Banana Republic gets a bad rap here for some valid reasons, but if you give it a chance you might be pleasantly surprised. Here are the top reasons why BR deserves a second look 1. Slim fit shirts are actually slim. The slim fit shirts are about 2-3' slimmer in the chest than J.Crew. 2. Medium Tall/Extra small/31-34 pants/...: They offer more sizes than any other mall brand in the US. 3. Sales: BR has amazing sales. I have bought socks for a dollar, a %100 cashmere sweaters for $15, Made in the USA belts for $8, Ties for $7, a full suit for $80, leather gloves $15... Anyone Agree?