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Poorly sized dress shirts

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by eprex, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. eprex

    eprex Well-Known Member

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    please delete
     
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    eprex Well-Known Member

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    ktown Senior member

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    I say keep your dress shirts and wear them casually only. If the sleeve length bothers you a lot, get them altered. I am also 5'9" and 150 lbs (40 chest, 32 waist) so I understand that it's difficult to find the right size.

    For future shirts, I would recommend either going MTM (moderntailor, tailorstore, mytailor) or getting shirts that fit as best as possible and getting them altered. I like going the second route. You can get shirts anywhere from $30 (Nordstrom Rack) to $70 (Brooks Brothers on sale, Charles Tyrwhitt, TM Lewin) and then pay for additional tailoring. Darts should be about $10-$15 and taking in the sides should be $20 or so. I usually have to take in the sides and get darts which makes the tailoring job for each shirt $30.
     


  4. eprex

    eprex Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply. It's damn hard to find proper sizing!

    I noticed people had good things to say about luxire.com. And I agree my best bet is to probably buy OTR on sale, then pay for good tailoring. I'd spend the same $100 but with a shirt that fits way better.
     


  5. biged781

    biged781 Senior member

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    You went about it completely backward. Find a shirt that fits in the shoulders and chest and have it darted by a tailor to fit your midsection. These shirts will never fit you. Buy new ones.
     
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  6. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    If you're buying shirts S/M/L then you'll get whatever the company sticks you with.

    Dress shirts are sized by collar size. Do you know your collar size? Then start looking for brands with a body similar to yours.
     


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    Quadcammer Senior member

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    no you don't
     


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    eprex Well-Known Member

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    Haha I was waiting for some clown to come in and say that. Right on time
     
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  9. eprex

    eprex Well-Known Member

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    I'll be heading to a tailor to get sized up. The consensus seems to be two fingers worth of room with the color buttoned, but I've also seen just 1 fingers worth of room.
     


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