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Say if you wanted to take your dress shirt measurements, and use them to make more of a work shirt, to be untucked, approximately how much length would you take off? I know it depends on height and all that, but just as a general starting point? Two inches?
Thanks Paul - appreciate the feedback and will definitely keep that in mind.@Seph, I'm a big fan of your shirts and company. For someone built like an (extremely attractive) orangutan on stilts, it's a pleasure to have shirts that fit for the first time in my life.
I've been gradually replacing my stable of ill-fitting shirts, some of which date back to the 90s. I've been the lucky beneficiary of a friend who's a former bespoke shirtmaker (and life-long shirt collector) who gave me his hand-me-downs, so many of these old shirts are quite nice off-the-rack pieces from makers like Lorenzini, Donna Karan Signature, Joseph Abboud, and Nieman Marcus house brand. The construction is generally not as good as your shirts, although it's perfectly good. What I appreciate most from these shirts is the fabrics. In many cases they have the soft hand of high-end shirting, but are in colors and weights and textures that are more fun / less stuffy that the usual dress shirt fabrics.
Going through the swatch books at your show room, I get the impression that most of the really nice cloths are conservative in weight and color (all the DJA fabrics, virtually all the T. Mason Gold Line, etc.). Some notable exceptions are the Reda Merino wool fabrics (some of my favorites).
I'd love to see higher-end fabrics in more casual colors and weights. Like darker shades, more saturated colors, blacks, etc. And some heavier weights or interesting textures. I'd think that with fewer people having to dress in suits at work, there would be a demand for this kind of thing.
It’s super nice. Did your linen/rayon shirt shrink as usual? I’ve washed mine twice now and it seems like it hasn’t shrunk at all, whereas all my previous shirts (mostly oxfords) got the lion’s share of their shrinkage out of the way by wash two. If it’s still big in a few washes, I’ll experiment with washing at higher temps or sticking it in the dryer.I think you're going to love this one. I picked the same fabric in olive and it's been one of my main shirts this summer.
Yeah, I washed mine normally on cold and felt that the shrinkage was in line with my other shirts.It’s super nice. Did your linen/rayon shirt shrink as usual? I’ve washed mine twice now and it seems like it hasn’t shrunk at all, whereas all my previous shirts (mostly oxfords) got the lion’s share of their shrinkage out of the way by wash two. If it’s still big in a few washes, I’ll experiment with washing at higher temps or sticking it in the dryer.
Yes definitely. Don't have a time line for double breasted, but the general attitude here is that we're just getting started in that category and have a lot more to do.