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    Anybody Have Good Sources for Fitted Casual Shirts for Desert or Tropics?

    I'm not as big as I was back in the days when I lifted weights, but I still have pretty broad shoulders (about a 43 or 44 chest right now). Plus I'm on the tall side at around 6' 3". So, when I get just about any type of casual shirt, including polos or henleys, if they fit my shoulders, I always end up with giant amounts of excess fabric around my waist and I just don't like it. Same thing with casual shirts I wear when we go to Mexico or Palm Springs. If if I buy a size smaller, they are just too tight all the way around for my comfort.

    So, we're going to Palm Springs in a few weeks. This weekend, I was noticing that my short-sleeve shirts were looking kind of beat up and not up to what I've been liking to wear, because of all that extra fabric.

    I know I can them tailored, but I'd like to avoid the time and expense of doing that. Most slim dress shirts from Paul Fredrick and Charles Tyrwhitt fit me pretty well if I get the right neck size (16"), even though I'm not really that slim with a 36" waist.

    Anybody have any suggestions on sources or brands (online preferred) that might fit me the way I like? I prefer to have a shirt cut square at the bottom so I can wear it untucked if I like. But not like those shirts from Untucked.

    Thanks in advance for ideas.

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    Iím about the same size, 6í4Ē somewhere between 42-44 cheat and 34ish waist, and the short sleeve button downs I have are from JCrew. I donít remember if itís main line or factory. I go size L slim.

    A little more than youíre asking for but for JCrew I can do sweaters, long sleeve and short sleeve T-shirtís in L slim. Sweaters are ever so slightly short in the torso but they work. Long sleeve button downs typically the sleeves are just a smidge too short.if casual it can be ok or go XL slim and tailor them down a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creature View Post
    I’m about the same size, 6’4” somewhere between 42-44 cheat and 34ish waist, and the short sleeve button downs I have are from JCrew. I don’t remember if it’s main line or factory. I go size L slim.

    A little more than you’re asking for but for JCrew I can do sweaters, long sleeve and short sleeve T-shirt’s in L slim. Sweaters are ever so slightly short in the torso but they work. Long sleeve button downs typically the sleeves are just a smidge too short.if casual it can be ok or go XL slim and tailor them down a bit.
    Thanks, I'll check some out. Long sleeves is always a problem with S/M/L/XL type sizing when you have long arms, as you know. But I've got that covered pretty well for the time being.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creature View Post
    Iím about the same size, 6í4Ē somewhere between 42-44 cheat and 34ish waist, and the short sleeve button downs I have are from JCrew. I donít remember if itís main line or factory. I go size L slim.

    A little more than youíre asking for but for JCrew I can do sweaters, long sleeve and short sleeve T-shirtís in L slim. Sweaters are ever so slightly short in the torso but they work. Long sleeve button downs typically the sleeves are just a smidge too short.if casual it can be ok or go XL slim and tailor them down a bit.
    @Creature : Okay, I ordered and received two of the shirts you suggested in Large slim, and yes--they work. The wife likes them too, so I'm good. I think I might like them a bit more fitted around the waist, but they're pretty good for casual wear.

    Thank you!

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