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SPIER & MACKAY - Official Affiliate Thread

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

  1. kbuzz

    kbuzz Well-Known Member

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    Rick

    I sent in a shirt along (with a return) for use as a mesurement template for a custom shirt order a while back. Have not hear anything since. Is there anything i need to do to follow up...thanks
     
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  2. spiermackay

    spiermackay Well-Known Member

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    A repeat of the oxfords are a couple of weeks out. We have some pinpoints coming as well shortly.
     
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  3. spiermackay

    spiermackay Well-Known Member

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    Can you PM me your name and RA number for the return.
     
  4. An Acute Style

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    Quick shot the collar on the blue linen after one wash.

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  5. Van Veen

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    Is Slim or Contemporary closest to Brooks Brothers Regent/Slim fit?
     
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    Contemporary is closest to regent/slim.
     
  7. Joenobody0

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    Slim is slimmer than the old BB Slim fit (Fitzgerald, or whatever it's called now). The armholes, especially, are smaller. After trying SM, I strongly prefer them to BB for my body type (thin and athletic). BB just doesn't understand that some guys are broad on top and narrow everywhere else.
     
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  8. Van Veen

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    Looking at the size chart, it looks like the chest is the same in both contemporary and slim? My biggest problem is usually tightness in the chest and shoulders, not around the waisst. (BB extra slim/Milano doesn't work for me for this reason.)
     
  9. dazedstate

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    My first impression of the contemporary fit suit is that the pants are very slim. Almost too much so. I am not a large man either (5'10" 165lbs). I've done some lifting in the past but my thighs are definitely not tree trunk-like.

    Edit : also the higher armholes will take some getting used to. Quality though seems high for the price point.
     
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  10. Joenobody0

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    BB Slim (Fitz) is cut too tight for my lats and delts and then is huge in the waist. My shoulders extend way past the should seams, and my lats get dug in to by the armhole.

    The SM Slim is a better fit for me up top, and then slimmer through the body. I should say that I'm not one of those "skin tight shirt" guys. The SM slim provides exactly what I would describe as a normal, but slim, fit.
     
  11. dazedstate

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    Too each their own. I love the Fitz fit (after some waist suppression) but I also have narrow shoulders.
     
  12. Joenobody0

    Joenobody0 Well-Known Member

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    Shirts, perhaps next to shoes, are the most idiosyncratic piece of clothing for me. Not only is it the fit of the pattern, but it's also how your neck size interacts with all your other measurements. I have a 14.5 or 15 inch neck and a very pronounced "V" shape. BB simply doesn't cut for that body.

    What's your shirt size? I have a million unworn must iron OCBDs in slim fit, with a 15.5 neck (from before I got serious about diet).
     
  13. dazedstate

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    Apologies I thought you were referring to the jackets. Their ESF shirts don't fit me great either. I also like the cut of S&M shirts
     
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  14. spiermackay

    spiermackay Well-Known Member

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    Let the tough decisions begin...
     
  16. spiermackay

    spiermackay Well-Known Member

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    We have a restock coming in shortly.
     
  17. spiermackay

    spiermackay Well-Known Member

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    What size suit/pants did you try? For many the contemporary is a really great fit, though there are some asking for a more "classic" fit.
     
  18. dazedstate

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    38R suit with the accompanying 32 waist pants. They're at the tailor right now hemming them up but I'll take a fit pic once received back. If you ran some classic fits I would be a customer. If only for the longer jacket size.
     
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    Hey Rick,

    Any production shrinkage with the new madras like last year? Just wondering if we should grab our normal size.
     
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    1 and 5 for me. I get so much summer use out of these. No brainer.
     

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