The Definitive Guide to Slim Fit Shirts

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  1. visionology

    visionology Senior member

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    Eh screw it, for this price you can't go wrong and with free return shipping.

    Just picked up a Windsor Slim Fit, a Francomb Milan, and a Casual slim shirt.

    If these fit def cheaper than tailoring shirts. I brought in two shirts Friday to get slimmed down and since they have to basically take the whole shirt apart its gonna cost around $30 each. Also getting them shortened, buttons moved, and pockets removed.
     


  2. Flambeur

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    If you don't mind, how big is your drop? Also, if you're in the US, what did you end up paying in duties?
    about 8, so I my expectations with anything OTR are already low. No duties paid.
    I bought one TM Lewin shirt to see how they fit (15/33) and it fits great. I'm not experienced enough to compare it to other makers, but I love it. I'm 5'6"ish and 140lbs ish and it fits VERY good. Anyone else w/ a Lewin shirt, what do you think of the fabric?
    Like the fabric, although it is different depending on what shirt you order, I had three different types and all seemed to be pretty good quality.
    How long did it take you to receive them? I ordered mine 2 weeks ago and am still waiting... [​IMG]
    it was pretty quick - did you receive a confirmation of shipment email from them? I believe it took less than two weeks from order, and probably 5-6 business days once they shipped them out.
     


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    it was pretty quick - did you receive a confirmation of shipment email from them?

    I believe it took less than two weeks from order, and probably 5-6 business days once they shipped them out.


    Actually I received my shipment of Milan slimfits yesterday. It took about 2 weeks. The shirts are good, quite slim, fabric seems good (not cheap) and (Milan) collar is stiff enough to withstand washes. Overall, for $30 each, it's quite a steal!

    I am expecting another shipment (blue shirts for $30) from them any day...
     


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    I'll be curious when I get mine to see how they stack up against the Tyrwhitt ones I have.
     


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    Actually I received my shipment of Milan slimfits yesterday. It took about 2 weeks. The shirts are good, quite slim, fabric seems good (not cheap) and (Milan) collar is stiff enough to withstand washes. Overall, for $30 each, it's quite a steal! I am expecting another shipment (blue shirts for $30) from them any day...
    When you say "for $30 each, it's quite a steal" - what's the implication? Is it a better deal to find a $60 shirt that costs $30, or a $160 shirt that costs $100? We all get excited about super low prices, but there's just no way the quality will really be there for $30. After the buzz of the seemingly good deal is gone you're going to be wearing a cheap shirt and it will show (maybe after a washing or two).
     


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    When you say "for $30 each, it's quite a steal" - what's the implication? Is it a better deal to find a $60 shirt that costs $30, or a $160 shirt that costs $100?

    We all get excited about super low prices, but there's just no way the quality will really be there for $30. After the buzz of the seemingly good deal is gone you're going to be wearing a cheap shirt and it will show (maybe after a washing or two).


    Good point. But many people here have had good experiences with TM Lewin, so it seems like a (relatively) safe bet. I wouldn't buy Hillfiger or CK no matter how low their prices.
     


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    How would this shirt fit me?

    6 feet, 172 lbs.


    Hey, Diesel - I see you don't disclose your location. Where do you live?
    Just curious.
     


  9. Flambeur

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    When you say "for $30 each, it's quite a steal" - what's the implication? Is it a better deal to find a $60 shirt that costs $30, or a $160 shirt that costs $100?

    We all get excited about super low prices, but there's just no way the quality will really be there for $30. After the buzz of the seemingly good deal is gone you're going to be wearing a cheap shirt and it will show (maybe after a washing or two).


    The fabric is nice. It's not some shitty specialty store poly blend. It seems to be well-sewn, and looks pretty good for now. Nice stiff collar. Looks and fits good. As long as it lasts through the rotation for a year or so, it's fine. There are members here who claim that their TML shirts lasted for years and year.

    Don't get me wrong, I understand those are entry level shirts, but I think the return on investment is just fine here. Once I can allow myself to spend a couple grand for to rebuild my shirt collection, that's what I'll do.
     


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    Hey, Diesel - I see you don't disclose your location. Where do you live?
    Just curious.


    lol, why?

    hahahah
     


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    lol, why?

    hahahah


    Well, you seem unfamiliar with normal shopping.
     


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    We all get excited about super low prices, but there's just no way the quality will really be there for $30. After the buzz of the seemingly good deal is gone you're going to be wearing a cheap shirt and it will show (maybe after a washing or two).


    Its called a value purchase. The shirts are comparable to what you get for $100 or more that you don't feel "cheap" wearing
     


  14. Flambeur

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    The shirts are comparable to what you get for $100 or more that you don't feel "cheap" wearing

    yeah, so far I can't tell the difference between the TML shirts and the $160 retail hugo boss stuff.. Of course we all know about HB though..
     


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    yeah, so far I can't tell the difference between the TML shirts and the $160 retail hugo boss stuff.. Of course we all know about HB though..

    Actually, this is true. I just bought this for the sale price of $30:

    http://www.tmlewin.co.uk/product.aspx/!15978

    It looks VERY similar to a Hugo Boss shirt that retails for $125. The Boss shirt is a little more slim and creates a better silhouette, but I can get the TML shirt above altered - and still save about $75!!!

    Also, the TML's collar is more stiff than the Boss collar. I don't think the latter will stand up to more than 3-4 washes.
     


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