The Definitive Guide to Slim Fit Shirts

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  1. kiLLscaLLion

    kiLLscaLLion Senior member

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    Can someone reccomend me a tailor in NYC that does shirt alterations for around 10 a shirt? Need to slim some down.


    Thanks


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  2. Brennan Huff

    Brennan Huff Senior member

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    Any experiences with Banana Republic/Gap's slim-fit dress shirts?
     


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    Any experiences with Banana Republic/Gap's slim-fit dress shirts?

    i've tried on the Gap slim-fit and IMO, they're too baggy...the sleeves aren't slim and there's way too much fabric left in the back for my own taste. Can't speak for BR.
     


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    Are there any shirts that are as slim as or even slimmer than H&M?
     


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    BR is quite ok.. A bit slim to me though

    are you similar to a 5'6" 148 lbs., 30x30 build?
    im usually sz 15/15.5 OTR, but of course those have too much fabric.
     


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    Sartorialiste Active Member

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    "Slim fit" shirts are still very baggy on me. Dior Homme shirts have the perfect fit on me. Sadly Hedi Slimane left Dior Homme and Kris Van Assche's cut and designs aren't nearly as good.
     


  7. kiLLscaLLion

    kiLLscaLLion Senior member

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    Anyone similar to 5'8", 140 lb, 30 X 30? If you are, what shirts do you find that best fit you? My neck size is about 15/15.5.
     


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    I found the perfect fit for me =]
    H&M size small (37-38) for $20-40.
    Not bad.
     


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    Asch Senior member

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    Are there any shirts that are as slim as or even slimmer than H&M?
    The only RTW brand that might be slimmer is Band of Outsiders, which costs about 10 times more than H&M.
     


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    anonymouz Senior member

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    The only RTW brand that might be slimmer is Band of Outsiders, which costs about 10 times more than H&M.

    That's too bad. I guess I should just go MTM.
     


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    Are there any shirts that are as slim as or even slimmer than H&M?
    Hey i like to know that as well. Their plain dress shirts fit me pretty well but just a little too tight around the shoulders which i can live with. Thanks
     


  12. kiLLscaLLion

    kiLLscaLLion Senior member

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    I also like the fit of H&M's shirts but their collars are not stiff enough. Are there any brands that might alleviate this concern?
     


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    any one have expericence w/ charles tyrwhitt's slim shirts? they're having an online clearance sale and was wanting some feedback before i spend money on a shirt i cant try on. thanks


    according to the online measurements they provide, they aren't what i would call slim...even their language calls them "slimmer". This has prevented me from ordering there.

    Max waist size that they list is 42, for me, I'd pretty much max out at 38. Im probably going to have everything MTM from now on, I care about fitment much more than anything else.
     


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    greentorii Well-Known Member

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    it's kind of amusing how I see all these recommendations of shirts that are like $200+ !!!

    Any suggestions for a college student? ie shirt that's around $50 [​IMG]
    (other than H&M hopefully lol...that stuff falls apart)
     


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    ^^ well, there's a reason for that. there are very few in the ~$50 market that are interested in slim fits, so nobody produces them. My suggestion would be J. Crew, they fit slimmer than just about anything else you'll find for the price range and hold up decently well. You might be better off finding some of the more expensive brands on sale.
     


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