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post #26521 of 55926
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

Anyone else here has the waist on their shirts measured while shitting on a chair? I know it's a little strange, but I do spend about 80% of my time in a workshirt.. sitting down.

Nabil who would of thought! I thought you were indeed a fine upstanding character! Perhaps you need a change of occupation, being down in the dumps and all?!
post #26522 of 55926
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Probably the best mis-type I have seen on SF. 10/10

+1  

 

Still waiting for repartee from fxh.

post #26523 of 55926
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

Anyone else here has the waist on their shirts measured while sitting on a chair? I know it's a little strange, but I do spend about 80% of my time in a workshirt.. sitting down.
To have a go at answering this question seriously - no. I'm not sure if it's a good idea or not; does one's waist measurement change when you are sitting down?
post #26524 of 55926
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

You can fold it up and sit on it for 20 minutes, without it wrinkling (yes, I've tried).

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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

Anyone else here has the waist on their shirts measured while shitting on a chair?

Starting to worry about you, nabil.
post #26525 of 55926
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

To have a go at answering this question seriously - no. I'm not sure if it's a good idea or not; does one's waist measurement change when you are sitting down?

It depends whether you are carrying much extra weight or not and also - perhaps more importantly - what your sitting posture is like.

My shirts fit me very well (at least I think that they do!) when I'm standing up and, as long as I sit up straight with good posture, they also fit me very well when I'm sitting down.

However, if I start to slump or slide down in my chair, I notice that my midriff starts to mushroom out and my shirt tightens around my middle.
post #26526 of 55926
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

It depends whether you are carrying much extra weight or not and also - perhaps more importantly - what your sitting posture is like.

My shirts fit me very well (at least I think that they do!) when I'm standing up and, as long as I sit up straight with good posture, they also fit me very well when I'm sitting down.

However, if I start to slump or slide down in my chair, I notice that my midriff starts to mushroom out and my shirt tightens around my middle.

Yes, though I find the practical effect is more one of "shortening" the shirt (i.e. as the surface area of gut the shirt needs to cover increases, the shirt untucks at the back/front/sides). Can't say I've ever had a button pop yet thankfully!

I'd suggest it's better to have to just tuck your shirt in when you stand up then have the shirt cut looser so it carries too much excess fabric around your midriff when you're standing.
post #26527 of 55926

I do recommend sitting down in a shirt when trying it on though. I bought a couple of shirts which fit me perfectly when standing up (i like a slim cut) and when i sat down i had horrible gaps in the buttons. I can hardly wear them now ( i try to stretch them out a tiny bit and it helps!)

post #26528 of 55926

Oh dear. What a cock-up. There's no turning back from this one.

post #26529 of 55926

About the jacket, though: Alfredo (I'm just making his name up, I don't remember the salesman's name) promised that the jacket would not crease or wrinkle, and hence making it a perfect jacket for travelling. So he dared me to SIT on it and test it for myself.

 

And about the shirt: I explained to the folks at AC that I hated it when my shirt felt tight against my belly when sitting down at work, so Vincent suggesting that I SIT down while he took some extra measurements.

post #26530 of 55926
Since I kicked off the discussion on shirt fit, I may as well go first.

Here are some old pics of the fit of my Luxire shirt(s). The relevant measurements are:

Yoke 18.5"
Chest 20.5"
Waist 18.75"

I have naturally broad-ish shoulders, not much of a chest, and big thighs/seat. Currently I weigh about 82kg, and am trying to get down to around 80. However, even when I do, I think these are going to be a bit too slim. I can get away with it standing up, but they are a bit uncomfortable to sit down in/bulge after a big meal etc. Agree with Nabil - since you spend most of the day sitting down in your shirt, it's probably most important to be comfortable in that situation IMO.

Reading around a bit, it seems that the standard recommendation for a slim fit shirt that still allows for reasonable movement is +3" to the relevant body measurment. At my shoulder size, most places (e.g. HC, O& J, PJ) seem to go for about 20-21" waist measurement. Even at 80kg, I don't think my nautral waist would be 15.75"! I think 17" is a more reasonable goal to reach and actually maintain.

All that being said, I think I might order one or two shirts with the following measurements and, if they work out, send the 5 Luxire shirts I already have back to be recut. It will be reasonably expensive and annoying, but worth it in t he endas I really like the fabrics collars and cuffs on all of them.

Yoke 18.5"
Chest Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
+increase hem
/IMG]increase hem
Edited by lachyzee - 2/13/13 at 5:51pm
post #26531 of 55926
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Jacket looks great, Jas. It never fit me like that so I had to sell it! You wear it well smile.gif

Thanks man, I know the Osaka cut is always good on me. I do just wish they cut it with slightly less open fronts though.

PoP I've been eyeing it off for a while too, and I too have a similar one from Caruso in a navy hopsack now for sale. So I didn't really need it but the length is a bit better on this one and the blue is a different lighter shade, not really a navy but more of a dark blue. It's great in person and a pre Van Laack one, which are made much nicer IMO.
post #26532 of 55926
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Since I kicked off the discussion on shirt fit, I may as well go first.

Here are some old pics of the fit of my Luxire shirt(s). The relevant measurements are:

Yoke 18.5"
Chest 20.5"
Waist 18.75"
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I have naturally broad-ish shoulders, not much of a chest, and big thighs/seat. Currently I weigh about 82kg, and am trying to get down to around 80. However, even when I do, I think these are going to be a bit too slim. I can get away with it standing up, but they are a bit uncomfortable to sit down in/bulge after a big meal etc. Agree with Nabil - since you spend most of the day sitting down in your shirt, it's probably most important to be comfortable in that situation IMO.

Reading around a bit, it seems that the standard recommendation for a slim fit shirt that still allows for reasonable movement is +3" to the relevant body measurment. At my shoulder size, most places (e.g. HC, O& J, PJ) seem to go for about 20-21" waist measurement. Even at 80kg, I don't think my nautral waist would be 15.75"! I think 17" is a more reasonable goal to reach and actually maintain.

All that being said, I think I might order one or two shirts with the following measurements and, if they work out, send the 5 Luxire shirts I already have back to be recut. It will be reasonably expensive and annoying, but worth it in t he endas I really like the fabrics collars and cuffs on all of them.

Yoke 18.5"
Chest Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
+increase hem
/IMG]increase hem

Lachyzee,

Thanks for posting some photos.

I agree that you could probably have your waist measurement increased a little bit, but conversely, I think that you could bring your shoulder measurement in a bit as the shoulder seams don't look as though they are sitting on your actual shoulders but are slightly off to the side.
post #26533 of 55926
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

Thanks man, I know the Osaka cut is always good on me. I do just wish they cut it with slightly less open fronts though.

PoP I've been eyeing it off for a while too, and I too have a similar one from Caruso in a navy hopsack now for sale. So I didn't really need it but the length is a bit better on this one and the blue is a different lighter shade, not really a navy but more of a dark blue. It's great in person and a pre Van Laack one, which are made much nicer IMO.
Don't torment me by telling me how good it is! :-P

Yeah I know what you mean, dark blue (French navy?) is a lot more versatile than true navy blue for an odd jacket IMO. Navy jackets can look a little like orphaned suit seperates for some reason, and with a white shirt (or light grey trousers for that matter) the contrast can be a bit too much. I have four dark blue jackets in different configurations now but like nice shoes you can never really have too many.
post #26534 of 55926
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Since I kicked off the discussion on shirt fit, I may as well go first.

Here are some old pics of the fit of my Luxire shirt(s). The relevant measurements are:

Yoke 18.5"
Chest 20.5"
Waist 18.75"

I have naturally broad-ish shoulders, not much of a chest, and big thighs/seat. Currently I weigh about 82kg, and am trying to get down to around 80. However, even when I do, I think these are going to be a bit too slim. I can get away with it standing up, but they are a bit uncomfortable to sit down in/bulge after a big meal etc. Agree with Nabil - since you spend most of the day sitting down in your shirt, it's probably most important to be comfortable in that situation IMO.

Reading around a bit, it seems that the standard recommendation for a slim fit shirt that still allows for reasonable movement is +3" to the relevant body measurment. At my shoulder size, most places (e.g. HC, O& J, PJ) seem to go for about 20-21" waist measurement. Even at 80kg, I don't think my nautral waist would be 15.75"! I think 17" is a more reasonable goal to reach and actually maintain.

All that being said, I think I might order one or two shirts with the following measurements and, if they work out, send the 5 Luxire shirts I already have back to be recut. It will be reasonably expensive and annoying, but worth it in t he endas I really like the fabrics collars and cuffs on all of them.

Yoke 18.5"
Chest Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
+increase hem
/IMG]increase hem

G'day Lachy,

I think your confusing your measurements a bit. That 3+ inches is an overall measurement to add around the waist, where as all our waist measurements for the shirts are half measurements laid flat, not the total circumference of the shirt . If you add 3 inches on to that you end up with 6 inches of room in total because you double the waist measurement. Does that make sense?
post #26535 of 55926
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Lachyzee,

Thanks for posting some photos.

I agree that you could probably have your waist measurement increased a little bit, but conversely, I think that you could bring your shoulder measurement in a bit as the shoulder seams don't look as though they are sitting on your actual shoulders but are slightly off to the side.

I've always thought that the fit of a shirt - like a jacket - starts with the shoulders.
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