Jantzen, Reliable at last? - Page 133
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Today I received the 4 shirts I ordered.
I am quite happy with the result. Any problem I have is user error, I'm guessing. For instance I made the hip region too thight, or gained weight in that area in the mean time. Further I wouldn't choose that much extra watch space again, nor 'soft' interlining for French cuffs. Folded over it's rather hard.
Fabrics are, from top to bottom and I'm guessing somewhat here:
Dobby #1 or Jantzen*3774
Jantzen*3521 (with contrasting collar and cuffs)
(I am not sure since one of the fabrix I ordered (2308) was out of stock and I replaced that one with either 3752 or 3774 and I don't know which was chosen to replace what.)
I chose the contrast collar to mayhaps wear with a Jacquet to a wedding I was best man at. This wedding was at the 24th and 25th of june. This is my one indirect criticism as for now. Ordering takes more time thasn with Modern tailor, for instance. In the end I just wore a suit for unrelated reasons, so no matter.
Anyway the shirts are all unwashed and unironed. I only fitted one as of now.
Shirt Length: 36
Shoulder: 9.2, Square Shoulder
Sleeve Length: 37.8
Weight: 92 kg
Wrist Size: 7.5
Special for Thicker Watch : Left Hand 1/2" bigger
Shade of Cut (Fitting): Tight (2" - 4" allowence)
Body: Normal Shade
Collar Style: Collar Style #29, (New Italian High Dual Buttons Classic Spread)
Collar Stay: Set-in Collar Stay
Tie Space: 3/8" (Very Big)
Height on Collar back: 2 1/4 (Very High)
Stitching on collar and cuffs: 1/4" (Our Standard)
Collar point: 3 1/4" (Long)
Color of button hole and thread: Self Color
Cuff Style: French Cuff Style #4D (Round)
Contrast Collar and Cuff: White Collar & White Cuff
Cuff Height: 3 1/4" (Extra Long)
Pocket Style: Please select one
Number of pocket: No Pocket
Front Placket: Plain Front
Width of Placket: 1 1/2" (Standard)
Sleeve: Long Sleeve
Sleeves Slit Extra Button: Without Sleeves Slit Extra Buttons
Shirt Tail: Square Tail
Shoulder Pleat: No Pleat
Select one: With Split Yoke
Gusset Triangle Color: Please select one
Button Seclections:: Thick Nature Mother of Pearl Button (3.00 mm) Thickness
Monogram Style: No Monogram
please make the armholes 11.5 inch laid flat (23 inch round).
Remark of Shirts
If possible make the collar style #29, but with one button
Good update, it's been a while since I have ordered from Jantzen so it's always interesting to see how they are doing.
Any reason why you wouldn't go for the extra watch space again? Personally I've been wishing Jantzen would allow for more space. All my Jantzen shirts have specified the same option as you (1/2" extra) and it barely fits over my wrist with a watch. I am not wearing a huge Seiko Monster or anything; my typical watch is a Seiko diver with a rather small 38mm bezel. I have to put on my watch first and then the shirt, because the other way around won't work!
So what's the consensus on how these hold up over time?
Have completed 3 transactions thus far. $317 for six shipped to the states is a fair deal. My last order was received within 9 days of order.
This is not the norm, I realize. I view dress shirts as "fungibles". Same as socks and underwear.
I have three I ordered a year or two ago and all of them got wider and shorter after 20-something washes...
I've got a few OTR shirts that I am very happy re: the cut - just needs a few minor adjustments and they can then serve as the silhouettes for future shirts.
Is Jantzen good at doing that sort of thing, i.e. largely copying a shirt?