I think I'm done with Gitman. I've had enough of the poorly sewn buttons, inconsistent (to the extreme) sizing, absurdly long shirttails, and enough extra room in the back to house a goddamn family.
Club Monaco makes a better shirt cut then Gitman for crying out loud, despite the family's "long years of shirtmaking experience".
I kept the buying the shirts a) because it was the only remotely quality option in my area (I don't order blindly online anymore) and b) the fabrics are pretty awesome (some of the best quality fabric out there, I'll give them that). But now that I've found an alternative (check United Stock Dry Goods shirts, they blow Gitman out of the water in the fit department) I'm not spending another dollar on these billowing overpriced wrecks.
I've got an extensive collections of larges (ugh, all that wasted cash) so if you're interested in a size large Gitman firesale PM me.
I've owned way more expensive shirts than Gitman and their buttons pop off too. It's really just a fact of life, and for me it's more of a pleasant surprise if a button hasn't popped off in a really long time.
Gitman shirts fit me very well, so that's just a personal thing I guess. I used to remove the box pleat but have come to embrace it at this point. And also if you're buying Gitman at retail you have lots of money to throw away or you're impatient, everything I've ever wanted from Gitman I've gotten at at least 40% off. usually even more.
I really want the unionmade liberty shirts, specifically the rose print one. Hope they go on sale but doubtful since it's Unionmade