Got my shirts back from MyTailor.com! How do they look?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by bamaster, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. Pasha

    Pasha Well-Known Member

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    My Jantzen shirts shrunk so much after the first wash that I threw them away.
     


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    BABuckeye Senior member

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    Oh, about the sleeves...if you wear a sportocat, it can have a smaller arm hole than your shirt sleeves. This results in the coat pushing your sleeve up at the armhole and effectively shortening it. So if you want some cuff to show (as SF advocates), then your sleeves look fine.
     


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    orthofrancis Senior member

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    My Jantzen shirts shrunk so much after the first wash that I threw them away.

    That has not been my experience.
     


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    Considering the shirt is not yet washed and your big / muscular (no homo) frame, i would say the fit suits you well.

    Anything tighter would be too much.
     


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    Leave wynstrol depot man!
     


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    kimchikowboy Senior member

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    OP -- Fabrics look nice. I especially like the last pattern.
    To the others posting here (and not meaning to hijack the thread), the shrinkage occurs in the dryer, right? I live in Korea and keep getting shirts that are too big, despite telling the shirtmaker I want them smaller. Maybe they are taking shrinkage into consideration. However, they are washed by hand and dried on a hanger. If I use a dryer, will they shrink?
    Thanks.
     


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    OP -- Fabrics look nice. I especially like the last pattern.
    To the others posting here (and not meaning to hijack the thread), the shrinkage occurs in the dryer, right? I live in Korea and keep getting shirts that are too big, despite telling the shirtmaker I want them smaller. Maybe they are taking shrinkage into consideration. However, they are washed by hand and dried on a hanger. If I use a dryer, will they shrink?
    Thanks.


    Yes they will. I dry mine with low heat for 10 minutes. They don't shrink that way but are still dry enough to be worn the next morning.
     


  8. bamaster

    bamaster Active Member

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    Leave wynstrol depot man!

    Funny! Not nearly that big yet. I'm working on it though.

    The thing is that if I buy a shirt from the store, let's say about $50 from Macy's. My local tailor charges $14 to bring in the sides and $18 to rebuild the shoulders. By the time it's all said and done, I could have bought a MTM shirt.

    And got better fabric. Custom details. Better fit.

    I was really worried about this purchase. Worried that they would fit too tightly. So far, I'm very pleased with the construction. Ram was great with me and he encouraged me to see him again during his next trip. He'll be in Houston next week and I will order a couple more. I do need a couple solids.
     


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    Funny... my eye went straight to the damplifier pro.

    Doing some install work bam?

    Back on topic... give them a couple of washes. They'll shrink.
     


  10. bowtielover

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    Did you get a tailor fit, they look a little boxy.
     


  11. bamaster

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    Funny... my eye went straight to the damplifier pro.

    Doing some install work bam?

    Back on topic... give them a couple of washes. They'll shrink.


    Haha! I didn't even see that in the pictures.

    Yeah, I'm upgrading my head unit to an Alpine 9887 and my door components to Hybrid Audio L6 and L1 Pros. Need to deaden the doors first.
     


  12. SkinnyGoomba

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    Sleeves look long, definetly wait a few washes to have them altered.

    Have your tailor dart the back, it'll trim up the waist.
     


  13. bamaster

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    Did you get a tailor fit, they look a little boxy.

    Yes, Ram Keswani from MyTailor.com measured me.
     


  14. MiloX

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    Haha! I didn't even see that in the pictures. Yeah, I'm upgrading my head unit to an Alpine 9887 and my door components to Hybrid Audio L6 and L1 Pros. Need to deaden the doors first.
    The legatia's are pretty nice drivers. Got my ass handed to me at IASCA finals in 07 by a set of legs. Although I spanked his truck earlier in the year. The guys at Hybrid went all out to make sure Dave was going to win. And win he did. Handily. My car was no slouch either. Scott and Bill had Dave's truck sounding great. Since I have totally derailed your thread.... What kind of power will they be seeing? Competing?
     


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    My first order with MyTailor was pretty good, but the the shirts needed to be taken in around the torso and shortened in the sleeves. I pinned the shirts and sent them back to MyTailor for alterations. They came back fitting fine. Orders since then have been dead on.
     


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