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BB Extra Slim Fit - spread collar?

gumercindo

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BBESF shirts are about the best shirt for me OTR. Fantastic fit. My only issue is that there does not seem to be any in spread collar. I've checked the site and validated this. Anyone know if they come in spread collar?

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Looks like the Luxury line has a few Extra-Slim options with fairly wide collar spreads. Here's one such example. Unfortunately, there are only a handful with spread collars, and the Luxury shirts are almost twice as much as their normal shirts.

OP, have you tried Charles Tyrwhitt's "Tailored Fit" shirts? The fit is comparable to BBESF, and they have quite a few options with spread collars. I recently bought my first CT Tailored Fit shirt, this one, and couldn't be happier. I'm 5'11, 190 lbs with an athletic build (I wear a 40-42 jacket and 32 waist) and this shirt's fit is awesome on me. Relatively high armholes and slim sleeves. Fits perfectly throughout chest and shoulders. Body could still be a tad slimmer--and I'll probably have the sides taken in a bit eventually--but it is absolutely wearable as-is, which I can't say for the vast majority of OTR shirts. Fabric and construction are great, collar spread is perfect, no breast pocket, and non-iron... my ideal dress shirt. Price is right, too. If you're on their email list, their shirts are on sale right now for $50 a piece. I took advantage of this and bought two more Tailored Fit shirts tonight.
 

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Thanks, I'll check them out. I tried TM Lewin slims years ago and their fit was ok. I will check out the CT one.

Thanks!
 

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Ainsley is more of a straight than a spread. It's fine worn open, but i dont like it closed under a jacket
 

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Thanks! English collar is what I'm looking for.
 

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Thanks, I'll check them out. I tried TM Lewin slims years ago and their fit was ok. I will check out the CT one.
Thanks!

You're welcome! If you decide to try a CT shirt, make sure you're getting the "Tailored Fit", which is the slimmest of their three fits. They also have a "Slim Fit", but it isn't really all that slim from what I gather.
 

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