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post #31 of 42
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Thank you to all who responded. What would I do without all of you? To respond to a question, I actually do not know what collar it is, because I think Jantzen was slightly confused (I had 3 different types of collars for 5 shirts). The collar points are 3 1/8", but I have asked them to use 2 7/8" for new orders. Thanks again
post #32 of 42
Greg, I think the shirt looks great. Haito, I love you.
post #33 of 42
Greg, I'm curious why you chose to shorten the collar point length by 1/4"? I think the collar point length in the photo is perfect.
post #34 of 42
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Greg, I'm curious why you chose to shorten the collar point length by 1/4"?   I think the collar point length in the photo is perfect.
Rayk, I had a Jantzen shirt with 2 3/4" collar and I thought it looked better than this one with 3 1/8" collar so I struck a compromise - 2 7/8". Perhaps I should try 3.0" next time. Rayk, can you look at my photo and tell me if I am unfortunate to have rather narrow shoulders? The Canali 16/35 shirts I bought fit me well at the neck and the sleeves but falls below my shoulder. I think longer collar points might only emphasize the narowness of my shoulders. I am also in the unfortunate position of being bulky in terms of depth (as opposed to width).
post #35 of 42
The collar point length that you ultimately choose is personal, and I submit that a 1/4'' won't destroy the balance of the shirt.  Personally, I like longer collar points, and as I've said before, as long as balance is maintained you will be okay. The fairly pronounced slope of your shoulders makes you a good candidate for a more involved degree of tailoring: MTM, or ideally true bespoke.  It is unlikely that you will find many lines of RTW shirts that are going to fit properly in the neck, sleeve, and body that won't have shoulders that will be too wide for your physique. You're correct that long straight point collars could potentially draw one's attention along the vertical axis and accentuate the narrowness of your shouldners.  Perhaps wider spread collars would be something that you might consider. There are many others on this board who have far more formal training in tailoring who I'm sure could provide a more discriminating evaluation. All things given, it's still a nice shirt.
post #36 of 42
gregory, and others who order from jantzen: Do you guys ever get a confirmation email form jantzen after you send in your order?   I sent in my order via the webform last week, and I've been sending emails all week to make sure they got the form and all's well, but, so far no replies. I know the people at jantzen tailor must be overworked... but... do they ever respond to emails? (I used this address info@jantzentailor.com) Thanks.
post #37 of 42
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Do you guys ever get a confirmation email form jantzen after you send in your order?  
Not always, and even then, most often, not immediately. My suggestion is the following: Send a web order, wait for two days, then give Ricky Ho a phone call.
post #38 of 42
Rothko, Ricky will eventually respond with an order confirmation via email.  I've ordered from Jantzen several times, and have always gotten an order confirmation from Ricky, but it sometimes took a few weeks.  You needn't worry about your order: I've never heard of anyone not receiving one. My most recently received Jantzen shirt fit adequately wll to place a larger order, which I did by fax.  Jantzen's order form is not convenient for orders of multiple shirts.  I used Jantzen's order page to design an order page on which I could order as many shirts per order as I chose without having to re-enter information that was common to all of my shirt orders.   Ricky did reply within a week that he had received my fax order.
post #39 of 42
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My most recently received Jantzen shirt fit adequately wll to place a larger order, which I did by fax.  Jantzen's order form is not convenient for orders of multiple shirts.  I used Jantzen's order page to design an order page on which I could order as many shirts per order as I chose without having to re-enter information that was common to all of my shirt orders.  
I think this is a terrific idea. This way, you can have one order form for each size/shirt style, and list all the fabrics with which you want shirts constructed with that size/shirt style.
post #40 of 42
Does anyone have a view on the quality of the fabrics and tailoring of Jantzen shirts? For instance, if I compared one of their shirts to say a designer shirt (zegna, oxford, etc), how would they compare in softness, feel, stiching quality, etc. Thanks for the help. Evan
post #41 of 42
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Does anyone have a view on the quality of the fabrics and tailoring of Jantzen shirts?
Evan, welcome. Do a search on "jantzen" through the forums and go through the numerous threads that have dealt with them. There are lots of pictures and reviews.
post #42 of 42
Evan, I have only one shirt experienc -- an Italian 120s -- and the fabric was of comparable quality to a mid-priced Zegna, in my opinion. Certainly a Brioni shirt will be of a finer fabric, but the price reflects that. I've looked at lots of shirts, but never closely enough to compare quality. I would say that the value of a Jantzen shirt is roughly 3 to 4 times the price you pay. 1/4 of that reflects the fact that it is MTM, and 3/4 reflects the fabric/construction quality. So, if it helps, I'd say that the quality is roughly that of $150 shirt. Between my Jantzen and my Ike Behar, I'd probably take the Jantzen fabric/construction. The thing to look out for is the collar measurements. What Jantzen refers to as "big" or "long" or "high" is actually fairly standard American. Most users here think that the "standard" Jantzen collar heighth and length is somewhat short and small. I'd agree with that. Measure your favorite shirt's collar points. In the end, I'm planning on never buying a store bought dress shirt again. All my shirts will come from Jantzn.
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