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New & Lingwood - Loose Buttons

HoratioNelson

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For the best part of 10 years now, I have owned - and continue to buy - a number of New & Lingwood (RTW) shirts.

I have noticed, especially in the last 2 years but probably longer, that the buttons on the gauntlet become come loose/fall off after even just one wash. I put it down to bad luck with one or two shirts, but after buying half a dozen a few months ago and experiencing the same on almost all of them, I don't think it's coincidence.

What's more is that none of my other shirts (T&A, H&K, H&H, G&H, EW to name a few...) have this problem, so I don't think it's my washing machine.

Has anyone else experienced this?
 

davesmith

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For some reason, I've been tempted to try some shirts from New & Lingwood recently. Perhaps, I should stay away!

Sorry I didn't help answer your question.
 

HoratioNelson

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They are definitely worth a try.

My observations are:

- Lovely quality cloth.
- Collars can be slightly oddly shaped (and I'm not just talking about their extreme cutaways).
- I stand by what I said about the buttons on the gauntlet; I have seen it happening with even more shirts from them in the last month.
- Some of the single cuff casual shirts have quite loose/wide cuffs.
- Fair value, especially in the sales. £95 for off the shelf outside of the sales is a fair price, and they can be even better value in the sales I believe.
- Even tailored fit is slightly loose (compared with other manufacturers' tailored/slim fits, e.g. H&K, H&H, T&A)
- For some reason, their poplin double cuff tailored fits seem to come up about 0.5-1 inches smaller in the collar than their other shirts, especially after a wash or two. Quite odd.

All of that said, they are still one of my favourite shops on Jermyn St as they do much much more than shirts.
 

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