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  1. Letifo

    Letifo Moderator

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    I'm wondering what brand dress shirt you guys buy. My gf has a sorority function on friday that i'm going to with her and I want a new shirt to wear to it. I only have one dress shirt now that fits that i can button the neck, but it's not fitted at all and doesn't really fit all that well besides the arms and the neck, so it's fine under a suit jacket, but i'm not going to wear one.

    Anyway, i'm short (5'6") so that sucks, i'm like a 17/33 though. Anyone got any brands i should look at? I'm gonna head to nordstrom some time this week.
     
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    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    im the same height and shirt size. nothing ever fits right. ive perfected the art of multiple pleats across the back of my shirt b/c of all the excess they make for fat americans.

    my fav dress shirts, without a doubt, are brooks brothers. no iron ftw. :big grin:
    they are baggy in the waist tho. practice the pleating technique. :p

    pants, im screwed. nothing ever fits. hips too tight, or waist is too big. sucks. what do you do for pants?
     
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    I've got the same problem but I'm 6'2.5 (34" waist), either the shirt is wayyy too wide on the waist or too short on the sleeves. I recently got some golf shirts and they seem to fit really well. I got one from west49, the other from tommy.
     
  4. getjacked

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    17/33 shouldn't be much an issue to find
     
  5. getjacked

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    btw I wear Polo and it fits fine. This is 18.5/34
     
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    I buy whatever fits, most dress shirts will fit differently even though it's the same size. If I buy a dress shirt today, 6 months later I've already grown out of it. It's like I've hit puberty all over again.
     
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    uAb0b Buckeye Fitness

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    Just go to Kaufmanns/Dillards and try on a few. They should have a shit ton that are fitted.
     
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    I like Giorgio Armani
     
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    custom tailor ftw if i was too big :o
     
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    nordstrom will be able to hook you up though, they have everything
     
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    MiseryIndex i never know why. i only know who. Moderator

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    i wear lots of diff brands. i'm a kenneth cole whore mostly though.
     
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    hit up macy's mens' store... that's where i usually get my dress shirts from

    i'm a size 16.5 34/35, btw at 5'9''(long arms... heh...)

    dkny shirts seem to fit pretty well, as do alfani, kenneth cole, and perry ellis, and they're not expensive at all
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    i usually just go shirtless
     
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    If they're in your budget, Armani and Zegna are very fitted, really anything high-end italian will be.
     
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    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    if you can fit into their stuff you either dont work out, or do, and are failing.

    ive tried shirts on across all of italy, and the only ones that fit come from england. lol
     
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    stop buying XXS's and you might not have that problem
     
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    whatever the hell is on sale and looks decent.
     
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    Try XL, it may not fit a powerlifter, but everyone else should be fine.
     
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    I buy button-down shirts from Hollister. They are fitted enough that it doesnt look like its tight around the chest and baggy around the waist. They are very tapered. Not very pricey either (30-40 bucks)

    Drawback - they arent very long, so tucking them in isnt really an option.
     
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    it's not but the problem is that a 17 neck = xtra large shirt. So if you're 5'6 or 5'7 like me, the neck fits but the shirt is huge. 15/15.5 is medium and 16/16.5 is large, which fit better but then i can't button the neck.

    So basically i can wear a shirt that looks good and fits properly, but without a tie, or i can wear a tie and look like a slob in a shirt that is too big for me, OR i suppose get a custom fit neck size.
     
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    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    if a shirt cant be buttoned at the neck, then, even if you wear it open, it doesnt look good. buy the right size for your neck and arms, and get it tailored at the wrists and waist, or tuck it in better.
     
  23. Leo95SE

    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    oh, of course. wonder why i never thought of that.
    :ugh:
     
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    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    true, they fit well shoulders and neck, but arms are insane and its the length of a nightgown on me.
     
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    i own maybe...50 or so dress shirts, since i wear them like 6 days a week. i'd never be able to get them all tailored. but they're not the best fitting :sad2:
    i wear a 15x22/23 genearlly, but my neck chokes...but any bigger looks stupid on my arms.
     
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