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Originally Posted by PushDontPull View Post
 

Can anyone with any of the tri-blend shirts advise on shrinkage?  I just received a three pack and they are longer and wider than the listed specs and I do not like the fit AT ALL.  If they fit like the listed dimensions they would be close to perfect.  I don't know if I should just return them or if they will shrink enough to fall into spec.

I don't think they shrink a lot. 

I am relatively slim and they fit perfectly.

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How accurate are the Gustin measurements in general and for the button-up shirts in particular? I haven't ordered from them before but am tempted by some of their current offerings.
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The heavyweight indigo tee I got came in 1" bigger in the chest and 0.5" smaller in the shoulder. vs. the fit guide.

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Originally Posted by DMcG View Post

How accurate are the Gustin measurements in general and for the button-up shirts in particular? I haven't ordered from them before but am tempted by some of their current offerings.

 

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Originally Posted by JilSlander View Post
 

The heavyweight indigo tee I got came in 1" bigger in the chest and 0.5" smaller in the shoulder. vs. the fit guide.

They generally are good for returns/exchanges/etc when more than 0.5" out of spec. Regardless of how consistent they are, if they are out of spec, they will handle it. I mean, you might run into trouble if it's 0.55" or something or a weird position that's hard to measure accurately, but if you show them something is off by more than the tolerance, they'll pay for the return shipping and whatnot.

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@mountainman3520

 

Looks like you got the wrong product.  See below for pic of the tag on my light indigo hand dyed.  

 

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Originally Posted by th3buhbuh View Post
 

Most of my shirts are actually the tri-blends, but that's because I liked the look of them more. There's nothing inherently wrong with them. That said, all of the "heavyweight <whatever> indigo" shirts are 100% cotton or organic cotton. G has not sold anything tri-blend as a "heavyweight" to my knowledge, certainly not something that's indigo. If the description says 100% cotton and they didn't notify you of a change, I'm pretty positive they will honor the return quickly. My bet is that it's simply the wrong shirt. Happens all too often. G will make good on it.

 

There have been a few nice looking heathered / multi-color t-shirts Gustin has made using a synthetic blend.  I previously asked them why they didn't make these shirts in 100% cotton because a high quality t-shirt should be 100% cotton and their brand image is USA/western made products using high quality materials.  Gustin said that they couldn't hit their price point using 100% cotton and achieve some of the effects they want, such as multi-color heathering.  There was a debate on here months ago about whether it was possible to achieve the same multi-color effects with 100% cotton so I posted photos of numerous heathered cotton t-shirts I own.  It's definitely possible, just more expensive I guess.  And when you add USA labor cost, plus organic cotton cost, plus more complex coloring processes such as the heathering, it just grows too high for most people shopping the Gustin model.

 

It's fine for people to choose to buy synthetic blend shirts, suits, pleather shoes, etc.  They are usually less expensive and sometimes easier to maintain and for many people this is the best clothing choice.  But I think it detracts from the Gustin brand so they should let Walmart have the $10 synthetic blend t-shirt market.

 

You're totally correct that Gustin customer service took care of it without issue.  They responded the next morning after my email during the night and sent a return label.  They said the item looks right but the wrong label was attached mistakenly by the factory.  These shirts are 100% organic cotton consistent with the description.

 

[EDIT - Thanks Medoc.  Your label photo confirms what Gustin said, ie the wrong label was sewn on my shirt.  The color difference in the photos is probably due to the lighting in the room where I took the pic.  The fabric texture looks the same.]


Edited by mountainman3520 - 10/14/16 at 8:48pm
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I'm having a bit of a problem with the fit of my Gustin jeans. I have 4 pairs in size 33 slim.  None fit well.  My leg measures 23", and waist 31".  When I buy a pair of Gustin's I pay around $45 to have the waist taken in and the legs shortened.  The thighs are really too small and I can't move well in them.  I measured a pair and the thigh is 23", and the front rise is 10.25".  My best fitting jeans are Bonobos straight size 30x30.  The rise on the Bonobos is 9.75" and the thigh is somehow measuring 23" as well.  I'd like to have some Gustin's that I  can move in and I see a few options:

 

Go with the straight fit.  These offer more room in the thigh, but the front rise is 1" longer.  This will not improve movement and will not make me happy.  Also the straight fit doesn't taper enough so I would have to pay for a 3rd tailoring operation.  I'm looking at $65 worth of tailoring now.  This doesn't seem like a great option.

 

Move up to size 34" and have even more material removed from the waist and seat.  My tailor doesn't think this is the best idea.  He says pants will start to look weird if too much material is removed.

 

Pray that Gustin starts to offer an athletic taper fit.

 

Stop buying from Gustin

 

 

Thoughts?

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Go with the last option, unless and until the next to last becomes a reality. Too many denim options out there to be putting so much time and money into something that doesn't fit. And even if they fit after tailoring, the value prop of Gustin isn't really there if you're adding $45 to the cost of each pair.
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Honestly - stop buying gustin - why buy jeans that dont fit? It's no longer a 'deal' if youre adding in 40-60 in alterations

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Hemming your jeans are a necessary cost for me. I pay about $25 on average for a hem. I simply can't do a double or triple cuff and prefer a single. Any alterations beyond a hem are a waste of money. Start buying jeans that fit

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Wise advice.

 

Thankfully, Detroit Denim is only $15 for chain stitch hem still, I believe... Still haven't made that short trip though...

 

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Hemming your jeans are a necessary cost for me. I pay about $25 on average for a hem. I simply can't do a double or triple cuff and prefer a single. Any alterations beyond a hem are a waste of money. Start buying jeans that fit

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Originally Posted by policecar View Post

 

Pray that Gustin starts to offer an athletic taper fit.

 

 

 

A friend's ex (or something like that) started a company that makes jeans specifically cut for folks with cyclist's legs... There ARE other options out there.

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Originally Posted by policecar View Post
 

I'm having a bit of a problem with the fit of my Gustin jeans. I have 4 pairs in size 33 slim.  None fit well.  My leg measures 23", and waist 31".  When I buy a pair of Gustin's I pay around $45 to have the waist taken in and the legs shortened.  The thighs are really too small and I can't move well in them.  I measured a pair and the thigh is 23", and the front rise is 10.25".  My best fitting jeans are Bonobos straight size 30x30.  The rise on the Bonobos is 9.75" and the thigh is somehow measuring 23" as well.  I'd like to have some Gustin's that I  can move in and I see a few options:

 

Go with the straight fit.  These offer more room in the thigh, but the front rise is 1" longer.  This will not improve movement and will not make me happy.  Also the straight fit doesn't taper enough so I would have to pay for a 3rd tailoring operation.  I'm looking at $65 worth of tailoring now.  This doesn't seem like a great option.

 

Move up to size 34" and have even more material removed from the waist and seat.  My tailor doesn't think this is the best idea.  He says pants will start to look weird if too much material is removed.

 

Pray that Gustin starts to offer an athletic taper fit.

 

Stop buying from Gustin

 

 

Thoughts?

 

I'm kind of in your same situation but somewhat less extreme.  I own 3 pairs of Gustin denim and though they are wearable, the thigh cut is an issue for me.  FWIW, their chino fit seems to work better.

 

Point is, I have stopped sinking money into jeans from Gustin, but as I've explored their other offerings, still spend plenty there.  I agree with others that Gustin's value proposition makes no sense if you're having to make so many alterations.

 

In general, I wish they would design more athletic cuts for their stuff.  Their collared shirts don't have much taper and require me to have them taken in (but I pretty much have to alter shirts from any brand that isn't MTM so this is just reality for me).  Same is true for T shirts.  I've yet to find a brand that makes high quality goods that are cut for someone with a V shaped upper body and larger thighs.

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Another guy needs an athletic tapered fit!

(1). I just found Gustin and just love the rust duck canvas chinos but the regular cut has an inseam 1 inch too long for me. The skinny version is too tight in the thighs.

It's a shame as I would buy frequently at those fabrics and prices!

Could I pay an extra fee for shorter rise?

(2). The field jackets look nice and I assume wool versions are coming? Could you make it a few inches longer? Seems a bit short as it wouldn't cover some sweaters.....
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I can wear the chinos but not the jeans. (Need thigh/seat space
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