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Custom Shirts as Sportswear?

Tck13

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Does anyone that gets custom shirts ever get them to just use as sportswear and not for suits?
 

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Originally Posted by Tck13
Does anyone that gets custom shirts ever get them to just use as sportswear and not for suits?

I weat my OCBDs with suits, but I wear them casually as well.
 

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I've wondered this as well... and what exactly would change a shirt from a dress shirt to a sports shirt? Length? Pattern? Fabric?
 

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My shirt wardrobe (finally) almost exclusively exists of custom pieces so yes, I also wear them as sport shirts. Well, not all of them, mostly OCBDS.
 

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Most of my sport/leisure shirts are OCBD, button collar and of course barrel cuff.
 

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Absolutely. A range of plaids, checks, wool-blends, etc.
 

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When I make sport shirts for customers.
we use non dress shirt fabrics. soften up the linings. use more relaxed collar shapes. etc.
or take a dress shirt fabric and add details that do not work on a dress shirt.
pleated/flap pockets, again softer linings, non dress shirt buttons

also fit can be altered as well.

Carl
 

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Originally Posted by Tck13
Does anyone that gets custom shirts ever get them to just use as sportswear and not for suits?
- I do as I can never find shirts that fit me how I like them to
- Jantzen is a good option as they are well priced
 

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Originally Posted by aportnoy
Absolutely. A range of plaids, checks, wool-blends, etc.

I assume that they would be less expensive than a typical / comparable shirt for business as there is less working to the shirt? Or, is it basically the same thing.

Also, typical sportswear isn't quite as fitted as a sized shirt and usually comes in S, M, L, XL. How does that work with custom shirts?

I'm thinking, to start, I'll get a couple sportshirts and a couple of dress shirts.
 

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Has anyone ever tried to order a Jantzen/other MTM shirt company shirt that resembled BoO? I'll only wear a shirt untucked if it hits right below or on the belt. Any longer and I look and feel ridiculous. Obviously affordable shirts like this are very hard to find, but would ordering a Jantzen in a short length work for this?
 

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Originally Posted by Phat Guido
- I do as I can never find shirts that fit me how I like them to
- Jantzen is a good option as they are well priced


I'm afraid to try Jantzen because this is the first time I'll be getting custom shirts. I'm thinking I might try somewhere else first to have an idea and then maybe check out jantzen.
 

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I have ordered custom shirts to be worn exclusively as sport shirts, including a couple of linens. Also ordered one or two a while back to be worn untucked on purpose - without long tails and squared off at the bottom. As shirtmaven indicated, I've taken a few liberties as well - the one that comes to mind is contrast stitching for buttonholes.
 

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I wear my custom shirts for both dress and casual. One should always have comfortable clothes in any situation. I too am a fan of the Jantzen price and the quality, so now almost all my shirts are from them.
 

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