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post #1 of 11
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A question regarding sleeves on Kiton shirts.

Will the sleeve length shrink considerably (or at least noticeably) after the first wash of a Kiton dress shirt? I wear a size 16.5/42 and find that the sleeves are just a bit long, not a lot though, but would like them to be shorter. I have yet to wash any of my Kiton shirts.

Also,

I stopped at a shop today and overheard that you can order MTO Kiton shirts with different combinations of collar size and body size, for instance a 16.5 collar on a 41 or 40 body, is this true? Thanks.
post #2 of 11
I've never experienced anything more than, say, 1/4" shrinkage on the sleeves of my RTW Kiton shirts.

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Originally Posted by azzkikr9 View Post
A question regarding sleeves on Kiton shirts.

Will the sleeve length shrink considerably (or at least noticeably) after the first wash of a Kiton dress shirt? I wear a size 16.5/42 and find that the sleeves are just a bit long, not a lot though, but would like them to be shorter. I have yet to wash any of my Kiton shirts.

Also,

I stopped at a shop today and overheard that you can order MTO Kiton shirts with different combinations of collar size and body size, for instance a 16.5 collar on a 41 or 40 body, is this true? Thanks.
post #3 of 11
I don't see why you can't order made to order with the collar and body size you want. I'm sure the can accommodate your request.
post #4 of 11
This reminds me of a Seinfeld episode.
post #5 of 11
Very little shrinkage, if any, on any of my three dozen Kiton shirts.
post #6 of 11
I have had very little shrinkage on my Kiton shirts. I was especially expecting it on two loose weave oxford cloth shirts and never noticed any shrinkage on them at all.
post #7 of 11
I made the mistake of having the sleeves shortened on a Kiton shirt, prior to laundering it. Needless to say, the sleeves are now too short. Since then, I take the shirts and wash them in cold water. Then I go to my neighborhood Chinese laundry, where they hand press them for $2.05. I think washing is superior to dry cleaning, because I found that dry cleaning begins to yellow a shirt after awhile.

In any case, I suggest you wash it first, and then, if it is still too long, have it altered. I believe they remove the cuff and move it up a notch.
post #8 of 11
Someone said, could have been RJ, that Kiton shirts launder best when a cup or so of feline urine is added to the wash.......... Or maybe I dreamed it................
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by lbcgav View Post
This reminds me of a Seinfeld episode.

post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by Artisan Fan View Post

Very little shrinkage, if any, on any of my three dozen Kiton shirts.
No shrinkage on any of my five dozen Kiton shirts either.
Yet I haven't worn them for a while. Well, not since I took delivery of my five dozen Anna Matuozzo shirts.
post #11 of 11
you have 120 shirts? is the bullshit getting a bit thick in here?
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