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Originally Posted by porcelain monkey View Post

I always thought it was just an excuse for sloppy standards, like the US post offices's two to three day guarantee for priority mail.


I assure you, the post office does not guarantee ANYTHING for priority mail. I was told "we ATTEMPT to deliver in 2 business days but it's not guaranteed"

post #17 of 18
almost all shirtmakers allow for shrinkage.

so in most cases a 32/33 sleeve will end at 33.5
it will then shrink to 33.
so if you are a size 32 the sleeves will still be too long.
but not as long as if there was just one sleeve length. today most 15 will end at 34+ before shrinkage.

easy to shorten. lengthening is impossible on RTW shirts.
wash the shirt at least once in you normal fashion prior to the alteration.
this will allow the sleeve to shrink a bit.

If you do decide to shorten prior to washing, allow 1/2" for shrinkage.



many shirts like these have 2 buttons on the cuff (one buttonhole)
the cuff circumference may be 10" which is too large for most size 15 customers.
but if you use the second button , it will hug the wrist.

this allows the guy with the size 32 sleeve to wear the shirt and not have the sleeve fall past the wrist over the hand.

Does this make sense
post #18 of 18

I'm a gal on here trying to buy my nephew a Calvin Klein shirt, but never learned how to buy for men if sizes aren't just sm, med, large. I hope I get it right. Not really sure his neck or sleeve measurements, but I'm gonna guess after reading all about it online. All I know is he's about 5'11", average build. Lord help me. 

 

P.S.  I love the Patrick Bateman "meme" (I think that's what it's called, lol!) - loved that movie!! Bought it on VHS, then DVD - saw it too many times.  Who knew he'd be Batman after that performance?  He should have got an Oscar for it. At least he's got one now! 

 

P.S. This is my first "reply" here, I hope I'm replying to the correct person, lol!  I did hit reply under the Bateman commentor . . . anyhow, have a great day!

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