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Anyone have any experience with the CPO shirt? Is it meant to be more like a really thick shirt or like a jacket?
And how often should it be washed? Being like a shirt I am picturing it getting dirty and needing to be washed more frequently but I'm not sure. I really like the design but don't know if I should just get a type III instead?
 

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I've got one of the wool melton CPOs. I use it as a really heavy shirt/light jacket that you could wear under a winter coat (it's one step up from their ultra-heavy flannels). I don't wear it that often since it doesn't get that cold where I am (10 Celsius is a cold day). I'd get more use out of a moleskin cotton one. Personally I don't like denim jackets so I can't give any advice between the two. Jacob Bannon of Converge wore an Iron Heart CPO in a bunch of live show videos if you want to see one in action.
 
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Anyone have any experience with their SS Madras workshirts?

I came across this boy on the outlet and there's one left in Large: https://www.ironheartamerica.com/outlet/ihsh-226-iye.html#/831-size-l/1382-colour-indigo_yellow

I'm not sure about my sizing in Iron Heart shirts, as I have never owned any. I'm inclined to assume that, like most Japanese brands, they run small, and that the Large here is the right choice for me (Medium in most American brands, and a Large in UES, which is the only Japanese brand I own a shirt from). But the measurements actually look pretty true to size with the M having a 21.5 half chest. Since this is on sale I can only return for store credit, so I'd want to be a bit more sure. Hence, asking if anyone has any experience with the sizing :)
 

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My first IH Shirt arrived not too long ago In Size M. IHSH-62 12oz Wabash Indigo. Sizing was spot on according to the chart. This “western shirt” has the shoulders cut tighter but the sleeves are longer for my size. So the size charts have a bit of a learning curve. Quality is top shelf. The stitching is pretty impressive. I could barley find a loose thread.

For the SS Madras you reference my size would be L according to the chart.
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Anyone have any experience with their SS Madras workshirts?

I came across this boy on the outlet and there's one left in Large: https://www.ironheartamerica.com/outlet/ihsh-226-iye.html#/831-size-l/1382-colour-indigo_yellow

I'm not sure about my sizing in Iron Heart shirts, as I have never owned any. I'm inclined to assume that, like most Japanese brands, they run small, and that the Large here is the right choice for me (Medium in most American brands, and a Large in UES, which is the only Japanese brand I own a shirt from). But the measurements actually look pretty true to size with the M having a 21.5 half chest. Since this is on sale I can only return for store credit, so I'd want to be a bit more sure. Hence, asking if anyone has any experience with the sizing :)
With IH, the measurements tell a lot of the story. I've bought both mediums and larges (tend to be a medium in most tts brands) and chose based on the measurements. They are really good about verifying the measurements before they ship out if you ask.

That shirt you linked looks like it fits tts or even slightly large for its stated size
 

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With IH, the measurements tell a lot of the story. I've bought both mediums and larges (tend to be a medium in most tts brands) and chose based on the measurements. They are really good about verifying the measurements before they ship out if you ask.

That shirt you linked looks like it fits tts or even slightly large for its stated size
Thanks. I guess I'm gonna have to pass on this one. Hopefully next season they put some some more... I'm only just getting into the brand, and this kind of lightweight workshirt is something I've really been wanting for a while.
 

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Thanks. I guess I'm gonna have to pass on this one. Hopefully next season they put some some more... I'm only just getting into the brand, and this kind of lightweight workshirt is something I've really been wanting for a while.
I agree, I wouldn't settle. Most people dig their heavyweight stuff, but just like you, I've quite enjoyed the lighter stuff
 

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I agree, I wouldn't settle. Most people dig their heavyweight stuff, but just like you, I've quite enjoyed the lighter stuff
Yeah man you can't wear 12 oz flannel all year! A good lightweight shirt in the summer is a godsend.
 

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Anyone have any experience with their SS Madras workshirts?

I came across this boy on the outlet and there's one left in Large: https://www.ironheartamerica.com/outlet/ihsh-226-iye.html#/831-size-l/1382-colour-indigo_yellow

I'm not sure about my sizing in Iron Heart shirts, as I have never owned any. I'm inclined to assume that, like most Japanese brands, they run small, and that the Large here is the right choice for me (Medium in most American brands, and a Large in UES, which is the only Japanese brand I own a shirt from). But the measurements actually look pretty true to size with the M having a 21.5 half chest. Since this is on sale I can only return for store credit, so I'd want to be a bit more sure. Hence, asking if anyone has any experience with the sizing :)
just to jump in, I have two of their madras style shirts and they’re excellent. It’s IH so the heft is still there but…I live in a climate where it’s 90F+ much of the year and I wear both of mine most of the year.
I’ll also say I have a few of the heavyweight flannels etc and I consistently wear a L across the board. I think we’re in the same boat…I wear M in most US brands and L in most Japanese brands.
 

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