Guys, would you help me with these two things?
1. Is dry cleaning the only way to prevent shirt shrinkage? I'm afraid that my only Epaulet medium will be too tight after a wash, since it's really snug on me already. I also have a large one, which was too big before the wash (too long to wear untucked for sure), but now is pretty much ok. Still rather long though, but I think Epaulet shirts are longer than – let's say – Gitman shirts.
2. If I ever get enough money for an Epaulet sportcoat, should I aim for 38 or for 40? Does the site's sizing advice (medium shirt = 38 sportcoat) apply to shirts before or after the wash? Having some very tiny experience with Epaulet shirts now, I'm thinking that a sportcoat size 40 would be too long, as at 170 cm (or 5 feet 7 inches, using your heathenish metric system :-) I'm a pretty short dude.