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post #2011 of 2317

Just wanted to say thank you to Rob for the great customer service. I placed an order for two ties, the sapphire blue loro piana knit tie pictured here and the subtle English paisley, and to my surprise there was an awesome lavender linen tie thrown in as a bonus. Your dedication to quality and your customers are exemplary.

 

post #2012 of 2317
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Originally Posted by Wood View Post

Just wanted to say thank you to Rob for the great customer service. I placed an order for two ties, the sapphire blue loro piana knit tie pictured here and the subtle English paisley, and to my surprise there was an awesome lavender linen tie thrown in as a bonus. Your dedication to quality and your customers are exemplary.



Looking good buddy! Enjoy!

BTW, for everyone who ordered yesterday or will order in the next few weeks, we'll be away for our annual family road trip, but have no fear, we have Julia here who will be handling your orders and getting your stuff out to you. Julia is a former student of ours and someone who is bright and one of the best people we know. You'll be in good hands. We'll of course answer any emails and I'll be checking the thread for any questions you might have.

Couple of items to note, end of the month we'll have our Pinpoint OCBD stocked....I know that here in NYC these shirts are great for use really until the end of October when the temps start to drop a little bit, so don't fear you won't get much use out of it.

We'll also be doing a really limited run of a red chambray button down shirt (very limited run, we weren't able to secure a very large piece of this) but it's going to be a super late Summer early Fall piece. We'll also be rolling out our Italian Denim Speckled Sport Shirt around the same time. It's a gorgeous piece we were lucky to grab an entire bolt of, and made up tremendously in a pattern similar to our button downs. You may have seen me wearing mine on Instagram this June. It's a bit heavier than the chambray and Pinpoint....but I'll let @Michigan Planner speak to it's versatility as we sent him one in advance to test for us.

Our Made In Brooklyn Denim Work Shirts are being finished as we speak, and we'll have a few available as pre-orders on rare rescued Polo Denim in some awesome stripes. I don't want to offer these as stock as the pieces we bought were only big enough for 2-4 shirts a pop. Once our stock runs start selling, and you guys can start figuring out your sizes, these would make great "one-off" pieces for anyone interested. Being in NYC does have it's perks as we've rescued some real gems hidden away that would never have been picked up.

We're also anticipating the promotional video we shot at our shirtmaker's to be ready by the time we return, and once you guys see it, I'm sure you're going to fall even more in love with what we're crafting here.
post #2013 of 2317
Fourth Anniversary Markdowns on all ties are up fellas. We'll be doing some cool promos all week, keep checking to see what's new!

Also, we're hoping to have a really cool promotional video done in the next few weeks to show you what are shirts are all about, and why they're so different. This shot you see our shirtmaker cutting our collars.



Here you see the cutting table, getting prepped for our shirts.



We're stoked about this, and hope you guys are too!
post #2014 of 2317
As @NewYorkIslander mentioned, I received one of the Italian Denim Speckled shirts with my chambray shirts and it is so awesome... Unfortunately I've been enjoying more pizza and ice cream this year than I realized (the troubles of having a kindergartner!) so all of my shirts are going back for the next size up. frown.gif

Back to the Italian Denim though - I've got plenty of chambray and denim shirts from various high end makers, including a couple from Sartoria Partenopea that always feel like some of the nicest shirts that I own. This denim blows them out of the water! When you are handling it, it is clearly a denim fabric but it's soooo soft and will be great under a sportcoat (always a tough thing to pull off with a denim shirt of this shade IMO) but will also be great with a pair of chinos, cords, flannels, just about anything you can through at it. More importantly, this material will work just about all year long (I don't think I'd wear it on a day like today with the temp around 93º and humidity to match.

I'll try to snap a picture before I send the stuff back so that we can see the depth of the color. It's absolutely gorgeous.

Thank you to the folks at YellowHook for hooking me up!
post #2015 of 2317
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post

As @NewYorkIslander mentioned, I received one of the Italian Denim Speckled shirts with my chambray shirts and it is so awesome... Unfortunately I've been enjoying more pizza and ice cream this year than I realized (the troubles of having a kindergartner!) so all of my shirts are going back for the next size up. frown.gif

Back to the Italian Denim though - I've got plenty of chambray and denim shirts from various high end makers, including a couple from Sartoria Partenopea that always feel like some of the nicest shirts that I own. This denim blows them out of the water! When you are handling it, it is clearly a denim fabric but it's soooo soft and will be great under a sportcoat (always a tough thing to pull off with a denim shirt of this shade IMO) but will also be great with a pair of chinos, cords, flannels, just about anything you can through at it. More importantly, this material will work just about all year long (I don't think I'd wear it on a day like today with the temp around 93º and humidity to match.

I'll try to snap a picture before I send the stuff back so that we can see the depth of the color. It's absolutely gorgeous.

Thank you to the folks at YellowHook for hooking me up!

Great review. Pretty much just sold me on trying one.

How do you compare sizing to our other brand?
post #2016 of 2317
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post

As @NewYorkIslander mentioned, I received one of the Italian Denim Speckled shirts with my chambray shirts and it is so awesome... Unfortunately I've been enjoying more pizza and ice cream this year than I realized (the troubles of having a kindergartner!) so all of my shirts are going back for the next size up. frown.gif

Back to the Italian Denim though - I've got plenty of chambray and denim shirts from various high end makers, including a couple from Sartoria Partenopea that always feel like some of the nicest shirts that I own. This denim blows them out of the water! When you are handling it, it is clearly a denim fabric but it's soooo soft and will be great under a sportcoat (always a tough thing to pull off with a denim shirt of this shade IMO) but will also be great with a pair of chinos, cords, flannels, just about anything you can through at it. More importantly, this material will work just about all year long (I don't think I'd wear it on a day like today with the temp around 93º and humidity to match.

I'll try to snap a picture before I send the stuff back so that we can see the depth of the color. It's absolutely gorgeous.

Thank you to the folks at YellowHook for hooking me up!

Thanks so much for the kind words. We're really excited about the shirts we're stocking regularly, but one of the benefits of living in NYC (the fashion capital of the world) is that once in a while we get access to some VERY special fabrics, like this Italian Denim. It takes a lot of digging and questions and experimenting sometimes, but we're pleased to be able to hear our customers agree with us on just how beautiful it is.

There's a local restaurant by us that operates a lot like Yellow Hook does. I asked my buddy who is one of the partners there, how they decide what will be on the menu day to day (as it's one of those places that never has a set menu). He said, "The great thing about being here in NY, is we have access to so many great markets early each morning when it comes to meat, produce, spices etc. We see what is in, what is fresh, and what's at a great price and we then whip up our recipes and menus based on what we have access to at those prices so we can afford to make it at a reasonable price ourselves, offering our customers unique, high quality food (like braised lamb, duck confit, organic jerk chicken, and pulled pork just to name a mouthwatering few) that won't break the bank." That is basically what we do with our ties. We don't need to make 100 of the same cashmere tie to get a good price, we hunt down the best fabrics, get them at prices where we can bang out a handful of ties and not have them be Rubinacci expensive. We aim to continue this with our shirting. You'll always see one or two special shirts like this, where we've been lucky enough to get a price on a world class piece of cotton and still be able to get it out to customers at a fair price. We'll always have access to fantastic basics (like the Pinpoint Oxfords and Sun Washed Japanese Chambrays we have up now) thanks to our proximity to the city, and these "one offs" really are the icing on the shirt, if you know what I mean!
post #2017 of 2317
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Originally Posted by tricky View Post

Great review. Pretty much just sold me on trying one.

How do you compare sizing to our other brand?

By our other brand, I assume you are talking about Epaulet? If so, I've always found Epaulet's shirt measurements to be a little wonky - either they are perfect in the chest and body but the biceps are too tight or they're too tight across the chest but the torso is great... I think their use of darts on so many of their shirts is what messes things up for me.

I wear a ton of OCBD shirts and for comparison's sake, the best fit I've found OTR from one of the major brands is a 15.5 x 33 from J. Press (fits just a tad bigger than a 15.5 x 33 slim fit from Brooks Brothers). From Epaulet I usually go with a large shirt and get the sleeves shortened and have it taken in on the sides a bit, but usually I just end up avoiding them all together for shirts. frown.gif

For my Yellow Hook shirts I bought them in "YH2". The proportions of the shirt seemed to be correct (unlike the problems I mentioned above with Epaulet) but everything was just a bit smaller all around than I expected. Looking at the measurements, the little bit extra in the YH3 fit should be just perfect for me. FWIW, I didn't think of this before I placed my order but I had just bought a bunch of Italian dressy sport shirts (is that a thing) from a local shop and they are all sized 16 so maybe I should have realized I likely needed the YH3 shirts from the start.

In the end, my combination of being near 40 and having slowing metabolism, a love of pizza, ice cream, and beer, and working out regularly is slowly giving me the shape of barrel through my torso and making finding nice shirts more and more difficult
post #2018 of 2317
My shirt arrives tonight. Pretty stoked!
post #2019 of 2317
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

My shirt arrives tonight. Pretty stoked!

Enjoy bud! Sorry for the slight delay on it, but I think you'll love it. Can't wait to hear your thoughts!
post #2020 of 2317


My apologies for the really shitty pictures as it is common knowledge that I suck at taking pictures of my fits.

First impression. WOW
Second impression. HOLY MOLY
Third impression. This fits incredibly well and the fabric is gorgeous.
Fourth impression. If Rob opens up MTM I seriously could be in trouble.

In all seriousness, the cloth is incredible, the fit is close to the body without any pulling. The fabric is so soft. The collar is so soft and has great shape. I did throw a tie on as well as a jacket and it just looks great with both. I wanted to show everyone a pic without a jacket or tie to show the shirt.

I took a YH1 as I wear about a 15X32 in dress shirts and approximately a size 38 short jacket. Hope that helps!
post #2021 of 2317
Awesome collar on that, Justin.
post #2022 of 2317
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Awesome collar on that, Justin.

Thanks bro! Rob nailed it.
post #2023 of 2317

Oof--wish I hadn't seen that.  It looks like the perfect OTR shirt for my tastes.  

post #2024 of 2317
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Originally Posted by heldentenor View Post

Oof--wish I hadn't seen that.  It looks like the perfect OTR shirt for my tastes.  

Its really trim without being too tight. Very flattering but that fabric is just insane. Its hard to put it in perspective unless you actually handle it.
post #2025 of 2317
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post



My apologies for the really shitty pictures as it is common knowledge that I suck at taking pictures of my fits.

First impression. WOW
Second impression. HOLY MOLY
Third impression. This fits incredibly well and the fabric is gorgeous.
Fourth impression. If Rob opens up MTM I seriously could be in trouble.

In all seriousness, the cloth is incredible, the fit is close to the body without any pulling. The fabric is so soft. The collar is so soft and has great shape. I did throw a tie on as well as a jacket and it just looks great with both. I wanted to show everyone a pic without a jacket or tie to show the shirt.

I took a YH1 as I wear about a 15X32 in dress shirts and approximately a size 38 short jacket. Hope that helps!

Thanks so much for posting Justin! We're really proud of what Yellow Hook is accomplishing (I know, I keep saying it). I feel the level of detail on these shirts are up here with the best of the best, and I'm so glad we're able to share it with you guys! Enjoy it bud.
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