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Slimmer than BB Slim Fit?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Sartorially Challenged, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Sartorially Challenged

    Sartorially Challenged Senior member

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    Are there any RTW dress shirts that are slimmer than Brooks Brothers "Slim Fit" and about the same price level?

    I fit "medium" well everywhere, but my neck is 16 to 16 1/2. When I get shirts that fit my neck, every other part fits too big!
     
  2. Sartorially Challenged

    Sartorially Challenged Senior member

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    Anyone? Surely there must be RTW shirts that are slimmer than BB "Slim Fit"?

    How does Polo's "Tailor Fit" fare?
     
  3. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    SC, I've had a lot of luck with the Charles Tyrwhitt "fitted line" shirts. I have both BB "slim fit" and CT "fitted" and I've found that the CT "fitted" shirts have a much slimmer fit than the BB shirts. I still like the BB shirts because sometimes in the summer I like a shirt with a little bit more room in it, but not as roomy as regular RTW shirts.
     
  4. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've given up on trying to find shirts cut slim enough, and now just buy what I like and have them tapered. Much easier, and only costs $15-$18 or so.
     
  5. thinman

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    I've given up on trying to find shirts cut slim enough, and now just buy what I like and have them tapered. Much easier, and only costs $15-$18 or so.

    I've even given up on this and gone MTM/custom. My altered shirts still had armholes too large fof me and never fit quite right. I never found anything that looked quite right on me.
     
  6. Sartorially Challenged

    Sartorially Challenged Senior member

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    So... CT fitted shirts are even slimmer than BB slim fit, eh?

    What about Polo custom fit?

    Any other maker?
     
  7. The Grapist

    The Grapist Senior member

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    IIRC, Polo Custom Fit is in fact slimmer than BB's slim fits, but my experience with BB is only try-ons at the store, while I own a few Polo shirts.
     
  8. the42n8s1

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    Ralph Lauren Black Label shirts are very very slim. Slimmer than 'custom' fit I believe.
     
  9. The Grapist

    The Grapist Senior member

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    Ralph Lauren Black Label shirts are very very slim. Slimmer than 'custom' fit I believe.

    They are, but not by very much.
     
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    Boss Red Label are slimmer than custom fit...
     
  11. VMan

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    Anyone know of ANY manufacturer that has an OTR shirt with a 17-17.5 neck and a chest measurement of 42-45" (or at least a chest measurement that wouldn't look ridiculous on a 40R)? I would be eternally thankful if anyone has any suggestions, seeing as MTM isn't really cheap or easy or quick.
     
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    I have a similar issue - a 17.5 neck, 42R..

    Finding shirts that don't look like tents on me is a complete pain in the ass.
     
  13. designprofessor

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    Count me in on this. I'll try Doc's suggestion and Thinman's suggestion. anyone else have to do that fold it over on the side trick when you tuck in the shirt?
     
  14. Stax

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    I have the same issue. Land's End Custom serves me very well for day to day workhorse shirts.
     
  15. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    Have you tried T.M. Lewin shirts? I prefer their cut over all others - uniformly slim, with a little taper at the waist. For the record I'm 15-34, 40L, so I don't know how the size scales upwards.
     
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    Count me in on this. I'll try Doc's suggestion and Thinman's suggestion. anyone else have to do that fold it over on the side trick when you tuck in the shirt?

    Do you mean making the single pleat in the back of the shirt? If so, yes, I have to do that often. A shame I don't have enough money for MTM/bespoke[​IMG]
     
  18. thinman

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    For anyone who may find the information useful, I used to buy Lands' End trim fit, then have them altered to trim the sides. Brooks Brothers slim fit is enormous on me, to the extent that I find it comical that they call them "slim fit". My MTM attempts have been Lands' End ($49+), Individualized Shirts through a menswear store ($139), and Brooks Brothers ($160) for buttondowns, and WW Chan custom ($110) for spread collars. I've gotten the best fit from Lands' End after 4-5 iterations and Brooks Brothers (except for one cuff, which caused me to return the shirt and ask them to try again). The nice thing about the LE and BB programs is that you can return a shirt with no questions asked. I dislike the shirt I have from Individualized because their "patch fused" collar is like cardboard. The BB collar is very nice, but the price will limit how many shirts I buy from them.
     
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    Sigh...at the risk of sounding repetitive...

    [​IMG]

    http://www.fourinhand.com/catalog.as...ing=%22fhes%22


    Nice shirts Jonathan! I hope they work for some here, but the sleeves are just a tad too short for me in the 39/40 sizes. It's a shame, since I can't get MOP buttons on the MTM shirts I described in my earlier posts.
     
  20. The Grapist

    The Grapist Senior member

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    Sigh...at the risk of sounding repetitive... [​IMG] http://www.fourinhand.com/catalog.as...ing=%22fhes%22
    Start carrying 14.5" neck sizes and then maybe we'll talk [​IMG] (Although I'm probably going to start ordering from Jantzen soon)
     

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