Jantzen, Reliable at last?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Get Smart, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. UserNameToronto

    UserNameToronto Senior member

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    The idea is to order a first test shirt, make adjustments as necessary, then have a tailor for life.

    Jantzen is awesome, but they can't read your mind.
     
  2. brittain

    brittain Senior member

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    well Im surprised and impressed.

    ordered- 25 June
    confirmed- 26 June
    arrived- 9 July
    CC charged- not yet?

    First impressions are pretty good. the fabric is soft and easily as good as an OTR rack shirt at 3x the price would be. construction seems pretty good so far. the pattern is matched at the shoulder seams but not the cuffs. the did accomodate my slightly custom cuffs, as I wanted a 3" double button barrel cuff but with mitered corners instead of the standard rounded corner. Sleeves are a bit short, but I saw that coming, since I subracted an inch or so off of my numbers to accomodate for measuring a shirt with slightly long sleeves- my fault. I'll switch collars and buttons on my next shirt as well. I'll post some pics after a couple of washings and let you guys judge for yourselves.
     
  3. heynow

    heynow Senior member

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    you idiots just contradict each other.
     
  4. brittain

    brittain Senior member

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    you idiots just contradict each other.

    I think most everyone Ive seen has said the same thing. that its a great shirt for the price, if you're willing to be flexible and patient. you have to just place your order and forget about it, and not be surprised if it takes 3 months instead of 3 weeks. and like just about any mail-order made to order, it takes a couple shirts to get the sizing just right.
     
  5. Shikar

    Shikar Senior member

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    you idiots just contradict each other.

    Send the shirt back.

    Regards.
     
  6. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    Send the shirt back.

    Regards.


    Or don't.
     
  7. heynow

    heynow Senior member

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    Anders Well-Known Member

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    I think you got the concept...all wrong.

    Regards.


    +1, considering you had to ask that question and joined the forum last month.

    I'll reiterate that your first shirt is a "throw away trial shirt". For each subsequent order, you make adjustments and get a better fitting shirt. Consensus is that the 2nd shirt is very wearable (if the first isn't already) and the third shirt should be pretty spot on. That assumes YOU make the proper adjustments. Jantzen is only as good as the measurements you give them since they don't see or measure you. If that happened with an in person MTM you could return it.
     
  9. dboll

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    I got my shirt on the 7th. First impressions are that this is the best fitting shirt I have ever purchased. It may be a little on the tight/form fitting side, but I like it. The material is very nice and the construction is well done. I definitely will go for the thicker MOP buttons on my next shirt as I find the standard ones a little too thin for my liking. The only nitpick I have as of now is that I had asked for the extra sleeve placket button. On the right sleeve I got a buttonhole and no button and on the left sleeve I got no buttonhole or button. I think I'll forgo that option next time.

    Once I post up some pics and get a few others opinions I'll tweak my measurements and place another order.
     
  10. Yuppie Scum

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    I finally got my second Jantzen. The first one was almost wearable except for the collar which was a good inch too tight. For the second I also decided to lengthen the sleeves and the overall length of the shirt (the first had trouble staying tucked in).

    The fit is definitely better on the second but it still needs some tweeking. It feels too tight around the hips, but not around the waist. I'm sure it can still be improved so feel free to comment:

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    Ordered 06/17 by website, confirmed 06/23, arrived 07/09
     
  11. brittain

    brittain Senior member

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    Yuppie Scum, which fit did you specify? Ive got my pics posted in this thread
     
  12. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    Pics suck, but here it is anyways. The fabric (prior to wash) is pretty atrocious. I put it on and got an instant hot flash; it does not breathe. I have a sneaking suspicion this is not cotton. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  13. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Pics suck, but here it is anyways.

    The fabric (prior to wash) is pretty atrocious. I put it on and got an instant hot flash; it does not breathe. I have a sneaking suspicion this is not cotton.


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    Who gave that shirt to you? Jesus you are fat.
     
  14. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    Who gave that shirt to you? Jesus you are fat.
    I was close to the camera [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] The shirt has a 42" chest! I can't be fat with a 42" chest.
     
  15. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    I was close to the camera [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    The shirt has a 42" chest! I can't be fat with a 42" chest.


    You can if you have a 42 inch stomach. The pocket on that shirt is stupid.
     

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