Gym Bros, where do ya shop?

Hey everyone. Clothing off-the-rack at 99% of places doesn't cut it for me, I've tried slim, regular, everything in different sizes and they all look very uncanny. My office is very business casual, so, just looking to invest in a few quality dress shirts and another suit jacket for meetings. I wear a 44r suit and 31x32 pants, so a lot of the large size stuff is extremely long and baggy and medium is too constricting in the shoulder and still fairly long and baggy were tucking it in is a disaster after a minute. 

I'm not aware of anyone that tailors dress shirts, I did it for my suit but I'm not sure if dress shirts are tailorable. If not, are there any brands that are actually made for large drops? Slim fit won't cut it, those are extremely constrictive at the chest/shoulder. 

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Jul 6, 2022 - 12:56pm
TheFlyingKiwi, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Lulu Commission pants is all you'll need.

I'm able to wear Charles Twitt's shirts fine (slim cut I believe), but State and Liberty's shirts are better. 3x the price though

Go all the way

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  • Analyst 1 in AM - Equities
Jul 6, 2022 - 1:35pm

Awesome to hear bro haha.

There's a Bloomingdales near my work which actually carries the Eton shirts -- saw them online and they look really high quality. I'm going to ask them; if they do the tailoring for free as long as I buy there that would be worth it. Probably going to wait for a sale, I remember seeing them go for $100-$120 ish a while back. 

Jul 6, 2022 - 2:12pm
m_1, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Awesome to hear bro haha.

There's a Bloomingdales near my work which actually carries the Eton shirts -- saw them online and they look really high quality. I'm going to ask them; if they do the tailoring for free as long as I buy there that would be worth it. Probably going to wait for a sale, I remember seeing them go for $100-$120 ish a while back. 

I like my Eton shirts more than the $$$ Kiton and Attolini shirts I've had. They are unbeatable, especially if travelling.

Jul 6, 2022 - 1:21pm
BrAss_MonKeY, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Keep seeing influencers complaining about the lack of fitted polos/cotton tees/casual wear. Whoever can corner the market of 18-35 year old men has a worldwide market with no one with a catchy brand (a la Nike, Lululemon, etc) that can compete. Sorry but Becky and Chad aren't going to go crazy over True Classic Tees in the club. I think a ton of men would respond to a Neoclassical-themed brand with a Greek/Roman, masculine theme that plays up the aesthetics movement. I know I'm tempted to pursue it.

  • Analyst 1 in AM - Equities
Jul 6, 2022 - 1:36pm

Lol I'll admit it's really only an issue when it comes to more formal wear, the sizing is very universal, and the material practically has no stretch. Plus you're paying $90-$100+ for a single dress shirt so naturally you want something that's near perfect. 99% of the time I find t-shirts and polos fairly easily (at least the athletic esque type ones you wear to go golf). 

Jul 6, 2022 - 2:01pm
Addinator, what's your opinion? Comment below:

You can get dress shirts tailored - but admittedly, by the time you go spend the money it's probably better for you to go the made to measure route. Get somewhere to measure you for everything including shirts, jackets and pants. That way you can go and get stuff made right the first time, most places will re-make if it's not to your liking (some will just give you a tailoring voucher - depends). 

Jul 6, 2022 - 6:26pm
GoingToBeAnMD, what's your opinion? Comment below:

You have a 13-inch drop??? Mazel tov, my man. 

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Jul 8, 2022 - 6:38pm
KM_33, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I'm in the same boat. Have been getting my shirts at Indochino for years (they tailor it for you, take 6ish weeks to get delivered) but the pricing has gone up a bit recently. If you wait for a sale you can still get decent deals.

Jul 9, 2022 - 4:02am
TopBucketBateman, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Shirts are not only tailorable but a lot of places do made to measure shirts for probably like $200.

Honestly if you can afford made to measure or even bespoke stuff do that all day.

I'd much rather have a $5k bespoke suit from a legendary tailor on savile row than drop the same amount on a brioni for the "name"

ETON too. Idk what jerk off said eton shirts are tailored, I'm sure you can get them tailored after you buy them. Hell they might even offer a made to measure buy- from what I've seen they're all off the rack. Still would recommend a made to measure shirt over it.

Jul 12, 2022 - 8:19am
BoutiqueBaboon, what's your opinion? Comment below:

For intern through assoc level, just get super slim CT shirts. If you got a really sick v back, most dry cleaning places will taper the shirts for ~$15 - it's not as clean as a tailored shirt, but it is 90% of what you'd need.

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Jul 17, 2022 - 9:12pm
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