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!
I have the indigo pinpoint as well. It still has a bit shininess after a couple of wash but it is not as much as when it was new. I actually like the pinpoint fabric a lot. The collar will soften up but not to the same level as the OTR OCBD shirts.