Sending Ricky/Jantzen a shirt to copy?

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  1. Panzeraxe

    Panzeraxe Senior member

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    While I have had great success with Jantzen, my sizing, while great, is still not perfect. If I mail Ricky one of my custom shirts, is he pretty good at replicating the exact fit that the shirt offers, or would there still be some discrepancy?

    If anyone has had any prior experience mailing him a shirt, I would appreciate your feedback.

    Thanks,

    Panzer
     
  2. Stu

    Stu Senior member

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    Funny, I posted this exact same thing a while back. The concensus was that he's pretty good at it. But what concerns me is will I ever see the damn shirt again?  I have sent him a dozen emails asking him this question, if I can send him a shirt, and have not gotten a response from him.

    It doesn't inspire confidence in me to send my best Ascot Chang shirt across the world.
     
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    retronotmetro Senior member

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    Stu, I've had the half-serious idea of sending him a tracing of the body and sleeves of one of my Ascot Chang shirts, along with cuff and collar circumference measurements, just to see what happens.
     
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    Panzeraxe Senior member

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    I'm pretty sure you'll get it back - Ricky is a pretty good guy and I can vouch for his honesty. He once credited my Amex for $12 because he noticed that he had overcharged me for 3 shirts.

    Thanks,

    Panzer
     
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    For my first order from Jantzen I sent a shirt to copy and he did a pretty good job, the body was a tad large though. I got my original shirt back in the package with my new ones.
     
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    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    For my first Jantzen shirt I sent Ricky one of my favorite shirts to copy as well as a few written refinements. Received my new shirt as well as my old shirt in a manila envelope in about a month. I included a plastic ziploc type bag with my original shirt (don't know why I did this, I think I thought it would protect from moisture). It came back in the same bag nicely folded.
     
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    Same experience as tsloop. I sent Ricky a shirt to copy, which was returned in original condition (albeit a little more wrinkled) with my order. The body was a bit large on Ricky's shirts, but I had specified "medium" fit. I imagine the "tight" fit would give a closer fit.
     
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    Stu Senior member

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    So did you guys just send a printed form filled out with your order and email him to give him a head's up? Or did you order first on the Web site?
     
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    Since it seemed like Ricky's too busy to respond consistently by email, I didn't bother with email. I created a template of Ricky's web order form in Microsoft Word, printed it out and faxed in an order to him noting that I would send a shirt to copy. I then enclosed a copy of my fax order in the package I mailed to him.

    I also packaged my original shirt in a plastic bag and stuck a couple of stickers with my name and address on the inside shirt label/tag and the bag to make sure it could be identified easily in case it got misplaced.
     
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    All I did was fill out the order form online and then printed it out and put it in a box with my shirt and everything went fine. I probably should have bee more careful and labeled things just to be safe but it was an inexpensive shirt and it came back just fine.
     
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    You gentlemen have made me a little nervous...

    I sent Ricky a shirt which fit pretty well and printed out a sheet of the changes I wanted made. I did not include all of my details as I did not see why he would need them. My thought was that since he is simply making a copy all I needed to include were a number of changes.

    Anyway, he sent the shirts this week, so hopefully it turns out okay.
     

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