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Old 01-04-2012, 08:46 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I'm having trouble finding brands fitting me properly. I have a 44-45 inch chest and a 31 inch waist. Basically, mediums are too tiny on my shoulders and larges are too baggy on my stomach.

My friend said Banana Republic is a good brand for my body type. Trying to get some other brands.
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Buy larges and go to a tailor.
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Buy larges and go to a tailor.

Bingo. Buy "tailored fit" or "slim fit" if you can find it in that particular shirt, that usually only translates into narrower waists on the shirts - the shoulders/chest are still the normal measurement for a given neck size.

From my experience, Banana Republic doesn't really fit differently than most brands.
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:16 PM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
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I have the same problem but I'm 2-3 inches smaller in chest and waist. For me, Banana Republic is a good choice. Unless something changed recently, there is more than one cut for shirts. "Classic" fit isn't flattering. They do have "fitted" or "slim fit" for shirts. Also if you have a good department store (Nordstrom, for example) you can usually find plenty of choices. A lot of designers make fitted shirts, but you have to look for them because the same designer may also have more square cuts. Somtetimes it's a matter of trying things on. Express is good (again, more than one cut in their shirts). I'm sure there are many others. Having things tailored is always an option.
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:48 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Buy larges and go to a tailor.

Hmmm, I didn't clarify. I mean casual clothing like t-shirts and button up shirts.
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Old 01-07-2012, 08:02 PM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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Hmmm, I didn't clarify. I mean casual clothing like t-shirts and button up shirts.
My husband is pretty broad, but has difficulty finding tees & button downs to fit properly because there's way too much fabric at the waist. Most of his button downs are custom made, but he did stumble upon some button downs by Thomas Dean and Robert Talbot that worked on for him.


Funny thing is he used to buy a lot of his tees from Banana Republic, but that was almost 10 years ago, so I don't know if their sizing and fit has changed.
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