Originally Posted by DocHolliday
Look nice. I'll be interested to hear your thoughts at day's end. The one I tried on seemed very wrinkly, even by must-iron standards, but maybe that's because it was fresh from the bag.
I'll also be curious to hear how much it shrinks. The collar sizing is bizarre. I now require three different sizes in Brooks shirts -- my normal size in traditional fit, longer arm length in slim-fit and now a smaller collar size in this one. Wish Brooks would get its act together. I've ordered one of the Gatsby shirts, but I'm still leery, as the sleeves could end up too short and the collar too big.
So, in the store, this 16.5/35 was huge on my neck. The 16/34 fit me perfectly. But I knew that it'd shrink. I washed it in hot last night and it did a bit—I figure it'll be perfect in about 4-5 months after having worn it in a bit and washed it a bunch.
I found that my standard BB OCBDs looked really bad with a collar until I broke them in a bit—maybe it was my imagination, but it sure seemed that way. I imagine this will be the case with this shirt as well.
All that said, without a tie, this is bar none the best OCBD I own in terms of collar roll (the others being the normal one BB offers, though in extra slim fit). It looks like this, though from what I understand, this guy's had slightly longer collar points: