Altering Brooks Brothers Non-Iron Shirts

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  1. GucciMonster

    GucciMonster Senior member

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    What's more I couldn't even try on any of the shirts. Instead, they had me try on some ridiculous test shirt with a club collar and short sleeves. The test shirt they gave me didn't even have a top button so I couldn't get a good grasp on collar size.

    I guess they don't want to refold and pin the shirts but geez, what they gave me to try on looked like it had come right out of a thrift store.
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    That is because your just a kid - if you were a monster they might respect you enough to believe that you're actually interested in making a purchase.
     


  2. Kurtz

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    complete bullshit.

    I've had some BB non-iron shirts altered and then washed and machine dried them myself.

    No ill effects.


    +1 I have done the same to a few of mine with no issues.
     


  3. lastlight

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    I was at the Vancouver store the other day and was allowed to try on 4 shirts at the request of my sales rep. A couple of them was even out of the plastic packaging. Maybe it depends if your sales rep wants to fold the shirt back up or not.

    This, I don't know what's up with the Toronto store. The sales guy in Van wouldn't stop trying to get me to try on and buy more shirts.[​IMG]
     


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    This, I don't know what's up with the Toronto store. The sales guy in Van wouldn't stop trying to get me to try on and buy more shirts.[​IMG]

    Yeah, you'd think they'd be more interested in the sale. I was at 346 the other day, and after a salesman saw me looking at the extra-slim oxfords he said I should try one on as they fit quite differently than the slims, and while saying this he grabbed a shirt off the table and yanked all the pins for me.
     


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    You can have the sleeves shortened with no problems, but if you have the side seams taken in, they will pucker when laundered. It is related to the non-iron coating on the fabric.

    This is patently false. I've had over 15 of these shirts slimmed from the tails through the sleeves and they are fine.
     


  6. thinksyncopated

    thinksyncopated Well-Known Member

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    I just purchased a few slim shirts and have the same questions: I feel like slimming the waist/chest area won't really affect the quality of the seams, but the sleeves are held together by their "glue": has anyone that has altered the sleeves noticed puckering after a few washes/uses?
     


  7. garymyman

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    I also got the "demo shirt" treatment at BB in New Orleans. Terrible way to sell shirts. Or anything for that matter. I ordered online.
     


  8. matt22616

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    I also got the "demo shirt" treatment at BB in New Orleans. Terrible way to sell shirts. Or anything for that matter. I ordered online.

    Was your sales associate a rather hefty gentleman? I was kinda pissed, couldn't tell shit about how an actual shirt fit.
     


  9. matt22616

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    I just purchased a few slim shirts and have the same questions: I feel like slimming the waist/chest area won't really affect the quality of the seams, but the sleeves are held together by their "glue": has anyone that has altered the sleeves noticed puckering after a few washes/uses?

    All my BB shirts have been slimmed from the tails through the sleeves all the way to the cuffs and they are fine.
     


  10. Smartalox

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    I've had mine altered too. No problems here.
     


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    So only a couple people have had issues with the side seam alterations on the Non-Iron shirts?

    I ask because I have a ton of the traditional fit non-iron shirts that are a little blousy and was hoping to have the taken in a bit. I buy the slim fit shirts now...
     


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    Also, why does the problem only appear when altering the side seams and not when altering the sleeve length?

    Thanks!
     




  13. SOBET

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    Trust me, it is not a good idea.
     


  14. Rene_Lahm

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    I'm actually really glad that I stumbled upon this thread. I still have yet to visit the Toronto BB, and intended on purchasing a simple, plain white dress shirt. Though, it's a pain to have to take the subway down. It also doesn't help that I work near mid-town/North Toronto and live in York Region. I think you guys just saved me a hassle, and waste of time, because I figured I'd have at least been able to try some stuff on.

    It's a shame they haven't put one in Yorkdale yet, since they've just added 12 more stores coming in the near future, and none of them really interest me. On another note, anyone been to the Flatiron shop near bloor/spadina?
     
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