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Is This Shirt Too Tight?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by vancity2010, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. vancity2010

    vancity2010 Member

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    I recently had a dress shirt custom made by a tailor, but my partner has said that the shirt is too tight especially on the sides.

    Does anyone else think this shirt is too tight and slim? I have a slim build.

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  2. Kiwi Man

    Kiwi Man Senior member

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    I think it looks fit even though it looks a little tight, but it is not that bad.
     
  3. tricky

    tricky Senior member

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    I think it looks good if you're standing naturally in the photo.

    The real test is whether the buttons spread and show your stomach when it's tucked in and you sit down.

    I guess the other test is if it rips :)
     
  4. musicguy

    musicguy Senior member

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    Yeah it's too tight.
     
  5. Leonel Dante

    Leonel Dante Well-Known Member

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    I also like slim fit shirts, but in my opinion it looks a bit too tight.
     
  6. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    Do you feel comfortable in it? That's the main thing. You can evidently move your arms well enough to take the picture so I wouldn't be concerned.
     
  7. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    hips are way too tight.
     
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    If you're going to keep it un-tucked, I think it's too tight near the hips, which is further accentuated by the length of the shirt. But, if you're going to tuck it in, I think it's the perfect slimness. I have a shirt that's just like that from modern tailor, but I tuck my shirts in so it fits perfectly. If untucked, it looks just like yours.

    I think it will look awesome if you tuck it in.
     
  10. Emulations

    Emulations Well-Known Member

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    It is not too tight if it is made from a stretchable fabric, it looks like one of those 'muscle shirts' with a collar and buttons. Also, how is this a dress shirt in this color?
     
  11. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    +1
    Welcome to Styleforum.
     
  12. Aqualung

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    It's fine if you want to look like John Travola in Saturday Night Fever. Be sure to get some flared trousers in white to go with it[​IMG]
     
  13. Klobber

    Klobber Senior member

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    In the words of Floyd from that Wall LP,

    "tight as a tourniquet"

    but in a good way

    As long as you dont feel robotic in your movements, then it is OK. This is not the kind of shirt though that will respond kindly to any weight gain.
     
  14. bluesman528

    bluesman528 Senior member

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    IMHO way too tight. It may look decent while standing upright (and there is already button pulling around the hips) but it will look weird when you try to sit down. Or breathe :) Why do you want this shirt to be so tight? It's not a diver's suit. :)

    You have to wear it, therefore you decide what's comfortable for you and how you like to look, though.
     
  15. Michigan Planner

    Michigan Planner Senior member

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    I think my wife has the same shirt.
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2011
  16. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

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    I think you may be able to relieve some of the pressure/pulling built up on the bottom button by having the button moved a bit.
     
  17. contactme_11

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    +1
     
  18. CTGuy

    CTGuy Senior member

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    I feel like there is a frequent SF bias towards a sleek fit. The shirt does not look too tight here, but I imagine when you sit down the shirt may be a little too snug. Around the waste looks like there is hardly any extra fabric.
     
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  19. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    Really not much to add here.
     
  20. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    He or she is correct. It is far too tight through the body.
     
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