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CT, BB, TMLewis, or tailored - odd body help!!!?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by stephenbegley07, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. stephenbegley07

    stephenbegley07 New Member

    Feb 17, 2013
    Sooo I have a problem. I have searched everywhere but no one has the same problem that I do due to my sizing is sooo different that normal.

    I am a male 5'8 170 lbs, 41-43 chest, 32x30 pants waist - kinda athletic (half runners/swimmer body). My neck size is astonishing and true size of 17-17.5 & cuff size is 32/33.

    I have many BB non iron slim fit shirts for the last few years, but it seems that it kinda looks baggy on me. I am trying other brands (Express's etc.) as they all say fitted or slim fitted to give me that slim sleek look, but they still don't fit me right as my neck sizes bring me up and the measurements (waist, shoulder, arms) get thrown off completely.

    What can I do?

    I ordered the slim fit CT non iron shirts as a resort but I am unsure if it still looks like the BB - can I get it altered or it that too late? ANY ADVISE WOULD BE GREAT.
  2. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

    Mar 15, 2006
    Probably nothing ready-made will fit well. Either buy bespoke or (maybe) MTM shirts or get off-the-rack shirts that are big enough for the neck and chest and get them tailored. By the way, Express clothing is poor quality.
  3. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

    Apr 3, 2012
    Are you getting the slim fit or extra slim from each maker? I would try some extra slim, and then have them tailored. I have found a good tailor who does this for $22 a shirt. You could also try sizing down and then using a collar extender, provided you don't mind the extra tie gap.
  4. Thanks SF (a new me)

    Thanks SF (a new me) Senior member

    Jan 18, 2011
    Chicagoland area
    I have the same issues. IMO, If I am spending $45-50 + tailoring, I will go MTM. You just have to be patient while getting your measurements down. good luck
  5. wisdom

    wisdom Member

    Jul 20, 2012
    Try the TM Lewin John Francomb 'Fully Fitted' line. I'm a similar (albeit less extreme) build, and they're the best off the rack shirt fit I've found.

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