Brooks Brothers Extra Slim Fit Shirts

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  1. Vaitek

    Vaitek Senior member

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    Anybody having problems with these shirts shrinking? I picked one up and thought the neck seemed big so I threw it in the wash - now the sleeves are too short.

    Do you guys just end up buying one size longer to counteract this? I'm worried even with shrinkage, it will be too long if I go up in size.


    I've washed mine several times. Cold water, hang dry. No shrinking.
     


  2. scribbles

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    You should go MTM instead of expecting a weird fit off the rack.

    expecting a weird fit off the rack? please clarify?
     


  3. RyanAnderson

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    I've washed mine several times. Cold water, hang dry. No shrinking.

    This is my problem though - the neck is too big, so i need it to shrink there.
     


  4. dls6128

    dls6128 Senior member

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    This is my problem though - the neck is too big, so i need it to shrink there.

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


  5. Marcus Brody

    Marcus Brody Senior member

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    one or two extra inches off the waist would make these perfect (a few more color/pattern options wouldnt hurt either)
    You should go MTM instead of expecting a weird fit off the rack.
    Or he could just get a tailor to take an inch or two off the waist of the BB shirts. It would likely be cheaper than similar quality MTM and would assure that he maintains the parts of the fit he likes in the extra slim shirts.
     


  6. RyanAnderson

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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.
     


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


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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?
     


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    thoogsby Senior member

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


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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.
     


  11. 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]
     


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


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


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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.
     


  15. 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.
     


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