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SPIER & MACKAY - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by spiermackay, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. Spex

    Spex Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps it's my skinny body that somehow causes the shirt to hang straight down. I've given them one quick warm water wash, and they fit great but are still long enough to tuck in nicely. I don't think I'll put mine in the dryer since they are fitting so nicely.
     
  2. Burzan

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    Post wash and this navy one seems to fit larger than the other two I tried on yesterday. I can't yet confirm with the other colors but the material actually feels much more relaxed and loose after washing and line drying. It's a fantastic fit across the chest now but is draping longer in this color. Not an issue as for the most part I wanted the dress collar style to be tucked in at work anyways.

    10/10 polos so far for me.

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  3. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Well-Known Member

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    Hey all - how long does it take your orders to ship? Mine has been "received" since the 22nd.
     
  4. spiermackay

    spiermackay Well-Known Member

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    What's the order number? Can take up to 3 business days to process from the warehouse.
     
  5. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Well-Known Member

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    I sent you a PM :fistbump:
     
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  6. Duppy

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    Looks great. Really hoping that the downtown store opens soon so I can try on the Model 2, before doing any MTM orders.
     
  7. spiermackay

    spiermackay Well-Known Member

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    Just did another wash test on the polos for shrinkage. Washed a Navy, Burgundy and White. Warm water wash for Navy and Burgundy, Hot water for White. Warm Dryer for all.

    Washed Large for all. 7/8" shrinkage across the board in the length. Exactly what we were expecting.

    If you don't want them to shrink or keep shrinkage very, very minimal, cold water wash, hang or lay flat to dry.
     
  8. ldegeneve

    ldegeneve Well-Known Member

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    When are summer sportscoats coming out?
     
  9. Burzan

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    I assume shrinkage was mainly in the length? Did you notice much across the width at all?
     
  10. Spex

    Spex Well-Known Member

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    This is pretty much how mine fits as well. S&M must have produced a lot of polos, since at their price I would have thought that some of them would have sold out already. I'm almost considering getting multiples of the same color.
     
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  11. spiermackay

    spiermackay Well-Known Member

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    1/4" on the half chest, but after wearing it for about 15 mins it was back to normal.
     
  12. flvinny521

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    Maybe I'm confusing reports from customers, but is there a difference in length between rib collars vs. shirt collars? I'm a shorter dude (around 5'7") and want them to be worn casually untucked. Seems like most people are saying their shirt collar polos are long enough to tuck in, which may not work for me.

    I was under the impression that the dimensions of the shirts were identical, regardless of collar.
     
  13. MSchapiro

    MSchapiro Well-Known Member

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    I'm in a similar boat and found the shirt collars to be a fine length.

    The collar on the other hand was wayyy too big for my frame.
     
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  14. Burzan

    Burzan Well-Known Member

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    I am pretty sure they are identical in shirt length between collar sizes. If you need it shorter it sound like you could go at least a half inch shorter with a warm wash and dry. I will see how the shirts settle after a few wash and line dries and decide if I want to try to shrink them up. I think a .5 - .75" shorter could be good for me. So far i've been tucking them in with chinos but they do drape me ok untucked with jeans.

    Also to follow up, my navy polo is not longer than the other colors. The shirt was slightly damp when I tried it on the other day so was fitting more loose compared to fully dry so was just draping me differently.

    Wearing burgundy today, sorry for the poor office lighting and wrinkles from sitting at my desk all day.

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  15. 7_rocket

    7_rocket Well-Known Member

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    Untuck that polo you IBM tech support nerd:nodding:
     
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  16. Burzan

    Burzan Well-Known Member

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    Haha, I have on some trousers today. Maybe I will undo the second button for the rest of the day.

    Got untucked wear on deck, it will be raining tomorrow so I am going to try out a polo with some EP duck canvas chinos I think, then jeans on Friday.
     
  17. Igor01

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    Hey Rick, since you guys have some demo polos in the store anyway, maybe you could wash them to give a better idea of how the ribbed collars and overall fit are after washing. It's kinda hard to judge the fit and especially the ribbed collar by tryiong on a polo that's never been washed and probably sat in a stack all squashed like a pancake :)
     
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  18. spiermackay

    spiermackay Well-Known Member

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    Good idea. Probably can just give them a good steam press as well.
     
  19. lbrig

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    Sorry if this has been covered, but what's the deal with Canada Post? I have a return that's been sitting in Brampton for a week now.
     
  20. MrGimpy

    MrGimpy Well-Known Member

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    Rick, have you ever considered moving into outerwear? I'm going to be in the market for a new mac and wool overcoat soon but I think the makers I used last time have priced themselves out of the market.
     

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