Some Jantzen Shirts

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  1. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Senior member

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    I guess the last thing the civilised word needs right now is another "critique my Jantzen" thread, so I thought I'd just show you some photos of the shirts I picked up from Ricky when I visited there last month. These include 3 new fabrics not available on his website.

    The first is the Irish Linen M, in Mango. I had this made up as a BD sports shirt, with a straight tail so it could be worn outside the pants.

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    The second is JKT0014, purple fine twill with white and black medium stripes. (It also has a fine yellow stripe in the pattern). Personally, I reckon it is actually closer to lavender or mauve than purple.

    I really liked the satiny sheen of this one, and had it made as a FC business shirt. Much to my regret when I got home, I found that I don't own a single tie that really goes with it. I wore it today with a plain blue Carlo Franco tie (see WAYWRN), but I'm not convinced. I'm thinking along the lines of a purple grenadine from Sam Hober. Suggestions welcome.

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    I was after a pale blue shirt, and had settled on the #1 French Oxford. I looked at it, but it looked a lot more white than blue. I ended up choosing this fabric from Ricky's new swatches.

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    I quite like the versatility of this shirt, as it can be dressed up or down. It's a pretty heavy weight, which makes it unsuitable for really hot days.

    Next was a white dobby (I think) with yellow and blue stripe. I did this one in button cuff, as I can see myself wearing it with casual pants.

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    Finally, I picked up one of Ricky's new checks fabrics, for a BD casual shirt. I like the detail in this one.

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    Well that's the lot of them. Hope you like looking at them as much as I like wearing them.
     


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    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    they look great on the hangers. the question is... How well do they fit?

    Carl
     


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    they look great on the hangers. the question is... How well do they fit?

    Carl

    I'll put one up to give you an idea, next time I wear one.
     


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    self measured or measured in HK
     


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    Ricky measured me in HK. I had ordered a self-measured shirt off him before, and he commented that my measurements were wrong.
     


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    Ricky measured me in HK. I had ordered a self-measured shirt off him before, and he commented that my measurements were wrong.


    I trust that the fit should be fine
     


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    Nice shirts. What collar is that on the purple stripe?
     


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    Ricky measured me in HK. I had ordered a self-measured shirt off him before, and he commented that my measurements were wrong.
    That's quite plausible. I have ordered several shirts, tweaking the measurements everytime. It's only with the 3rd and 4th order that I started being reasonably happy, and I expect my 5th to be the first one where I will be very happy. Self-measurement is a risky process indeed.
     


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    Ricky measured me in HK. I had ordered a self-measured shirt off him before, and he commented that my measurements were wrong.

    May I be so bold as to ask what about the measurements were wrong in an effort to not make the same mistakes myself? Great looking shirts (and fabrics) BTW!
     


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    May I be so bold as to ask what about the measurements were wrong in an effort to not make the same mistakes myself? Great looking shirts (and fabrics) BTW!
    If I remember right, I had understated the chest and waist a bit.
     


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    Nice shirts. What collar is that on the purple stripe?
    Other than the BDs, all of them are the #P-15 Classic English Spread
     


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    I trust that the fit should be fine
    Here's a couple of photos. This is pretty typical of the fit of all 5. (Apologies for my totally inadequate photography. I can't understand why clothes are the only subject matter I can't get a clear photo of).

    Looks like I'm guilty of the wandering tie misdemeanour here, too. Oh well.
     


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    not bad have you washed them yet??
     


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    Yes they've all been washed 2-3 times by now.
     


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    they did a very good job of compensating for your very sloping right shoulder.

    I am not a fan of the stiff cuffs. they will shrink too much over time.

    Carl
     


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