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Gitman Brothers Vintage

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by ToruOkada, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. usher

    usher Member

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    I just got a Gitman Bros blue oxford from gilt (not 'Vintage' label)

    I bought a size Large, but I just tried it on and it's tiny.

    The chest is only 20" p2p, and the sleeve cuffs are comically short (sits above wristwatch/bracelet)

    Is this common or simply a mislabelling? Did they shrink it on purpose?


    I have an unworn sz S gitman vintage oxford that is pretty much the same p2p chest width, but has longer sleeve lengths...
     
  2. JChance

    JChance Senior member

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    Sounds like a mislabel.

    I heard regular Gitman is larger than GV, which is more slim cut (yet still boxy)
     
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  3. Kensington

    Kensington Senior member

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    If it ain't broke don't fix it. The reason there is extra fabric on the lower part of the shirt is probably due to the back pleat. Back pleats are a sign of a quality shirt because they have added flexibility for your arms. You can tell a cheaply made shirt by the lack of details like back pleats. If you want your clothes to fit tight all over maybe you should buy made to measure or blouses instead.

    I find GBV shirts to have less billowing than your run of the mill mall brands because of the tapering torso shape they use. ) (
     
  4. usher

    usher Member

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    the bastards at gilt changed the description to say 'fits small' after i bought it (thinking exactly as you said, regular Gitman being less slim than the Vintage line)

    "Large" was the biggest one they had on offer :/
     
  5. Leather

    Leather Senior member

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    I take mine to the tailor and drastically take in the sides. 43" chest and 29" waist so I don't really have a choice
     
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  6. tobiasfunke

    tobiasfunke Senior member

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    Do you wash them before tailoring? Wondering how much shrinkage to expect...
     
  7. rusticchasm

    rusticchasm Senior member

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    i dunno about MH GBro but GBV is shrunk at the factory post production (hence the variation in measurements btw shirts of the same size)
     
  8. Leather

    Leather Senior member

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    I believe mine were washed when I tailored, but the shirt didn't shrink at all so it shouldn't matter.
     
  9. johnH123

    johnH123 Senior member

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    Back pleats have nothing to do with a shirt's quality.

    Also, thanks for the nonsensical and unhelpful reply to my question.
     
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  10. RandyPBS

    RandyPBS New Member

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    I just purchased a gitman bros oxford from gilt as well. I'm about 5'7 and bought a small, does it fit true or slim?
     
  11. Kensington

    Kensington Senior member

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    It's a feature frequently left out of cheaper shirts as a cost cutting measure.

    You're welcome.
     
  12. Dingusberry

    Dingusberry Senior member

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    Not sure about size small, but xs is very slim for the oxfords. my gitman sailboat & seagull in small is more roomy, but not too boxy. i'm also 5'7.
     
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  13. RandyPBS

    RandyPBS New Member

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    This is regular gitman correct? And not GBV?
     
  14. Dingusberry

    Dingusberry Senior member

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    No, both are from GBV.
     
  15. PersilVouchers

    PersilVouchers Well-Known Member

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    Anyone every wear a tie with a Gitman Bros. Vintage OCBD? Concerned the knot might look a bit weird with the collar being fairly big.
     
  16. rusticchasm

    rusticchasm Senior member

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    i can't wear it with a 4-in-hand knot. need to do a half-windsor but it looks fine
     
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  17. Sym

    Sym Senior member

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    Has anyone seen the summer oxfords? How see-through are they?
     
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  18. rusticchasm

    rusticchasm Senior member

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    has anyone ever heard of the troy shirtmaker's guild? looks a lot like some old GBV re-branded...

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  19. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Senior member

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    Short sleeved shorter collard gitmans, whos selling them this year?
     
  20. Kensington

    Kensington Senior member

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    If my memory serves me South Willard is known for carrying the shorter collar versions.
     

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