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Brooks Brothers Extra Slim Fit Shirts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by tonio028, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. RyanAnderson

    RyanAnderson Senior member

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    I think you have unrealistic expectations of your dryer if you want it to shrink only the neck of your shirt.

    Not at all - I was expecting minimal shrinking in both areas, but instead I got minimal neck shrinkage and lost about an inch on the sleeves.
     
  2. JPYPSU07

    JPYPSU07 Senior member

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    I've washed mine cold multiple times and pressed them while damp and have had no shrinkage.
     
  3. dagman1

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    [​IMG]
    I'm thinking of getting some BB shirts on the 3 for $199 sale. I'm not sure what to get though: slim fit or extra slim fit. These shirts looks fitted but I noticed they all look pretty tight in the chest. After browsing through the thread most people wearing these seem to be pretty slender. I'm wondering if anyone who is about 6 ft and 180 lbs, and that regularly hits the gym can comment about the fit?
     
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    Anyone know where I can get the chest measurements for the Extra-Slim dress shirts?
     
  5. jay3429

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    Anyone know where I can get the chest measurements for the Extra-Slim dress shirts?

    I know they have the measurements on the site, it's not exactly easy to find but if you poke around enough you'll see it. Btw, I find the Extra-slim fit name to be a misnomer...balloons out in the back like crazy.
     
  6. Beetleything

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    I'm thinking of getting some BB shirts on the 3 for $199 sale.

    I'm not sure what to get though: slim fit or extra slim fit. These shirts looks fitted but I noticed they all look pretty tight in the chest. After browsing through the thread most people wearing these seem to be pretty slender.

    I'm wondering if anyone who is about 6 ft and 180 lbs, and that regularly hits the gym can comment about the fit?


    5'11"- and 170-172 lbs - here.....slim fit is great - not to tight.
    I go to the gym so shoulders, chest and arms are reasonably muscular. [​IMG]

    They are well made and seem quite high quality.
    I just wish the NON button down collar was a little bigger....seems a 1/2 inch to short not quite making it to the lapels of my jacket - which i prefer as a look.[​IMG]
     
  7. dagman1

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    Beetleything: Do you mind telling me what size you ordered? Did you size up at all? Thanks again.
     
  8. 7_rocket

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    Am I the only person who is not impressed by the selection of shirts on the website? [​IMG]
     
  9. Timbaland

    Timbaland Senior member

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    I'm thinking of getting some BB shirts on the 3 for $199 sale.

    I'm not sure what to get though: slim fit or extra slim fit. These shirts looks fitted but I noticed they all look pretty tight in the chest. After browsing through the thread most people wearing these seem to be pretty slender.

    I'm wondering if anyone who is about 6 ft and 180 lbs, and that regularly hits the gym can comment about the fit?



    It's hard to say if we don't know your measurments. I'm 6'1" 173 lbs and I got a 16 x 35. The pit to pit is 21 inches. I'm thinking about getting it darted in the back though. It is a little looser in the waist than I prefer. The slim fit is still baggy. Look at the size chart for BB.
     
  10. hobscrk777

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    I've been eyeing these shirts for a while, and I thought I was going to pull the trigger today, bu tI think I'm going to resist the impulse and go MTM. I've read one too many posts saying that the extra-slim fit still have a little too much fabric in the waist, or are bordering on contstrictingly tight in the chest. I've been on a very slow wardrobe upgrade over the last year, and I'm trying to make myself focus on quality (and fit) or quantity. These BB ones may be a good deal today, but I don't want to have any regrets.
     
  11. ghdvfddzgzdzg

    ghdvfddzgzdzg Senior member

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    got one yesterday. there's a lot of fabric in this shirt if you still have that 15-year-old-boy physique going on like i do.

    good call to whoever mentioned shrinkage. i am gonna do a hot-hot wash/dry and see. if i'm not pleased then, maybe i'll be putting it up on b&s.
     
  12. Vaitek

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    I've been eyeing these shirts for a while, and I thought I was going to pull the trigger today, bu tI think I'm going to resist the impulse and go MTM. I've read one too many posts saying that the extra-slim fit still have a little too much fabric in the waist, or are bordering on contstrictingly tight in the chest. I've been on a very slow wardrobe upgrade over the last year, and I'm trying to make myself focus on quality (and fit) or quantity. These BB ones may be a good deal today, but I don't want to have any regrets.

    I don't know your measurements, but MTM is probably the way to go. By the time you buy the shirts and ultimately get it tailored if they aren't how you want them, you will spend more than if you had gone ahead and got MTM. Plus you're getting more options in fabrics and possibly non-iron materials.

    I have 4 of the BB extra slim fits in 15.5 neck x 33 sleeve and ended up getting the waist taken in because I found it had too much fabric in that area (5'6", 31" waist). The chest was fine on me (I'm a 40S jacket).
     
  13. dagman1

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    I pulled the trigger and bought three shirts at 15.5 and 33. I don't have all my measurements so I took a gamble on it.

    I read a somewhere in here that the sleaves run about 1" long, so I'm hoping that the 33 will be long enough. I'll post back about how it fits when I get them.

    Not sure how the above poster has 33" arms but is only 5'6". Sort of makes me question my choice.
     
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    Beetleything: Do you mind telling me what size you ordered? Did you size up at all? Thanks again.
    Well in the casual shirts M- medium fits great and in the dress shirt i am a 15.5 and 34 arm. I think they are very nice shirts. I got a casual M slim fit NON iron and boy - you wash that thing and hang it on a hanger and it's good to go...looks brand new NO ironing! I don't think they shrink if washed at the right temp and i do not feel they are blousy or have to much material. I am a 32 inch waist so reasonably skinny and the look good on me. Not lots of extra fabric anywhere. They have a nice gusset? (is that right??) on the back that gives a bit of give and take.
    Am I the only person who is not impressed by the selection of shirts on the website? [​IMG]
    Go to a store - much better in the flesh as it where.
     
  15. Vaitek

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    Not sure how the above poster has 33" arms but is only 5'6". Sort of makes me question my choice.

    I guess you're referring to me, but yea, I wear 33" sleeves in these and am short. The sleeve length wasn't an issue for me and I don't think they run longer than listed. I can measure the sleeves when I'm home later tonight.
     
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    Go to a store - much better in the flesh as it where.


    Is this true? I thought I remebered someone saying they barley carry any Extra-Slim in-store.
     
  17. B Hamilton

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    Is there a MTM thread anyone can guide me to? I'm looking for Brooklyn/NYC
     
  18. RyanAnderson

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    Anyone have experience with the supima cotton OCBD?

    I ordered one in my usual size and it is a lot smaller on me to the point that I have to take it back. I measured the armhole from pit to shoulder and it is 1/2 inch smaller than the other (non OCBD) ones I have. Is this normal?
     
  19. sjmin209

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    Funny--I ordered one of the Supima OBBs and returned it because it was about an inch wider pit-to-pit than the other extra-slims I own.
     
  20. ghdvfddzgzdzg

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    i just wanted to mention that i measured the neck on my "15.5" and it's actually 16. no wonder this neck felt too big. is this common on these?
     

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