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How much allowance for shrinkage on Jantzen measurements?

Jumbie

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Planning on making my first Jantzen order soon. I have a visit to my tailor planned for this Saturday to get some pants hemmed and will get him to measure me for some shirts; he's told me several times that it's no problem to do this. I've had my girlfriend measure me but I'm sure it's better for a professional to do it.

I'm just a bit unsure of sleeve length and if to "pad" the measurements a bit to allow for any shrinkage. I wash my shirts in cold water and hang them to dry so I wouldn't expect much. Searching, although I admit to not reading the giant Jantzen thread, hasn't turned up much on the subject other than the fact that some fabrics shrink more than others; something I expected.

My aim for sleeve length is taken from Shirtmaven (aka Cego) in this post http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...63&postcount=6

Unbuttond and fully shrunk shirt should hang slightly above the v of your thumb and index finger.
Does Jantzen account for shrinkage when making the shirts or should I add about 1/8-1/4" inch to my measurements in order to do this?

My thoughts are to add my own allowance and specify that I have already done this in the comments/remarks section. Would it perhaps be better to tell him that my measurements are exact so to please allow some room for shrinkage? I believe I read that this may be the default option.

Thank you.
 

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Don't pad. It's accounted for. Order just one shirt and wear/wash it several times, then tweak your measurements for future orders
 

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read the "jantzen, reliable at last?" thread. there is a lot to learn from it, and you will find various answers to your questions.
 

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Originally Posted by gdl203
Don't pad. It's accounted for.

Thanks. I half had a feeling that would be the case.

Order just one shirt and wear/wash it several times, then tweak your measurements for future orders
Thanks for the advice. I had planned on doing that based on "common sense" and the many, many threads I've read on Jantzen and MyTailor.

Appreciate the help.
 

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Originally Posted by Dewey
read the "jantzen, reliable at last?" thread. there is a lot to learn from it, and you will find various answers to your questions.

That thread is a mess. I've read some of it and selected portions by doing a general forum search which turned up a few links to it in the results for my search terms. However, it didn't (that I could see) contain the exact information I needed although it was hinted at.

I have read many other Jantzen threads and I did, in addition to my general search, do a specific search in that one for all forms of the word shrink.
 

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PS Thanks to you both for your many replies in the various Jantzen threads that my searches turned up. Several of them were quite helpful.
 

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