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Jantzen, Reliable at last?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Get Smart, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. Asch

    Asch Well-Known Member

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    Damn, still waiting on my March order. Will have to place a new order if I don't get anything in the next few weeks, with the apparent turnaround in turnaround times...
     
  2. Skyhigh

    Skyhigh Active Member

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    Did take a while, but it's great when 7 new shirts gets delivered at your door.
    IMO, the most difficult part when ordering shirts at Jantzen is to find decent fabrics. It would be helpful if the forum members shared their experience and gave reference to the Jantzen fabric numbers. Here is my contribution;

    Shirt 1: Jantzen #1141, White Fine Twill with Jade Green & Light Blue Window Panes, 100's, 2 Ply, 100% Italian Cotton. This fabric was better than expected. Quite thin and a nice shine.

    Shirt 2: Checkers #36, White Twill with Orange Squares, (Soft Cotton) 100's, 2 Ply, 100% Italian Cotton.
    I got a pink one instead... and that was too thick.

    Shirt 3: Stripe #537, Light Blue Hair-Line with Navy/White/Beige Broad Stripes, 100's, 2 Ply, 100% Italian Cotton. Just OK, nothing moore. Too stiff.

    Shirt 4: Stripe #290, White and Light Gray Stripe, 110's, 2 Ply, 100 % Italian Cotton. The best shirt in the lot. Fabric just as good as my MTM Zegnas.

    Shirt 5: Jantzen #1450, White Fine Twill with Blue Classic squares, 110's, 2 Ply, (Soft cotton) 100 % Italian Cotton. This was a good fabric, comfortable and soft.

    Shirt 6: JKT #0089, White Very Small Herringbone, 110`s, 2 Ply, 100% Italian Cotton. This was just to thick, but at least it was soft.

    Shirt 7: Stripe #301, White with blue and olive Stripe, 110`s, 2 Ply, 100% Italian Cotton. Terrible fabric, very stiff an a plastic feel.
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  3. coachvu

    coachvu Well-Known Member

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    Since when has Ricky started putting those little Jantzen tags in his shirts? I'm definitely not a fan of that, especially considering you asked for monograms on the yoke.
     
  4. infiniti029

    infiniti029 Active Member

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    skyhigh: what kind of buttons did you get on those shirts in the pics?
     
  5. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    Since when has Ricky started putting those little Jantzen tags in his shirts?
    For as long as I've been getting shirts from him. You can remove it if you want - or you can ask him not to attach it
     
  6. zarathustra

    zarathustra Well-Known Member

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    I ordered my first batch of shirts last night. Will advise as to how long it takes.
     
  7. wpeters

    wpeters Well-Known Member

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    Since when has Ricky started putting those little Jantzen tags in his shirts? I'm definitely not a fan of that, especially considering you asked for monograms on the yoke.

    I received an order two weeks ago, and it did not have those tags. I've ordered on and off for several years, and these photos are the first that I've ever seen them. I've never made a special request, but perhaps my file is flagged as "no tags" for some reason. Just as well, I'd just have to cut them out every time.
     
  8. Skyhigh

    Skyhigh Active Member

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    skyhigh: what kind of buttons did you get on those shirts in the pics?

    Nature 3.4mm Thickness Trocas Buttons
     
  9. coachvu

    coachvu Well-Known Member

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    For as long as I've been getting shirts from him. You can remove it if you want - or you can ask him not to attach it

    I have two Jantzen shirts, the last of which came in January. Neither of them came with the tags, and I've never seen another Jantzen shirt on this forum with one of those tags. It's not a big deal, but I'm surprised he used the tags with a monogram on the yoke.
     
  10. chobochobo

    chobochobo Well-Known Member

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    My last couple of shirts from a few weeks ago had the tags, so did my first set a year or so ago. It's not a big deal, is it?
     
  11. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    I have two Jantzen shirts, the last of which came in January. Neither of them came with the tags, and I've never seen another Jantzen shirt on this forum with one of those tags. It's not a big deal, but I'm surprised he used the tags with a monogram on the yoke.

    Another example of Jantzen's "consistency". Most of my shirts (starting in 2005) have these tags, some don't. The 5-shirt order I just received doesn't... [​IMG] I couldn't care less about them to be honest

    the wiki page highlights this inconsistency
     
  12. Dewey

    Dewey Well-Known Member

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    So ... is it safe to say that if Ricky does not confirm your order within a week, he is skipping it?
     
  13. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Well-Known Member

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    Unbelievable turnaround at Jantzen these days:
    - ordered five shirts on 8/21
    - order acknowledged by Ricky on 8/25
    - full order sent from HK on 8/30
    - received in NYC today (9/4)

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    Well, I'd wait for some more data points before jumping to the conclusion that they're consistent (although on average turnaround does seem to be getting better.) I'm still waiting on an order from July, and my 8/17 order has not yet been acknowledged.
     
  14. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Well-Known Member

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    So ... is it safe to say that if Ricky does not confirm your order within a week, he is skipping it?

    No, not at all.
     
  15. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Well-Known Member

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    For as long as I've been getting shirts from him. You can remove it if you want - or you can ask him not to attach it

    Where is he putting the tag? In 5-6 orders over, say, 2 years or so, I've never gotten a shirt with a tag (unless you're talking inside the neck)? If it's an external tag, I would definitely find that annoying.
     
  16. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    Where is he putting the tag? In 5-6 orders over, say, 2 years or so, I've never gotten a shirt with a tag (unless you're talking inside the neck)? If it's an external tag, I would definitely find that annoying.

    internal, in the collar area. See pictures in this thread and in wiki
     
  17. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Well-Known Member

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    internal, in the collar area. See pictures in this thread and in wiki

    Thanks, I misunderstood. Those tags have appeared on some, if not all, of my shirts. I thought the concern was that they had started using visible external tags, as with Faconnable or the like.
     
  18. wpeters

    wpeters Well-Known Member

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    So ... is it safe to say that if Ricky does not confirm your order within a week, he is skipping it?

    No, not at all.

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  19. dr.no

    dr.no Well-Known Member

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    Question for repeat customers:
    If I specified changes for my second order, does that become the default? In other words, will I need to restate those changes for my 3rd order?

    Thanks.
     
  20. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Well-Known Member

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    Question for repeat customers:
    If I specified changes for my second order, does that become the default? In other words, will I need to restate those changes for my 3rd order?

    Thanks.


    Yes to your first alternative. Once you've made changes, those become part of your default order (unless, as I have in one case, you specify that it's a one-time change and you do not want your default options changed).
     

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