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does increasing the cuff width reduce forearm tightness?
 

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good idea or bad idea @Seph :
making a washed denim shirt for my wife

she's got a perfect old j.crew washed chambray popover that's shredding basically at this point but nobody makes one as good these days: the indigo color is different/not to her preference, the details are lame/pedestrian, or it's a full button up (she prefers a popover style). her old one isn't cut with chest darts like some women's shirts so i'm wondering if i can just spec it out like a really small man's shirt, throw on the smallest collar points you've got and call it a day. thoughts?
 

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Just looking at the specs, it won't go small enough in a few areas. It gets close enough it might be fine (especially since it's a popover so having to pull over the head means there needs to be extra space anyhow).
 

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.1" adjustments? sewing tolerance is greater then that. shrinkage is more then that.
this is a princess and the pea problem
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they are currenty at .25 increments.....and I find that is too large.
 

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If your cuff is 7" do you guys leave the cuff at 9" ? For some odd reason the showroom fitter changed it to 8.5" from the standard 9", which ends up being really tight when working at the computer since the shirt sleeves then ride up to my forearms. It also seems that he mismeasured my sleeve length, as I get a lot of ride up when typing. I'd imagine a 8.75" cuff to be much more suitable. (I don't wear a watch)
 

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they are currenty at .25 increments.....and I find that is too large.
0.25” is already optimistic. I don’t think there’s any way PC’s modeling of fabric shrinkage is this precise. Sewing is also imprecise. When I order two shirts with the same dimensions, they’ll differ by more than .25” in a few places.
 

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good idea or bad idea @Seph :
making a washed denim shirt for my wife

she's got a perfect old j.crew washed chambray popover that's shredding basically at this point but nobody makes one as good these days: the indigo color is different/not to her preference, the details are lame/pedestrian, or it's a full button up (she prefers a popover style). her old one isn't cut with chest darts like some women's shirts so i'm wondering if i can just spec it out like a really small man's shirt, throw on the smallest collar points you've got and call it a day. thoughts?


My girlfriend would LOVE some PC shirts. I suspect it’s possible. One of PC’s female sales associates said she wears them, and ordered them without doing anything special.
 

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@mossrockss I made a oxford shirt for my wife recently by measuring off an old, undarted J Crew shirt that she really likes. I think the fit came out fine.
However she doesn’t like that there’s no option to flip the placket like a standard women’s shirt. Other online MTM shirt companies offer this so it’s not an option that’s impossible to create. It would be nice if PC could offer that.
 

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another question was anyone else not that impressed with the non-iron supima cotton? Hudson fabric seems better.
 

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