• Welcome to our newest affiliate vendor, Passus Shoes. We are very happy to welcome our newest affiliate vendor, Passus Shoes. Passus shoes was founded by long term members of the forum and veterans of the shoes business. and is dedicated to crafting fine shoes in Budapest in a time honored tradition. Please help me give them a warm welcome in their new affiliate vendor thread.
  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

BB slim fit vs. European slim fit shirts?

Cayne-Abel

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 24, 2010
Messages
145
Reaction score
5
I went into Brooks Brothers today and tried on a slim-fit 15 / 33. It was one of the better RTW shirts I've tried on, although it could definitely be slimmer at the waist and possibly chest. The neck was pretty good, just a touch on the roomy side (but I kinda prefer that). The salesman said there would be no further shrinking.

I thought about buying a slim-fit European shirt of the same size in B&S. If I stick to the 15-inch neck and 33-inch sleeves, would I get a fit similar to that of the BB shirt I tried on? Or are slim-fit European shirts cut so slim that I should get a regular-fit or possibly go one size higher?
 

BeaconHillBoston

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 30, 2010
Messages
267
Reaction score
1
Originally Posted by Cayne-Abel
I went into Brooks Brothers today and tried on a slim-fit 15 / 33. It was one of the better RTW shirts I've tried on, although it could definitely be slimmer at the waist and possibly chest. The neck was pretty good, just a touch on the roomy side (but I kinda prefer that). The salesman said there would be no further shrinking.

I thought about buying a slim-fit European shirt of the same size in B&S. If I stick to the 15-inch neck and 33-inch sleeves, would I get a fit similar to that of the BB shirt I tried on? Or are slim-fit European shirts cut so slim that I should get a regular-fit or possibly go one size higher?


Might want to check out the guide to slim fit shirts thread above. Your question has been answered about 400 times in the tail end of that thread.
 

Cayne-Abel

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 24, 2010
Messages
145
Reaction score
5
Originally Posted by BeaconHillBoston
Might want to check out the guide to slim fit shirts thread above. Your question has been answered about 400 times in the tail end of that thread.


I browsed through it for a bit, and didn't see anything that specifically addressed my question, but I'll look/search again. Meantime, if anyone would be so good as to address my OP, I'd appreciate it.
 

ChicagoMediaMan

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 28, 2008
Messages
598
Reaction score
7
If you like the BB slim fit but want something slimmer, try the BB extra slim-fit. Their regular slim-fits are still very, very big.

As far as "European" slim fit shirts, it is really going to vary by brand. They aren't all going to fit the same. This is where knowing your measurements comes into play.
 

Cayne-Abel

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 24, 2010
Messages
145
Reaction score
5
Originally Posted by ChicagoMediaMan-27
If you like the BB slim fit but want something slimmer, try the BB extra slim-fit. Their regular slim-fits are still very, very big. As far as "European" slim fit shirts, it is really going to vary by brand. They aren't all going to fit the same. This is where knowing your measurements comes into play.
The BB extra-slim is absurdly slim at the shoulders and chest (though the waist is nice), even when I go a size up. As the salesman told me, "anyone who's ever done a single push-up in their life probably can't fit into these extra-slims properly." Also, getting a slimmer fit is not the only reason I'm looking for something besides BB. Brooks Brothers seems way over-priced considering its quality (or lack thereof). Those paper-thin buttons alone are a turn-off. Not worth $80.
 

ChicagoMediaMan

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 28, 2008
Messages
598
Reaction score
7
Originally Posted by Cayne-Abel
The BB extra-slim is absurdly slim at the shoulders and chest (though the waist is nice), even when I go a size up. As the salesman told me, "anyone who's ever done a single push-up in their life probably can't fit into these extra-slims properly."

Also, getting a slimmer fit is not the only reason I'm looking for something besides BB. Brooks Brothers seems way over-priced considering its quality (or lack thereof). Those paper-thin buttons alone are a turn-off. Not worth $80.


It's funny...while I have no experience with BBESF, I've heard from others on SF about how great they fit in the shoulders and chest, but how there is still too much fabric at the waist. It all depends on the size of the person, I guess.
 

patrickBOOTH

Stylish Dinosaur
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Oct 16, 2006
Messages
37,206
Reaction score
11,788
Phineas Cole shirts are like spandex tight. I couldn't believe it. I tried on a 15 neck 34.5" sleeve and it was plastered to my body.
 

hookem12387

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2010
Messages
1,373
Reaction score
509
Originally Posted by Cayne-Abel
The BB extra-slim is absurdly slim at the shoulders and chest (though the waist is nice), even when I go a size up. As the salesman told me, "anyone who's ever done a single push-up in their life probably can't fit into these extra-slims properly." Also, getting a slimmer fit is not the only reason I'm looking for something besides BB. Brooks Brothers seems way over-priced considering its quality (or lack thereof). Those paper-thin buttons alone are a turn-off. Not worth $80.
Brooks' collar roll is still hard to beat. Also, the price gets much more agreeable during the 3/$150 sales. I believe the next one is in October, but I could be wrong. I do completely agree on the ESF fit regarding athletic types. It's just not going to happen. They didn't work well for me before I was really working out in earnest and now they'd be a joke. I do find the standard slim fit working better now, though.
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How do you feel about spending money on non-essential goods during the Covid-19 crisis?

  • I don't want to spend money at a time of economic uncertainty, even if I could afford it.

  • I feel compelled to spend to help small businesses that are struggling.

  • I reduced my budget for non-essential goods and I'm not spending at the moment.

  • Not much has changed for me and I'm still buying stuff I can't afford.


Results are only viewable after voting.

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
438,327
Messages
9,443,622
Members
197,872
Latest member
Dneary62
Top