Custom Shirts / Slim Cut Shirts

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    I've recently lost a bit of weight, and I'm finding that even the slim fit shirts that I own and that are available for purchase are far too baggy.

    I'm 6'1, now about 165 lbs. My chest measures exactly 40 inches, neck a little over 15, and my waist is 32. That is a measurement from a tape, not the "vanity" size of pants. Even the Calvin Klein slim-fit shirts that were working well for me now show an immense amount of "muffin-top." The shirts billow out like 6" around the waist.

    Can anyone recommend some slim-fit shirts that are actually made for truly slim guys? Should I just bite the bullet and spend the money to have shirts custom-made?
     
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    I get my shirts from Macy's. The sale people are great and help alot. There is always a sale going on.
     
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    I used to weigh 160 and Im 6'1 too... (ive gained some weight tho now, around 180 - trying to lose back down) , But I always had that problem too. It took A LOT of shopping around to find shirts that would fit me right. One thing you gotta watch is that in a stack of 10 shirts that are all supposed to be identicle, they usually can vary up to three inches. So search on my friend! lol
     
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    Check out Charles Thyrwhitt.
     
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    Custom Shirt Shops or Lands End Custom Shirts are made to measure shirts. Both have very good guarantees (Lands End is life time). Because of that I get all my dress shirts there.
     
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    Brooks Brothers my friend... Extra slim fit.

    Brooks Brothers | Men | Non-Iron | Extra Slim Fit

    If that doesn't work for you. Take your existing shirts into a taylor's shop and they can/will alter your shirts for a fraction of the cost of a new wardrobe.
     
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    Easy, Buy slim fit, take them to your dry cleaner or any place that does clothing adjustments. Ask for a couple of darts at the back, they will know what to do.

    I hate you only because you are skinny :biggrin1:
     
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    I have broad shoulders and a 40" chest and a 30" waist. I have to buy shirts big on the top and have them altered to fit.
     
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    Brooks Brothers definitely didn't have Extra Slims when I went there in October, must be new. I bought one of their slim fit shirts and it is absolutely baggy around the waist.
     
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    Try J. Crew... check it out online as they have a separate "slim section" that shows all of their items that are slim fit. They are really the only place that I can depend on to get shirts that fit me. Club Monaco is also really good, but I have to make sure that it says "slim" and not "classic".
     
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    J Crew's slim cut clothing fits me very well, but it isn't really formal enough for my job. I actually got a J Crew slim-fit blazer for Christmas and I love it (The Ludlow), but their shirts are just too casual for my job, where I need to be dressed business formal Monday through Friday.
     
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    I've had the same problem all my life. I'm 5'10" and small size is too baggy for me. Only "small" that fits is Hollister, that' why I only wear AE because they have "XS". My mom can sew, so she fixes my polos and shirts so they fit just right. You can't tell the diff
     
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    In Europe there's a service online called Tailor4Less, they do customised clothing and I have some of their shirts. They're BRILLIANT, really well made and fit perfectly.

    Best of all, they're not unreasonably priced.

    I'm sure there's a similar service in the US?

    Men's suits, Men's custom suits, Men's tailored suits - Tailor4less
     
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    Many dress shirt lines have fitted or athletic cut sizes. I wear the JCPenney Stafford shirts that come in an athletic cut -- sadly available online only, not in the stores, which sorta pisses me off that the fat guys can get special sizes in the stores but the fit guys can't, but I digress -- and the VanHeusen shirts have a fitted series, and the sizing charts are available on the Penneys web site so you can find what will work for you. I assume other retailers have similar information available for the products they carry.
     
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    Thomas pink slim
     
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