Published on July 27th, 2016 | by Janine Giorgenti


Dress Shirts: Baggy vs. Normal Fit

Yes, it matters.

By Janine Giorgenti

True story.

The other day, a client wanted to know if it was okay to wear over-sized dress shirts. He expressed concerns about wearing well fitting shirts due to his heavy set frame, telling me that he thought it would be too “revealing”. His disposition was to feel more comfortable being in a “baggy fitting” shirt. He asked me what I thought.

What do I think?

Here’s what I think.

Sure! By all means, continue to wear baggy fitting dress shirts, if you plan on going parachuting with them!


Okay now back to Earth (see what I did there?).

Listen, when it comes to dress shirts or casual button down shirts; you want a shirt that is normal fitting. Many times, it is tempting to believe that a baggy shirt may “hide” any self-perceived physical imperfections. That is simply not true. A baggy dress shirt, by default, is putting you at a disadvantage; given the extra material that you now have to compensate for. More material adds to a “bulkier” look, which will invariably add to your physical frame.


A good custom shirt will complement your frame, no matter your body shape or type.


Ultimately, your clothing ensemble should flatter your body and your overall image. Well fitting clothes give off the image of a self-aware dresser, which – like well groomed facial hair – gives you the the appearance of someone who is on top of their game.

Beautiful custom made dress shirts. With Giorgenti, custom means custom! Call to find out about our excellent deals.


Book your fitting with Janine Giorgenti at Giorgenti New York’s new Garden City location!

Call (516) 200-4088 (office) or (646) 957-6916 (cell).

The Garden City showroom is located at:

1325 Franklin Avenue
Suite 255
Garden City, NY 11530

About the Author

Janine Giorgenti

For over 25 years, Janine Giorgenti, renowned fashion designer and image consultant – has provided a long line of satisfied clients with unparalleled service and first class made-to-measure custom suits. Featured in the Wall Street Journal, Vogue Magazine, The New York Times, CNN, Fox News, CBS, and other top media outlets – Janine has established a clientele of some of New York’s most successful and discerning professionals – including such New York dignitaries as former New York Islanders legend Bobby Nystrom and chief economist Dr. Irwin Kellner.

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Dress Shirts: Baggy vs. Normal Fit

by Janine Giorgenti