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Please Help Me - Dress Shirt Help Needed

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by EssArTee4, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. EssArTee4

    EssArTee4 Member

    Jan 25, 2013
    Ok so ive reached my breaking point on researching slim fit shirts that fit the best.

    The truth is i either find the slim fits on certain brands...too slim - or too baggy.

    So the only thing i can think of is i just need to have them tailored.

    Now on to my few questions.

    Can a decent tailor take a regular shirt that would fit me like a kite and make it fit perfect? I could stick with the slim fit so they wont have as much to take off. I feel like finding the best fitting shirt is becoming an obsession. I'm failing.

    And last question. Who makes the best shirts for around $60.

    I do like alot of purple dress shirts, striped, window pain style.

    Please help this headache i have brought upon my self!
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2013
  2. donjuan17

    donjuan17 Senior member

    Jan 15, 2013
    Kailua, H.I.
    As long as the shoulder, neck, and sleeve length (and even that is fixable) are spot on your tailor can make it look like it was made-to-measure. I've been having this obsession myself on everything.

    As far as the shirt go, I tend to get my inexpensive dress shirts from Banana Republic or Brooks Bros sales.
    I have a friend who was considering getting a custom made shirt but i find there's no practical
    purpose for this. Easier (and WAY cheaper) to do like you said.

  3. ctkim

    ctkim Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    Downtown LA
    try moderntailor.com. there's a huge thread for moderntailor.
  4. landshark

    landshark Senior member

    Apr 22, 2010
    Brooks brothers. Try the extra slim fit, slim fit and classic fit. Find the one that fits best and tailor it after if you need to.

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