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Proper Cloth - Official Affiliate Thread

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

  1. Burzan

    Burzan Senior member

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    My first shirt just arrived and I think it did pretty well for my first go around. Let me know what you guys think


    Some notes I made after trying it on
    * chest and waist feel great (great taper, no pulling)
    * sleeves slightly long (should shrink to perfect)
    * body length great for tucking, too long for untucked as is (hoping it shrinks a bit, might reduced the measurement by .5-1" if I send for adjustments)
    * maybe a little tight in the bicep for my liking, maybe the armhole too (might make .25" bigger next time)
    * collar is awesome (Soft Ivy Collar)


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  2. JackFlash

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    Need to adjust the yoke so that the shoulder seams line up with your shoulders. Also, make your fit check and note potential changes after laundering the shirt 5x times. The shirt is cotton and will shrink.
     
  3. Burzan

    Burzan Senior member

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    Will be revisiting all my notes after it has been through the laundry a few times for sure as I know it will shrink. I want to keep all my notes organized so that I can make changes on the next order / send this one back in for the fit guarantee (we'll see what can be adjusted).

    Thanks for pointing out the yolk, I didn't even catch that during my initial try on.
     
  4. BolognaFingers

    BolognaFingers Senior member

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    How's the quality of the oxford? Can you compare to luxire or ratio?
     
  5. Burzan

    Burzan Senior member

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    Sorry, it's my first MTM shirt so can't speak compared to those companies.


    It's mid weight and has a nice hand to it though, not rough and not overly soft. I think it will break in nicely over time.
     
  6. MSchapiro

    MSchapiro Senior member

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    Luxire oxfords are pretty hard to beat, but PC's are just as good. The higher end oxfords are amazing.
     
  7. BolognaFingers

    BolognaFingers Senior member

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    Are you talking about the Thomas Mason ones?
     
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  9. terra firma

    terra firma Senior member

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    The basic luxire oxfords that are from Brembana or whatever it's called are quite a bit nicer. That being said, I have a heavy black oxford and it's one of my favorite shirts.

    Does anyone have the black denim? I've been fawning over it for weeks but at 110 after shipping that's really getting up there (especially considering Luxire's slubby chambrays are only 80)
     
  10. BolognaFingers

    BolognaFingers Senior member

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    I do! I love it.
     
  11. wonsmithr8

    wonsmithr8 Senior member

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    Just out of curiosity, how much shrinkage did you guys get from your shirts?
     
  12. Burzan

    Burzan Senior member

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    I would say it probably would depend on the fabric. My oxford shrunk only slightly but is now a little snug for my liking, was kind of snug to begin in a few areas though.


    I decided to tweak the measurements slightly of my oxford from the last page with the help of Brittany from customer service, with her advice I will hopefully end up with the perfect fit.

    -.75" to the yoke
    +.5" to the chest
    +.5" to the bicep
    +.25" to the waist
    +.25 to the bottom (still debating if I should go +.5" on waist and bottom, I think it should be fine though)
    -1" to the length
     
  13. BolognaFingers

    BolognaFingers Senior member

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    A noticable but not huge amount.

    They factor shrinkage into your measurements, btw.
     
  14. wonsmithr8

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    Hmm yeah I knew they factored shrinkage into my measurements when I was there but I was curious how others fared. I wore one of my black lapel dress shirts to the fitting and am curious to see how close my PC shirts get to my BL after shrinkage.
     
  15. ccallis

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    Hey wonsmithr8--fabrics will shrink differently depending on their construction, but for the most part our fabrics shrink between 1-3%. This shrinkage mostly happens vertically.

    We cut to account for shrinkage in our shirts, and test all of the fabrics we buy before putting them on our site. We're working on a way to communicate shrinkage in particular fabrics more effectively, so your feedback on this sort of stuff is appreciated!
    Chris
     
  16. terra firma

    terra firma Senior member

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    I notice its a little more than half as thick as the heavy black oxford I got from them. How soft is it?
     
  17. matty long legs

    matty long legs Senior member

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    Action shot of Chris in the Salina check jacket from Four Pins.
     
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  18. BolognaFingers

    BolognaFingers Senior member

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    Its very very soft. Its not like a traditional denim shirt in that sense. Its not stiff or starchy at all.
     
  19. terra firma

    terra firma Senior member

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    Proper owes you a royalty check. Ordered mine today.
     
  20. zinc2162

    zinc2162 Senior member

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    Joining the party here. Has anyone tried the Mercer Lightweight Denim? I am thinking of ordering it as a casual shirt.
     

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