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Shirt Poll: fit elements (plus pics)

TheTukker

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Let's do a poll on the shirt elements that may make it more or less, what Master K refers to as, fit and trim. I realize that there may be other elements at work here as well, but they do not allow for easy 'polling'.

Pics to illustrate the elements:

box pleats



side pleats



shirring





split yoke





darts (couldn't find any good pics)




Please add any elements that I may have missed, but do not come here with references to elements such collars, cuffs and pockets. They do not belong here; plenty of other threads covering them.

Here's an older thread covering pleats.
 

TheTukker

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Of course, please feel free to explain your vote(s) or add any other comments.
 

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For this poll to be meaningful, I think we need some more votes...
 

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i suspect the reason people aren't voting is that the choices don't seem pertinent to the question around what makes a shirt "fit and trim".

pleats don't slim down a shirt. they add bulk.

a yoke doesn't really impact the fit.

you have no option for darts.

you have no option for just slim sides.

may want to redesign poll.
 

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Originally Posted by OttoSkadelig
i suspect the reason people aren't voting is that the choices don't seem pertinent to the question around what makes a shirt "fit and trim".

pleats don't slim down a shirt. they add bulk.

a yoke doesn't really impact the fit.

you have no option for darts.

you have no option for just slim sides.

may want to redesign poll.



Agreed. If I get a shirt slimmed, I have my tailor taper the sides. Works like a charm
 

TheTukker

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Originally Posted by OttoSkadelig
i suspect the reason people aren't voting is that the choices don't seem pertinent to the question around what makes a shirt "fit and trim".

pleats don't slim down a shirt. they add bulk.

a yoke doesn't really impact the fit.

you have no option for darts.

you have no option for just slim sides.

may want to redesign poll.


Many thanks OS - good point about the darts; forgot about that. Not sure I can amend the poll though.

I would have thought that you could argue that pleats would give you some extra room in a slim fit shirt. As to the yoke, I have heard that, for certain body types, it can actually address the fit.

Originally Posted by cioni2k
Agreed. If I get a shirt slimmed, I have my tailor taper the sides. Works like a charm

Many thanks C2K - helpful to know. Can you give a sense what your tailor charges you for that work?
 

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I prefer a split yolk but a side pleat is also nice.
 

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