So, it got to be that time when I had to put in the inevitable large shirt order. I just felt like the time was right and that I had gotten my measurements as close as I was gonna get them after three test shirts (one of which I accidentally ruined in a load of dark bath towels -- ugh). Ironically, it was actually the first shirt that came closet to being perfect of the test shirts. This order has some tweaked measurements, but I'm confident with the changes. The big order I put in is all work shirts -- it should be fun purging the closet when these things arrive -- and I mixed together double button cuffs with french cuffs, and the spread, P-15, and semi-spread collars. I went primarily with stripes and dobby's, with a few twills, checks, and pinpoint oxfords for good measure. I think I have a pretty good mix of patterns with solids. For solids, I opted for twill, herringbones, and subtle prince of wales (Bjorn H's #286 to be precise), as those on this board seem to have had better luck with those than with the broadcloths (I already have a white Sea Island from Jantzen as well). I really am looking forward to putting in a casual shirt order, though because I like to wear my casual shirts untucked with jeans, I need to take some new measurements. All told, I figure I can get through probably 2 years or so with the shirt order I put in, and it'll only cost me about $500. You just can't beat that. I'll let you know precisely the fabrics I ordered and how they turned out when they come in (hopefully in a month or so).
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6/15/04 at 11:35pm