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Just got my CT shirts ...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by AutoX, May 31, 2011.

  1. AutoX

    AutoX Active Member

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    Like most of them however the white poplin shirt I'm undecided. The material feels like a 300 thread count bed sheet of sorts. The details is nice, but material .. eh.

    Also, I still haven't figured out why this shirt is called a polin as opposed to the other shirts I ordered from them.

    I got the tailored fit, and while they are slimmer then most ... I'm still going to have to have them taken in on the sides (I'm 5'10 and 170lbs), and also the sleeves left me a lot to be desired (will also slim them down as well). Haven't tried the other shirts on yet though.
     
  2. bcondon17

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    What size did you get?
     
  3. AutoX

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    I just ordered 6 CT shirts last night, 3 of which being the tailored fit white poplin. Post some fit pics and what size you ordered if possible!

    And to answer your question poplin refers to:

    strong fabric produced by the rib variation of the plain weave and characterized by fine, closely spaced, crosswise ribs. It is made with heavier filling yarns and a greater number of warp yarns and is similar to broadcloth, which has even finer, more closely spaced ribs.
     
  5. Navi

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    honestly your expectations for fit sound pretty high for $40 a shirt. You cant really be surprised you have to alter an OTR shirt for so cheap, can you? There are very few OTR options that are going to be slimmer than the tailored fit, most of which will be much more expensive.

    MTM is the way if you want a perfect fit off the bat. I've been extremely satisfied with all of my CT shirts and wear them very often, have held up great.
     
  6. Viral

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    honestly your expectations for fit sound pretty high for $40 a shirt. You cant really be surprised you have to alter an OTR shirt for so cheap, can you? There are very few OTR options that are going to be slimmer than the tailored fit, most of which will be much more expensive.

    MTM is the way if you want a perfect fit off the bat. I've been extremely satisfied with all of my CT shirts and wear them very often, have held up great.


    +1 on lowering your expectations. BTW, poplin is not the best fabric for a plain colored shirt. It does not hold a press at all. If you were expecting broadcloth-like qualities from poplin then you are barking up the wrong tree.

    You should be thrilled to still get staple items at a reasonable price in this economy.....[​IMG]
     
  7. AutoX

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    Don't have high expectations ... but when I'm being told from CT that this is even slimmer then their slim fit ... and shown the picture on the fit comparison, I expect it to hold some truth. Am I expecting a shirt tailored to fit with 1" extra material on each side OTR ... no. But I do expect not to have 4" extra material on each side. Pictures to come tonight.
     
  8. IsteRed

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    Wanted to order from them today,turned out to get a blazer,two shirts and a tie delivered to me i'll have to pay 160(yeah that's right) pounds just for shipping...
     
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    Don't have high expectations ... but when I'm being told from CT that this is even slimmer then their slim fit ... and shown the picture on the fit comparison, I expect it to hold some truth. Am I expecting a shirt tailored to fit with 1" extra material on each side OTR ... no. But I do expect not to have 4" extra material on each side. Pictures to come tonight.

    true, but there is an element of marketing propaganda when things are advertised a certain way. Unless you measure the shirts yourself in the store then I'd personally take a grain of salt. Or, perhaps, you wear your shirt very fitted, which is a story in its own right......
     
  10. acecow

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    Don't have high expectations ... but when I'm being told from CT that this is even slimmer then their slim fit ... and shown the picture on the fit comparison, I expect it to hold some truth. Am I expecting a shirt tailored to fit with 1" extra material on each side OTR ... no. But I do expect not to have 4" extra material on each side. Pictures to come tonight.
    Well, I would bet a lot of money that you got 'em a size too big. I'm your height and weight and if I were to buy CT shirts, I would buy a size 15. So there, it's your fault.
     
  11. shonuf323

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    CT posts the chest and waist measures of the shirts on their website. This should probably give you some insight into how the shirt will fit.
     
  12. Quadcammer

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    But I do expect not to have 4" extra material on each side. Pictures to come tonight.

    you're saying their tailored fit shirts are 8" too wide around the waist of a 5'10" 170lb dude? thats hard to believe

    Wanted to order from them today,turned out to get a blazer,two shirts and a tie delivered to me i'll have to pay 160(yeah that's right) pounds just for shipping...

    somethings not right about that.

    where do you live?

    I live in NJ and the most I've paid for shipping is like 13gbp
     
  13. Loathing

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    I have to say that 16 seems a large size for someone your height. I'm 6' and wear about 15.5 and sometimes 15, in most brands.
     
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    I have to say that 16 seems a large size for someone your height. I'm 6' and wear about 15.5 and sometimes 15, in most brands.

    Correct me if I'm wrong but wouldn't he base the 16 size on his neck regardless of height? I'm 5'9 and also wear a 16/33.
     
  15. acecow

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    Correct me if I'm wrong but wouldn't he base the 16 size on his neck regardless of height? I'm 5'9 and also wear a 16/33.
    At 170 lbs, it's very unlikely that he has a 16" neck. I used to buy size 16 shirts before I joined SF. Now I wear size 15.
     
  16. ggtk

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    At 170 lbs, it's very unlikely that he has a 16" neck. I used to buy size 16 shirts before I joined SF. Now I wear size 15.
    is 5'10 170lbs skinny? I'm 15lbs lighter and an inch shorter and I wouldn't call myself thin. Anyway, my neck measures 15.5" under my adams apple.. should I be sizing down? The neck on my CT shirts fit snug already so I doubt it..
     
  17. acecow

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    is 5'10 170lbs skinny? I'm 15lbs lighter and an inch shorter and I wouldn't call myself thin.

    Anyway, my neck measures 15.5" under my adams apple.. should I be sizing down? The neck on my CT shirts fit snug already so I doubt it..


    You would know better what fits you. I'm speaking from my own experience.
     
  18. Quadcammer

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    to offer a counter point, i'm about 6' 165-170, and I wear a 16.5.
     
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    to offer a counter point, i'm about 6' 165-170, and I wear a 16.5.

    That seems...odd. I'm 6' 220 lbs and I wear a 17, and I have a rather thick neck.
     
  20. acecow

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    to offer a counter point, i'm about 6' 165-170, and I wear a 16.5.

    Well, you may wear whatever you like. It doesn't mean it fits you. [​IMG]
     

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