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post #4666 of 16665
mazz fits me perfect except sleeves touch long, collar perfect so hoping for no shrinkage there
post #4667 of 16665
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Originally Posted by AJL View Post



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?

All mine are cold water wash, then a brief 5 min air-only (no heat) tumble in the drier (with a couple of dry towels to soften the bounce) and then the iron with lots of steam and as little dry heat as possible. When they go on the hangar they are still the faintest bit damp; actually not even damp, but just moist (egads that reads bad...).

edit: now that I think about it, that's what I've evolved too. Some of my earlier shirts (like the ones I'm selling) probably saw more drying time, probably on low or ultra-low, until i got tired of sleeve shrinkage.
post #4668 of 16665
tumble action may shrink slightly also fyi
post #4669 of 16665
I don't buy shirts or have them made in a size to only wash cold hang dry. I want to allow for some shrinkage. I know that eventually I will want to send them off to the local cleaners.
post #4670 of 16665
Mazzy shirts have room built in for shrinkage. A brand new shirt with a listed collar width of 15 3/4" has an actual collar width of 15 7/8" (measured from center of buttonhole to center of button). After a few washings on the delicate cycle and hang drying, the collar width is approximately 15 3/4".
post #4671 of 16665
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

I don't buy shirts or have them made in a size to only wash cold hang dry. I want to allow for some shrinkage. I know that eventually I will want to send them off to the local cleaners.

See previous: I have my local cleaners hand wash my shirts. They last longer, buttons don't crack or break and they look great. Just a bit pricey.
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

Mazzy shirts have room built in for shrinkage. A brand new shirt with a listed collar width of 15 3/4" has an actual collar width of 15 7/8" (measured from center of buttonhole to center of button). After a few washings on the delicate cycle and hang drying, the collar width is approximately 15 3/4".
Greg has quoted 16", but I'm sure there's some margin for discrepancy. Still you're talking a difference of 1/8", which I suppose is notable if not earth shattering.

Would it be too nuts to machine wash several times consecutively--delicate I suppose--before bringing to tailor to alter? (sleeves must be shortened; such is the path the short-armed walk. NSAMWA--No Short-Armed Man Walks Alone?)
post #4672 of 16665
are we talking about shrinkage now?

post #4673 of 16665
FWIW, here are post high heat tumble dry measurements:
Inglese size 16.5
Collar 16.5"
Shoulders 18"
Chest 22.5"
Sleeve 37"

Mazzarelli size 16.5
Collar 16.5"
Shoulders 18.5"
Chest 23"
Sleeve 35"
post #4674 of 16665

You gained two inches in the sleeve? :plain:

post #4675 of 16665
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Originally Posted by coolron View Post

You gained two inches in the sleeve? plain.gif

Did you perhaps misread and think that was the same shirt pre and post drying?

It's two different shirts, and only the post drying measurements of each.

Just guessing ...
post #4676 of 16665

That sure would explain a lot :facepalm:, thanks for clarifying!

post #4677 of 16665
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

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.

I didn't think you would be carrying those particular styles, but a small part of me was hoping maybe C4est would have aomehow subliminally made you decide otherwise :0 I totally understand why you wouldn't though, but hey, a man can dream of a place where I could purchase said jacquard pants to accompany say my Eototo crew neck sweater and buttero sneaks on the weekends right?

On a more serious note, you need to drop some spring goods on us something fierce in order to derail this crazy shirt/pool shrinkage, non-shrinkage, partial shrinkage talk that is happening in these parts, it's getting too MC/SF minute measurment oriented up in herr...
post #4678 of 16665
But I'm halfway through measuring all my shirts with a laser.

I kid. I can very much understand the interest in getting a shirt as nice as a Mazzarelli or Inglese in the right fit. And shirts are so tricky. All but one measurement can be prefect and the shirt's hardly wearable.

Carry on measuring.
post #4679 of 16665
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Originally Posted by steveoly View Post

FWIW, here are post high heat tumble dry measurements:
Inglese size 16.5
Collar 16.5"
Shoulders 18"
Chest 22.5"
Sleeve 37"

Mazzarelli size 16.5
Collar 16.5"
Shoulders 18.5"
Chest 23"
Sleeve 35"

It seems odd that both shirts' collars have come out at 16.5", since Inglese starts at 17.1" or thereabouts, and the Mazz at 16.8". Did you do measure of collars as per NMWA, from button to center of buttonhole? More than 1/2" in Inglese collar is pretty substantial. You must have really cooked these suckers.
post #4680 of 16665
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

But I'm halfway through measuring all my shirts with a laser.

at first i was all like: THIS IS STYLING FORVMS!!!
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I kid.

and then i was all like: son, i am disappoint.
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