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  • Jeff M
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    I'm gonna get a tailor to take measurements for me, I realized after I posted this thread that I should have done that first. I'll post up the measurements hopefully either tonight or tomorrow, depending on when I can get it done.

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  • savoyspecial
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    Really can't answer this question without knowing your measurements. At 5'11, 172 lbs. I find the Banana Republic slim fit in medium to be the perfect fitting shirt for me. It is comfortable but not baggy at all in the shoulders/chest and pretty close/ but certainly not tight in the waist. My waist is 33, shoulders 48, chest 40.5. Truthly so far, BR is the only brand I've found that fits me in shirts. For both express 1MX and Jcrew shirts, I fall between their Medium and Large, with each fit being wrong in one area. HOpe that helps!

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  • Shomas
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    Jeremy B, my waist is pretty average, I think (31"-32" depending on the pants), but I suspect the culprit is my neck. I have a 16.5" neck (actually, if I'm doing bespoke or MTM, it's probably closer to 16.75"). I think that having to get the BB ESF shirts in a 16.5" neck causes a sort of cascading effect down the fit of the rest of the shirt. And lest you think that my neck's girth is the bemuscled result of some awesome weight-training regimen, let me assure you that it is not. My people just have kinda flabby necks, even when we are relatively slim elsewhere (lucky me!).

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  • Jeff M
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    Thank you so much for all the advice and different brands. I had forgotten about Mr Porter, I'll have to check back when they have a sale. I'm probably going to cap my price for a shirt at $50 for now, so once the holidays roll around I should be able to find some good stuff. I'm bookmarking all of the different vendors you all are sending me, so again, thank you for the help!

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  • Jeremy B.
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    @Shomas I'm surprised that the BB ESF don't fit you. I'm almost exactly the same size as you 5'9, 170lbs, 32" sleeve, 16" neck and they are the slimmest fitting OTR shirt I have found. You must have a really trim waist.

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  • Standard_Deviance
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    A helpful sizing guide by brand: http://shop.nordstrom.com/c/mens-dress-shirts-best-sellers?origin=leftnav


    I'm 5'8", 151 lbs, fit, so I'm probably somewhat close in size to you. My tailor and I pegged my ideal shirt measurements as 42" in the chest and 39" in the waist. If you look at that chart, you can see that few if any brands/cuts, even the ESFs, fit me the way I'd like.


    I once measured (but have since forgotten) the BB ESF and the CT ESF and recall them being not perfect for me but close enough that they were acceptable and that tailoring wouldn't be worth the expense. Uniqlo is another good option, particularly if cost is a concern: their S oxfords measure 42"/40" OTR. (My tailor and I actually based my ideal fit off a Uniqlo oxford.)

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  • Shomas
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    I have to dissent from the group on the question of Brooks Brothers' ESF shirts. I have two and I'm not that impressed. They are comfortable, but they aren't that slim. They are still somewhat baggy in the lower-torso area and the arms - while not billowy - are way roomier than I would expect in something called "extra slim." I'm not in possession of tiny little stick arms, nor am I carrying huge guns; I think I'm more or less average, arms-wise. For reference, I'm 5'10", 180. I prefer shirts with 33" arms and 16.5" necks. OTR, I've been happiest with Bonobos slim fit, but obviously, everybody's experience will be different.

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  • gargao
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    I really like Banana's slim fit but I am not a very slim guy. I like the arms and the waist on them. I would go for the tailored slim fit if you are a slim guy. 40% off on Wednesday with a coupon.

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  • Fred G. Unn
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    Another brand to keep in mind is Paul Smith. I've found their "Slim Fit" is more like an extra-slim. During a Mr Porter sale the staple white and blue shirts can often be had for $50 or so.

    http://www.mrporter.com/Shop/Clothin...l_Smith_London

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  • Fred G. Unn
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    I also agree with the Tyrwhitt and BB suggestions, both will be much nicer than CK. The CT 4 for $200 deal is great and in addition the the BB site, I would also check Mr Porter during their sales too. I picked up a BB ESF button down for $16 (!) last January during their 70% off sale. I honestly would avoid Thomas Pink. Pink is way overpriced and not worth the $$$ IMO unless really marked down. For the same price as Pink you could get Hilditch & Key which is a much nicer shirt. I particularly like H&K stripe or check patterns because they pattern match the sleeves to the shoulder, which obviously must be done by hand. H&K shirts are on sale in July and December when you can get them for 50-55GBP (approx. $80-90). Thomas Pink black label shirts are very nice but you're better off going MTM once you're in that price range.

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  • Jeff M
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    I am trying to get a few, trying to build my wardrobe for after graduation (which will be happening within the next year) and expanding my wardrobe for my current job. During the summer I can usually get away with just a nice golf polo and slacks (luckily I play golf a lot so I have dozens of these), but in the winter a button up dress shirt is nice. I'm definitely going to lean towards the lighter colors like you mentioned, because as I'm sure you know they match well with just about anything. I'll probably only buy a couple at a time though, and space it out with sales and whatnot. Thanksgiving and Christmas should have some good things, so I'll be patient and see what comes up.

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  • LosRockets
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    Jeff, how many do you need? I found out that one white and one light blue was all I really needed in college. The rest were pretty casual shirts. If that's the case, if you save up a bit you can get two on sale from CT or something for around 70-80. The benefit here is that you'll have two shirts that fit well and are made well. I know in college it's tempting to get 5 shirts for that price but oftentimes they'll be/look really cheap or feel cheap and you won't want to wear them after you graduate (trust me, I recently donated 20+lbs of clothes after graduating).


    Regardless, take care of the shirts - wash them on cold and then hang dry them.

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  • Jeff M
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    Thanks for all the responses guys! Very helpful, I will probably check out CT and BB when they have some big sales going on, and coupons are always a good thing. I will probably also check out the CK Extreme Slim fit, since it is cheaper still. I'm still in college, so my budget is probably a lot tighter than most. I'll be posting around some more, this seems like an outstanding resource for a guy like me.

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  • Jeremy B.
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    I second nicholas's picks the BB ESF fits me like a glove off the rack CT shirts are ridiculously high quality when you can get them for $40 a shirt.


    @gabe Did you get that $20 H&C credit I sent your way?

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  • LosRockets
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    I am quite happy with the CT ESF shirts I just got in the mail. $38.50 apiece w/ shipping after a 4 for $200 sale and a livingsocial discount. The quality's quite nice - I like the puppytooth shirting fabric more than the poplin or end on end (though I kept them because they're lightweight and my city is hot) and I imagine the twill is also quite nice. Their sky herringbone shirt (got it in slim fit) also has a nice material. Not near Thomas Pink quality and a step down from BB but I think CT shirts are better than Banana Republic and more stylish/better looking than TM Lewin's. Haven't worn any of J Crew's dress shirts but I imagine they might be better in quality (albeit for 2x the price).

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