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post #556 of 1015

How do you guys usually size the 19th C button-downs? I'm still unsure about going small vs medium.

 

I'm 5'11 with a 38" chest, and was told earlier that I'm a medium in most EG shirting. I'm looking at the blackwatch plaid from this season, and online P2P measurements for a medium range from 21"-22" and the shoulders a whopping 18.75". Are they cut in such a way that I shouldn't be comparing measurements to shirts I already own?

post #557 of 1015

This is the only measurement you should trust:

 

https://www.thebureaubelfast.com/shop/4128/blackwatch-plaid-19th-century-bd-shirt

 

go with medium

post #558 of 1015
TBB's measurements aren't as meticulous as a Japanese stockist, but their sizing recommendations are pretty good. Just as an example, the "waist" measurement they give for the B1P pant is 32" – which is the same as they give for the fatigues. Having both pieces, I can tell you unequivocally that the waist band measurement of both pants is not the same.

@tobiasfunke – You're a touch smaller than I am, but I've bought my 19th Century BDs TTS this season at a M. The shoulder to shoulder measurement is a little bigger than what you'd find on a more fashion-forward brand like Ervell, but it's not anywhere near 19". Mind you, it's not a slim-fitting shirt. They're a little blousy if you tuck them in, which isn't a big deal for FW when you'd expect to wear a jacket most of the time – or just leave them untucked.

Sizing down fails to alleviate the issue because the sleeves shorten considerably, which is compounded by the smaller shoulder to shoulder measurement. The high side gussets are also problematic because they can come up so high that you can't tuck the shirt in and leaving it untucked risks exposing your (read: my) muffin top every time I move my arms or lean over.
post #559 of 1015
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This may be an odd question, but is the ribbing on the neck of the refrigerator vest soft? It's one of the only pieces I'm looking to try to get this season and I am not able to try one on beforehand. I had a WWM vest with a ribbed neck and it was really coarse and itchy, basically making it unwearable and it's made me a bit wary of that sort of neck. Plus, at £350+, it needs to be damn near perfect!

Can anyone comment on this?
post #560 of 1015
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Originally Posted by eluther View Post

TBB's measurements aren't as meticulous as a Japanese stockist, but their sizing recommendations are pretty good. Just as an example, the "waist" measurement they give for the B1P pant is 32" – which is the same as they give for the fatigues. Having both pieces, I can tell you unequivocally that the waist band measurement of both pants is not the same.

@tobiasfunke – You're a touch smaller than I am, but I've bought my 19th Century BDs TTS this season at a M. The shoulder to shoulder measurement is a little bigger than what you'd find on a more fashion-forward brand like Ervell, but it's not anywhere near 19". Mind you, it's not a slim-fitting shirt. They're a little blousy if you tuck them in, which isn't a big deal for FW when you'd expect to wear a jacket most of the time – or just leave them untucked.

Sizing down fails to alleviate the issue because the sleeves shorten considerably, which is compounded by the smaller shoulder to shoulder measurement. The high side gussets are also problematic because they can come up so high that you can't tuck the shirt in and leaving it untucked risks exposing your (read: my) muffin top every time I move my arms or lean over.

i haven't bought any EG shirts cause the chest usually measures 19-20"

i measure at 18". thoughts on if it would shrink up with a wash and dry? the sleeves seems perfect to me...

post #561 of 1015
@Beedub – I wore one for about 10 minutes and didn't notice it being itchy whatsoever. Seemed like the same ribbing I have on my primaloft vest from last FW which I wore with a tshirt a few times without it bothering me at all.

@rusticchasm – If you're a 36" inch chest, a S would most likely fit you at a 19-20" pit to pit. EG isn't going to be tight. You can always gamble with a dryer shrink but it's inconsistent. If you don't like the cut of EG shirts you could always get it tailored or just buy something you like the fit of.
post #562 of 1015
Thanks eluther, much appreciated! (How do you tag people on here?)
post #563 of 1015
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Thanks eluther, much appreciated! (How do you tag people on here?)

Use the @ symbol on the tool bar then type in the username @Beedub
post #564 of 1015
@Manofkent thanks!
post #565 of 1015

Another delivery @ TBB

post #566 of 1015

Made my first F/W purchase, the cable knit leisure jacket.  Wanted to provide some pics in case it helps anyone with sizing:

 

AppleMark

 

(please disregard the rest of the outfit, just threw on the jacket over what I was wearing)

 

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AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

 

Some thoughts:

 

 - I'm a large in EG jackets and m/l in shirts and I sized up here based on the recommendations of @eluther and others.  The sleeves circumference is a little big, but I think a large would have been too small all around.

 - The jacket is a lot darker in person than in store pics.

 - It's a lot heaver/warmer than I thought it would be due to the internal lining. It wears like a really heavy cardigan.

 - Nepenthes was nice enough to throw in a few of their usual extras:

 

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Overall, I'm very happy with it, can't wait to wear it for the one week it gets kind of cold in January.

post #567 of 1015
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Overall, I'm very happy with it, can't wait to wear it for the one week it gets kind of cold in January.

Do what I did and move to Seattle so you can wear the clothes you like six months out of the year.

Jacket looks great. What's the brightly colored Pollack-looking thing at the bottom in the photo of the lookbooks?
post #568 of 1015

This looks indeed really good - One of the few pieces this season that I have on my list. With the recent heat wave here, I have zero motivation for winter clothes.

post #569 of 1015
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Do what I did and move to Seattle so you can wear the clothes you like six months out of the year.

Jacket looks great. What's the brightly colored Pollack-looking thing at the bottom in the photo of the lookbooks?

 

Seriously considering it. I'm sweating just thinking about when I took that photo in that jacket.

 

Photo is of a painting by a Nepenthes-promoted artist, can't remember her name, will update.

post #570 of 1015

That looks really good and smart to size up.  Maybe we can all meet up at an ice rink to wear our outerwear.

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