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Were the Zimbabwes always $135?
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Were the Zimbabwes always $135?

Yep.

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Anyone else a little surprised by the sweatshirt offering? You gotta love that pricepoint but the fabric gives me a little bit of a "you get what you pay for" vibe. I'm NOT saying I'm disappointed, it just wasn't what I was expecting. I was thinking something in a tubular/loopwheel design, heavier, and perhaps outside of the general colors. 

 

I backed the navy to test the fit/shape in hopes that some cool fabrics may be en route. Hopefully the production doesn't get delayed so I can check the fit while there is still time in the season. 


Not really surprised. Gustin is offering value and US made over tubular/loopwheeled. I know that if G did offer loopwheeled sweats of some sort then everyone would start drawing comparisons to other brands like RC, Leftfield NYC, etc, and then criticise them for something.

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Not really surprised. Gustin is offering value and US made over tubular/loopwheeled. I know that if G did offer loopwheeled sweats of some sort then everyone would start drawing comparisons to other brands like RC, Leftfield NYC, etc, and then criticise them for something.

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I don't know that I care enough to go back and look but I thought I remembered G saying they were planning something with a tubular design or something like that - maybe it wasn't tubular but I certain had an expectation beyond basic terry fabric in core colors. Like I said, I don't have a problem with how they are doing. It was just slightly underwhelming relative to what may have been unfair expectations. I have faith they will offer something a bit more unique soon though.

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Gustin vneck
Gustin denim

My typical uniform outside of work
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so strange, no suit. its like seeing an animal outside his usual habitat.

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so strange, no suit. its like seeing an animal outside his usual habitat.

Lol right. Polar opposites right?
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Basically what I do too, but I don't have to wear a tie to work every day, mostly Odd jackets, so it's not as disparate

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Gustin vneck
Gustin denim

My typical uniform outside of work

 

Does Gustin sell those beards?  I hear they are in-style but I think it would be out-of-style by the time I managed to grow that much facial hair.

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Well... By the time they would get funded, grown, and shipped, they would be out of style too : (
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Well... By the time they would get funded, grown, and shipped, they would be out of style too : (

 

Haha probably true.  I guess I'll just have to survive until the next clean-shaven style wave.

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As to the slub t-shirts, I have to concur.  These puppies were hardly "the softest shirt" they sell.  Probably the least soft in my closet, actually, including the std Gustin shirts.  But at least the colors were as advertised.

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I received my first Gustin button shirt today and I'd like advice from the community on fit.

 

In dress shirts I typically wear 16 collar, 34 sleeve, slim.  In casual shirts I usually can't fit in a medium due to my chest being too big so I am forced to a large slim to fit my chest but need a slim cut through the torso or it will be sloppy since I am fairly thin.  Often the larges have 17" collars which is a bit big and 35-36 sleeves which are a bit long.  But such is life in off the rack shirts and its better to have the sleeves a bit long than the chest a bit small.

 

Mapping this situation back to Gustin, I just tried on the new shirt which is a classic cut medium.

 

Feels like the collar is a 15.5", exactly matching the fit guide.  This is a bit tight and I couldn't do it in a dress shirt (buttoned with a tie) but this shirt is casual so I won't be buttoning the top and can live with it if it does not shrink.

 

Sleeves: perfect length.  Fit guide says 34.5".  I've not yet measured but from the feel they are right on-spec.  I could tolerate up to 0.5" of shrinkage and they would still be okay.

 

Shoulders: perfect, not yet measured but they feel right to spec, 

Waist: perfect, nice and slim, wouldn't want slimmer

 

Chest: this is usually my tricky area and once again its tricky.  The chest feels tight.  With my shoulders back I get a bit of pucker around the breast area and feel a bit of stretch in the armpit area.  Its tolerable, but marginal at best.  This is new without having washed.

 

A few specific questions:

(1)  Anyone have a comment on how the chest and arm hole area should ideally fit on these shirts?  And how to tell if the fit is right?  I don't have any other shirts with this high armhole style so I'm not used to the feel and am looking for guidance on how it is supposed to feel and what visible signs would confirm it fits or is too tight.

 

(2)  How much do these shirts shrink over time?  I always wash on cold and hang dry.  But if there is likely to be any shrinkage across the chest or neck this will definitely become too small.  I could tolerate 0.5" shrinkage in arms, torso length, or through waist.

 

(3)  If it sounds like the chest is too tight, any advice on what size I should try next?  It looks like the Gustin slim large has the same size chest as the classic medium so maybe it would not help with the chest and would just cause the arms to be too long.  The classic large would loosen the chest and neck maybe to ideal but cause the arms and waist to be a bit large.  Perhaps the classic large is my only option and if it doesn't fit then I just can't wear Gustin shirts.

 

Advice appreciated.

 

Thanks!

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post pictures.

I know its dumb but I send all my shirts out and they usually dont shrink at all.
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post pictures.

I know its dumb but I send all my shirts out and they usually dont shrink at all.

 

Good idea, I'll take some photos tonight and post.

 

Do you have them washed or dry cleaned?  I wouldn't expect shrinkage from dry cleaning but I think most everything cotton shrinks some with even cold water and hang dry.  I'm not willing to dry clean all my shirts due to hassle, cost, prior issues/disputes with dry cleaners, and irrational dislike of having my clothing in contact with the dirty clothes of strangers.

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