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    So this afternoon I was looking forward to trying on and buying my first white dress shirt from Charles tywitt as there is a sale going on and I have a 10 voucher from them. They also have an EXTRA slim fit range which I assume was a more modern and more of a tailored fit . I tried the smallest size 14.5/33 and to my disappointment it was really baggy at the waist and also at the arms even though I have rather large arms as I gym quite a bit. My waist is 28in. So my question is does anyone know where I can buy a similar quality shirt but in SUPER extra slim size? If all else fails I will need to find a tailor but I assume it will be very expensive...

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    Yeah even CT slimmest fit are fairly roomy. I have had shirts tailored before, mainly sleeves shortened, which I think is about 10-15, similar for making it slimmer in body - not something you want to be doing to all your shirts though.

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    TM Lewin's fully fitted John Francomb range are pretty good, though the arms could be slimmer. And I'm a 32" waist, so they might still be roomy on you.

    As Alex said, you could have them slimmed in the body by a tailor. I've had a couple of shirts slimmed in the arms and body. Even though not a costly alteration, it adds up if you need to do it on each and every shirt.

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    If the shirt is already a slim or extra slim fit, would bringing it in more using a tailor make it look out of place? Any thoughts on this?

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    I have an Oxford shirt from Next which is pretty good. Good fit in the shoulders and neck though I could do with it a bit slimmer down to the waist. Should a tailor be able to sort me out easily enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devilish View Post
    So this afternoon I was looking forward to trying on and buying my first white dress shirt from Charles tywitt as there is a sale going on and I have a 10 voucher from them. They also have an EXTRA slim fit range which I assume was a more modern and more of a tailored fit . I tried the smallest size 14.5/33 and to my disappointment it was really baggy at the waist and also at the arms even though I have rather large arms as I gym quite a bit. My waist is 28in. So my question is does anyone know where I can buy a similar quality shirt but in SUPER extra slim size? If all else fails I will need to find a tailor but I assume it will be very expensive...
    I ended up getting a CT shirt after looking for so long - poplin is supposed to shrink, so here's hoping.
    Interestingly, when I originally went in to get it tailored, the tailor warned me off doing so saying that because it is 100% cotton (so obviously 0 elastic) he has seen people rip through it when tailored too tight...

    At the moment I'm going to wear it as it is, wash it a few times and if no changes - get it tailored in.

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    Another vote for Uniqlo's Oxfords.

    Got a grey one last week, and I can honestly say it's the first shirt I've ever owned that is actually long enough in the sleeve while not being tent-like across the body. Can't comment on the longevity of the shirt, but for 15 it's hard to gripe if it lasts 6 months!

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    blue oxford shirt from Uniqlo has been superb. Slim fitting and great quality.

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    I had a good experience with the ASOS Oxford shirts.
    Nice fitting and material

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devilish View Post
    If the shirt is already a slim or extra slim fit, would bringing it in more using a tailor make it look out of place? Any thoughts on this?
    If you buy a slim fitting shirt and it still needs taking in around the chest or shortening the arms, taking it to a tailor would improve the silhouette as the shirt does not fit you 100%. It would only look out of place if you decide to wear an ill fitting shirt

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