Full disclosure: I’m used to this. Because of my height and build, it has always been difficult for me to find a shirt (or pants) that fits well. Additionally, I don’t like my shirts too tight - just enough to drape over me with some material left over to move in the wind.
The details: First off, I’m short. I’m 5’ 7” to be exact and weigh 165 lbs. I have a small waist at 30 in., a ~44 chest, wide shoulders/traps, and lats. When I go to buy a shirt that doesn’t claim no-shrinkage, I’ll get it in a sz L bc it’ll shrink a little, but end up being just right. And, bc it doesn’t have a drop cut it won’t end up looking like a dress.
When I first tried BYLT, I purchased an original drop cut in a sz M and it fit almost perfectly. Little long, but with jeans I could stick my hand in my pocket and the shirt would sit nicely around my waist. Point is, no bad review there. Actually, no review at all bc I’ve never cared enough to engage online and leave reviews. However, this Everyday Fit is a little different. It comes from a brand that reps the fitness world. So, I gotta try and help out my short guys out there putting in work for the sake of putting in work. I purchased the Everyday Fit in a M, thinking I’d get a similar result to my original drop cut. Only this time, minus the dress. To my surprise, it didn’t fit too poorly. Solid length, still a little tight out the bag, but since it’s no-shrink, I thought I’d still wear it bc the drop cut didn’t hang too low. Finally, I thought, a white T for me. Not so. It shrank. I do a lot of work outdoors, in the water, on equip/vehicles, etc, and I admit that I threw it in the wash with some grimey clothes that really needed warm water. Practically speaking, it’s gotta be able to handle some ruggedness especially if that’s defined as one wash. Long story long, if you love fitness, have a height/build similar to mine, want a shirt that gives a nod to the hard work you put in at the gym or while doing physical work, but doesn’t try to flaunt it, if you can go to the gym and then go straight outside and get your hands dirty and put those pretty looking muscles of yours to work to make stuff happen, if you’re not trying to be the center of attention but rather fly under the radar, which commands a quiet mutual respect from those assured folks around you, if you fit every one of those criteria and have read this entire dang review, typos and all, I wouldn’t recommend this shirt.
Nuff said. Still dig the company. Hope I can find a respectable looking t-shirt for us stocky gentlemen.