Reiss Slim Fit Shirts
Just wondering if anyone here has much experience with Reiss slim fit shirts? I usually take a medium slim fit in most brands with no problem at all - at 5'10 and under 10.5 stone I'm on the skinny side. However, was gifted a slim fit medium Reiss shirt for Xmas (a 'Tarrington' I think) which is very slim through the sides, so much so that I'm afraid any slight weight gain would render it unwearable! Still, have worn small shirts from Reiss that fit perfectly, so put it down to a one off.
Thing is, just ordered a really nice green shirt from their website ('lotus', I think) only to find it labelled a slim fit and encountering the same issue. It does fit, but with very little give and is restrictive when tucked in. Am considering exchanging it for a large, but uncertain as to whether that might be too big? Has anyone who has tried a large slim fit able to comment on whether a large might be the better option, or if this is increasingly common with Reiss in general?
I always wear a small/xs and have a white shirt from Reiss in a small (the Buster style). It is very slim through the body, however I think this is very flattering as the shirt is meant to be tucked in, and it effectively leap-frogs the issue of having tucked in shirts which bulge over excessively when you lean down.
Obviously I cannot comment for how a large would fit, however I would imagine this is a trait common with their slim-fit shirts.
How do you find the length of the shirt you have? My one is long because it is intended to be tucked in, however I have always been put-off buying shirts from Reiss, fearing that their cut leans towards middle-aged, frumpy men. They have certainly helped to drop this aesthetic in recent years, so maybe I will have to invest in some more Reiss shirts when the sales start.
I have a 36 chest and small shirts from Reiss fit me immacuately.
If the medium fits your shoulders well, the large won't
Better to stick with the slimness in the body and make sure you don't put any weight on any time soon (good advice anyway!)
Length is perfect - enough to tuck in but with no billowing or excess. See, it does fit, just is very slim through the sides. I have a 37 inch chest and it fits perfectly around there. I do have broader shoulders though, so perhaps that is part of the problem. Whenever I lift my arm the shirt tends to ride up, which might give the impression that it fits smaller than it actually does.
Must make clear though that I'm referring to their slim fit range - I find a small in their 'classic cut' range to fit perfectly, whereas the medium billows all the over the place, so c'est la vie, I suppose. Should view it as a good incentive to diet!
For the record, I have loads of clothes that wouldn't fit me if I put on the slightest bit of weight.
Then again I am naturally skinny, a vegetarian, a smoker and a runner, so there's not much danger of that happening.
I think you're safe on that score!