Rated 2 out of 5 by Todders Size Up! Shirts shrink considerably.
I bought three of these shirts a little over a year ago. They fit well in the body, trim but not super-tight. I'm 5'11" and 170lbs. and the shirts are comfortable and not restricting. The collar is great, although I yearn for the old-school Brooks collar roll. A HUGE problem, however, is that a year in, the sleeves are several inches shorter than they used to be. Unless I roll up my sleeves, they look ridiculous, and when I want to wear a blazer or sport coat, I always reach for a vintage Brooks or J Crew OCBD I thrifted. The neck has tightened up a bit as well. Also, it seems as though Brooks has been skimping on button quality, as two sleeve buttons on different shirts have cracked in half. That said, they wear in really nicely and I wear one almost every day. But I am not a rich man and if I shell out a considerable amount of cash, I expect shirts labeled my size to fit a lot better. Get the shirts, but size up about 2 sizes in the sleeves and a half-size in the neck.
March 11, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by DaveD close but still major problems
General description of myself:
slightly broader than average shoulders
longer torso than average
thin (non-overweight, non-athletic)
What's right with the shirt:
--Doesn't bunch up and blouse
--Flattering cut overall
--Fabric quality is excellent
--Shoulders are narrower than most other OTR dress shirts
--Arm holes are uncomfortably high
--Forearms are so tight you have to roll up the sleeves before putting the shirt on
--Would be better if the length were shorter -- doesn't look good untucked as is
Because of the above problems, this shirt is continuously uncomfortable -- I can feel that I'm wearing it, especially in the shoulders and armpits. It looks great for sure -- 90% of the fit is the best fit I've ever had, but that remaining 10% means there's a lot of room for improvement, at least for somebody with my body type.
If you fit my description, I can not fully endorse this shirt. If narrow shoulder and high arm holes would not be a problem for you, though, there's a good chance this could be just what you're looking for.
August 5, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by DavidSF Will shrink. Be careful.
Bought 3 of these shirts and got ONE use out of each of them as they shrank considerably. When I purchased them I could easily slip 2 fingers between the collar and my neck with the top button fastened. After 1 wash with cold water followed by hang drying, I can no longer even button the top button. Why 4 stars and not 1? It's still a great shirt. Sadly, I just can't wear it.
November 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Garadice I bought this shirt because I wanted to try an original BB OCBD shirt, and because I wanted a shirt made in the USA. The shirt is well made and the material is of a good quality and is much thicker than the non-iron shirts I am used to. I like the quality and the fit, but I am disappointed that it has a box pleat. I think this shirt would be better without the pleat.
April 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by hhteastcoast Excellent Made in USA dress shirts
I recently purchased 6 of the Extra Slim Cut Made In USA version Oxford dress shirts. I have a muscular build so I like to have my shirts feel fitted (not blousy). These shirts did not disappoint. The fit was mostly what I was looking for, although I did have the in-house tailor make some minor alternations in sleeve length, and just a tiny bit more out of the waist.
I purposely sought out US-made dress shirts (not easy to find) and feel like these are outstanding quality for a very reasonable price. I wish Brooks Brothers would make more of its shirts in the United States.
February 21, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by edeag3 Not that slim
I had to get it tailored down an inch at the chest and waist. I'm 5'11" and 140 pounds. It's slimmer than the rest but not as slim as I imagined
February 9, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by BigSlim Too slim
I am 6ft 4 and wear a 15 1/2 36. I am tall but slender and like form fitting shirts. I ordered these because BB usually makes shirts so baggy they look like blouses and was hoping to avoid tailoring. However, these shirts were too tight in the chest and arms. The second button below the collar was holding on for dear life. The body was a good fit, so maybe if you order a little larger neck size this would work. I am going to try the slim fit.
April 20, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by StyleGuru Too Tight For A Man
I can't see these shirts fitting any grown man no matter how slim he is.
March 20, 2011