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post #1 of 16
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I ordered this shirt from WW Chan, and I was wondering if anyone can help with a measurement question.  I'm having a lot of bunching of fabric in the shoulder area on both the front of the shirt and the back (by the armpit in the front and right outside the shoulder blade on the back), but the chest and shoulder seem fine.  Which measurement would I have to adjust to fix this? I picked the regular shoulder (maybe I should go with sloped) and maybe I should let him know that my right shoulder is significantly higher than my left shoulder. What do you guys think?
post #2 of 16
Sloped shoulders or not, they are way too big.... the shoulder seam is way below your actual shoulder. Also, does the neck measurement feel tight? I see ridges across the collar-bone area.
post #3 of 16
Oh, never mind about the neck measurement. There are ridges/creases because both your shoulders are weighing/pulling the fabric down on both sides. If I were you, I'd fix my shoulder measurements first.
post #4 of 16
Shoulder measurement seems off by at least +2"
post #5 of 16
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Sloped shoulders or not, they are way too big.... the shoulder seam is way below your actual shoulder. Also, does the neck measurement feel tight?  I see ridges across the collar-bone area.
So you think the bunching of the fabric is caused by the shoulder measurement being too much?  How much do you think I should reduce it by? Also, the collar is a tiny bit too tight, but going .25 inches more makes it too big. Here are all the measurements: Collar: 17.25 Shoulder: 21 Chest: 44 Waist: 42 Hip: 44 Sleeve: 35
post #6 of 16
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Shoulder measurement seems off by at least +2"
Wow, that's pretty bad. So maybe on my next shirt I'll reduce it by 1.5 inches to see if that's going to fix the problem (better to be over than under I think).
post #7 of 16
Have you washed the shirt yet? Chan told me (via email) that regular laundering shrinks their collar about .25", so if you think it's too tight pre-washed, go ahead and ask for +.25". Don't forget that you can also ask for 1/8" if you think .25" is too much. How's the sleeve length? Looks just right in the picture, however I like mine a bit longer. You may consider adding another .5". Like I mentioned before, go with -2.0" or -2.5" for the shoulder measurement. The body measurements are your preference. Wear it around for a couple of days and see how you like the fit.
post #8 of 16
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Have you washed the shirt yet?  Chan told me (via email) that regular laundering shrinks their collar about .25", so if you think it's too tight pre-washed, go ahead and ask for +.25".  Don't forget that you can also ask for 1/8" if you think .25" is too much. How's the sleeve length?  Looks just right in the picture, however I like mine a bit longer.  You may consider adding another .5". Like I mentioned before, go with -2.0" or -2.5" for the shoulder measurement. The body measurements are your preference.  Wear it around for a couple of days and see how you like the fit.
I've washed the shirt already, and the collar is okay, but a little on the tighter side, so maybe increasing it is a good idea. The sleeve length is perfect when my arms are straight, but I also like the sleeves a little longer so that there isn't as much pull when my arms are bent. I already ordered my second Chan shirt, and asked for the sleeves to be lengthened by .5. I think I am going to reduce the shoulder measurement on the next shirt by about 2". Now that I take a good look at it, the shoulders do seem very big (maybe that was just wishful thinking on my part). As for the body measurements, I'm pretty happy with them. All in all, this shirt fits me better than any RTW shirt that I own in spite of all the problems with it. Thanks for all the help.
post #9 of 16
Weird, that second button seems to stretch the shirt apart, which would lend me to believe the collar is measured way too tight, or is it the chest ? Definitely, the shoulders have to be significantly reduced. Luc
post #10 of 16
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Weird, that second button seems to stretch the shirt apart, which would lend me to believe the collar is measured way too tight, or is it the chest ? Definitely, the shoulders have to be significantly reduced. Luc
Is it possible that the stretching you are referring to is being caused by the fact that my left shoulder is lower than my right one? The collar is just a tad tight, but not too tight, and the chest is fine. I should post another pick of my next shirt when I reduce the shoulders.
post #11 of 16
Definitely jack the neck measurement up. It will probably fit too loose when new, if the measurement is right. Two fingers should fit in there after all shrinking has occurred. It will do 95% of its shrinking over 3 to 5 washes, probably.
post #12 of 16
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Weird, that second button seems to stretch the shirt apart, which would lend me to believe the collar is measured way too tight, or is it the chest ?
My first Chan shirts had this problem.  They cut my second set of shirts fuller through the chest and they fit well now.   I second the suggestions that you have the shoulders narrowed and that you wear the shirt several times to assess its fit.  At least for me, I only noticed some of the more subtle fit issues after wearing it for several (non-consecutive) days. Regards, dan
post #13 of 16
Odoreater, Make sure you length the sleeve a bit when you reduce the shoulder measurement.
post #14 of 16
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Odoreater, Make sure you length the sleeve a bit when you reduce the shoulder measurement.
I ordered my next shirt with a 19" shoulder and a 26" sleeve (which equals 35.5) so this should take care of both the "too wide shoulder" problem and the "too short sleeve" problem.
post #15 of 16
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At least for me, I only noticed some of the more subtle fit issues after wearing it for several (non-consecutive) days.
What kind of issues did you notice after washing the shirt? I've washed it about 4 or 5 times now and I've noticed that the sleeves are slightly shorter. However, the body still fits fine.
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