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Trouble finding brooks brothers shirts to fit and need blazer advice

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ironman5151, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. ironman5151

    ironman5151 Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I am new to the forums looking. I have a few questions if someone does not mind helping:

    1. For some context, I body build for fun; therefore, I have large arms, wide shoulders, thick chest, and a small waist. I have to purchase shirts large enough to fit the large muscle groups resulting in the waist of the shirt growing as well. As you can imagine wearing a large waist shirt with a small waist, I have a ton of shirt to tuck in resulting in the shirt flaring out in the back. It looks horrible. I am assuming the only route around this is getting a shirt custom fitted by BB. Is this true? If so, how expensive are shirts when you get tailored? Should I go to my local BB store or go to Manhattan for the digital tailoring (is the digital tailoring worth it)? Another thought is to take all my shirts to a local tailoring shop and have them take the waist area up. Advice, please. I also struggle with the pants with the thighs. I am having to get order wasit 38 to get leg size then have the wasit tailored down. Is all this normal?

    2. What is a good BB blazer for winter to wear with jeans or khaki pants (I’m thinking navy color and no gold buttons and cheaper the better)?

    Thank you for viewing.
     
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  2. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Distinguished Member

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    I have trouble finding BB clothes that fit too because they're suits/shirts fit like sacks. I stopped buying from them. Good luck. Hopefully, someone can help you out.
     


  3. gandhi

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    We can't know if what you are syaing is normal since you don't tell us yuor measurements.

    Anyways, getting made-tomeasure from BB is expensive and there are cheaper options online.

    The cheapest way is just to have a tailor take in the waist. It is a simple alteration and costs about $15 per shirt.
     


  4. ironman5151

    ironman5151 Member

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    Lol, a sack is a good description. Thank you for commenting
    Thank you for your advice. This whole fashion thing is new to me. All I know is I have a ton of shirt to tuck in and flares out like something crazy in the back. Thank you again.
     


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