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Should Linen shirts be baggy, or does this look ridiculous?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by photofabix, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. skiwebster

    skiwebster Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the replies, I think I'm just going to give up on Linen till I can afford a decent one. I'm aiming now for a Madras.

    If my chest is 38.5" - 39" should I stick to a small instead of medium, probably going to Jcrew.com as there isn't one local except for the outlet 40 miles N that stocks mostly women s. Weight wise I'm around 156ish pounds 5'9"


    I'm about your size but 10 pounds lighter with a smaller chest and I wear a jcrew small. The new linen shirts fit surprisingly well. I think a small would be perfect for you. If anything, you might want a tailor to shorten it by an inch, but it looks good OTR with a pair of shorts.
     
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    I'm about your size but 10 pounds lighter with a smaller chest and I wear a jcrew small. The new linen shirts fit surprisingly well. I think a small would be perfect for you. If anything, you might want a tailor to shorten it by an inch, but it looks good OTR with a pair of shorts.
    I was looking at a Jcrew Small Linen shirt, it was made in China said it was summer 08 so I don't think it's the nice Irish linen they have now, someone correct me if I am wrong please. I just wasn't sure about the measurements, they said the shirt was seam to seam 19.5" if pulled tight it would measure 21" so it may fit me or may just be a tad to small. I know I have some weird measurements, It's mainly from when I used to body build for a few years, then from there went to fat @ss status for a few years and now I'm running a more normal'ish weight.
    It's a button down but it fits well.
    Thanks for the link, I'll make sure to add that to my wish list [​IMG] and I'm looking for some button downs. Something a little different then wearing AA 2001org tees every day.
     

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