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post #31 of 44
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Originally Posted by hanker565
When did you order, lawyerdad?

I ordered in early May and received an "order will be shipped ASAP" email on May 23rd but still nothing.
I ordered March 30. (Prior orders have been processed much more quickly than this.) Sometime around the 2nd week of April, I emailed Ricky to request a small modification to the order. After a couple of days he responded and acknowledged receiving my order. (Did not say it would be sent ASAP.) Having gotten no response to a couple of follow-up emails in (I believe) early June or so, I faxed a polite inquiry some time last week. Monday night I called and spoke to Ricky, who told me they'd been sent "two days ago". Today they arrived.
post #32 of 44
Are there any forum members in HK who could actually serve as a go-between for shipping? As m@t pointed out (and I've experienced) the turnaround is really quick when you're in the store. Perhaps if there were a way to submit online for in-store pickup, the benevolent forumgoer could go pick up the week old orders and ship them (being properly compensated, of course)?
post #33 of 44
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Originally Posted by Spencer Young
Are there any forum members in HK who could actually serve as a go-between for shipping? As m@t pointed out (and I've experienced) the turnaround is really quick when you're in the store. Perhaps if there were a way to submit online for in-store pickup, the benevolent forumgoer could go pick up the week old orders and ship them (being properly compensated, of course)?
The same thing had occurred to me. I'd be concerned, however, that there would be a potential danger of the designated picker-upper being subjected to some "mission creep" or otherwise finding himself unduly imposed-upon. (Which is not to say that, if someone's a glutton for punishment, I might not consider being an imposer.)
A middle ground might be someone in local who'd be willing to drop by, say, every few weeks or once a month with a list of orders placed by forum members to check on their status of older orders and make sure they haven't been lost, etc. That might help keep things on track (except for odoreater, who obviously has been cursed by the shirt gods) while avoiding potential stickiness and hassle that could be associated with somebody actually having to take physical custody of the shirts, deal with shipping, etc.
post #34 of 44
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
Ok, changing my vote. Five shirts arrived today. I won't be trying them on until I go home tonight - and assuming no gross errors won't be able to tell that much until I wash them once or twice - they look great. I really do love that janzten fabric selection. I do notice out of the box that all of the shirts have "normal" buttons whereas I'm pretty sure I asked for the "nature-made" funky starfish-pattern buttons on the one white shirt in the order, but I can live with that (not that I have much choice, practically speaking).

Ooh, you got lucky. I got those buttons on my second order. They are no good.

Okay, perhaps they are exactly what you wanted, but to me they should only be used on blouses, and definitely have no place for a man's dress shirt. First, there is no punctured buttonhole, and the thread is sewn to the loop underneath the button. Second, the bottons are very large compared to the regular buttons -- very difficult time fitting them through buttonholes. I can see the buttons being cool, possibly for a club shirt, but I think considering your screen name is lawyerdad, it's not what you expected. I was pretty surprised myself at how different they were compared to what I was expecting.

PS - if my description is just what the doctor ordered, please ignore everything I've said.
post #35 of 44
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Originally Posted by Earthmover
Ooh, you got lucky. I got those buttons on my second order. They are no good.

Okay, perhaps they are exactly what you wanted, but to me they should only be used on blouses, and definitely have no place for a man's dress shirt. First, there is no punctured buttonhole, and the thread is sewn to the loop underneath the button. Second, the bottons are very large compared to the regular buttons -- very difficult time fitting them through buttonholes. I can see the buttons being cool, possibly for a club shirt, but I think considering your screen name is lawyerdad, it's not what you expected. I was pretty surprised myself at how different they were compared to what I was expecting.

PS - if my description is just what the doctor ordered, please ignore everything I've said.
LOL. No, I happen to disagree with you somewhat on substance, but I very much appreciate the intent behind your comments. I had those buttons on the first Jantzen shirt I ordered. I think they're pretty cool (so does the wife, btw). They are a little more difficult to fit through the button-holes, but not impossibly so. I wouldn't want all my shirts to have them, but for a touch of variety on a white shirt I like them - I requested them (assuming I remembered to do so, which I think but am not certain I did) on only one of the five shirts in this order. No biggie, though.
Actually, it occurs to me that if I were still at a point in my life where I had a need for such things as "club shirts", oversized, unconventional buttons that are harder to undo (especially in the dark after a few drinks) might be less than ideal in that context as well . . .
post #36 of 44
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
LOL. No, I happen to disagree with you somewhat on substance, but I very much appreciate the intent behind your comments. I had those buttons on the first Jantzen shirt I ordered. I think they're pretty cool (so does the wife, btw). They are a little more difficult to fit through the button-holes, but not impossibly so. I wouldn't want all my shirts to have them, but for a touch of variety on a white shirt I like them - I requested them (assuming I remembered to do so, which I think but am not certain I did) on only one of the five shirts in this order. No biggie, though.
Actually, it occurs to me that if I were still at a point in my life where I had a need for such things as "club shirts", oversized, unconventional buttons that are harder to undo (especially in the dark after a few drinks) might be less than ideal in that context as well . . .

Well, there's always role-play re: clubbing... Besides, if they are hard to unbutton, the girl may get frustrated and just rip them off (note that the buttons are definitely not as securely fastened as the conventionals), which is pretty hot to me.

But yes, if you have had them before and like them, that is good. I guess my mistake was that I got the buttons with a lilac herringbone shirt. And while I have no problems wearing "girlie" clothes, it really did feel too much. I ended up replacing the buttons with the extra MOP buttons that came with my Made in Italy RL shirts. So it ended up with button upgrades, and a happy ending for all.

But congrats on your shirts! My order of 7 got an ASAP confirmation a week ago, so I am counting down the days.
post #37 of 44
So, lawyerdad, how were your shirts? Any thoughts on the fabric? I'm wearing my JKT00017 shirt today and love it.
post #38 of 44
I just received two shirts I ordered in mid-May. The charge appeared on my Amex in early June. With previous orders, I've usually received the shirts before the bill.
post #39 of 44
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by chorse123
So, lawyerdad, how were your shirts? Any thoughts on the fabric? I'm wearing my JKT00017 shirt today and love it.

Looks nice chorse123 - I'm wearing my Checkers190 today
post #40 of 44
Received my first order today, and I'm impressed. I'm kind of regretting ordering a few $65 MyTailor shirts last week when I assumed the Jantzen wasn't coming anytime soon.
post #41 of 44
So far I've recieved all the shirts I've ordered.

I've been happy with all the shirts I've recieved after the first which needed it's measurments refined (included the "starfish" buttons which I don't care for, either).

Next question for the poll. Of those who have not recieved shirts, how many were charged?

Cheers,
D
post #42 of 44
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Originally Posted by chorse123
So, lawyerdad, how were your shirts? Any thoughts on the fabric? I'm wearing my JKT00017 shirt today and love it.
The fabric is great. I don't have the numbers at hand but have them written down somewhere. Most were the slightly more expensive premium fabrics. I'll try to remember to take and post some pictures. I have a few minor quibbles with this order. No monogram on any of the shirts(I'll survive), plus the starfish button thing I mentioned. No big deal, obviously, and perhaps attributable to my being a bit lazy and saying "just like my last order except . . ." rather than spelling everything out again. These oversights may also have to do with them rushing to complete my order after losing it for a while, who knows? But the fit looks good, and the fabrics are great, so on balance I'm happy.
post #43 of 44
Got my latest order in the mail yesterday. Four weeks to the day from when I placed the order.
post #44 of 44
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
The fabric is great. I don't have the numbers at hand but have them written down somewhere. Most were the slightly more expensive premium fabrics. I'll try to remember to take and post some pictures. I have a few minor quibbles with this order. No monogram on any of the shirts(I'll survive), plus the starfish button thing I mentioned. No big deal, obviously, and perhaps attributable to my being a bit lazy and saying "just like my last order except . . ." rather than spelling everything out again. These oversights may also have to do with them rushing to complete my order after losing it for a while, who knows? But the fit looks good, and the fabrics are great, so on balance I'm happy.
One additional note about forgotten details: I ordered a mix of fc and regular cuff shirts. I had asked that they not put an extra button on the sleeve packet on the fc shirts, but all the shirts came with that extra button. Here's what I had said in my order, which I think is pretty clear: "On the first three shirts (49, 24, 95) please use french cuffs, same style as previous order, but with no extra button on sleeve slit/placket. " I'm guessing that having lost my order for a while, they rushed a bit and overlooked these details (that sleeve button, the monogram, etc.) But even with those minor annoyances I like the shirts much better than and RTW shirt I could get for a reasonable multiple of the price. Anyway, the fabrics this time were:
JKT0038: http://http://www.jantzentailor.com/JKT0038.htm The colors look fantastic and the material feels great on this one, but if a few places on the underside of one sleeve I noticed some tiny areas where the red/pink color appears to have "bled" a bit - looks like I spilled a few small drops of cranberry juice on myself. This did not happen on any of the other shirts, all of which are both a nice weight (non-transparent, comfortable) and with very bright, vibrant colors/patterns.
JKT0049: http://www.jantzentailor.com/JKT0049.htm (open to suggestions on tie colors to match with this one, which is a bit "businer" than I normally wear);
JKT0024: http://www.jantzentailor.com/jkt0024.htm
JKT 0095:
JKT0089: http://www.jantzentailor.com/JKT0089.htm
(links to come)
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