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Gitman Brothers Vintage

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

  1. Numbernine

    Numbernine Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG][/quote]it is difficult to tell from this pic but what I think you have is this ; when a buttonhole is sewn there is not a hole yet. It is cut out after the sewing is complete . I belive th,at those are just threads that can snipped with a pair of scissors . If not it is easily repairable anyone with a machine capable of making buttonholes( that's about 99.9% of machines) can fix it in minutes
     
  2. rydude87

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    How good is the warehouse sale. Are there any better sales usually or can I find these shirts cheaper at other stores?
     
  3. VJAYEYE

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    Anyone have the patchwork button down and can comment on the fit and look in person? Thx
     
  4. tjonesd2

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    a few that have a slightly cheaper price tag at final sale, but none anywhere close to this that take returns. That said IMO this was a pretty lame warehouse sale
     
  5. tjonesd2

    tjonesd2 Well-Known Member

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    its printed, not actual patchwork. Do not recommend.
     
  6. jas0nt

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    Do the fleece shirts lose its fleeciness after washing?
     
  7. kentpope

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    Interestingly, the shirt I had a problem with was the olive overdye as well.
     
  8. rusticchasm

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    it is difficult to tell from this pic but what I think you have is this ; when a buttonhole is sewn there is not a hole yet. It is cut out after the sewing is complete . I belive th,at those are just threads that can snipped with a pair of scissors . If not it is easily repairable anyone with a machine capable of making buttonholes( that's about 99.9% of machines) can fix it in minutes[/QUOTE]

    no, poor picture. the hole itself is fine, its the fabric above the hole that completely shred apart
    gbv and i are figuring it out
     
  9. JRS1979

    JRS1979 Well-Known Member

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    ^Excellent customer service from these guys. They are sending me a new replacement olive overdye, even though my purchase was from Mr Porter. Glad I emailed now - they are good guys.
     
  10. fiefiefie

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    concur great customer service
     
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  11. akjc

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    Picked up a blue Oxford around Christmas time during a sale in a large. The fit is perfect in the shoulder and chest, but it's too loose in the waist and way too long at 5'10.

    Does anyone have experience with bringing these shirts to the tailor? I realized that they're sewn with French seems and would be more difficult to tailor.

    If it's too much work I'm probably just going to sell it. If anyone wants it, PM me to discuss. However, priority is to keep it.
     
  12. Timbaland

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    You can have them sew down the box pleat or add darts for slimness.
     
  13. jas0nt

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    What's the colour fastness like for the overdyed dark shitrts (eg navy)? Does it fade easily?
     
  14. sleepsatfouram

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    I wear a GVB in small and have always worn a small for GVB. Some fit a little tighter and some fit just nice, there will be a slight difference in size consistencies but nothing major that I have encountered so far.

    Hope it helps.

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    I doubt it is difficult for a tailor to shorten the shirt. I altered my other shirt's hem and when it is done, they look the same.

    Like it was mentioned, the patchwork is printed. I own one and the fabric is soft, light and really comfy. Lets air in easily and perfect for summer !
    As for the fit, it fits like how a GV would fit.

    I personally like how the shirt looks and I think it looks really nice too when worn.
     
  15. rusticchasm

    rusticchasm Well-Known Member

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    I have a few, no fadings after one year
     
  16. PersilVouchers

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    It does depend on what colour you go for and how often you wear it.

    I have the black overdye which seemingly doesn't EVER age, the olive one which has faded a little bit over 4 years, and the navy which has faded quite a bit in 2 years. The navy one is indigo dyed though so I was kind of expecting it. I wear it to work a lot so the elbows have faded a bit as I'm at my desk most of the day, and it is starting to fade on creases around the cuffs which the fabric pinches. I'll take some pics when I next wear it.

    It's probably my favourite shirt though, so does get a disproportionate amount of wear and washing. I'm planning on getting another. I've noticed that the fabric they're using on the current batch is ever so slightly lighter and coarser so maybe it'll age differently. Either way, dope shirt and looks great with a kahki chino/trouser or very faded jeans (IMO).
     
  17. tjonesd2

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    I lost some weight and am looking to trade my XLs for your Ls if anyone is interested.
     
  18. sleepsatfouram

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    I received my shirt and yes, the collar and sleeve placket are stiff as you mentioned. I don't think there is anything that could be done to soften it as the stiffness comes from the interfacing under the placket and collar.

    Nevertheless, it is still a pretty decent shirt and I'm happy with it.
     
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  19. Portland Dry Goods

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    Wanted to cross post this from our affiliate thread;

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    Gitman Vintage madras are up on the web, check em out here.
     
  20. JChance

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