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CharlesAlexander

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I picked up a couple of Behar shirts this weekend at Barneys. Never brought a Behar shirt before, but one of them had a really unique blue sheen that drew me to it.

I just wore it for the first time today, and it has one of the poorest fits I've ever seen on an OTR shirt. It's like a freakin trash bag! I am a slim 16 35-36, and both shirts fit like a 18. I mean really it's like I brought it from a maternity store or something.

Behar makes some really nice ties, but I'd stay away from their shirts.
 

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They aren't slim, sure, but not too bad IMO. I had them taken in a bit and love them. Plus the material is superb and long lasting.

Why'd you by them if you hate the fit?
 

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Originally Posted by Cary Grant
They aren't slim, sure, but not too bad IMO...
Why'd you by them if you hate the fit?


I mean, seriously. American market Kiton and Borrelli aren't the slimmest shirts either, should we stay away from the too?
 

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Use it for table napkins.
 

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Originally Posted by whacked
I mean, seriously. American market Kiton and Borrelli aren't the slimmest shirts either, should we stay away from the too?

Yes.
 

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The shirt was folded up and bagged so I couldn't really try it on. I've never had a problem with a 16 fitting that poorly before. It wasn't really a big deal, I can just take it back. I may actually have the blue one tailored because I love the fabric so much.

Just letting people know they run really big, imo.
 

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I wouldn't be so quick to judge. I know that I am a 15.5US/39EU in every shirt except the Behar's. So I buy a 15. I also pick them up for $60 or less at NM Last Call and the Behar's are the staple of my day-to-day wear. They launder very nicely and I think all in all they are a decent garment.
 

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where do you live that you can't try on a shirt before purchase?

that's just silly...every designer has a different fit.
 

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Originally Posted by CharlesAlexander
I picked up a couple of Behar shirts this weekend at Barneys. Never brought a Behar shirt before, but one of them had a really unique blue sheen that drew me to it.

I just wore it for the first time today, and it has one of the poorest fits I've ever seen on an OTR shirt. It's like a freakin trash bag! I am a slim 16 35-36, and both shirts fit like a 18. I mean really it's like I brought it from a maternity store or something.

Behar makes some really nice ties, but I'd stay away from their shirts.


The "Ike Behar for Neiman Marcus" shirts with the gold label are a slimmer cut and have nice MOP buttons, better fabrics and better construction. A good deal as they are always marked down to $50-$65.
 

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Find a good tailor--

Ive bought dozens of OTR shirts on ebay, or at a serious discount, and had them taken in. As long as the shoulders and neck are good, youre good to go. I usually have the sleeves shortened, chest and waist taken in, and arms tapered slightly.

At this point, my tailor has all the measurements on file-- I just take the stuff in, and away we go.
 

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You are complaining that an OTR shirt you did not try on before buying does not fit? It does not appear to be a problem with the shirt or brand to me. I have purchased several IB shirts (tried them on first) and NM Last call for around $15 on clearance sale -- great shirts, great fit and great price.

Twotone
 

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Originally Posted by CharlesAlexander
The shirt was folded up and bagged so I couldn't really try it on.

Sure you can- that's what sales attendants are for; and if they refuse... well... I believe Dante reserved a ring for them.
 

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Ties yay, shirts nay.

BTW, didn't you actually try the shirt on in the store???
 

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