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Except if you get product shipped via USPS. They are terrible at collecting customs and you might get any amount through.

I've shipped a number of packages that were +$1000 in apparel through USPS to the States and fully declared the value. Not a single one ever got dinged.

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Rick, would you say there is considerable difference in the quality of fabric between your new brushed oxford cloth and the pinpoint oxfords for custom? I'm considering making a few shirts that I would be able to wear at work with and without a jacket/tie. Which fabric would be more appropriate for an office setting?

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So just got my camel flannel suit in contemporary fit and I love it, but one huge glaring problem. I'm wondering maybe it's because I'm a sartorial newbie but the arm holes feel much too high for me. Should I have gone for classic fit and had it tailored down? The overall fit is great, only need to get sleeves shortened but I have that problem with most jackets. The high arm holes mean its awkward for me to put it on..

Did you ever get a photo of you in this suit? I am considering a purchase but trying to determine the actual color...
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I am a big fan of the shirts. Looking forward to the new oxfords, any word on their ETA?

 

Anybody have the light brown sharkskin trousers?  I have a pair of grey herringbone trousers and they have a slight sheen to them which is not my favourite.  Is this the same for the sharkskin or are they more matte in appearance?  

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Originally Posted by bogo View Post

Rick, would you say there is considerable difference in the quality of fabric between your new brushed oxford cloth and the pinpoint oxfords for custom? I'm considering making a few shirts that I would be able to wear at work with and without a jacket/tie. Which fabric would be more appropriate for an office setting?

A pinpoint would be more appropriate than a brushed Oxford for the purposes you describe.
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Anybody else from the US notice that the tracking number takes a long time to register on the USPS site? I got my shipping confirmation on Jan 6th and it's still not trackable online. I am not in any particular rush for the order, just curious.

 

Also, on the custom shirt orders, are the side darts intended only to improve shoulder and arm mobility, or do they extend to the bottom of the shirt to slim the mid and lower back?

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Drop the same tracking # into canadapost.ca
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Anybody else from the US notice that the tracking number takes a long time to register on the USPS site? I got my shipping confirmation on Jan 6th and it's still not trackable online. I am not in any particular rush for the order, just curious.

 

Also, on the custom shirt orders, are the side darts intended only to improve shoulder and arm mobility, or do they extend to the bottom of the shirt to slim the mid and lower back?

what CanCal said, it takes the amount of time it takes to clear into US customs, so the # doesn't appear when you receive it as it is a canpost #.

It will appear on canpost site now though. No different than when I order from the US and it pretty much shows up on the canpost site the day it arrives at my doorstep.

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Originally Posted by bogo View Post
 

Rick, would you say there is considerable difference in the quality of fabric between your new brushed oxford cloth and the pinpoint oxfords for custom? I'm considering making a few shirts that I would be able to wear at work with and without a jacket/tie. Which fabric would be more appropriate for an office setting?

 

The brushed oxford is a traditional, thicker, heavy oxford, made from 40 x 2/20's Yarn. The Pinpoint is a highly refined fabric using a 2/80's x 2/80's yarn. The brushed oxford is a more relaxed, semi casual fabric, which can be dressed up with a tie and sportcoat, but still comes across a bit relaxed and casual, as a proper OCBD should. The pinpoint fabric can pass as proper dress shirt. So depends on the environment.

 

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Originally Posted by bism416 View Post
 

I am a big fan of the shirts. Looking forward to the new oxfords, any word on their ETA?

 

Anybody have the light brown sharkskin trousers?  I have a pair of grey herringbone trousers and they have a slight sheen to them which is not my favourite.  Is this the same for the sharkskin or are they more matte in appearance?  

 

We were tinkering with the collar to get it just right. We called an audible at the last minute just before production and changed the band from a fused band to a self fabric lined band and kept the leaf fused. Amazing comfort, while the leaf maintains a fantastic roll.  Looking at about 3-4 weeks.

 

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Originally Posted by flvinny521 View Post
 

Anybody else from the US notice that the tracking number takes a long time to register on the USPS site? I got my shipping confirmation on Jan 6th and it's still not trackable online. I am not in any particular rush for the order, just curious.

 

Also, on the custom shirt orders, are the side darts intended only to improve shoulder and arm mobility, or do they extend to the bottom of the shirt to slim the mid and lower back?

 

The third party carrier consolidated carrier that we use were having some issues with their software this week, also tracking numbers usually don't show until the packages themselves are already scanned into the USPS system, which only happens after they clear into Buffalo, NY. But this hasn't affected shipping times from Canada. Hopefully this gets sorted this week with them.

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Quick question on the fabric of the "soft washed chambray" shirts as I bought a blue shirt which has a mix of blue and white fibers.  The white fibers are almost pulling out of the shirt in a few different spots so it looks like I snagged the shirt on something but the shirt is straight from package, washed on delicate, then hang dried.  Is this common for that fabric?  It is my first chambray shirt so I assumed it may come with the more casual fabric.

 

The royal oxford and twill shirts I purchased are top notch.

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Drop the same tracking # into canadapost.ca

Just tried this but the tracking number is apparently the wrong format. Again, not a big deal, I'll sit tight and see what happens.
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Looks like my first custom shirt is set to arrive tomorrow! I'm expecting a spread collar shirt in indigo pinpoint. I'll report back with the results...

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Originally Posted by spiermackay View Post
 

 

 

We were tinkering with the collar to get it just right. We called an audible at the last minute just before production and changed the band from a fused band to a self fabric lined band and kept the leaf fused. Amazing comfort, while the leaf maintains a fantastic roll.  Looking at about 3-4 weeks.

 

 

 

So does that mean the new university striped oxfords will have a collar similar to Kamakura's, or closer to your previous OCBD model?

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Originally Posted by Darkside View Post
 

 

So does that mean the new university striped oxfords will have a collar similar to Kamakura's, or closer to your previous OCBD model?

 

Will have the light fused collar as the new/revised collar. The old collar was completely unlined.

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Just came home to find my first shirt waiting for me in the box. First impressions:

 

1. The fit is great! I don't know if I have S&M or myself (due to good measurements) to thank! Haha.

2. The construction is very good. It looks like I made a mistake and chose "hidden placket" when I meant "french front", but this might grow on me. I will change that for the other shirt which I also mistakenly chose hidden placket for.

3. The material is nice. I chose the "indigo pinpoint". It is a bit shiny, though. Does this shininess disappear over time, or is it just a characteristic of the cloth?

4. The collar looks good in terms of point length, shape and spread (I chose the classic semi-spread with a note to make it 3.25"), however it feels like it's fused with cardboard. Super stiff. I hope this becomes softer with washing. Yes, this is with the collar stays removed. I have a fused Van Laack shirt that is way, way softer than this collar. I'll give it a wash and see what happens. If there is not a substantial change I'll have to instruct to create a different collar for my other shirts.

 

Overall this is looking quite good!

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