Slim Fitting Men’s Dress Shirt Review – Austin’s 5th & Lamar – Slim Fit Shirts
Slim Fitting Men’s Dress Shirt Review – Austin’s 5th & Lamar – Slim Fit Shirts
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Slim Fitting Mens Dress Shirt Review Austins 5th & Lamar
Hi, I’m Antonio Centeno, the founder of Real Men Real Style. And today I’m going to be talking about the innovative shirt company 5th and Lamar. Well this review may come as a surprise some of you because as most of you know I’m a custom clothier and I own a clothing company so why would I talk about a competitor. Well 5th and Lamar isn’t really a competitor because they’re making shirts at a different price point, they’re shirts usually anywhere from 50 to 100 dollars and they’re going to go a little bit higher and my shirt starts at 99 dollars and go up to 500 dollars. [0:00:32.0][Inaudible] my shirts are custom. Theirs’ are off the rack, ready to get and in fact if you wanted to order it today be you know delivered within a couple of days.
So, very different market and I know the owners, David is a great, great guy. Met him multiple times down in Austin, Texas and I can tell you that we have a similar mission. And that mission is to help men dress better. And David and Ross is the other founder. They came to the realization the need for their company. Whenever they went out you know, as young professionals trying to dress for business casual and they could not find clothing that did not or shirts that did not form a muffin top. And what is a muffin top? A muffin top is when you or have a thin built and you’ve got trousers that fit you well dress slacks perhaps, and you put on a shirt and all of a sudden the fabric just billows out like this. And you will look basically, it looks like the top of a muffet, it’s just going off.
And this isn’t because you’ve got this excess weight up here this is because your shirt has so much fabric it’s just billowing out. And these guys were “why can’t we make an off-the-rack shirt that’s of good quality, a decent price that doesn’t need to be taken to a tailor and have you know, 10 inches taken out of the mid section. And so that’s the company 5th and Lamar, what it’s based off. They have four sizes small, medium, large, extra large. And even their extra large is designed for the thin men. So it’s not designed for a guys – if you’ve got a lot of weight in your mid section, this is not the company for you. You probably want to turn this review off.
But which if you’re thin this is the perfect company for you. And if you were allowed to dress shirt and even if you don’t wear dress shirts like sport shirts, they even got a new type of style. But I’m getting ahead of myself so let’s talk about 5th and Lamar. What makes them I think a great company? One, is they’re great people behind the company. So like I said Dave and Ross outstanding guys, you can do business with them and trust them because these are young men who want to make a difference and they’re putting out a good quality product. I know this because I’ve received the sample and I’ll talk about that here at the end of this.
Another great thing about this company, free exchange so if you get the wrong size just send it back to them, they’ll exchange them for you within two weeks free returns. If you have an issue, you do not like this, send it back you’ll get your money back. No questions asked. Think they do have that two week you know, time frame but that’s I think very reasonable. Another one is the Austin, Texas appeal. So I’m from Texas, I’ve got my roots in Texas, I wear western boots, I mean that’s just me. I really like a lot of their naming of the shirts, the naming of the company 5th and Lamar. If you’re familiar with Austin, Texas that’s actually an intersection there in the city. So, little things like that endear this company to me.
But let’s get down to talking about the styles. They’ve got three styles. They’ve got tuckers, un-tuckers, and shorty’s. Tuckers, this is going to be your business casual, your more formal shirts. You’re going to see this is something that you tuck in is going to fit you right if you’re a thin guy. And this is something that you can wear in a business environment. These guys work at large consulting companies and because they do that type of work they realize what kind of clothing you should wear. So if you work for a large conservative company you can trust that these shirts are going to work in a work environment.
Alright the un-tuckers, they don’t have – I think they’ve only got ten designs in the un-tuckers and they’ve got just under 20 in the tuckers. So the un-tuckers is going to be less for selection but the fabrics are a little bit more outgoing. I would say they are more fun. These are definitely shirts that you could wear on the weekend. You can roll up you’re going to look great.
Now their shorty’s, they’ve only got three designs right now but all three of them look great. And these are going to be short sleeve shirts. They’ve got the epaulettes on the shoulders and they’ve got the double breast pockets, a great looking sport shirt. Again this is – I look at this as something that would definitely fit Austin, Texas, Boulder, Colorado. The short sleeve, the area where it gets really hot in the summer and you need to you know vent yourself out. And this is a great shirt. I think this is where their target was for this shirt. Otherwise go with the un-tucker if you were looking for something casual. You can just roll up, that would be great if you live in San Francisco, you live in Portland, Oregon or you live on the northeast coast. You know something, but sizes I mentioned, small, medium, large, extra large.
Go to their website. Click on “more about the shirts” and you can see the exact – they size by the neck and the length of the sleeve which is pretty standard. And having receive the sample and measured it, they are true to size. So what about the sample I got. Okay, so I received the [0:05:17.8][Inaudible]. And just to let you guys know I’m not some – like I said I pay attention to the details. I make clothing from scratch. So when I looked at this, I would have to say I was pretty impress. The fabric is good. These are a hundred percent cotton. The fabric was unique. It was one of those fabric that actually the [0:05:39.7][Inaudible] it’s a glen check, blue, beautiful fabric. I love it. Overall they use a very classic, point down colour which for 95 percent of men and actually for almost a 100 percent of the body types they go after. It’s going to compliment your face and the use of a single button on the cuffs. The cuffs fit pretty well and so quickly you know, what were the things that red flags that I would say don’t expect from them that you would expect from a custom clothier. Mother of pearl buttons, these plastic button’s on these.
And so you know that would something I understand on your price point. You’re looking at shirts 50 to 100 dollars. My shirts 100 dollars to 500 dollars so I put a little bit more expensive buttons on them. You know, make sense. In addition, everything for us is individually handmade and that’s where I felt on this one. I put it on, I felt it was a bit big in the shoulder points, the sleeves were a little bit long for me even though it fit well pretty good elsewhere in the neck. So little things like that were inconsistent of – but then again I’m very particular with my fit. I can afford to be that way. But the great part is if it’s a little bit long simply take it to a tailor and have it adjusted. And if that shirt ends up costing you 70 to 80 dollars, I mean that’s a ten dollar adjustment, a 15 dollar adjustment and you get a shirt that fits you great where it doesn’t have all this excess in the midsection.
The last thing would be the individual stitching. So I felt that there’s stitching was a bit loose and I’ve talked with David about this I think he’s going to push on who they’re working with. They actually pull their shirts out of China and he’s got a very tight relationship as it speaks the language and he’s very familiar with the industry over there. So David is I think going to work – be working to improve the stitches per inch but that’s something I felt was a bit lahi [0:07:30.1][Phonetic] it could have been higher quality.
My final decision, my final judgement, for a hundred dollars for the fabric fit you receive, for the selection, for the overall fit. I think you’re going to be hard press to find something better. You know go to hit your slim cut Brooks Brothers, look at their prices. Go to – you know, some of the other brands out there and you’re going to see that these guys because they’re going directly to you, you’re going to get a great deal.
So 5th and Lamar, I give it two thumbs up, great company, highly recommended. Check them out, I’m probably going to lose a little bit of business say in this but it really doesn’t matter to me because these are great guys and again we’re on – it’s all about wearing calling it fits you because that is going to look so much better than a 200 dollar shirt that doesn’t fit you. It’s just going to just doesn’t even come close.
Okay, Antonio Centeno with Real Men Real Style. If you would like to learn more about shirts, sports jackets, suits, I know high quality denim, make sure to subscribe my YouTube channel right above here as it – we talked about this stuff over at www.realmenrealstyle.com. In addition, if you want insider links which actually you know we give away coupons intend for something like this, [0:08:45.6][Inaudible] I just did which you may have missed out on but we’ll have more coming up. But make sure you’ll get on my email list because this is where I share that insider information and I give away a lot of stuff which we don’t talk about you know to the general public.
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