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my visit to Napoli & Mina @ Napoli Su Misura

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by medtech_expat, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. calypso

    calypso Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!
    Kojak is great [​IMG]
    I plan to buy a SC and a few shirts to begin with...
    Never tried bespoke shirts before, so it will be fun to see the difference.
     
  2. Concordia

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    Does anyone know what sort of shrinkage NsM applies in the shirt-making process? I.e., cloth before cutting, or shirt before delivery?

    I'm having the sleeves on a few of the fancy royal oxford-ish things come up 1/2 inch more than I'd like, and I'm not sure if it's winter weight gain affecting my shoulders or the shirt actually getting smaller.
     
  3. poorsod

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    Few makers preshrink shirts. Mary Fritolini is the only one I know who does it as standard practice. CEGO did it on 1 of my shirts.
     
  4. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    FWIW, Ascot Chang washes all their fabrics before sewing, even if you do CMT.
     
  5. Griffyndor

    Griffyndor Well-Known Member

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    Charvet as well.
     
  6. MrChris

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    If I'm not misstaken NSM does as well.
    I remember asking them before ordering my first shirt and they mentioned they do take measures against shrinkage. I'm quite sure both with the prewashing of fabrics and adding slightly to the measurements to compensate minor shrinkage the first few washes.
    Someone can probably confirm if I remember correctly or not.
     
  7. Shirts Anderson

    Shirts Anderson Well-Known Member

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    This was the feeling I had as well, although I honestly can't remember if it was because of a conversation I had with Mina or if I had just read it on SF.
     
  8. bullethead

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    I have a dozen NSM shirts and have experienced no shrinkage
     
  9. jerrybrowne

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    I had one batch shrink (which they remade). They prewash cotton fabric before cutting- maybe they forgot for that batch and for your royal oxford shirts.....
     
  10. Concordia

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    These were the Riva-ish Super Royal stuff like that on asuitablewardrobe.net's site. And it didn't shrink immediately. So perhaps that is just more fragile than the regular broadcloth. I don't think I'd had it sent to a hotel laundry, but one never knows sometimes.
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  11. SartodiNapoli

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    It´s linen blend when prewashing is a must?
     
  12. patrickBOOTH

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    In general more open weave cloths will shrink more than tighter cloths. Broadcloth shrinks the least in my experience. Then again washing fabric once is almost useless also, ime. A lot of the shrinkage occurs in the stitching. Also, it takes 5+ wears and washes for a shirt to completely stop shrinking so much.
     
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  13. calypso

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    Has anyone heard anything about when they plan to visit Stockholm?
     
  14. Manton

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    picked up two pents today. new pair of summer khakis and a pair that was supposed to be "stone" but look rather white to me now. Oh well, I suppose I will get used to them.
     
  15. Concordia

    Concordia Well-Known Member

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    Just adhere to forum orthodoxy and never clean them. You'll get that khaki look in no time.
     
  16. S K M

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    Nice. What's their CMT price for pants these days?

    Would love to see some photos btw :)
     
  17. dopey

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    Surrendering to business casual?
     
  18. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    No, I needed new summer pents. My old cotton khakis were never great and needed to be replaced. then I had this sort of nice cream twill that got a split at the knee and the reweaver said it would look like Frankenstein if fixed so I just replaced them with a pair of cheaper cottons in more or less the same color.
     
  19. dieworkwear

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    What cotton book did you use? I tried to get some chinos from NSM last time they were in San Francisco, but the only cottons they had were from Caccioppoli, which felt too light.
     
  20. Manton

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    I can't remember. I do remember that both were on the light side, like 8 ounces or so, and both twill.
     

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