OT: Dress Shirts

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    Anonymous
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    I have a question for the guys of the forum (or women if you're men's fashion savvy 🙂 ).

    I'm in the process of getting new dress shirts since I'm starting work in October (Brooks Brother's 50% off sale=clutch). I am right between a 33 and 34 sleeve length. Without a jacket, the 33 sleeve length actually looks great. The sleeve touches right where I want it to when my arms are hanging, and they sleeves don't ride up really at all when my arms are outstretched. The problem comes when I put on a sport coat or blazer. The 33 does does not show the 1/2″ I would like it to past the end of my jacket sleeve. The 34 is perfect with the jacket. However, without the jacket, the 34 is clearly too long. There is too much fabric bunched on my arm and the sleeve is too low on my wrist/hand.

    Basically, the 34 works with a jacket but not without one and the 33 is the opposite. The group that I'm joining (advisory) generally has to dress in a more formal fashion than audit/tax. My recruiter said I can expect to be in a suit or wearing a sport coat about 1/2 the time. I'm thinking the solution might be to get the 34 and have them tailored. Has anyone else run into this problem? I've had plenty of suits and pants tailored, but never dress shirts, so I don't know how well it's going to work. Thanks in advance.

    #358868 Reply
    MeaDebitum
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    I usually take my suit jacket to a tailor and have them take in the sleeve 1/2 inch. Way easier than adjusting every shirt you buy.

    #358869 Reply
    jenuno01
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    Get your dress shirts at Express. They are the best!

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    Anonymous
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    I'm with jenuno.

    Slim fit >*

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    jenuno01
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    OHHH yeahhh slim fit yeahhh !

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    Anonymous
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    Express…fk yeah…and you get tons of discounts…you'll end up paying like $25-30/shirt…Really nice..All the ladies and even the guys tell me how nice my shirts look….=D…Also get some Chrome cologne…my $.002..lol..some Borielli shoes…$30 at Rack Room Shoes…they look like if they cost $200…socks at Sears…and ties at Macys…boxers at Kohls…

    #358873 Reply
    Anonymous
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    I like their skinny ties too.

    #358874 Reply
    Anonymous
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    Maybe I am old school but PLEASE wear a t-shirt under your dress shirt.

    My opinion of a professionally dressed man goes down if I can see chest hair and/or nipples through your dress shirt!

    #358875 Reply
    Anonymous
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    Why do men even have nipples?

    #358876 Reply
    Anonymous
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    I always wear a black t-shirt under my shirt…and no, I don't have nipples..I thought they were useless so I had them removed…thanks

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    jenuno01
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    I don't like to wear undershirts, specially during the summer! It's actually not very fashionable to wear undershirts.

    #358878 Reply
    Anonymous
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    I live in FL and I always wear black undershirts…sometimes even black shirts…lol

    #358879 Reply
    Anonymous
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    I really hate finding myself stuck in a CPE course behind some douche in a white dress shirt with nothing underneath.

    If his back is hairy, then it's like an 8 hour Rorschach test.

    #358880 Reply
    Anonymous
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    Allyson…funny for women it's exactly the opposite effect! 😀

    But I agree, dress shirt with undershirt for MEN.

    As for the OP grow an extra 1/2 ” of arm and you'll be fine. Buy the 34″ and by the time you wash it a time or two it should be perfect.

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    mena je twa
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    Allyson –

    Next time, try to sit behind a women, it will be better, not great though. It would be nice, if she would be facing you:)_

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