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    Fitting dress shirts



    I was wondering what the better option would be. A- buy a fitted dress shirt like a micheal kors or B- buy a regular quality dress shirt and take it to a tailor for alterations? Opinions are welcome thank you


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    it all depends on what your tailor charges to take in the shirt, shorten then sleeves, and possibly the tail as well. that might set you back a pretty penny if you buy a regular shirt as those things may come in looking like parachutes. If i were you id go to a few department stores and try the shirts on to find the one that comes the closest to perfect fit, or require minimal tailoring. This may take a while but I would much rather this avenue.


    Also take a look at some of Joes posts on dress shirt fits to give you a running start.


    Good luck

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      #3


      Thank you max. I'm a young skinny guy and I also work at Macy's so I have plenty of time to try stuff on. We also have a good tailor that we use for our alterations work. He's reasonable. A fitted shirt is still kinda loose but tight at the neck. I just didn't know if the cost of getting a shirt tailored was worth the cost for the fitment.

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        #4


        i'm also on the thin side. brooks brothers have 3 fits - regular, slim & extra slim. on the costly side but i am loving the fit on the extra slim fit shirts. see if you can one up during their sales.

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          #5


          Jet, how do the alfani red line fit you, what size and length are you to begin with? +1 on the BB ESFS, those things look sweet, out of my price point but still look nice when snagged on sale.


          I am a fairly thin guy myself, and have found that H&M dress shirts are an excellent investment.

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            #6
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            i'm also on the thin side. brooks brothers have 3 fits - regular, slim & extra slim. on the costly side but i am loving the fit on the extra slim fit shirts. see if you can one up during their sales.</blockquote>


            Another vote for BB extra-slim fit. Expensive but fit like they were made for me.

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              #7


              15 1/2 32/33 for size. The alfani red fit decent but wasn't a fan of the transparent white. I like the thicker ones like the eagle or micheal kors. But the BB is a tad out of my range since I could get a Macy's brand for 5-10 bux. Wish I had the Brooks brother kind of money but I guess that's why I'm in college tho lol. Thx for the views tho guys much appreciated

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                #8


                you can also try Lands End, not canvas, if you size down on their dress shirts you and get the taioored fit ones, you can come out with a really good alternative. Not sure if you have a sears around but give those a look.

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                  #9


                  Express has IMX dress shirts (there is no chest pocket) - fitted stretch and extra slim. But I think the extra slim are only online. I like the fitted stretch, it fits very well around the waist and chest and does not bunch up - looking like a parachute. Very modern look. I recommend these shirts.

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                    #10


                    What's the typical tailor's cost for darting a shirt and shortening the sleeves?

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                      #11
                      My tailor doesn't dart the shirt. Pins everything from my about my elbow to my armpit all the way down the side to the bottom. That runs me $20

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                        #12
                        I've never seen an otr dress shirt that didn't need tailoring.

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                          #13
                          @ Jetmemphis91 I find Express extra slim fit me (very skinny) decently. See this thread for general clothing advice for the skinny.

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