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Oxxford v. borrelli shirts

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I am supplementing the father's day gift that I got for my dad -- a Polo Blue Label cashmere v-neck sweater that I picked up for $70 (great deal, huh? He loves the fit of the Blue Label stuff). I'm going to add a sport shirt to his gift as a late addition. My choices are either a Borrelli or an Oxxford. Both are about the same price, so that's a push. He's a bigger guy -- not a beer belly, just generally too large all over (he looks like an ex-football player, you know?). I'm thinking maybe the fit of the Oxxford might be better for that body type, don't you think?
 

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Doubt it matters much which you get. I think both are cut "true to size." Size 18 in Borrelli might still be too small though. If you get Borrelli, pay attention to whether you're getting the long ("L") version or not.
 

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I am supplementing the father's day gift that I got for my dad -- a Polo Blue Label cashmere v-neck sweater that I picked up for $70 (great deal, huh?  He loves the fit of the Blue Label stuff).  I'm going to add a sport shirt to his gift as a late addition.  My choices are either a Borrelli or an Oxxford.  Both are about the same price, so that's a push.  He's a bigger guy -- not a beer belly, just generally too large all over (he looks like an ex-football player, you know?).  I'm thinking maybe the fit of the Oxxford might be better for that body type, don't you think?
I would probably opt for Lorenzini, as they are extremely roomy.

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I would say both would be plenty roomy...
 

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I can appreciate the build, and have yet to try on a Borrelli, but a word to the wise on Oxxford. It is my understanding that they use several suppliers for shirts. The ones that I have tried on suggests that to be true.
 

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I can appreciate the build, and have yet to try on a Borrelli, but a word to the wise on Oxxford.  It is my understanding that they use several suppliers for shirts.  The ones that I have tried on suggests that to be true.
Huh, I would have imagined that Oxxford would have been producing their shirts in house. Strange.
 

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(HRHAndrew @ 01 July 2004, 5:14) I can appreciate the build, and have yet to try on a Borrelli, but a word to the wise on Oxxford. It is my understanding that they use several suppliers for shirts. The ones that I have tried on suggests that to be true.
Huh, I would have imagined that Oxxford would have been producing their shirts in house. Strange.
Well technically the shirts are made in-house, but not the way you might think: "Te Individualized Apparel Group is composed of 14 manufacturing companies with combined annual sales of over $100 million, employing over 2600 American workers. IAG's clothing manufacturers include English American, H. Oritsky, H. Freeman & Son and Oxxford Clothes. IAG's shirt manufacturers include Individualized Shirts, Gitman Brothers, Measure Up and Kenneth Gordon. IAG's pant manufacturers include Asher/Franklin Clothing and The Hubbard Company. IAG's Accessory manufacturers include Brown & Church (neckwear and accessories) and Atlas Company of Boston (leather briefcases and luggage)." Since IAG owns different shirt makers, Oxxford has their shirts made by one of these sister companies. Jon.
 

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