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  • nicholascrawford
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    That's an inch longer than most companies in both Small and Medium - in which case you should have plenty long enough sleeves!

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  • Chareth
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    JCrew shirts have very long sleeves for the quoted size. Like I mentioned above, Mediums have 35" sleeves and Smalls have 34" sleeves. I can only imagine how long the sleeves are on their "Tall" shirts.


    I'd say sizing down would work for the majority of people out there except for those with unproportionally long arms.

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  • nicholascrawford
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    Chareth - I would be cautious sizing down for a slim guy as an automatic. Unless the sleeves run long, it's very easy to be stuck with a shirt that can only be worn with the sleeves rolled up. If you're fine with that, great. But I have a bunch of shirts like that and have sort of reached my limit on that front.


    Now I'm focusing on buying the really slim fits of companies like BB on sale.

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  • ninja138
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    No, it's not just you. I have a small sitting here and although labeled "14-14 1/2", the neck measures 15.5 inches...


    I'm a little bit smaller than you and I would perfectly fit in the extra small if the chest was 1 inch bigger...

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  • zerostyle
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    Also, is it just me, or is it absurd that someone my height and weight (pretty much average, only slightly on the smaller side), is almost measuring an extra-small in a tailored fit shirt ???

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  • zerostyle
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    @Tony, while the shoulders might be a -tiny- bit too large, it's a perfectly wearable shirt. I have very narrow shoulders for my size, and dropping down a size never fits me because the chest gets too tight.


    Also, the entire styleforum/style community right now insta-replies "shoulders are too big" for just about ANY fit critique. Don't get me wrong, plenty of people wear jackets a full size too big, but people have to realize that there's only so far you can go if you are a smaller guy.

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  • ninja138
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    Per J.Crew:


    The following measurements are for item 11009, the Factory Washed Button-down shirt in Dossier Tattersall.

    Size x-small:

    Chest: 39 inches

    Waist: 36.5 inches

    Sweep circumference: 37.5 inches

    Armhole: 15.75 inches:

    Center Back Sleeve Length: 33.25 inches


    Size small:

    Chest: 42 inches

    Waist: 39.5 inches

    Sweep circumference: 40.5 inches

    Armhole: 16.5 inches

    Center Back Sleeve Length: 34.25 inches

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  • nicholascrawford
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    @zero - When buying S/M/L shirts, you have to compromise somewhere. I think that looks fine, a little long in the sleeves, sure.

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  • ninja138
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    The shoulders are too big on you too.

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  • zerostyle
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    Here's a pic of me in a JCrew Factory Small (slim fit):





    I'm 5'9, 160lbs, 37" chest, 17" shoulders. Not a bad fit overall, but I'm wearing it untucked. Notice how much the sleeves bunch up.

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  • zerostyle
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    @Chareth - Glad I'm not crazy and you noticed the longer arms also.

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  • zerostyle
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    I'd say that they run big (I have the slim/tailored fit ones).


    I'm 5'9/160lbs. Usually smalls in shirt fit me very snugly, and mediums a bit baggy.


    I bought smalls for JCrew factory shirts, and while they fit OK, they definitely are not on the snug side. Also, the sleeves seem at least 1-2" longer than most smalls.


    Another major gripe: Crappy collars. Impossible to iron, flimsy, and small.


    For $20 or so a shirt, I guess you can't complain, but don't expect too much. I'm actually wearing one today - maybe I'll snap a pic for you to show you what a small looks like.

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  • Chareth
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    I've found that the sleeves run long and the sides are boxy. Factory shirts are sized the same as the mainline shirts.


    Sizing down is key if you're slim.


    The mainline "slim fit" shirts are better, but then you're still stuck with obscenely long arms. Smalls come with the equivalent of 34" sleeves, and Mediums are 35".

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  • Totino
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    I've got two, and they're pretty baggy IMO. Not too bad if you tuck them in or wear something over them. But it depends on your body type. I wear small in 1mx express/gap land. I got the smalls from j crew and found them a bit big, and they're even the tailored ones.... I'm 5'8" 138lbs.

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  • IronRinn
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    First post, but I thought I would chip in with my experience:


    I purchased one not too long ago. They seem to run pretty big. I'm a large in most shirts and I was swimming in the one I bought. Collar had to have been around a 16.5/17" (I'm a 16) and the sleeves were incredibly long. Now, whether or not this is indicative of their shirts in general or, because of the Factory moniker, the sizing is not reliable from shirt to shirt I'm not sure, but I would advise against getting anything Final Sale lest you find yourself with a tent instead of a shirt.

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