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    Fit of your dress shirt vs casual shirt

    I was looking for a versatile button up shirt that I can wear for casual situation, but also as a dress shirt for Fridays and other business casual environment, and noticed that I tend to wear my dress shirts just a touch slimmer than casual shirts.

    Anybody else does that too, or is it one shirt fit for every situation?

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    All my shirts have the same fit. I wear most of them both for business and play. My jeans and chinos are also about the same fit as my wool pants.

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    I wear Regent dress shirts and Madison sport shirts.

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    I strive for the same fit. Off memory some of my casual ones might be a tad bit snugger since I donít wear a tie with them.

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    I go for the same fit. Slim and fitted, but not tight.

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    Iím pickier about dress shirt fit. I want the collar to be perfectly sized so itís neat but not tight when I wear a tie. Sleeves should be long enough with a tight cuff to be the right length at all times when worn under a jacket. Body length should be as long as possible without being so long that it goes down my pant legs. A long shirt stays tucked in better.

    For causal shirts Iím less concerned with the collar size since I wonít wear a tie. They shouldnít be too long so I can sometimes go untucked. Iím also not too picky about sleeve length as long as the sleeves are long enough. I also prefer a casual shirt not to be tight on top of my waist band when worn untucked. With a dress shirt it can be slimmer as it will always be tucked.

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    I usually go for the same fit, my dress shirts are usually a different material and a bit longer. I buy my dress shirts neck and sleeve and get them tailored or custom made. My casual shirts are size L, LT, or XL and then tailored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spex View Post
    Iím pickier about dress shirt fit. I want the collar to be perfectly sized so itís neat but not tight when I wear a tie. Sleeves should be long enough with a tight cuff to be the right length at all times when worn under a jacket. Body length should be as long as possible without being so long that it goes down my pant legs. A long shirt stays tucked in better.

    For causal shirts Iím less concerned with the collar size since I wonít wear a tie. They shouldnít be too long so I can sometimes go untucked. Iím also not too picky about sleeve length as long as the sleeves are long enough. I also prefer a casual shirt not to be tight on top of my waist band when worn untucked. With a dress shirt it can be slimmer as it will always be tucked.
    Ok, I am less picky about neck fit and arm length for casual shirts. I always roll up the sleeves a bit on casual shirts so I guess I don't care at all about sleeve length on those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spex View Post
    I also prefer a casual shirt not to be tight on top of my waist band when worn untucked. With a dress shirt it can be slimmer as it will always be tucked.
    Came here to say basically this. Wide hips and narrow waist mean I get some odd draping if my untucked shirts are too slim.


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