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Dress shirts for people with small waists and large chests?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by brycelarkin, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. brycelarkin

    brycelarkin Active Member

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    I use to wear slim fitted dress shirts, but after about a year and a half of seriously working out I noticed my shirts don't fit me anymore (they're pulling in the chest area). I'm looking to spend ~$80-130 on new dress shirts. Do you guys have any recommendations? At the moment, my plan is just to get normal fitted shirts that fit my chest and have the armholes and waist taken in.

    If it helps, my chest is 39" and my waist is 28".
     
  2. Andy57

    Andy57 Senior member

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    Go the MTO route.
     
  3. Seamless

    Seamless Senior member

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    I'm around a 39 chest 27 waist. Go mtm somewhere. You'll never be happy any other way.
     
  4. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    have the tailor add darts to the back as well.
    be careful the tailor does not take too much out of the sleeve.
     
  5. Midnight

    Midnight Well-Known Member

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    I agree with the responses above. With that size of a difference between a chest and waist size you will struggle to find anything off the rack that will fit well. For example, Thomas Pink do an athletic fit, which is designed for men who workout, but the difference between the chest and waist is typically about five inches. That's not close to your difference of 11 (39-28).

    http://www.thomaspink.com/Men/content/fcp-content
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2016
  6. Stilig

    Stilig Well-Known Member

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    I'm a 43,5 inch chest and a 31 inch waist and I find that Poggianti's most athletic fit (available here: http://www.spiga3.com/en/brands/poggianti/ - All of the shirts should be in that fit) is excellent. Good quality shirts, no real handwork but really good wardrobe staples at a decent price. Highly suggest trying them!
     
  7. Jmm722

    Jmm722 Senior member

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    Polo black label dress shirts fit me and I have an even bigger drop. I got mine off eBay for $100 each. For everything else I went to CEGO. Online mtm is a bad idea with that drop.
     
  8. brycelarkin

    brycelarkin Active Member

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    What makes you say online mtm is a bad idea?
     

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