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post #2941 of 4002

So for Gitman... as the sizes get bigger, the fit gets more horrendous? How about the XS then?

post #2942 of 4002
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Originally Posted by HAL 9000 View Post

So for Gitman... as the sizes get bigger, the fit gets more horrendous? How about the XS then?

I don't know about horrendous, but it's been rehashed a million times over, not all shirts will fit people the same especially among the various sizes. Just like any other line/designer, some will fit better or not so hot from individual to individual. I am a small and haven't tried a medium or large (would have no reason to) but I imagine the fit would look tent like, b/c that's not my size so not surprising.

Best thing is to try two different sizes and compare them and decide if the cut is to your liking or move on. You can always check and compare measurements with items you already own.
post #2943 of 4002
I find that the Gitman cut is better for those without much of a drop from chest to waist and narrow to average shoulders. Like those above, I have to size up to L in GBV for a proper shoulder fit but the body just ends up being way too billowy.
post #2944 of 4002
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Originally Posted by g transistor View Post

^ Fabrics. Gitman uses awesome fabrics, plus construction is always solid.
Who is spending more than $100 on shitty basics like stripes and plaids and solids? There's Uniqlo for that. Uniqlo, however, doesn't have llamas or dragonflies or sick florals.

I don't get the hate for the basics - I think it makes a lot of sense to spend $100 to get good quality staples that you can wear lots of times hopefully over a couple years, if not more.

On the other hand, how many times can you really wear a hideous llama or pinup shirt without people thinking you only have 1 or 2 shirts? So then why spend $150 on it? If you want a crazy, really out there print that you can wear a couple times before it becomes last season's shirt, then it makes more sense to me to get something that costs less.
post #2945 of 4002
^ I agree. I think the other argument is it's easy to find passable quality staples for a lot less, but try finding a $20 llama shirt at Uniqlo and you're going to have a hard time. But I like good quality basics...that is what I like to wear most and so spending a little money for a really nice solid color oxford makes perfect sense to me. I don't buy cheap shirts anymore as they just never keep me happy long term so it ends up being wasted money. Spending a little extra for some nice solid Gitman oxfords has been well worth it to me (though admittedly I've gotten most of them for $80 or less....but I've payed full price for a few)
post #2946 of 4002
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

When you get it darted, you remove the box pleat...

That's not possible, you can close the pleat but not remove it completely
post #2947 of 4002

Question =

 

How would you compare GBV shirts to Wolf vs Goats shirts in terms of price, quality, etc.?

post #2948 of 4002

give the edge to GBV in quality. 

 

completely different fits tho.  

post #2949 of 4002

Not sure on the quality, but I believe WvG is slimmer and shorter (if thats what you're looking for) since they're darted.

post #2950 of 4002
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Originally Posted by HAL 9000 View Post

So for Gitman... as the sizes get bigger, the fit gets more horrendous? How about the XS then?

It depends I think. I got 3 shirts in XS from GBV and the two oxford shirts fit very well, but the japanese cottoned from MyHabit is too small. The shirt feels like a XS, the arms are shorter, the chest is slimmer and it's shorter. 

post #2951 of 4002
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Originally Posted by Dbear View Post

give the edge to GBV in quality. 

completely different fits tho.  

Good to know. Was always curious on how WvG / Epaulet / GBV compare in quality.
post #2952 of 4002
WVG sizing is more consistent compared to GBV, i will say the WVG fabric is kinda nicer compare to GBV... and wvg uses MOP button and they have a very cool care tag biggrin.gif
post #2953 of 4002
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Originally Posted by irbe View Post


Good to know. Was always curious on how WvG / Epaulet / GBV compare in quality.

+ Frank and Eileen shirts

post #2954 of 4002

WvG, if you desire a very slim and cropped cut, like interesting fabrics and MOP buttons.  That is, if you want to shell out the initial cash to become a member, where you are basically locked in to buy a few shirts with a discount.  The discount really just brings the shirt to the normal price.  I can't imagine anyone buying it at full retail and that's sort of the point.  The construction of the actual shirt isn't as good as GBV.  

 

As for GBV, GB has been around forever, but the vintage line is fairly new.  They basically took the shirt and refined the cut to be more modern (slim), but they still retained the box pleat for movement, but it causes the back to be billow, which is undesirable.  So they went only 1/2 way on the slimness.  Also, they retained the white or chalk buttons because, as they put it, "they're cheap!" and clearly they have a lot of them.  The fabrics are really top notch.  It's really the shining star of the line.  They have the ability to source interesting and nice fabrics.  It's the vintage part of it.  They will go into their archives and pick a year and look at all the fabrics and use that as a springboard for each season.  Although other companies are catching up and are able to source similar fabrics nowadays.  

 

I've owned several WvG shirts and 10+ GBV shirts.   Sold a lot of them over time, kept a few of my favorites.  Just my opinion on these brands, no dog in the race, as I am very doubtful I will buy any shirts from either brand ever again.

post #2955 of 4002
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Originally Posted by Dbear View Post

WvG, if you desire a very slim and cropped cut, like interesting fabrics and MOP buttons.  That is, if you want to shell out the initial cash to become a member, where you are basically locked in to buy a few shirts with a discount.  The discount really just brings the shirt to the normal price.  I can't imagine anyone buying it at full retail and that's sort of the point.  The construction of the actual shirt isn't as good as GBV.  

 

As for GBV, GB has been around forever, but the vintage line is fairly new.  They basically took the shirt and refined the cut to be more modern (slim), but they still retained the box pleat for movement, but it causes the back to be billow, which is undesirable.  So they went only 1/2 way on the slimness.  Also, they retained the white or chalk buttons because, as they put it, "they're cheap!" and clearly they have a lot of them.  The fabrics are really top notch.  It's really the shining star of the line.  They have the ability to source interesting and nice fabrics.  It's the vintage part of it.  They will go into their archives and pick a year and look at all the fabrics and use that as a springboard for each season.  Although other companies are catching up and are able to source similar fabrics nowadays.  

 

I've owned several WvG shirts and 10+ GBV shirts.   Sold a lot of them over time, kept a few of my favorites.  Just my opinion on these brands, no dog in the race, as I am very doubtful I will buy any shirts from either brand ever again.

 

WvG is having a sale (40% off) right now. I emailed Mauro and he said the sale would go on for a couple more weeks, and they also have new chinos and shorts coming in next week.

 

40% code is "summerfun"

 

 

Just fyi...I also can't imagine paying full retail for their shirts. They are good, but I don't spend ~$170 for shirts.


Edited by amathew - 8/2/12 at 9:27am
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