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Jantzen, Reliable at last?

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

  1. Ataturk

    Ataturk Senior member

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    Actually 774 USD is pretty close to what Chan jackets start at.
     
  2. david4king

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    I just got my first shirt!! I love it!! I have heard people say they don't like black on white. Why? What is bad about it? Tell me what you all think. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. tweedydon

    tweedydon Senior member

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    Looks like it fits well! [​IMG]

    Maybe the cuffs are a bit large--although that might just be a function of the pictures, which aren't coming up that well on my monitor?
     
  4. vezatron

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    That's more of a costume look.
     
  5. Ataturk

    Ataturk Senior member

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    You look happy. Isn't that what matters? I just hope you're still happy after other people see you...
     
  6. furo

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    I just got my first shirt!! I love it!! I have heard people say they don't like black on white. Why? What is bad about it? Tell me what you all think.
    [​IMG][​IMG]


    I don't like it. How long have you worked as a limo driver btw?
     
  7. david4king

    david4king Well-Known Member

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    But what makes it look like a costume? Why don't you guys like it? I know it is not a biz look. This is mainly for going out salsa dancing and such.
     
  8. TheTukker

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    Well, whatever one thinks of your color selection, you are certainly (one of) the happiest Jantzen customer(s) I have seen on this forum! And it's better to be a happy limo driver than a grumpy dog....
     
  9. vezatron

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    But what makes it look like a costume? Why don't you guys like it? I know it is not a biz look. This is mainly for going out salsa dancing and such.

    Well then Salsa it is. Just don't expect to fit in many others places with well dressed men. That would astound people at dinner.
     
  10. LawrenceUK

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    Hi
    If I were to order a Jantzen shirt but use an existing shirt for measurement, roughly how much should I add to get the right collar, sleeve and cuffs sizes after a few washes??
     
  11. dinted voice

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    Perhaps a new record for Ricki. I placed and order the other day and emailed him right after with the order information asking for a confirmation. Within 12 hours he replied saying order received! He normally replies within 5 business days for me, but 12 hours is a record!
     
  12. ApplesHK

    ApplesHK Senior member

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    That's a good question!
    My bengal strpe is back in Ricky's workshop for the third try to get the sleeves right and I'm a local. Just goes to show....if they get the initial measurement wrong, it's months of agony righting it!
    Are you sending the shirt or just the measurements? Ricky will allow for shrinkage if you specify.
     
  13. LawrenceUK

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    I have now done an order, using finished shirt measurements, fabric 8061

    I added a half inch to collar, yoke, sleeve and cuff. We'll see if:

    a) it arrives and
    b) if it shrinks more than this!
     
  14. tom153

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    Honestly, I think that's too much. None of my shirts have shrank that much, maybe a quarter of an inch at the most.
     
  15. apropos

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    Honestly, I think that's too much. None of my shirts have shrank that much, maybe a quarter of an inch at the most.
    Definitely not my experience - it heavily depends on the cloth, and on the weave. I've seen nearly up to an inch lost on sleeves in shirts washed in cold water and never tumble dried. Twills shrink less than plain weaves, 2ply less than 1ply, and 'superfines' less than 'standard' fabrics.
     
  16. bha

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    OK, I don't mean to brag... but....

    Ordered 5 shirts on Nov 27
    Received confirm on Dec 3, saying order received but 1 fabric out of stock
    Called Ricky next day and gave him a replacement fabric #
    Received note on Dec 15, saying 2 other fabrics out of stock [​IMG]
    Called ricky 2 days later and gave him 3 replacment numbers, said "make as many of these as you can)

    So last time I talked to Ricky was Dec 17

    Received all 5 shirts on Dec 22

    Obviously my order fell through the cracks of their regular production system and got completed/shipped/received in 5 days (of which 2 were weekend days) [​IMG]

    He seems to be getting more reliable. Each time I called with replacement fabric numbers, he even sent an email within 24 hours saying "thank you for calling with replacement fabric #xxxxx.. will send asap!"

    Will post pics later.. 4 of the shirts came out awesome, but the fifth fabric is either really dorky or totally awesome.. can't decide which. Will post pics and you guys can tell me what you think!
     
  17. LawrenceUK

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    could be too much but I machine wash at 30-40 degrees and i find most shirts shrink a bit. I find that half inch in the sleeve and collar is not unusual.

    If they only shrink a quarter inch...well, I'd rather settle for a tiny bit long than too short.
     
  18. david4king

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    yep longer is better than short!! 100%
     
  19. dinted voice

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    Does anyone have a recommendation for a nice navy gingham? I was hoping to get one in the fine fabrics, but am having trouble finding one. The one on the wiki is getting mixed reviews as well. Thanks!
     
  20. Ace Rimmer

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    Just got my most recent order of five shirts. They're getting pressed at the dry cleaner's right now.

    Order: Nov 17
    Confirmation: Dec 15
    Card charged: Dec 24
    Order receipt: Jan 5

    Took a little longer than usual but I attribute it to the Christmas rush.
     

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