The Definitive Guide to Slim Fit Shirts

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  1. JT82

    JT82 Senior member

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    Does anyone know the body length on the H&C Curtis slim fits, size med.?
     


  2. tricky

    tricky Senior member

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    I finally gave up and just took all my dress shirts to a recommended tailor and I couldn't be happier.

    I have a very athletic build and finding a shirt that's small enough at the waist and wide enough at the shoulders was impossible...they simply don't make them. From now on I'm just buying shirts that fit my shoulders and letting my tailor take care of the rest.

    $20 per shirt alteration is a small price to pay for a perfect fitting shirt.
     


  3. mkarim

    mkarim Senior member

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    I finally gave up and just took all my dress shirts to a recommended tailor and I couldn't be happier.

    I have a very athletic build and finding a shirt that's small enough at the waist and wide enough at the shoulders was impossible...they simply don't make them. From now on I'm just buying shirts that fit my shoulders and letting my tailor take care of the rest.

    $20 per shirt alteration is a small price to pay for a perfect fitting shirt.


    EXACTLY!!! I have realized the same thing. A good tailor can make a shirt look almost custom-made.

    Post some pics, please.
     


  4. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    Is it just the US shops not stocking the stuff? I've got a 20" difference between shoulders and waist. Slim fit Italian shirts from many brands fit just fine. Even the non slim aren't too blousy.

    OTOH if you're going to pay $20 for alteration plus the price of the shirt I'd consider MTM. Even if you're starting with a cheaper shirt the final price isn't going to be that different.
     


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    EXACTLY!!! I have realized the same thing. A good tailor can make a shirt look almost custom-made.

    Post some pics, please.


    I have been doing the same....

    The only slim fit shirts I buy OTR which requires no alterations whatsoever is the Dolce and Gabbana (Slim Fit) line.....they fit me perfectly.

    In the past I have used the PRL Custom fit as my base and either purt darts in or closed the back yoke.
     


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    J. Press shirts tend to fit a bit more slim than most standard shirts and are very reasonably priced considering the quality, style etc.
     


  7. youalreadyknow

    youalreadyknow Senior member

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    does anyone know how Ralph Lauren slim-fit sport shirts fit in a medium compared to classic fit in a small?
     


  8. Hermitedge

    Hermitedge Senior member

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    LL Bean trim fit shirts. Anyone know if these are worth looking into if you're into slimmy fits, or is trim fit another way of saying not as baggy?

    Also, how are the LL Bean windbreakers fit wise?
     


  9. kaczmar2

    kaczmar2 Well-Known Member

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    As I understand it the "Francomb" range is the slimmest range of TM Lewin shirts and comprises of two styles: the "milan slim fit" and "rovereto" which is slimmer still. Which one of these did you buy?

    Asked this same question of a TM Lewin rep and this is the reposnse I received via email:

    Dear xxxxxx.

    Thank you for your enquiry.

    The Slim Fit shirts are the same fit as the Milan shirts. They only differ on style and design.

    If you have any other enquiries please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Kind Regards,

    Jack Simmons
    Customer Service Advisor
    08453891898
    [email protected]


    So, it looks like (Slim Fit = Francomb Milan) > Francomb Rovereto.
     


  10. Jthaeler

    Jthaeler Well-Known Member

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    yes.
    And most of those who are not overweight have the "healthy" habit of pursuing extensive muscle building workout which also lead to fitting problems. See example above of 41" chest & 28" waist.
    Prada makes slim dress shirts.

    !luc


    I personally find it weight lifting healthy...I can't achieve the same strength gains by boxing or grappling alone. Guess it depends if you just lift weights to gain weight or if it's functional muscle. Either way, I think that MTM shirts are the only way to go if you have body proportions like mine: 44 chest 29 waist. There is NO RTW or OTR shirt that will fit these dimensions without pinching the shoulders or having the blouse effect in the back... even the fiinamores and barbas!
     


  11. mkarim

    mkarim Senior member

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    Asked this same question of a TM Lewin rep and this is the reposnse I received via email:

    Dear xxxxxx.

    Thank you for your enquiry.

    The Slim Fit shirts are the same fit as the Milan shirts. They only differ on style and design.

    If you have any other enquiries please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Kind Regards,

    Jack Simmons
    Customer Service Advisor
    08453891898
    [email protected]


    So, it looks like (Slim Fit = Francomb Milan) > Francomb Rovereto.



    Yes, their Milan shirts are slimmer than their Roverto. It doesn't matter to me because I have them taken in at the sides anyway. Very few OTR shirts have even fit me the way I want them to, without some alteration.
     


  12. kaczmar2

    kaczmar2 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, their Milan shirts are slimmer than their Roverto..

    I believe this is incorrect - Rovereto is their SLIMMEST fitting shirt:

    "Rovereto Fully FittedThe Rovereto range has an even closer body fit than the Milan.":

    http://www.tmlewin.co.uk/Content.asp...nstruction.htm

    What the SA cleared up was that Francomb Milan and Original Slim Fit are the same fit.

    Hence, Original Slim Fit > (bigger than) Francomb Rovereto.
     


  13. icedmocha

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    PSA- BB (outlet) has slim fits (regular line, not bf or 346) for 19.99.
     


  14. epliohunk

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    How does BB in boy's size fits?

    I see that they go up to size 20. I'm from Canada and I've never tried their clothes, but perhaps a size 18-20 can be similar to a slim-fit small or x-small?
     


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    Just another Hell yeah for the TM Levin Slim fits - I went with windsor 15.5, but duke of york looks pretty good too. Fit just a tad, not noticable, looser than my Zara's 15 so I'm not changing a thing.
    I missed the big sale, but still manged to get 4 for 100 lbs. I did blow some more on matching ties and a couple cufflinks too though, but still I thought it was quite the value. Hope they don't skrink much.
     


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