So I made the expected birthday shirt. I tried to do something interesting by using letters this time. Of course he asked me, "Why didn't you use Roman Numerals?"
This pattern is from Ottobre 3-2011-24 and is intended to be slim-fitting. It is certainly slim-fitting! I normally slim his shirts by two sizes, but this one I traced as is. Good thing I didn't alter it.
I think it fits really well and the sleeve and neck bindings are a nice step up from standard t-shirt hems.