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DUH!

Thanks

Ha, no problem, I just found it out recently as well biggrin.gif
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Greg, so excited about the fact that you will be carrying Schneider. I certainly trust C4est and your choices. Hopefully you carry pants that are not simply his more MC style, but the at least one or two of the more SW&D styles even if in the more calmer patterns (i.e. the blue elastic waist pant from next FW14).

In any event, thought I'd share another pic with another NMWA purchased goodie (Heschung taupe suede Malko boot) cross-posted from the SW&D side WAYWT thread again. The boots are great and really comfortable on the crepe sole.

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Malkos look great there.

This may disappoint you tonio but I don't think No Man Walks Alone is the place where you'll find designer jacquard sweatpants. I appreciate the work and creativity behind some of those more 'designed' offerings from Schneider but can't say that they're my cup of tea - or a particularly good fit for the store.

That's the beauty of retail - there's bound to be a store who goes for those. Our trousers will be more of his classic styles, highlighting the great fabrics he designs - which I consider to be his strongest point.
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Received such a rousing response to previous inquiry I'm going to make another, similar one. Anyone notice collar (or other) shrinkage in either Inglese or Mazzarelli shirts? If so, approx. how much and what laundering methods did you employ?
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I didn't notice much, if any collar shrinkage on the Mazzy shirts. I just washed on the delicate cycle, cold water, and hang dry.
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I didn't notice any shrinkage either using the same method as Newcomer.  I even tried to shrink one of the shirts by washing on warm and put in drier for a brief period of time...limited shrinkage.  

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I have my shirts hand washed at French Cleaners in Boston, and that's pretty much their process: cold water wash, drip dry. The things is, the collars on both these shirts are a bit large (usually the other way around, i.e. near strangulation), and I'm wondering if maybe a onetime hot water wash and dry at home might do the trick, then back to pro hand wash. Kind of a pricy experiment I guess. Then again, the collars don't look so bad with a tie now, I don't really notice any gaps or bunching, or anything like that. Is the two finger rule a bit over-hyped? These are probably more like 3-4 finger territory. In some waywrn pics, it appears some collars are somewhat relaxed and to my eye, still look good. Sorry for partial derail.
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Washed my first Mazzy yesterday. I hand wash all my favorite shirts and hang dry as I don't trust the commercial grade equipment in my building nor my local cleaners with said shirts. There is no noticeable shrinkage with this approach (and it ironed up nice and easy). I have found that in those instances were I've attempted to get some shrinkage from a shirt via the laundering process the dryer is what created the shrinkage. Down side is that you can easily overdo it. Best to take to a tailor to slim down if to big or wash on cold and avoid the dryer if initial fit is tight.

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My experience is that you don't get the full effect of shrinkage in shirt collars and cuffs until you have washed and ironed several times.
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Agreed.   Some bespoke tailors recommend to wear and wash shirts 5 times before looking at it again for potential alterations or changes in pattern.

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the navy donegals, and the new niche pants look outstanding. le sigh.
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The navy donegals are incredibly nice. I have the burgundy donegals myself and love them.
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My experience is that you don't get the full effect of shrinkage in shirt collars and cuffs until you have washed and ironed several times.

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Agreed.   Some bespoke tailors recommend to wear and wash shirts 5 times before looking at it again for potential alterations or changes in pattern.

Agreed. I learned very early on to at least wash/iron once before making adjustments. But it's taken me a few years to realize it really should be 3 or so (see my B&S shirts with sleeves too short? All of them were OK when I got them...) The tough thing is I'm not going to wear a shirt until it's correct, and I don't want to just wash/iron x3 without the garment getting some breathing space in between;a long "pre-production" cycle for shirts is just a little too complicated for me....

Sooo, my final answer is that since I must have a 35" sleeve, I now won't buy anything that isn't 35.5 and I'm not going to shorten it until a number of wears in. The rest of the edits - like chest, arms - get done after the first cycle with enough slack/tolerance to handle a little more shrinkage over time. But I don't touch the sleeves until much later, if at all.
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My experience is that you don't get the full effect of shrinkage in shirt collars and cuffs until you have washed and ironed several times.
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Agreed.   Some bespoke tailors recommend to wear and wash shirts 5 times before looking at it again for potential alterations or changes in pattern.
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Agreed. I learned very early on to at least wash/iron once before making adjustments. But it's taken me a few years to realize it really should be 3 or so (see my B&S shirts with sleeves too short? All of them were OK when I got them...) The tough thing is I'm not going to wear a shirt until it's correct, and I don't want to just wash/iron x3 without the garment getting some breathing space in between;a long "pre-production" cycle for shirts is just a little too complicated for me....

Sooo, my final answer is that since I must have a 35" sleeve, I now won't buy anything that isn't 35.5 and I'm not going to shorten it until a number of wears in. The rest of the edits - like chest, arms - get done after the first cycle with enough slack/tolerance to handle a little more shrinkage over time. But I don't touch the sleeves until much later, if at all.


Are we talking apples to apples here though, i.e. cold water wash/drip dry? And is there a suggestion that ironing can actually cause some shrinkage aside from the laundering process itself?
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I have both Inglese and Mazzarelli shirts from NMWA, and the after the first couple of washes, I dried them on high heat to attempt to get as much shrinkage out as possible. Then I move to cold wash and hang dry. I wear a 16.5 in both makers and the shrinkage was minimal in the collar. There was a slight bit in the sleeves and body as expected. I can take post-wash and dry measurements for you tonight if that will help.
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