The Definitive Guide to Slim Fit Shirts

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

  1. Loggia

    Loggia Active Member

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    I am pretty tall, and very slim, so RTW shirts are always difficult for me. but I have to say the Hugo Boss slim fit shirts fit me like a glove, but the quality is poor compared to the pricetag!
     


  2. darnelled

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    I'm 6'3 and 185 lbs so most XL shirts are the right length, but way too baggy. So, I ordered a polo from the Ralph Lauren website in a Large-Tall size (local stores don't carry any talls in anything less than XXL). It is much less baggy around the chest and abdomen and the sleeves are the same length as a regular XL. I think I need to try the medium -tall next time to get a real "slim" fit for my body size.
     


  3. Nico

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    Anyone here from London?

    It's not easy to find good shirts being 170cm=5'7" / 62kg =137lbs

    I have bought some normal 14.5 Harvie & Hudson and Hilditch & Key shirts but they fit like tents [​IMG]
    Has anyone tired they slim fit shirts? H&H only offers 15 inches collars in slim fit, would it be a big problem?

    Is there any other decent shirtmaker in London?

    Cheers
     


  4. onix

    onix Senior member

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    Anyone here from London?

    It's not easy to find good shirts being 170cm=5'7" / 62kg =137lbs

    I have bought some normal 14.5 Harvie & Hudson and Hilditch & Key shirts but they fit like tents [​IMG]
    Has anyone tired they slim fit shirts? H&H only offers 15 inches collars in slim fit, would it be a big problem?

    Is there any other decent shirtmaker in London?

    Cheers


    H&H does offer 15.5 in slim fit, I have a bunch. But they're still too big for my liking, so I have to go trim two sides down.
     


  5. Nico

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    I was actually talking about smaller sizes: 14.5 in my case. The smallest they (H&H and H&K) offer is 15 I think.

    Went to selfridges yesterday. Tried an Eton Slim fit and an Emma Willis slim fit .

    The Eton fit is very modern, was nearly perfect on me but I had no margin if I was to gain weight. The fabric looked good but not as nice as the Emma Willis I tried. Eton only offer non-iron shirts and it does not seem as 'breathable' as the traditional cottons.

    The Emma Willis shirt was a bit more comfortable: the fit was not as trim as the Eton but it looked more natural. Quality wise, the two were equivalent, better buttons for eton but that's a detail.

    I took the latter, I'll try to post pictures...
     


  6. StopPolloition

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    Got my Taylor Stitch shirt, no pictures unfortunately because I'm traveling, but a quick synopsis of my experience. I was able to talk to Barrett and customize the collar point length to the size I wanted with the choice of collar angle. Made to measure/made to copy program, and it was made to the sizes I specified down to the cuff width. Turn around time approximately 1 month. Stitching is excellent, shirt is made in the United States. The buttons are very thick, high quality mother of pearl similar to what you'd see on the Robert Talbott Estate shirts, possibly a bit nicer than the RT shirts. They also offer free shipping to forum members, and also active duty military discounts, which was quite nice of them. I think he can basically fulfill any reasonable request you make. Well worth the money given the super fast customer service.

    I should add this information. Talking to Barrett, he was able to make for me a sloped shoulder, split yoke, and customize the armhole size. Also, there are some features that show a lot of attention to detail, the buttons are attached with a button stem/shank, and there is a butterfly gusset at the bottom. Great deal for an American made quality dress shirt, and from a great company/person.
     


  7. cashewz

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    I found the local aussie designer has a good fit compared to the other international retailers, especially for mid 20s men. Some of those are Morrissey, Marcs, Saba, Arthur Galan, Calibre, and Country Road. With the last three being my preffered brands for the cutting, and the very last is for the quality of the cotton.
     


  8. StephenHero

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    Are there any traditionally styled shirts in the $100-150 range that have a substantial drop? I'm a 42 chest and 31 waist and practically nothing fits off the rack, but I'm hoping for a shirt that can at least get me closer before I take it in for alterations.
     


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    Are there any traditionally styled shirts in the $100-150 range that have a substantial drop? I'm a 42 chest and 31 waist and practically nothing fits off the rack, but I'm hoping for a shirt that can at least get me closer before I take it in for alterations.

    If you decided to go for an alteration route, then don't worry about the size of the sides.
     


  10. StephenHero

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    Good to know I add tent-like dress shirts to nuclear weapons in the "close enough" pile of effectiveness.
     


  11. nahneun

    nahneun Uncle Nephew

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    I recently bought a slim fit Jil Sander shirt in a size 38. My god, that thing is meant for someone who's like a 36-37 chest. I can barely fit in it as a true small 38, and there's some pulling at the chest, which makes it ugly [​IMG]
     


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    hi, which brands would be the best fitting? for about 150-170, mostly for clubbing, going to parties etc.? im about 6'0 and i weight about 113-114, we dont have many high fashion/luxury brands here but i want to buy it through the net.

    thanks, Daniel


    I weigh almost 100 lbs more than you...you weigh less than Christian Bale in the Machinist:

    [​IMG]

    your first step in high fashion would be to eat a burger

    Now that I have that out of my system, going clubbing/parties means cheap shirts. You don't want to get wine/beer/liquor on a $170 shirt. H&M and Zara will be your friends.
     


  13. mkarim

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    hi, which brands would be the best fitting? for about 150-170, mostly for clubbing, going to parties etc.? im about 6'0 and i weight about 113-114, we dont have many high fashion/luxury brands here but i want to buy it through the net.

    thanks, Daniel


    Wear cheap shirts for clubbing - people will spill wine/beer over them. However, in gerenal, if you do want to spend that much on a shirt, you should go bespoke. That way, you get virtually unlimted choices in fabrics, options and style.
     


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    TM Lewin has a good sale going on, up to 75% off.
     


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    Are there any traditionally styled shirts in the $100-150 range that have a substantial drop? I'm a 42 chest and 31 waist and practically nothing fits off the rack, but I'm hoping for a shirt that can at least get me closer before I take it in for alterations.

    It doesn't make the alterations any easier if the waist is closer to what you want, nor more expensive. Focus on finding a shirt that fits well in the shoulders, neck, and chest and don't worry about the waist, which is a very easy alteration.
     


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