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post #16 of 29
Looks like it might be a little tight around the hips, at least thats how it looks based upon the lowest button and the back looking stretched tight. Might just be due to you wearing it over jeans though.
post #17 of 29
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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post
You've got me very intriqued. A few more questions if you don't mind.
-did you measure yourself or ask somebody to measure you? or did you take measurements off a well-fitting shirt? I took my best fitting shirt, and adjusted the measurements according to what I thought would look good. Mostly the waist since most shirts only drop a couple of inches for the waist, and mine drops three inches, and increases backu up 1.5 for the hips. I knew the first shirt would be critical to make further adjustments (thus the thread asking for advice). -what allowances for shrinkage did you figure into the shirt? I assumed it would shrink a little, but was OK with all the measurements going down. So, none really. -total turnaround time to you receiving the shirt is 20 days, that's amazing. Were you charged custom fees? No, the total cost is around $50 shipped (since I used the premium "European" fabric). Around $45 normally. Go for it - even PG has put in a order recently!
post #18 of 29
You may need a high collar. No offense, but your neck seems a bit longer than normal.
post #19 of 29
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Originally Posted by gregaz View Post
I took my best fitting shirt, and adjusted the measurements according to what I thought would look good.
So you took the measurements from the shirt laid on a flat surface, right? How exactly did you explain this to Jantzen in the 'remarks' section?
post #20 of 29
Is that the normal amount of buttons? showing 7 with I think 9 in total... is that a regular spec or special order?
post #21 of 29
I thinks it's a great fit, don't know that I would wear it with jeans though.
post #22 of 29
Nice shirt! I'm tempted to buy from them next time I need a good shirt. The fabric looks really nice.
post #23 of 29
Sleeves actually look fine to me. I don't think you need to lengthen.

Although, I would wash the shirt about 3 times before making any final judgements.
post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by radicaldog View Post
So you took the measurements from the shirt laid on a flat surface, right? How exactly did you explain this to Jantzen in the 'remarks' section?

Yes, I measured it laying flat. He knew exactly what I was talking about and replicated it - lots of people do it this way.

My second order is supposedly on the way, but it's been since 02/12 ...
post #25 of 29
two things .
the waist is too low, it seems like its at your hips. did you give a waist length? thats the distance from your neck bone down to your waistline.
also the hips are about 2"tight on each side.
these two things will assure you that the shirt will always climb out from inside of your trousers.
the shaping of the waist must must be at the correct distance from the top. when tight at the hips and you move the cloth will creep up to the waist where it is looser.
post #26 of 29
Those jeans are so terribad.
post #27 of 29
Would it be advisable to measure yourself for a shirt using a method like this:

http://fashion.about.com/cs/menstips/l/blmenmeasure.htm

or is it always better to take an existing shirt and adjust to your liking?
post #28 of 29
Expect to lose about 1" in length from the sleeves and half size in the neck after 5 trips to the laundry.
post #29 of 29
Is this collar#5? That is what I generally get, although I decided to branch out a bit.

Maybe A4 would be a closer match to the STP shirt?
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