Menswear: Slim fit formal shirts


Vazza
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4292 posts since 30/9/06

14 Jan 2007 01:27
I did do a quick search but couldn't find anything really relevant Sad

I would love to splash out on some Thomas Pink, Hugo Boss Black, RLPL etc. but I'm looking to buy quite a few, so it would prove to be quite expensive, especially as they'd probably end up with blood on them.

Anyway, I'm hoping for suggestions for where to look for decent quality work shirts for around £50 each. I'd like to avoid buying from Zara because of bad past experiences regarding the quality and TM Lewin because of the fit of their "sem fitted" shirts. I did consider Charles Thywritt as an option as I already have a few but was put off because I know they'll have a 50% off sale at some point.
Zeke
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1799 posts since 13/7/06

14 Jan 2007 01:33
Vazza wrote: I did consider Charles Thywritt as an option as I already have a few but am put off because I know they'll have a 50% off sale at some point.

No Dirge?
Vazza
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4292 posts since 30/9/06

14 Jan 2007 01:34
Haha, yeah, I did notice that but they only seem to have a handful of the slim fit ones in the current 70% off sale Eye-wink…most of them are non-sale with the "standard" 25% off.
El Bongo
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2994 posts since 15/8/06

14 Jan 2007 01:37
jaeger, reiss, next, hawes & curtis
reach1
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43 posts since 8/12/06

14 Jan 2007 01:44
maybe Austin reed. I saw slim fit shirts in formal section of burton in sale might be al gone now though
Vazza
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4292 posts since 30/9/06

14 Jan 2007 01:48
I went into Reiss the other day (the one on Regent St. and Covent Gardens) and they had all their shirts on sale but not in my size unfortunately. Also checked Next but they only had a limited choice but I did think the fit was good.

Do Jaeger and Hawes & Curtis do slim-fit? I've always associated them with older businessmen etc. in terms of image.

BTW thanks for the suggestions so far.
El Bongo
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2994 posts since 15/8/06

14 Jan 2007 01:59
Would'nt touch anything in burtons.
I know Hawes & Curtis do slim fit, reiss probably do.
Ime hardly an expert on these matters though, only ever worn a formal shirt to school and odd occasions.
guffer
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8474 posts since 28/5/04

14 Jan 2007 10:09
im selling a couple of browns own label shirts if you are interested? very fitted, size medium, grey and black - £20 each shipped
RETRO KID
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498 posts since 19/9/05

14 Jan 2007 10:11
Gap do some slim fit shirts mite be worth a look.
eliot_a
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1720 posts since 31/1/06

14 Jan 2007 18:22
i got some from next and they are about 20-25 a bang and i thought they were decent quality and good fit. I went to one at leicester retail park and they had a wide choice.
Razorlight123
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3858 posts since 13/1/10

13 Apr 2017 16:16
Bringing this back from the dead, where do people get their shirts from - Looking at Charles Thywritt / TM Lewin, but interested to see other options that are about…
ChrisAlright
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1406 posts since 29/6/08

13 Apr 2017 17:04
yeh CT is good for cheap everyday work. They used to make their shirts for absolute non lifters with skinny necks and chubby bodies but the extra slim fit has improved. There's still 0 chance of being able to button up the neck if the body fits.
illwill
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2730 posts since 17/5/04

13 Apr 2017 17:15
Absolute non lifters Laughing out loud
fouineoursb
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1463 posts since 12/11/06

13 Apr 2017 18:01
Brooks brothers non iron extra slim fit(also named Milano fit) is the best option in my opinion.
I use them for work for years and the fit is excellent, lot of variety and price is quite cheap.
Razorlight123
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3858 posts since 13/1/10

posted 13 Apr 2017 19:14, edited 13 Apr 2017 19:14
£135 is not cheap in my eyes for a formal shirt
Scottishmark
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411 posts since 25/1/11

13 Apr 2017 20:37
Agreed on the CT fit. They used to be my 'go to' but I now find the 'fully fitted' / 'fitted' TM Lewin style to be the best fit for me off the rack.

Not too bad price wise at £120 for 4.
ginner
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221 posts since 15/4/14

13 Apr 2017 21:52
I get MTM ones online from Bilvolino. They make M&S MTM which are also decent. Just be careful what material you choose - good for plain white or blues, anything else you are taking a chance, but anything but plain white or blue with a navy or grey suit looks crap anyway.
toin
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1413 posts since 1/4/13

13 Apr 2017 23:28
Said it before and will say it again, suit supply.
ginner
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221 posts since 15/4/14

14 Apr 2017 09:56
Massimo Dutti also do a decent shirt. Formalwear from them has come up massively in the last couple of years. Just got a new MTM suit from them on a different block and it beats suit supply I think (£400 and £100 extra for another pair of trousers).
Doogan
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164 posts since 13/4/14

14 Apr 2017 10:06
TM Lewin is fine but some can be see through.