Originally Posted by Kross
Interested in hearing how much they shrink in machine wash.
They don't shrink much at all in the wash. All our fabric is pre washed. I dry them on low and I get no shrinkage. If you dry them on high and bake them, they will probably shrink some. In general, cotton shouldn't be dried to the extent that it is devoid of moisture - this damages the fiber and shortens the lifespan of the garment. Hang drying is a pain of course, but I have found that a healthy balance is drying on low so shirts come out cold, but not damp.
Originally Posted by wurlwyde
I completely agree with the scoop (u-neck) comment. The best I've found is the american apparel summer shirt loose....but it needs ALOT of work. It'd be great if you could develop something like that...they look great under a cardigan, coat, or hoodie.
I have no idea why James Perse is so big...maybe it's a whole different aesthetic than what I go after, but to me, the fit is terrible.
Yeah, we kinda had the same thought about JP shirts - great construction, good material, fantastic packaging, marketing and store design, but the fit was not to our tastes. Also, I know there's a lot of people out there who gladly shell out $60 for a basic t-shirt that they like, but I suspect many people also wait until they go on sale before purchasing.
Originally Posted by Coldsnap
Yea this backpack is super sick. Everyone needs one.
Originally Posted by about11oclock
Word, also pleased with my backpack. Got in the olive snap yesterday---its sturdy without being overly heavy. Construction seems good--neither bombproof and heavyduty but certainly not lightweight or flimsy either. About in the middle. I abuse shit so we will see how it holds up.
I was VERY surprised at the quality of the leather details. The leather is very good, well about the standard of a $50 backpack. I also like the gingham hits inside. It even has a divider for your laptop inside.
Weekender, huh? Fuck. You'll probably see me again.
Glad you guys dig the packs!
Originally Posted by stevent
Do you happen to have the tote by any chance? I like it minus the leather. Feels very dried out and kinda like a filson strap would be after 10 years of use then coated to look new kinda feeling. I wasn't expecting much for $30 and I have pretty much all CXL stuff now but I wouldn't say it's anywhere close to "well above" standard.
Thanks for the feedback Steven. Weird thing is, the leather on the tote was more expensive than the stuff on the backpack. Our designer was a on a John Varvatos kick when he chose the materials for the tote, that probably has something to do with it.