Supima® Cotton Non-Iron Traditional Fit Forward Point Collar Dress Shirt
Great in White-colored shirts fade at collar & tip
Pro-these shirts fit. I am 5' 9" and now weigh 195--down from 270 (deliberate diet). I have a barrel chest-now 44" down from 50", a 42" waist (down from 54"), a 16" neck (down from 18") and a 33" sleeve (down from 34"). At my heaviest, a Traditional fit 18 1/2" by 34" fit perfectly. Now a 16" x 33" fits perfectly again. The salesman at the BB store in my city, who's been selling me shirts for years, advised I stick with traditional fit since my chest is still a big barrel chest, although smaller than before.
I have several of these traditional-fit collars in white and various colors (primarily light blue), They fit well, and I especially like the sleeve lengths in increments of one inch. (When my arms become adjustable to 34-35, or 33-32;
THEN I may briefly think about the shirts you can get from virtually ever other manufacturers!).
The only issue I have is with the colored shirts (I get mainly light blue). The bend of the collar seems to wear out and I am left with a frayed band of white right around the junction of my neck and the collar.
Also, the colored shirts fray at the points of the color, leaving them white-tipped.
But they fit! Which is far more than I can say for any other brand.
August 16, 2012
I've had two of these -- and the same problem with each. They're fine if you take them to the dry cleaner, but the collar tips turn brown if you put them through the home laundry. I threw away the first one when this happened, then bought another a few months later. And now I'm having exactly the same problem again. They're fine shirts, but they're unwearable once the collar tips turn brown -- and there seems to be no way to get the brown out. Very happy with other Brooks Brothers products, but this one is a real disappointment.
February 16, 2012
great shirt, perfect fit, is a real no-iron, comfortable fabric, long lasting, and nice patterns. My husband has at least 24 of these shirts. There is no reason to buy anything else.
January 18, 2012