Finding the right dress shirt

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    May 17, 2011 2:28 PM GMT
    When I get back to my normal size, I have a small waist 30-31 and in order to fit my neck 16-17 size, the shirt looks way to big especially around the waist Its tough finding a shirt that would fit correctly, even athletic cut dress shirts don't help. Any suggestions?
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    May 17, 2011 2:35 PM GMT
    floridajockguy saidWhen I get back to my normal size, I have a small waist 30-31 and in order to fit my neck 16-17 size, the shirt looks way to big especially around the waist Its tough finding a shirt that would fit correctly, even athletic cut dress shirts don't help. Any suggestions?


    You can try Charles Tyrwhitt dress shirts. Excellent cut and quality.

    http://www.ctshirts.com/Default.aspx?q=|||||||||||||||
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    May 17, 2011 2:38 PM GMT
    thanks I will check it out icon_smile.gif
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    May 17, 2011 3:48 PM GMT
    Friendsrbetter said
    Every guy I have even known who has this problem..be it neck size or sleeve length...buys the correct neck size and has it altered by a tailor. Costs a bit more...but you will feel so much more comfortable wearing it.


    I've done this many times...though not recently. When I had a 30" waist, it was the only way I could get shirts that fit AND looked good! I highly recommend having the tailored.
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    May 17, 2011 8:26 PM GMT
    EzEight said
    Friendsrbetter said
    Every guy I have even known who has this problem..be it neck size or sleeve length...buys the correct neck size and has it altered by a tailor. Costs a bit more...but you will feel so much more comfortable wearing it.


    I've done this many times...though not recently. When I had a 30" waist, it was the only way I could get shirts that fit AND looked good! I highly recommend having the tailored.



    Thanks, I may end up doing this.
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    May 17, 2011 8:32 PM GMT
    Buy custom-made shirts which are tailored to your exact measurements and specifications. Contrary to popular belief, they're not unaffordable. Depending on the fabric and cut, a custom-made shirt can be had for about $150 (low-end), although the price can run the gamut from $150 to over a thousand (high-end). In addition, if you're willing to wait, there are shops in the U.S, that use international tailors (mostly located in China) to custom-tailor shirts at more affordable prices, but there's usually a longer wait for those.
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    May 17, 2011 8:36 PM GMT
    Try Fitted shirts. They sell them at Kohl's and look exceptional with the right style.
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    May 17, 2011 8:39 PM GMT
    floridajockguy saidAny suggestions?
    Don't get back to your normal size. icon_razz.gif
    j/k
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    May 17, 2011 8:53 PM GMT
    I buy a 16 1/2 neck in order to have enough material to get around my neck, shoulders, chest, and lats. But, then there's too much material around my waist.
    I just tuck the shirt into my pants, keeping the front smooth, and pushing all the rest of the material around in back.
    The trick is that it looks great from the front.
    And, almost everybody sees you from the front.
    Plus, I get compliments on how my shirts look.
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    May 17, 2011 9:08 PM GMT
    DOMINUS saidBuy custom-made shirts which are tailored to your exact measurements and specifications. Contrary to popular belief, they're not unaffordable. Depending on the fabric and cut, a custom-made shirt can be had for about $150 (low-end), although the price can run the gamut from $150 to over a thousand (high-end). In addition, if you're willing to wait, there are shops in the U.S, that use international tailors (mostly located in China) to custom-tailor shirts at more affordable prices, but there's usually a longer wait for those.


    This.

    I won't pay that much for off the rack shirts, but custom shirts are well worth it.
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    May 18, 2011 4:16 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidI buy a 16 1/2 neck in order to have enough material to get around my neck, shoulders, chest, and lats. But, then there's too much material around my waist.
    I just tuck the shirt into my pants, keeping the front smooth, and pushing all the rest of the material around in back.
    The trick is that it looks great from the front.
    And, almost everybody sees you from the front.
    Plus, I get compliments on how my shirts look.


    LOL...I did some modeling when I was younger...and they did the same thing, but they put straight pins in the back to keep it tight....YEEOWW!!!
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    May 18, 2011 4:21 AM GMT
    DOMINUS saidBuy custom-made shirts which are tailored to your exact measurements and specifications. Contrary to popular belief, they're not unaffordable. Depending on the fabric and cut, a custom-made shirt can be had for about $150 (low-end), although the price can run the gamut from $150 to over a thousand (high-end). In addition, if you're willing to wait, there are shops in the U.S, that use international tailors (mostly located in China) to custom-tailor shirts at more affordable prices, but there's usually a longer wait for those.


    Not sure what YOU do for a living...but $150 per shirt is waaay out of my price range. Are they hiring??? icon_lol.gif
    Totally impractical, in my opinion....
  • ChilaxinJOCK0...

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    May 18, 2011 4:21 AM GMT
    YESS!! all the dress shirts Ive ever worn make me look 10 lbs heavier, and I found the modern slim and fitted styles at the department stores! I dont look like a mufin anymore at the bar! woohoo
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    May 18, 2011 4:23 AM GMT
    Every guy has this problem, I find that most of the shirts that are "slim fit" work quite well. MEXX, and CK have a few that I tend to buy.

    I love the "non-iron" ones too icon_cool.gif (I hate ironing) icon_twisted.gif
  • eddieross69

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    May 18, 2011 4:29 AM GMT
    I have the same problem - 16 in. neck and a 30" waist with 32/33 sleeves. Suit jackets are even worse for me.

    I found Calvin Klein's Sim Fit or Body collections to fit me the best. If you have a large chest, they are a tad snug but will work.

    And always remember, a good tailor is your best friend.
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    May 21, 2011 4:07 AM GMT
    I found Hugo Boss make very nice slim fitting shirt, when they mean slim fit they really mean slim fit unlike some other brand like J.crew or BR. I always buy shirt half size bigger than my neck, usually that's the way it goes but I would go one size down if its a regular fit.