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Sizing when ordering from Jantzen

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by linux_pro, Feb 26, 2005.

  1. linux_pro

    linux_pro Senior member

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    When you order a Jantzen shirt, should you use slightly larger than regular measurements in anticipation of shrinking?

    And I know many on this board seem to like Jantzen. I am considering ordering a handful of shirts. Anyone have any experiences they would like to share?
     
  2. Panzeraxe

    Panzeraxe Senior member

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    Definitely order only a single shirt initially, as it'll take you 2-3 shirts to get your measurements right.

    Panzer
     
  3. bch

    bch Senior member

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    After several tries at the perfect shirt, I ended up somewhere between the "form" and "medium" fit, using my actual measurements. I think the two fittings are about 2" apart, given the same measurements. For me, choosing between them was like Goldilocks picking poridge. One was too big, the other too tight. So you might want to order "form" and increase your true chest and waist measurement slightly (1"). If I had done this to start, I would have ended up approximately where I am now. I am thrilled with the final result.

    After your first shirt, Ricky will probably want you to tell him on your next order by how much to reduce/increase each measurement that needs tweaking. He preferred that to me switching back and forth between "form" and "medium."

    You must account for shrinkage, especially in the neck measurement. I found that an extra .5 to .75" is ideal after 2 or 3 washings.

    Of my 10 shirts, Plain Cotton #1 (which I like better than the Sea Island) shrinks the most, and you may want to specify this fabric in particular with a slightly longer arm, say .25".

    Whatever you do, make sure that you specify a long engough sleeve measurement. The cuffs will fit properly so they won't fall over your hand. Err on the side of slightly too long.
     

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