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post #1 of 8
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I have ordered several shirts from Jantzen and am pleased with the price-quality ratio. One thing that drives me nuts, however, is I have never, on dress shirts, gotten the sleeves just right. I was trying on my new Chan suit the other night and I tried it on with a white Ascot Chang shirt that I own. The sleeves were perfect-- just the right amount of white showing. I then tried it with several Jantzen shirts and no sleeve was showing. I look at the measurements I am sending Jantzen and they seem to be way too long. I keep modifying them every time, hoping they get it just right. It's just a problem on the dress shirts, because I want cuff to show. Has anyone else had this problem?
post #2 of 8
I've not used Jantzen, but couldn't you send them measurements from the Chang shirt or even the actual Chang shirt itself for them to copy?
post #3 of 8
I've noticed people here say to order an 1/8-1/2 of an inch longer than you normally would. It is easier to fix a shirt with a slightly longer shirt in the sleeeve than one that is shorter. I received my first shirt a couple of weeks ago and the sleeve and shoulder are perfect; hits right at the thumb 'root'. Maybe I "measured/guessed" luckily. May I ask how much you have been modifying the measurement each time you reorder? If you have a digital camera, seems like something Ricky could be able to fix after seeing the problem.
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I've noticed people here say to order an 1/8-1/2 of an inch longer than you normally would.  It is easier to fix a shirt with a slightly longer shirt in the sleeeve than one that is shorter.   I received my first shirt a couple of weeks ago and the sleeve and shoulder are perfect;  hits right at the thumb 'root'.  Maybe I "measured/guessed" luckily.   May I ask how much you have been modifying the measurement each time you reorder?  If you have a digital camera, seems like something Ricky could be able to fix after seeing the problem.
I've just added an eigth-inch or so every time. Never seems to be right. The Chang shirt, on the other hand, is a M2M that I had done back in 1997. I bought it mail order, filled out this card with my measurements and they got it right the first time and I am still using it. A very very good shirt. I see where people have sent shirts to Ricky. I think I will do that. Can anyone who has done so chime in on how much it costs postage, how well it works, etc?
post #5 of 8
dunno if this is helpful or not, but it might also be useful to check the armscye size and the sleeve cap height. if the armscye is too big, and/or the sleeve cap too shallow, you will probably run into some issues with the sleeve riding up once you put on a jacket. /andrew
post #6 of 8
My sleeve length is perfect... if my arms are hanging straight at my side. But when they move, bye bye shirt cuff. For my second order, I think I'll shrink the cuff circumference, but add a half inch to the length. For the price, it's baby steps to the perfect fit. But this shirt is wearable (in fact, I'm wearing it now).
post #7 of 8
My first Jantzen order, I sent a shirt that fit well but I selected a different collar style and I ended up not liking it. It fit fine, but it was my fault that I tried guessing about the collar. My next one, I sent in a bespoke shirt that was absolutely perfect, and just said "copy this, using fabric Y". My new shirt was perfect. The postage was fairly minimal--$5 by airmail? I don't remember.
post #8 of 8
perhaps the cuff size is a little too small and it is not resting on your hand the same way your Chang shirt is. You might try comparing cuff sizes between the two.
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