Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 28
  1. #1
    mac
    mac is offline
    They see me rollin' mac's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Los Angeles
    My Bikes
    2005 Cannondale T2000
    Posts
    785
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    How to extend the top button on a dress shirt? It's too tight around the neck.

    Is there a special button that can be used to extend the top button on a dress shirt? I have a hard time finding a dress shirt cut for me - the neck is always too tight.

  2. #2
    JF1
    JF1 is offline
    Senior Member JF1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Kaysville, Utah
    My Bikes
    2006 Giant OCR 3 Composite
    Posts
    544
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Here you go. My dad has to use these. You can get them at JoAnn's Fabric stores or most other fabric stores.

    http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.j...questid=813764
    J
    Good times.

  3. #3
    BF Risk Manager
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Snohomish County, Washington USA
    My Bikes
    Road, mountain and folding
    Posts
    894
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I hesitate to suggest the obvious, but speaking as someone who has worn a dress shirt every day to work for the past 26 years, have you tried buying a shirt with the neck size one half inch larger?
    Regards, MillCreek
    Snohomish County, Washington USA

  4. #4
    steel lover
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Houston
    My Bikes
    Bianchi Alloro, Miyata 710, Fuji Espree Fixie convert
    Posts
    1,317
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Forum full of cyclists seems like not the first choice of locations to ask this question

  5. #5
    Senior Member AnthonyG's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Queanbeyan, Australia.
    Posts
    3,519
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think that you will be better off in the long run if you go to a tailor to get your shirts custom made. It doesn't have to be that expensive and in fact its quite often cheaper. I had some made a couple of years ago and they only cost me something like $90 each and at the same time a standard shirt in a quality store could cost something like $110-$120. Its nice having clothes that really fit you properly and they look better on you too. I also liked the fact that my money went to someone local who did a good job rather than it just being a huge profit margin going to some store. You just have to be a little patient sometimes but its worth it.

    Regards, Anthony

  6. #6
    Banned. ModoVincere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    1,626
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyG View Post
    I think that you will be better off in the long run if you go to a tailor to get your shirts custom made. It doesn't have to be that expensive and in fact its quite often cheaper. I had some made a couple of years ago and they only cost me something like $90 each and at the same time a standard shirt in a quality store could cost something like $110-$120. Its nice having clothes that really fit you properly and they look better on you too. I also liked the fact that my money went to someone local who did a good job rather than it just being a huge profit margin going to some store. You just have to be a little patient sometimes but its worth it.

    Regards, Anthony
    Where the hell do you shop? I can go to the mall or local Dept. store and buy some pretty nice shirts for less than $40/each. $90 to have them custom made? For what? Who are you trying to impress?

  7. #7
    mac
    mac is offline
    They see me rollin' mac's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Los Angeles
    My Bikes
    2005 Cannondale T2000
    Posts
    785
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by JF1 View Post
    Here you go. My dad has to use these. You can get them at JoAnn's Fabric stores or most other fabric stores.
    Cool, I'll check them out.

    Quote Originally Posted by MillCreek View Post
    I hesitate to suggest the obvious, but speaking as someone who has worn a dress shirt every day to work for the past 26 years, have you tried buying a shirt with the neck size one half inch larger?
    Well, being the cyclists/athletes that we are, a larger shirt would be too big for my waist, bunches up in the back, and the sleeves are too long. The size I use now is flat around the waist and a bit taught around the chest but too tight around the neck.

    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyG View Post
    I had some made a couple of years ago and they only cost me something like $90 each and at the same time a standard shirt in a quality store could cost something like $110-$120.
    Dude! I can understand wanting some nice clothes for clubbing and stuff, but $120 for a dress shirt? I pick mine up at Express for Men and most of the time they are on sale and/or I have a coupon so the cost is $30/shirt.

  8. #8
    Senior Member Ziemas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Riga, Latvia
    My Bikes
    Iro Rob Roy, Colnago Competition, LHT, Kona Sutra flat bar, Torelli cyclocross, Vanco Cyclocross Fixed Gear Conversion
    Posts
    9,967
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Well, being the cyclists/athletes that we are, a larger shirt would be too big for my waist, bunches up in the back, and the sleeves are too long. The size I use now is flat around the waist and a bit taught around the chest but too tight around the neck.
    Try going to a bit better store to look for shirts. A decent men's shop will have shirt in a large range of both collar sizes and arm lengths. They also carry what;s called an 'athletic fit' for folks like you.

  9. #9
    Not so fast
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It's a sign from God to quit your job.

  10. #10
    mac
    mac is offline
    They see me rollin' mac's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Los Angeles
    My Bikes
    2005 Cannondale T2000
    Posts
    785
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas View Post
    Try going to a bit better store to look for shirts. A decent men's shop will have shirt in a large range of both collar sizes and arm lengths. They also carry what;s called an 'athletic fit' for folks like you.
    Recommendations?

  11. #11
    Senior Member kamalster's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    Limongi custom road; GT Avalanche 1.0
    Posts
    279
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas View Post
    Try going to a bit better store to look for shirts. A decent men's shop will have shirt in a large range of both collar sizes and arm lengths. They also carry what;s called an 'athletic fit' for folks like you.
    You could also look for a tailored fit or a European fit shirt. They tend to be smaller in the stomach/waste area.

  12. #12
    Senior Member Ziemas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Riga, Latvia
    My Bikes
    Iro Rob Roy, Colnago Competition, LHT, Kona Sutra flat bar, Torelli cyclocross, Vanco Cyclocross Fixed Gear Conversion
    Posts
    9,967
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Recommendations?
    I have no idea what shops are in LA, sorry.

  13. #13
    mac
    mac is offline
    They see me rollin' mac's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Los Angeles
    My Bikes
    2005 Cannondale T2000
    Posts
    785
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by kamalster View Post
    You could also look for a tailored fit or a European fit shirt. They tend to be smaller in the stomach/waste area.
    I find it amusing that the European fit means = small waist. Does that mean the American fit = fat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas View Post
    I have no idea what shops are in LA, sorry.
    I didn't notice Latvia. I'm guessing there are far fewer obese people there than the US?

  14. #14
    Senior Member kamalster's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    Limongi custom road; GT Avalanche 1.0
    Posts
    279
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    I find it amusing that the European fit means = small waist. Does that mean the American fit = fat?


    I didn't notice Latvia. I'm guessing there are far fewer obese people there than the US?
    lol

    I prefer to think of it as a cultural preference for a certain style.

  15. #15
    Senior Member Ziemas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Riga, Latvia
    My Bikes
    Iro Rob Roy, Colnago Competition, LHT, Kona Sutra flat bar, Torelli cyclocross, Vanco Cyclocross Fixed Gear Conversion
    Posts
    9,967
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    I find it amusing that the European fit means = small waist. Does that mean the American fit = fat?


    I didn't notice Latvia. I'm guessing there are far fewer obese people there than the US?
    Much fewer. For example in Latvia I buy XL boxer shorts, in the States M or L.

  16. #16
    GATC
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    south Puget Sound
    Posts
    6,551
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Well, being the cyclists/athletes that we are, a larger shirt would be too big for my waist, bunches up in the back, and the sleeves are too long. The size I use now is flat around the waist and a bit taught around the chest but too tight around the neck.

    Dude! I can understand wanting some nice clothes for clubbing and stuff, but $120 for a dress shirt? I pick mine up at Express for Men and most of the time they are on sale and/or I have a coupon so the cost is $30/shirt.
    Maybe $30 doesn't get you sufficient independence of neck and sleeve sizes. Around $50 might do it. Brooks Bros should have something at that level, certainly a Macy's style dept store. Not talking high end, but still serviceable and then some. I only have like 3 dress shirts, though, and I probably wear one a year, so they rotate every 3rd year...

  17. #17
    superArti artifice's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Minnersoter
    My Bikes
    2007 Fuji Professional 2.0, 2009 GTw Avalanche 2.0
    Posts
    1,058
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by HardyWeinberg View Post
    Maybe $30 doesn't get you sufficient independence of neck and sleeve sizes. Around $50 might do it. Brooks Bros should have something at that level, certainly a Macy's style dept store. Not talking high end, but still serviceable and then some. I only have like 3 dress shirts, though, and I probably wear one a year, so they rotate every 3rd year...
    I love Express, don't get me wrong... but I wonder if part of the issue is that its designed for HS/College-age people? Plus, don't their men's dress shirts just come in S, M, L, XL.. etc, and do not have specific measurements for collars? I agree that a department store might be a better way to go.
    i woke up one morning and i stepped out of bed | had to get a bike, had to paint it red
    Of all the treasures I have, itís the memories that are the most precious.

  18. #18
    Riding my bike
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Bi-Coastal Bays (Boston & SF)
    My Bikes
    Giant TCR C2 / Bianchi "beater"
    Posts
    167
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Any department store will have pretty nice shirts with a full range of neck and sleeve length options for less than $60 (sometimes much less on sale). And almost any tailor can take it in if its really too big in the body/waist.

    But remember, those of us with the opposite problem don't usually have a lot of sympathy for your issue.

    Btw (since you have to wear dress shirts) when you're feeling you have some extra cash that you don't need to spend on bike schwag, try a custom shirt.... they do feel great.

  19. #19
    ReMember trsidn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Putting the 'fun' in dysfunctional
    My Bikes
    Cannondale CAAD8, Trek SU200
    Posts
    215
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by kamalster View Post
    lol

    I prefer to think of it as a cultural preference for a certain style.
    yes, we're faaaaaaaaaat!
    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    And Jseis said, "Let him that isn't stoned commit the first sin."

  20. #20
    Peloton Dog patentcad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Chester, NY
    My Bikes
    2013 Scott Foil, 2009 Scott Addict R2, 2008 Cervelo P3 TT bike, 2008 Motobecane Fly Ti Hard Tail MTB
    Posts
    55,759
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Buy a shirt that fits or alternatively have neck reduction surgery.

  21. #21
    Gears? CliftonGK1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    My Bikes
    '08 Surly Cross-Check, 2011 Redline Conquest Pro, 2012 Spesh FSR Comp EVO, 2009 Spesh Singlecross, 2011 RM Flow1
    Posts
    11,304
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Men's Wearhouse, FTW! There's probably one in L.A.
    While I understand that $90-$120 will get me a really nice custom tailored shirt, I can get 2 or 3 off-the-rack shirts for the same price that fit very nicely after a $10 alteration to the drop measurement.

  22. #22
    Senior Member kamalster's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    Limongi custom road; GT Avalanche 1.0
    Posts
    279
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    Thanks, I hadn't seen that video in yyyeeears.

  23. #23
    Not so fast
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Buy a shirt off the rack that fits at the neck and sleeve length. Cut, take in and rehem the sides so it fits your waist.

  24. #24
    Senior Member DannoXYZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Saratoga, CA
    Posts
    11,496
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Doolally View Post
    Buy a shirt off the rack that fits at the neck and sleeve length. Cut, take in and rehem the sides so it fits your waist.
    I just buy based upon neck. There's a local tailor that will shorten the sleeves and bring in the sides for about $25-35. Strangely enough he charges me an extra $10 for french-cuffs, even though the part of the sleeve that's cut off and shortened is exact the same as normal shirts.

  25. #25
    ReMember trsidn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Putting the 'fun' in dysfunctional
    My Bikes
    Cannondale CAAD8, Trek SU200
    Posts
    215
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by DannoXYZ View Post
    I just buy based upon neck. There's a local tailor that will shorten the sleeves and bring in the sides for about $25-35. Strangely enough he charges me an extra $10 for french-cuffs, even though the part of the sleeve that's cut off and shortened is exact the same as normal shirts.
    +1. But I don't wear button down shirts often enough to bother with sleeves that are a little off.
    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    And Jseis said, "Let him that isn't stoned commit the first sin."

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •