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Did BB change shoulders on all shirts?

BABuckeye

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I tried on the Brooks Brothers (BB) Extra Slim Fit (ESF) shirts during the annual sale. The shirts were slim enough, but the box pleat in the rear of the shirt was higher than previous BB shirts.

I don't know the exact measurement, but the horizontal shoulder-to-shoulder seam (where the box pleat sits) was formerly about 6 inches below the rear collar; now it is about 2 inches below the rear collar.

The result is that the box pleat does not lie flat; instead, it bubbles out. I looked as though I had a small hunch back. It was enough to turn me off the BB ESF shirts.

Has anyone else noticed this odd, new fit? It is on all BB shirts now? What's the purpose of that chage?
 

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