Someone had to defend it.
For men with mid-sections of a smaller diameter than their chests and shoulders, the fitted or slim-cut shirts are appropriate. These "Yarmouth" cottons (whatever that means) are very comfortable, but the cut is equally unflattering to a non-round torso. I took them to the cramped and awkward fitting room at the seamstress shop and had them taken in in an attempt to improve them.
After: Better fitting slim-cut
Purists seem to hate the slim cut shirts for some reason, but since one size does not fit all, you may have to take matters into your own hands to fine-tune the cloth to your specific liking. If your torso tends towards a more athletic shape you are usually out of luck when it comes to shirts out of the package, because they weren't built for you. For $29 total, I got a shirt that actually fits right and I can wear it without a jacket or sweater.