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Proper Cloth - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Seph, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Distinguished Member

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    If it were me, I'd probably slim the sleeves up the next time, but I don't think they are so bad as to want them remade.
     

  2. Seph

    Seph Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    Yes - actually - these should be back in February.
     

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    ericgereghty Distinguished Member

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    Especially prior to shrinkage, I'd much rather the sleeves be too wide. Some of my earlier PC fits are much too slim on the sleeves, to the point where I won't take a non-speakerphone call unless I can roll them past the elbows.
     

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    I say the sleeves are fine for day to day wear. You may want slimmer for say a night out too look your very best.

    I have many PC shirts w/ trim sleeves and for a long day at work they are just too slim and pull a bit. Ive already ripped thru 2 PC shirts w/ less than 20 wearings....not good.
     

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    shirtsnob Senior Member

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    on my trim PC sleeved shirts I cannot even roll past the elbow!
     

  6. shirtsnob

    shirtsnob Senior Member

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    And I still say

    gauntlet button looks so department store.....fugly

    cmon PC, give us a delete option. I now use another source of shirts because of this alone.
     

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    Thanks for feedback.
    And yes that’s what why I’m not too dissatisfied. I want to account for shrinkage and more importantly protect against sleeve blowouts which has happened to me in the past w PC. How much more shrinkage do you see on 2nd and 3rd washes? And is there any merit in putting in dryer just once?
     

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    Delete option for what?
     

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    I almost always use dryer in my home until say 25% dry.....then hang dry. I never see shrinkage at all. I have never given any PC shirt to a pro shop to launder For a very dress event s I would give to a pro...it always looks crisper.
     

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    I don't use the dryer at all. Hang dry and done
     

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    Problems with shrinking to fit. My latest shirt is a grey melange cotton linen. I ordered it with my tried-and-true measurements (I’ve bought 20-some shirts over 4 years). It arrived a little too big and it still hadn’t shrunk much after warm-wash-hang-dry 3 times, so I finally put it in the dryer. Now the collar is too tight and the shirt is shorter but still baggy around the torso. It’s not sparking joy for me.

    Any tips on how I could
    1. shrink the width of the shirt, and
    2. stretch the neck?
    Also, I don’t know how to avoid sizing glitches like this in the future. Like I said, I used my regular sizing info and got a shirt that doesn’t fit.
     
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