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Sleeves are long, which contributes to the billowing. Need at least 1/2" shorter if not more. Reducing the cuff width will help, but also cause more billowing in the forearm, if the sleeves are still too long.

Could probably slim the waist as well - maybe as much as 2".

The shoulders are tight that's why you're getting pulling at the second button and across the back. You appear to have large shoulders so not sure what can be done there, as the shoulder seam looks about right where it should be... maybe Rick has a suggestion.
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Originally Posted by jamie411 View Post

Sleeves are long, which contributes to the billowing. Need at least 1/2" shorter if not more. Reducing the cuff width will help, but also cause more billowing in the forearm, if the sleeves are still too long.

Could probably slim the waist as well - maybe as much as 2".

The shoulders are tight that's why you're getting pulling at the second button and across the back. You appear to have large shoulders so not sure what can be done there, as the shoulder seam looks about right where it should be... maybe Rick has a suggestion.


I'm not convinced that the sleeves are too long. If this will be worn with a jacket, then it will help keep the right amount of cuff showing. 

 

The cuff width may easily be remedied by moving the button. I have done this myself on some shirts. 

 

I would not slim the waist much more. 2" is a lot. It might look ok when standing still and standing up, and prior to a large lunch, but currently this shirt looks tailored enough in the body for my likes. No offense meant, but the OP doesn't look like he has a washboard stomach (neither do I) and I've seen too many guys wearing shirts that start to pop open at the buttons because they opted for a shirt that was too slim. I've been there myself. Is the back darted on this one? I can't tell.

 

Overall for a first shirt, I think this is a pretty good fit. I would only make adjustments in 1/2" steps, to play it safe.

post #3123 of 6172
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Originally Posted by Spex View Post


I'm not convinced that the sleeves are too long. If this will be worn with a jacket, then it will help keep the right amount of cuff showing. 

The cuff width may easily be remedied by moving the button. I have done this myself on some shirts. 

Overall for a first shirt, I think this is a pretty good fit. I would only make adjustments in 1/2" steps, to play it safe.

I agree that the shirt is a pretty good start for a first custom shirt, and any changes should be minor initially.

However, I respectfully disagree on the sleeves. The sleeves definitely appear long. The cuffs come almost to the first knuckle on the thumb, well past the wrist bone. From behind the cuffs appear to come down over part of the palm of his hand. The double cuffs on this shirt only accentuate this, and make it all but impossible to reduce cuff width (no buttons to move). I don't know if OPs other shirts are double cuff or single, but I would adjust the length of it if this were my shirt, and so recommend it in this case.

As for waist, that may be personal preference but there certainly appears to be plenty of excess fabric billowing in the back as well as a bit in the front.
Edited by jamie411 - 1/17/16 at 5:42am
post #3124 of 6172
Thank you everyone for the feedback.
It seems those creases are still there a little bit even after ironing so maybe it's too tight across the shoulders in the front? I think my posture is ok but could it be that?

As someone else said I am certainly not a guy with a washboard stomach smile.gif I'm working on it but not drastically. I think I'll start with 1" on the waist and see how that goes.
Look at the pictures and wearing it again I feel like the arms are a bit billowy around my forearm area and that they're a little long. I don't think it's that bad as it seems to work well with my jackets (though those arms could be long too!). I think I'll go .25" shorter on the arms but I am not sure how I can ask to have the forearm area tightened up and by what amount?

The cuffs are french cuffs and I tried on a couple more shirts that seem to fit more snugly around the wrist and the cuff size is about 1/3 of an inch smaller.
post #3125 of 6172

http://dappered.com/2016/01/in-review-spier-and-mackay-contemporary-fit-suit/

 

Get ready to be slammed with orders.  Congrats on the great review, it's more than deserved.

post #3126 of 6172

Here's me hoping S&M becomes more and more known among #menswear enthusiasts, so that orders can start coming in, leading to greater product range (more sizes, more choices of suit/sport coat and shirts)!

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http://dappered.com/2016/01/in-review-spier-and-mackay-contemporary-fit-suit/

 

Get ready to be slammed with orders.  Congrats on the great review, it's more than deserved.

 

+1

 

 

The customer service hopefully won't be impacted too much though.

I've found the customer service to be great but the email communication is a little bit slow at times...

post #3128 of 6172

Congrats Rick! If you think this holiday season was busy with orders, well...get ready for a whole lot more hopefully.

 

(Fingers crossed that they're a reasonable bunch, sometimes it feels that the less niche a brand gets, the more of a headache the customers can become.)

post #3129 of 6172

Huge! Congrats, Rick!

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Glad to see a good review!

 

Just wanted to share a quick pic of my blue texture suit that I snapped before I lost the light completely.

 

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Glad to see a good review!

Just wanted to share a quick pic of my blue texture suit that I snapped before I lost the light completely.



This looks like a medium, brighter blue than online. I'm assuming it's just the lighting, or does it actually look like this?

Rick, congrats on a positive review! I do think you'll see additional business, and hope you can expand the business while maintaining the same high level of customer service!
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This looks like a medium, brighter blue than online. I'm assuming it's just the lighting, or does it actually look like this?

 

The photo is definitely a bit over saturated, and there is probably an abundance of blue in the lighting since the sun had just about set (look at the white of the shirt and PS). Here's a pic under incandescent light next to their navy suit from when I first got them.

 

post #3133 of 6172

That looks very very good. I kind of really want it.

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That looks very very good. I kind of really want it.

 

You should. It's awesome.

post #3135 of 6172
Thread Starter 

Hello Gentlemen, sorry for being away for a bit. I'm just overseas at the moment picking up some new shirt fabrics for SS. We're really grateful for that review. Feels really good to meet customers expectations, especially those that are skeptical in the first place! Our suit program is not quite 4 seasons old yet, so we have a lot of growing up to do and we can only get better.  Thanks everyone, all our customers, for all the incredible support.

 

BTW, new downtown shop is already under construction and we're working as quickly as possible to get it open ASAP. I think what we're doing there is going to be pretty impressive.

 

Off to buy some linen and madras today, so keep an eye out for that.

 

Side note: Just found out yesterday, the mill we're making our Oxford in, makes a bunch of cloth for Kamakura, including their 4 Ply/200's stuff. The textile technician who we worked with on the development, said that our 40's x 2/20's construction is superior to the Kamakura 40's x 10's because of the 2 ply weft yarn. It will break in better and retain a smoother/cleaner surface texture longer. Really excited now!

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