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    Off the Rack Fitted Shirts

    Wanted to see if anyone had any suggestions on places for off the rack fitted shirts in Canada and the US. I have always had a preference for the Banana Republic ones and also the Stafford ones from JC Penny unfortunately when ever I go now their selection is lacking in the more common sizes and I think the quality has gone down significantly.

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    Brooks Brothers- have all sizes from traditional all the way to extra slim fit which is what I wear. Granted the shirts are not cheap but in the sale section you can get them cheaper and you can sign up for the corporate discount card which is 15% off any reg. priced merchandise.
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    Time to go MTM. Online world has emerged a lot and you can find lots of MTM deals at OTR price going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevbo View Post
    Brooks Brothers- have all sizes from traditional all the way to extra slim fit which is what I wear. Granted the shirts are not cheap but in the sale section you can get them cheaper and you can sign up for the corporate discount card which is 15% off any reg. priced merchandise.
    I'll second BB. I managed to buy two of their sports shirts (more than good enough for business casual) for $28 each during a sale, a shirt sleeve button down for about the same at a BB Factory store over Memorial Day weekend, and a new w/o tags dress shirt off of eBay for the same amount. All extra slim. Their extra slim Large and 16-35's are probably the best OTR fit I've come by.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevbo View Post
    Brooks Brothers- have all sizes from traditional all the way to extra slim fit which is what I wear. Granted the shirts are not cheap but in the sale section you can get them cheaper and you can sign up for the corporate discount card which is 15% off any reg. priced merchandise.
    A word of warning, though: If you have a thick neck like me, their extra slim fit may still be too billowy. I'm a 16.5" neck and 33" sleeve, but otherwise not particularly round in the middle. I just have a slightly thicker than average neck. When I get the extra slim fits in a size that fits my neck, they fit too big around the middle. however, when I get a medium extra slim in their oxfords (which aren't really meant to be buttoned all the way up), they fit great. Just something to keep in mind.

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    Yeah, a lot of people talk about how much more "precise" neck/sleeve sized shirts are than S/M/L. But that's only true if your neck size corresponds proportionally to the rest of your body. My actual neck size is 15" but I end up wearing 14.5/32 shirts to get the fit I need for my torso. That's true even on slim, extra-slim, trim, tailored, athletic, etc. fit shirts. I usually leave the top button undone. Fortunately a properly cinched tie will hide that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LesserBlackDog View Post
    Yeah, a lot of people talk about how much more "precise" neck/sleeve sized shirts are than S/M/L. But that's only true if your neck size corresponds proportionally to the rest of your body. My actual neck size is 15" but I end up wearing 14.5/32 shirts to get the fit I need for my torso. That's true even on slim, extra-slim, trim, tailored, athletic, etc. fit shirts. I usually leave the top button undone. Fortunately a properly cinched tie will hide that.
    Exactly. Collar extenders have been helpful at times as well.

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    j crew, club monaco?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigwhat62 View Post
    j crew, club monaco?
    I personally find the slim fits from J. Crew and Club Monaco fit me best, especially their oxfords! Although, I have to have the sleeves shortened, I typically just roll up the cuffs on the casual shirts.

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    Charles Tyrwhitt exra slim shirts are definitely worth a look. Can be had for $30-35 each during their sales, and some of my favorite shirts. Good quality considering the price point and they fit very well.

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