell you. Does the shirt have plackets in the back? They make a big difference.

    Also, most shirts that fit well elsewhere can easily be tapered by a tailor. That's a very common alteration. You don't necessarily need to buy new shirts if they are too "billowy"
  3. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2003
    how often does your therapist tell you to hug yourself?

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