I Own 6 Banana Republic Slim Fit Men’s Dress Shirts – Do I Still Wear Them?

I just bought 6 men's slim fit dress shirts from Banana Republic (the non-iron variety). Check out my photos and my comments about this popular shirt.

Banana Republic Slim Fit Men’s Dress Shirts.

Update: It’s now been 2 years since I bought my first batch of Banana Republic men’s dress shirts.  Do I still wear them?

Short answer: Yes I do and I wear them frequently.  They still look great.  Fit great.  Wear great.  I couldn’t be happier with them. I’ll buy more in the future.

I was overdue for new dress shirts.  My current shirts are too baggy and long for the untucked fashion.

This time around I decided to see what Banana Republic had to offer in the dress shirt department.

After buying a bunch of BR pants, I went to the dress shirt shelves.  Immediately I liked the colors and patterns.  They’re 100% cotton which is good.  I’m not much of a synthetic shirt guy except for my workout shirts.

They actually fit pretty well

The big issue was would they fit.

BR sizes its men’s shirts small, medium, large and X-large instead of the more traditional neck and arm dimensions.

With only 4 sizes, chances that no size fits well is possible.

The gentlemen helping me took me to the slim fit dress shirts shelves first.  He unwrapped a large. I put it on.

BOOM.  Almost a perfect fit.  It was good enough.  The arms were the biggest issue – they’re a tad short, but good enough since I wear these shirts with jeans and flip the cuff up.

The neck couldn’t be better, the shirt length is ideal for the untucked look.

The torso wasn’t too baggy at all.  In fact, I love slim cut.  Historically, my dress shirts were far too baggy.

I couldn’t believe my luck that the large fit so well.  I can deal with arms that are a tad short.  They’re really only a bit short if I wear these with a suit jacket.

I bought 6 different styles right then and there.  I’m the type of guy that when a particular product line fits, there’s no need to shop more.  I’d rather just load up with a sure thing.  It’s not as if I bought all the same colors or patterns.  Each shirt is pretty different.

Goes great with jeans

While my new BR slim fit dress shirts are “dress” shirts, they look fantastic with jeans.  I wear jeans most days so that’s important.

BUT, because they’re dress shirts, they look great with trousers or a suit.  While they’re short enough for the untucked look artdubai, I can tuck them in.  Their a tad short for tucking in because they do come loose, but they’ll do just fine.

My favorite way to wear these slim fit dress shirts is to flip the cuff up once and untucked.  It’s a great casual look.

Don’t have to iron

As you’ll see below, these shirts aren’t crispest, but then I didn’t iron them either.  I took them home, opened them up and put them on.

I’m a stickler for nicely pressed shirts so while these shirts claim to be non-iron shirts, I’ll probably run an iron over them.  I don’t mind because I kinda like ironing.

Check out all the slim fit non-iron dress shirts here.

Here are some photos of one of my Banana Republic slim fit dress shirt:

Here’s my favorite Banana Republic dress shirt:

My favorite Banana Republic dress shirt design – gets compliments all the time.
My favorite Banana Republic dress shirt design – gets compliments all the time.

Here are photos of various angles and close-up shots:

Banana Republic slim fit men’s dress shirt label.
Banana Republic slim fit men’s dress shirt label.
Banana Republic slim fit men’s dress shirt – untucked. It’s a good length for the untucked look. The jeans are BR slim fit jeans.
Banana Republic slim fit men’s dress shirt – untucked. It’s a good length for the untucked look. The jeans are BR slim fit jeans.
The 2nd top button is placed at a good location. Not too far down, nor too far up.
The 2nd top button is placed at a good location. Not too far down, nor too far up.
As you can see the arm length is a touch short when I bend my arm. I’m 6′ 3″ so short arms is often a problem with ready made apparel.
As you can see the arm length is a touch short when I bend my arm. I’m 6′ 3″ so short arms is often a problem with ready made apparel.
Standard collar style. Neither spread nor pointed. The collar is kept stiff with plastic strips.
Standard collar style. Neither spread nor pointed. The collar is kept stiff with plastic strips.
I don’t normally tuck this type of shirt these days, but did so to illustrate that it is long enough to tuck if wearing this with more formal trousers or a suit.
I don’t normally tuck this type of shirt these days, but did so to illustrate that it is long enough to tuck if wearing this with more formal trousers or a suit.
I like wearing my dress shirts with the cuff flipped up one time like this. The cuff is sufficiently stiff to stay in a flipped position (instead of folding down like other shirts with soft cuffs).
I like wearing my dress shirts with the cuff flipped up one time like this. The cuff is sufficiently stiff to stay in a flipped position (instead of folding down like other shirts with soft cuffs).
Close-up photo of collar strip for Banana Republic men’s slim fit dress shirt.
Close-up photo of collar strip for Banana Republic men’s slim fit dress shirt.
Close-up photo of the bottom side seam for Banana Republic men’s slim fit dress shirt.
Close-up photo of the bottom side seam for Banana Republic men’s slim fit dress shirt.
Close up photo of the buttons used on Banana Republic men’s slim fit non-iron dress shirt.
Close up photo of the buttons used on Banana Republic men’s slim fit non-iron dress shirt.

Check out the BR men’s slim fit dress shirts here.

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