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Brooks Brothers shirts sizing - help please!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by radicaldog, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    I have some fairly recent BB button down shirts in size 15.5-33. The collar fits me, the sleeve-length is OK, but the shoulders are too big. I'd make them about half an inch narrower on each side. I also have a pretty old 15-R BB ocbd: while the collar is a bit too snug, the shoulders fit me OK.

    Now, would ordering a 15.5-32 solve my problem? In other words, does the body get smaller as the shoulder/sleeve size gets smaller, or do they just make the sleeve shorter?

    Thanks!
     
  2. boo

    boo Senior member

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    Assuming that you're currently wearing the regular fit shirt, switching to a luxury fit will give you a slightly narrower shoulder. I don't believe changing sleeve size will make a difference, though I can't say definitively.
     
  3. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    Sorry, I should've specified that my 15-33 shirts are slim fit. Not very slim on me, but that's ok, as it's a bd after all. I just want the shoulder seams to be where they need to be.
     
  4. afreegreek

    afreegreek Well-Known Member

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    you need to order the extra slim.. narrower body and shoulder yolk for each neck size..
     
  5. FLW

    FLW Senior member

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    ^ This

    I have the opposite issue. ESF fits my torso fine but the shoulder seams nearly pop if I cross my arms. Went to slim fit and the problem seemed to go away.
     

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