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How to buys shirts-Very slim

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by andrew96, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. andrew96

    andrew96 Senior member

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    I have a "36.5 inch chest and I'm '5"11, I can not find shirts to fit me at all(nor jackets for that matter). How can I find shirts to fit when the only measurements are neck and sleeve("14.5x"33).

    My waist is "33 and I weigh 165.
     
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    7_rocket Senior member

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    I have a "36.5 inch chest and I'm '5"11, I can not find shirts to fit me at all(nor jackets for that matter). How can I find shirts to fit when the only measurements are neck and sleeve("14.5x"33). My waist is "33 and I weigh 165.
    Where are you located? Try the custom made dress shirts (MTM) route. You will get the fit you want. Unless you're in a hurry
     
  3. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    have you tried the brooks brothers extra slim? I have similar proportions and it fits me pretty well (well I'm shorter and thinner but their shirts are a little too long and wide for me)
     
  4. andrew96

    andrew96 Senior member

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    have you tried the brooks brothers extra slim? I have similar proportions and it fits me pretty well (well I'm shorter and thinner but their shirts are a little too long and wide for me)




    I own one BB extra-slim and it's my best fitting shirt, but it's not as tight as I'd like.
     
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    JakeLA Senior member

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    Slim fit shirts are made for guys who have a six inch or more drop, which means if you have a 36" chest your waist should be in the neighborhood of 30 inches. But it's not, it's 33 inches, which means if you wear a slim fit shirt you're going to look like a sausage.

    Here's a hint, SF'ers: tight shirts went out with disco.
     
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    Master-Classter Senior member

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    I own one BB extra-slim and it's my best fitting shirt, but it's not as tight as I'd like.
    Try getting the back pleat sewn down, it'll take off an inch in diameter.
     
  8. andrew96

    andrew96 Senior member

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    Slim fit shirts are made for guys who have a six inch or more drop, which means if you have a 36" chest your waist should be in the neighborhood of 30 inches. But it's not, it's 33 inches, which means if you wear a slim fit shirt you're going to look like a sausage.

    Here's a hint, SF'ers: tight shirts went out with disco.


    I have a "5 drop.
     
  9. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    KObalto Senior member

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    I have a "5 drop.

    You need to post fit pics. Your measurements are confusing and don't sound like slim fit.
     
  11. 6stringsakc

    6stringsakc Well-Known Member

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    I have a "5 drop.

    Erm...36.5-33=3.5" drop.
     
  12. acecow

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    Here's a hint, SF'ers: tight shirts went out with disco.

    Don't forget red pants:

    [​IMG]

    OP: go the MTM route. It's the best.
     
  13. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    Don't forget red pants:


    Wrong time of year. Break them out for Christmas along with the red underwear [​IMG]
     
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    acecow Senior member

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    Wrong time of year. Break them out for Christmas along with the red underwear [​IMG]

    It's never wrong time of the year for red pants. [​IMG]
     
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    JGloger Senior member

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    It's never wrong time of the year for red pants. [​IMG]

    +1
     
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    It's never wrong time of the year for red pants. [​IMG]

    I am waiting for mine from LEC...$20 ftw

    To the OP...push ups
     
  17. drpil6811

    drpil6811 New Member

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    MTM is the best. However, if you can't get a chance to have MTM, jil sander is good choice
     
  18. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    if you don't care much about quality, express usually has quite tight dress shirts.
     

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