The Slim Fit Dress Shirt
The shift away from loose, billowing fabrics in men’s clothing has been a positive development for even the most ordinary of physiques, presenting a more tailored look that is both comfortable and complementary.
Slim fit dress shirts in particular have come to define the aesthetic of the modern man, and women couldn’t be happier. There is a fine but important distinction between slim and tight fit—one that some men have yet to grasp. While a tight-fitting shirt can be unflattering and uncomfortable, even bordering on spandex, a slim-fit shirt merely gets rid of the excess fabric. It contours rather than constricts the body.
With just the right dimensions it streamlines your profile and prevents bunching around the stomach—a telltale sign of something to hide. (And, as an added benefit, you may even find that less wind resistance helps you get to your appointments on time.)
When using custom measurements you still need to account for the type of fit, as this can be the detail that makes the shirt just okay or your new favourite. It helps to first understand which areas are affected most by fit variation. Generally, the chest, waist and biceps will see the greatest differences as fit changes, although the degree of those changes can vary by manufacturer. Slim is a relative term, which means that everyone has a slightly different definition, and some might even use different terminology. Look for specifics to get a clearer picture of the brand’s definition of slim—don’t rely on assumptions based on other slim-fit shirts you’ve bought.
Comfort should always be a primary consideration, but it becomes even more important with clothing that needs to get you through an entire workday. Do you really want to spend that time worrying about busting a seam every time you bend your arm or reach for the phone? Know your body, get accurate measurements, then consider fit.
Looking for a more personal touch? Our style advisors can meet you at your office to display fabric samples, take body measurements and guide you through the customization process. Or you can visit us for the same great experience.
The beauty of custom is the ability to impose your personal style on any aspect of design. Using our intuitive design interface, which features 3D-rendered shirts and changes shown in real-time, you can choose to customize every last detail or simply the ones that matter to you.
Without the assurance of a perfect fit, there’s no trust. We guarantee your shirt to fit the way you intended. If it doesn't, we’ll fix it, then we’ll save your updated measurements in our system for seamless future orders.