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The Definitive Guide to Slim Fit Shirts

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by imageWIS, May 1, 2007.

  1. musicguy

    musicguy Senior member

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    Go made to measure or bespoke.

    Cheap answer: ModernTailor.com
    Mid-range answer: Local MTM (made to measure), CEGO if you're in NYC
    High-range answer: Charvet, Lanvin (do they still do bespoke shirts?)
    Beyond high-range answer: Kabbaz
     
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  2. Diversification

    Diversification Well-Known Member

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    The back is plain. No pleats or darts. Sorry it took me so long to post this info.
     
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  3. jamesny

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    The shoulders and torso seem too loose.
     
  4. collegeguy88

    collegeguy88 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I'm going to try ModernTailor first.
     
  5. jiralnom

    jiralnom New Member

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    haven't dug through but i'm looking for my perfect dress shirt with the following specifications:

    -spread collar
    -tailored, slim fit (Brooks Brothers extra slim fit is perfect for me)
    -lack of chest pocket
    -side pleats or no pleats (no back center pleat)

    i've looked into Charles Tyrwhitt's White Twill Non Iron Tailored Fit Dress Shirt, and found this shirt:

    http://www.ctshirts.com/White-twill...=usgob||RG009WHT|||||||||||||#product_no_anch

    Which is great except for the fact that it's a twill weave. I get hot easily and will be wearing this in the summer with a suit, so I'm not sure if twill weave will cause me to sweat like a pig.

    Any recommendations??
     
  6. Diversification

    Diversification Well-Known Member

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    Although I've never used Modern Tailor or any of the other such options myself, I have read a bit about them. It's my understanding that if you send in a shirt that works perfectly on you they will just recreate that shirt's measurements with the material you select. From there I imagine you can add or subtract features like the ones your mentioned.
     
  7. Tailor Dan

    Tailor Dan Senior member

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    Looks a great shirt. Twill won't determine if it's thick. It may be a twill but reasonable in thickness. Best to check it on in store if possible. Would not recommend trying a shirt maker like the ones suggested recently unless referred by a friend or poster you trust. Trying them on the say of someone who has never tested them is not a good idea. http://gentlemansgent.blogspot.com/
     
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  8. aglass

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    I was curious if anyone else here has to go an extra sleeve length up for BB ESF. I'm a 40" chest, 16" neck and 34" waist but I find that the 16x34 ESF's armholes are too high and it pulls the sleeves up my wrist and consequently wear a 35. Do any of you have this problem with BB or any other brands?
     
  9. deepitm

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    I have actually found inconsistency across BB ESF sleeve lengths. I normally wear a 35, but then I tried on an ESF in store that was a 34 and it was a very good fit. Then I ordered a number online in 34, and they ended up being too short. Probably should've returned them, but ended up wearing them out before really trying them on. So I think it could be a quality control thing. Although you're right, the arm holes are rather high, so could be an issue of your chest being a bit larger than the typical wearer of ESF.
     
  10. conceited

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    I'm very lucky to have come across this thread, as I'm a big fan of slim fit clothing. So thanks to imageWIS for making the thread.

    Just recently I ordered a slim t-shirt from Doublju via Amazon (XL [US Large]), and it fits very well (well, how I'd like it to); I actually have broad shoulders, so it's a tad tight, but I like it like that.

    I have similar measurements to yours (40' chest, 30' waist). Gucci does appear to have a nice "v" shape to it, but I looked it up...

    http://www.gucci.com/us/category/m/men_s_ready_to_wear#t_shirts___polos

    and I'm not paying $230+ for one t-shirt. Hell, anything over 40 bucks for a t-shirt is pushing it, as far as I'm concerned.

    I'll be browsing through here though for cheaper places. Thanks again for the thread.
     
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  13. Little Bird

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    Newbie here. What would you recommend for an athletic fit polo shirt as follows. I need to have some embroidered with company logo. I'm tired of XL or XXL shirts that were designed for people with 46" waists.

    - cotton, blend, etc. I'll be outside a lot so a wicking poly isn't bad but I don't like itchy poly.
    - 2 or 3 buttons
    - I'm a 46XL jacket and 36W. Sleeves should be fairly long, just above elbow. Prefer unbanded as I find banded sleeves to feel a bit constricting.

    Thanks.
     
  14. Fueled By Fire

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    I've tried a number of brands recommended here, but no luck. I'm 6'3 and 200 lbs and wear a 17' neck but only a 43' chest. I have a couple of Boss black labled dress shirts that fit very well, but want to try something different. Does anyone have any recommendations on a brand I can buy OTR? Or am I out of luck?
     
  15. taxgenius

    taxgenius Senior member

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    Have you tried having a tailor trim the sides?
     
  16. Midnight

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    For a 17 inch neck the narrowest shirts around the chest I know of are Thomas Pink. Both their Classic Fit and Slim Fit shirts are 45 inches. That's probably a little wider than you would like, but may be worth a try.
     
  17. toade

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    I like Boss Black label (slim) as well and have found Nordstrom Trim Fit to fit me well. A tiny bit larger than Boss Black, but not by too much, and much cheaper than Boss.
     
  18. ustudent

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    Got the Brooks non-iron extra slim-fit just the other day, and I have to say, although it fits me better than all my other shirts, it's still a bit poofy (just a tiny bit). I'm just starting to build up my wardrobe so don't want to settle for that slight poofiness, what other brands can I try? What's slimmer OTR? Or is MTM the only other alternative?
     
  19. Frankie22

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    Get the shirt taken in. Any half decent tailor can do it.
     
  20. ustudent

    ustudent Well-Known Member

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    Wondering if there are any other comparable brands that may be slimmer. If there are, I could just buy those instead of wasting money on alterations.

    Also, the shirts a non-iron. guy at bb said alterations would mean it'll no longer be non-iron. true?


    Thanks!
     

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