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First bespoke shirt, comment on fit *update

GBear

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Hello,

So I have recently bought my first bespoke shirt and would like comments on fit. Does anything need to be changed? I'm a slender guy and lend towards a little more aggressive fitting. I am not too sure if the arms are correct or not; however, it is better than how it once was. I would must like some constructive criticism. Thank you.

-G

P.S. The image quality is a bit low. Macbook Pro cameras are terrible.




 

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Pics w/ the shirt tucked me would be best. From what I can see, your sleeves are too loose and too long. Also, I would get the shoulder taken in just a bit. Otherwise looks fine, but again tucked in pics are critical here.
 

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Wash it. Iron it. Wear it. Wash it. Iron it. Wear it. Wash it. Iron it.

Put it on. Take another series of pictures.

(you may substitue commercial laundry for washing and ironing)
 

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Wear your jacket when making assessments of sleeve length. Also see how the shirt feels sitting down before taking any advice on going slimmer.
 

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Sleeves should shorten a bit after a couple of washes.
 

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Will do, thanks! I'll wash it a few more times and we'll see.
 

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Haha, yes, I know. I just threw it on really quick and took some pictures so I can get a broad overview of fit opinions. Thanks.
 

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Beyond what's already been mentioned, your right sleeve appears too long.

A bit of a side rant: is there a particular reason that bespoke shirtmakers don't prewash fabric? Even after nailing down fit on a first shirt, shrinkage will vary according to fabric and therefore the resulting fit will be less than optimal. I realize that time and cost come into play, but I've offered to pay a premium for prewashing/shrinking, only to be told by Borrelli and Finamore that they can't/won't do it. Merolla won't do it either... what gives??
 

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Maybe they don't want to work with what is essentially a damaged material. I agree they should offer this service, as it is most practical to ensure best fit (very few customers will dry clean everything forever.)
 

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Originally Posted by medtech_expat
Beyond what's already been mentioned, your right sleeve appears too long.

A bit of a side rant: is there a particular reason that bespoke shirtmakers don't prewash fabric?


Some say that mills pre-wash these days anyway, so there's no point to having the maker do it again. I don't buy it.
 

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He said he laundered the shirt for me but then had to redo the sleeves. I do not think he did it afterwards. This is probably why the torso fits well but the sleeves do not yet.

@medtech_expat: I think it is just the creasing on the left make it appear shorter. Once I get a good wash or two in, I will get back to you guys with updated pictures. Going to wash it right now as a matter of fact.
 

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You have a low left shoulder, which the shirt doesn't take into account. In the back, it also looks like it could be shaped better for your shoulder blades.
 

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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley
Some say that mills pre-wash these days anyway, so there's no point to having the maker do it again. I don't buy it.

Mina does it... trial shirt fitting was close to perfect in Boston.
 

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They don't do it because washing fabric before making the shirt up is a pain in the ass. Not only is it hard to keep the grain straight, but fabric doesn't just shrink, it also stretches, especially after it's been washed.
 

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