SPIER & MACKAY - Official Affiliate Thread

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  1. fieldofdreams

    fieldofdreams Senior member

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    I may order some pants with the discount. I have a couple questions. First did I read that the new mid grey trousers are brushed? Second, it says that you do not do vanity sizing. However, based on the measurements, it appears that you do. Which is it? Based on the measurement, I'd be a 33. If you don't do vanity sizing, I'd be a 34.
     


  2. spiermackay

    spiermackay Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    Which trouser are you looking at? The recently added Medium Gray is not brushed.

    For the waist, the waist size marked is close to the natural waist line. As the trouser sits lower than the natural waist, the actual measurement has to be larger. A vanity size will mislead about the natural waist. Measure around on your body where you want the trouser to actually sit. Use that measurement and match that with the garment measurement. By the sounds of it, you are most likely a 33.
     


  3. rainmaker

    rainmaker Well-Known Member

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    What jacket is this? Looks great.
     


  4. HolemanN

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    Having received my first two slim fit dress shirts recently, I am very impressed with the speed and quality of S&M (although the collar button popped off an unworn shirt already but that's easy to fix lol). Being from Canada, we're usually stuck with less options than our Americans friends down south so having a brand that can supply quality garments at these prices is refreshing. I found the slim fit to fit relatively well despite being a tad tight in certain areas but that has always been the difficulty of having a fit/muscular frame and wanting a slim fit shirt that's OTR. I'll definitely be trying out the M2M option in the future.

    Other than the chest area that I would want to let out a bit, one thing that I required after receiving the shirts was getting the lower back darted. I find this to be an issue for all OTR shirts I've tried no matter how slim fit they are due to a wide/thicker chest & back relative to my waist both from the side and front. My body is very top heavy and somewhat a "V" shape from all sides. Is this something that can be fixed in the M2M such as including darts for example? Also, I am getting quite a bit of a collar roll below my back collar similar to http://articlesofstyle.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Collar-Roll-580x389.jpg What would be the cause of this?

    One other thing. Have you guys ever carried gray flannel trousers?
     
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    I emailed a few days ago asking a similar question, and I'm still trying to get clarification. I have the flannel POW suit in 42r contemporary fit and the pants are at the absolute limit of what I can get away with in terms of slimness. The pants actually measure out in line with the slim pants. I emailed and was told the newer contemporary pants are a bit roomier, although the size charts don't seem to reflect this. I want to order 2-3 pair of pants (hoping I can use the code if I figure this out in time) but want to make sure about the fit first. My contemporary pants have a thigh just under 27 inches,and another inch would make them perfect for me. What can I expect in terms of fit with the newer pants versus what I have?
     


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    crinklecut Senior member

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    Is international shipping likely to become a reality at some point in the near future? :hide:
     


  7. spiermackay

    spiermackay Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    Not sure why your contemporary pair measured out close to the slim. Sholudn't be the case. Only tolerance variation, but even then, that shouldn't bring it close to the Slim. Which trousers were you looking at and size?

    Working on it. Shipping Internationally out of Canada is horribly expensive. There is an alternate that we are looking at shipping Internationally via the USA, which ends up being significantly cheaper for our customers. I think we will get this figured out by the Spring.
     


  8. spiermackay

    spiermackay Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    Our custom program can address the issues of a large waist drop, and we can achieve this without darts. The Roll has to do with a combination of square shoulders and slightly straight posture. If you can send a picture wearing the OTR shirt, we can better diagnose the issue.
     


  9. toddl

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    I measured the thigh about 2 inches below the crotch, are you guys measuring right at the crotch? The knee and opening were about 19 and 8 inches, so the pants over all were cut in line with the slim specs it sounds like. I'm looking at a pair of the brushed wool, either the new medium grey or grey houndstooth, and the dark brown birdseye. I'd go with 36 contemporary. Best fit for me is about 27.5, 19.5, 17 for thigh/knee/opening, so if they fit per the size chart they will be just about perfect...I just got thrown off by my flannel POW and wanted to double check before I order multiple pairs.

    Thanks for answering here.
     


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    What is the trouser code and what's the perks of it?
     


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    Hello I was wondering if there will be a restock within a week/week and a half of white slim twill or any other basic fabric thicker than poplin? Semi or full spread.

    Thanks!
     


  13. spiermackay

    spiermackay Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    Yes, we measure at the crotch. I just checked both in 36 Contemporary and both are pretty spot on to the chart specs.

    Brown Birdseye: Thigh - 27.75, Knee - 19.25, Hem Open - 16.75
    Grey Houndstooth: Thigh - 27.5, Knee - 19.25, Hem Open - 16.625

    Cheers,
    Rick
     


  14. spiermackay

    spiermackay Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    Not in a week or so. Expecting more in maybe 2-3 weeks.
     


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    S&M Jacket, Shirt, Trousers.

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