Dress shirts — Is Lululemon good enough? Where else?

Hey everyone, starting FT in a couple weeks and need some dress shirt recommendations.

I have wide shoulders but a slimmer waist/torso, so biggest problem is finding shirts that aren't super baggy in the back when tucked in. I've tried Charles Tyrwhitt's slim fit and that was still fairly baggy, and am not a fan of Mizzen and Main.

This shirt fits me great, but not sure if it's professional enough

https://shop.lululemon.com/p/mens-button-down-shi…

Any help would be appreciated!!

Comments (26)

Jun 27, 2022 - 2:37pm
invictoid, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Not entirely sure, but I think the general consensus is that pockets are a no go

Jun 27, 2022 - 2:48pm
Dawgoz, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Can be pricy, but I like custom fit dress shirts (I use Indochino and they have a 3 shirts for $200 deal). I believe investing in high-quality dress clothes that make you feel good and looks very professional is important.

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jun 27, 2022 - 3:44pm

Good recommendation, I'll definitely look into these once I get some paychecks coming in

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jun 27, 2022 - 2:49pm

Check out State & liberty. I just got some and it's perfect for people with broad shoulders, plus they're comfortable AF

Jun 27, 2022 - 3:24pm
Global_IU_11, what's your opinion? Comment below:

My go-to is Charles Tyrwhitt. You can get custom fits if needed, but otherwise they almost always have a deal going on - and they have a punch card "buy 8 get 1 free" kind of deal.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jun 27, 2022 - 3:35pm

Picked up some CT shirts last week. They just came in. Really good quality for the price. Slim Fit is good, bit too long but solid overall. I havnt worn yet so can't comment on the baggyness/ if the length is annoying but will get back to this post if I see it pop up again. Also if you search on google CT 3 shirts for 99$ I think the offer will pop up, that's what I got.

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jun 27, 2022 - 3:45pm

Okay cool I'll definitely check it out, how is the fit? Are the sleeves too baggy?

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jun 27, 2022 - 5:14pm

Might be a minority opinion, but I don't find the sleeves too baggy on the regent. The BB milano fit is also decent, but I find too tight on my arms and chest area without much reduction in the waist area vs the regent.

Jun 29, 2022 - 3:02pm
GoingToBeAnMD, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Uh, you sure you got your fit name right? I love Brooks Brothers - been buying them for years - and I'm pretty sure I use Regent fit and I'm not a slim guy at all. I think you meant Milano fit?

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Jun 27, 2022 - 3:58pm
CarsnWatches, what's your opinion? Comment below:

CT has two even slimmer options below "Slim Fit" that would probably work if you liked them besides the fit. Their Slim Fit is really like a regular fit nowadays. And their regular fit is for bigger dudes. 

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Jun 27, 2022 - 6:43pm
BenBernyankin', what's your opinion? Comment below:

Hey man, this is the exact issue I had when shopping for my internship attire -- you probably have an 8–10+ inch drop, basically whatever is not baggy in the waist will be extremely uncomfortable in the shoulders and whatever's comfortable in the shoulders will be way to baggy in the waist (and perhaps arms). 

I would avoid slim fit, it's made for skinny people, not for people with wide shoulders. I tried slim fits (same sizing) and found it was the same thing, but the shoulder area was way too tight and unwearable. 

Here's what I would do (I did this with my $150 J. Crew suit and it fits me perfectly), try to find a deal on a few dress shirts from any retailer really (Brooks Brothers, J Crew, Macys, etc). Grab a 'regular fit' in what fits your shoulders best. Find some local alteration shop and just casually call them and ask if they're willing to tailor a few dress shirts. They can take in the arms, waist, chest, etc to your measurement and it'll look extremely flattering on your frame. 

I'll admit it is overkill but I'm pretty particular with how my clothing fits. I'd much rather pay $50-$60 for a dress shirt, throw in $25-$30 for alterations knowing it'll fit me perfectly rather than spending $100+ at a boutique store in which it probably still won't fit me right.

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jun 27, 2022 - 11:27pm

Yeah I wear 40L and a 32 waist, so I think that's what you mean by 8 inch drop. I'm definitely going to do this if the next batch of shirts I ordered don't fit either, great advice. Never thought to get my shirts tailored too. Can they narrow the sleeves too?

Jun 27, 2022 - 6:56pm
conrad_candor, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Land's End makes a variety of economical, high-quality dress shirts. I have a few pairs of the No-Iron Supima Oxford button-downs, and also a couple no-iron pinpoints, both are great quality and have lasted for over a year with no problems. The Supima shirts are made with a slightly heavier fabric, but are still comfortable in all but the hottest of climates. 

Jun 27, 2022 - 7:45pm
bluecollarfinanceguy, what's your opinion? Comment below:

My go to is Brooks Brothers.

They usually have a sale where you can get 4 shirts for $200.

Get 4 white shirts and 4 blue shirts. Make sure you have the right measurements and the shirts have the right sleeve length and right neck size.

Most importantly, go and get them tailored.

Boom, done. Keep it simple.

Jun 27, 2022 - 7:45pm
Levered Beta Boy, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Similar situation to you (size 44 jacket, 32 pant). I love the Kamakura slim fit traveler shirts. Very stretchy and comfortable without having that athletic fabric / cheap plastic tablecloth look that some of the mizzen and main-esque shirts can get. 

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