Purple label dress shirts

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  1. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    I have heard that Purple Label dress shirts are made by Lorenzini. That makes me wonder how they fit. Are they full cut like Lorenzini are, or will it be a slimmer fit. There is a shirt on Ebay that I may want to place a bid on, just in case my Jantzen shirts don't come in time for my wedding (I had planned on wearing one of the Jantzen shirts I had ordered). But I won't bid if it's going to be ill-fitting. A slimmer cut works best on me.
     


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    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've never tried on any Purple Label dress shirts, but keep in mind that Lorenzini is a chameleon. They make shirts for a number of different labels, and they have the ability to do a staggering number of different styles and fittings.
     


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    imageWIS Senior member

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    They are a bit slimmer. But, I'll expand on that: I have a (for the lack of a better term) "╦ťswimmers build' (even though I hardly swim [​IMG]), so I'm slim and athletic for my slim body (read: no body fat), and they are a bit large on me body-wise. I don't really care that they are a bit large, since I wear vests oftentimes and no one can tell that the shirt should really be taken in. They seem to be cut just like the RLPL shirts made by T&A, if that helps at all. Jon. P.S. Congrats.
     


  4. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    Thank you, Jon. The price on the shirt I'm watching may be too good to pass up, as if I end up not needing it I assume I could resell it. I have a swimmer's build as well (I didn't write that at first because I thought it might sound weird [​IMG] ).
     


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    Thracozaag Senior member

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    As jcusey says, the Lorenzini's from my experience were FAR from slim fitting, but they adapt.

    koji
     


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    kabert Senior member

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    The one RLPL shirt I have is generously sized. Brooks Brothers generous. The Lorenzini shirts I have cannot be called slim fitting either. Thus, don't bet on the one you're bidding on being slim fitting.
     


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    bryce330 Senior member

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    I agree that they are fairly full cut. Their web site (polo.com) is very deceptive - all of the Purple Label shirts are shown as being ultra-slim-fitting in the pictures, almost skin-tight, but this is not the case at all. They may be a little slimmer than Polo shirts, but not by much.
     


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    imageWIS Senior member

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    While everything you said about the website is true, none of the RLPL dress shirts are shown on the website, only the sport shirts.

    Jon.
     


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