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Shrinkage is always a challenge - for many reasons.
Would PC therefore consider washing the fabric as a standard operating step (i.e. for all fabrics offered) before cutting and sewing? Maybe even run them through an industrial dryer of sorts to remove as much shrinkage as possible.

It feels like this might alleviate sizing issues for both us and the company.
 

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Would PC therefore consider washing the fabric as a standard operating step (i.e. for all fabrics offered) before cutting and sewing? Maybe even run them through an industrial dryer of sorts to remove as much shrinkage as possible.

It feels like this might alleviate sizing issues for both us and the company.
It'a an idea that's been discussed, but determined to be too operationally challenging and expensive.

We have started to "casual wash" some of our more casual shirt styles that use fabrics known to shrink a lot - so they are washed at the factory after they are sewn - and we make sure they match spec after this washing is done.
 

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It'a an idea that's been discussed, but determined to be too operationally challenging and expensive.

We have started to "casual wash" some of our more casual shirt styles that use fabrics known to shrink a lot - so they are washed at the factory after they are sewn - and we make sure they match spec after this washing is done.
If a technology comes along that makes pre-shrinking reasonable for all the fabrics, it would be a killer feature. So many problems would vanish.
 

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Hi everyone - recently, I made my first shirt through propercloth - overall experience was pretty good and I received my shirt within 10 days. I was hoping I could get some commentary on the fit?

Fabric is a 50% Cotton/50% Linen oxford weave. Shirt has been cold soaked and hung dry (sorry didn't have time to iron).

Thanks everyone.

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Bump. Some fit/alteration would be much appreciated?
 

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Bump. Some fit/alteration would be much appreciated?
It looks billowy in the upper back, and long in the sleeves, but otherwise very nice. Great fabric! I don’t know enough about shirt measurements to troubleshoot—but their customer service people are very helpful. Email or chat with them to make changes for the re-make.
 

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Having trouble choosing between japanese light indigo chambray and indigo chambray, both of them seem really nice.

 

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Having trouble choosing between japanese light indigo chambray and indigo chambray, both of them seem really nice.

The details do look pretty similar. I had the Japanese Indigo slub chambray and loved it. You might get a slightly nicer hand feel with the Japanese version. Are you going with the soft ivy collar? It has such a good roll to it.
 

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The Japanese is a really nice fabric. No experience with the generic chambray. If you go Japanese, just know that it might shrink 3/4" in hem length. For reasons I can't wrap my head around, PC does not compensate for body length in their shrinkage algorithms.
 

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The details do look pretty similar. I had the Japanese Indigo slub chambray and loved it. You might get a slightly nicer hand feel with the Japanese version. Are you going with the soft ivy collar? It has such a good roll to it.
I was looking at that one too, it also looks really great. I don't think I can go wrong with either of the 3 options.

Yeah soft ivy collar, soft wide placket, soft everything. I really like the wider placket option.

Not yet though, I ordered the red heavy oxford as my first shirt. If/when that turns out well, I'll order the rest.
 

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The Japanese is a really nice fabric. No experience with the generic chambray. If you go Japanese, just know that it might shrink 3/4" in hem length. For reasons I can't wrap my head around, PC does not compensate for body length in their shrinkage algorithms.
Interesting, thanks for the info. I've read similiar cases of people having to adjust sleeve and hem length for different shirts depending on the fabric.

How about the sleeve length on that one?
 

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The Japanese is a really nice fabric. No experience with the generic chambray. If you go Japanese, just know that it might shrink 3/4" in hem length. For reasons I can't wrap my head around, PC does not compensate for body length in their shrinkage algorithms.
That makes sense. I loved that slub chambray, but it eventually became an untucked weekend shirt. I thought I’d messed up and put it in the dryer or something, and that’s why it got shorter. The sleeves, too.
 
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