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SPIER & MACKAY - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by spiermackay, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. ShawnBC

    ShawnBC Senior member

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    Wish I could use this opportunity! Lovely fabric choices in each group!
     
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  2. An Acute Style

    An Acute Style Senior member

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    Same. Also, I got my OCBDs today. I'll be wearing them this week. Pictures soon. The light blue looks better in person. It could be a tad darker though.
     
  3. jamie411

    jamie411 Senior member

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    That MTM is very tempting... I'm going to have to think about this! Rick, can you do lapels on the waistcoat?

    Also, regarding the brushed OCBDs, any chance of seeing the light blue and medium blue side-by-side?
     
  4. NickInTO

    NickInTO Senior member

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    Wore one of the new OCBDs today, love the fit through the chest and the collar.

    Will hopefully stop by the store this weekend or next to get some shirts from my groomsmen. I'm broke because of the wedding, but may have to look at getting a brown tobacco sportcoat made...
     
  5. CMAc7

    CMAc7 Senior member

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    Rick,

    Absolutely fantastic deal on the custom suits. I will likely take advantage of this in the coming weeks. In the meantime, I have a rather strange question.

    I have grown quite fond of the hangers you include with your sportcoats. I am a 36, so it is nearly impossible for me to find a hanger that isn't too long across in the shoulders, but still has the wide shoulder pieces (if that makes sense). All other hangers I find with a 2"-3" shoulder are 18" long and the shoulders of my jackets are just over 17". Is there any way you (or anyone else) can tell me where I can buy these? Or better yet, would you sell me 3 or 4 with my next order?

    Also, when do you plan on having this in OTR?

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  6. redbeardedmike

    redbeardedmike Active Member

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    I bought a brushed Oxford in November (specifically RY-905 4C3KF5) and as a one-unbuttoned person, I am not a fan of the change in button placement. This shirt is now relegated only to wearing with a tie or under a sweater, which is a shame because I like it.

    I don't mean to be dragging up a debate again, but I'd just like confirmation if A) this is now the default for all oxfords (I believe it is) and B) if this is now true of all dress shirts (I'm hoping it isn't).
     
  7. Burzan

    Burzan Senior member

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    Just received my order and I am very impressed with the fabric, hands down one of the best oxfords I have handled at any price. I think the brushing on them is just right, makes the shirt soft out of the box but could easily be dressed up. The change to the longer sleeves on 15.5 seems to work pretty good for me too. I didn't pay close attention to the new button placement but I will check it out tomorrow as I plan on washing the burgundy and wearing it. The collar roll and lining all seem great as well, I would not change anything about the specs upon first glance.

    Could not be happier with the new oxfords and looking forward to many more colours in the future if they are like these. I would not change the brushing, I think it is the perfect balance right now allowing you to not have separate oxford lines.


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    May I suggest using the template of these oxford for future casual shirts. Maybe some chambray offerings and some flannels.


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  8. Igor01

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    Would like to know too. I've ordered several MTM shirts recently and the test shirt had the second button almost a whole inch lower than the OTR dress shirts I've bought a while ago. I had to ask to move the button stance up for the rest of the order.
     
  9. An Acute Style

    An Acute Style Senior member

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    New light blue OCBD. Outstanding shirt and excellent value. I'd say the fit is on par with Brooks Brothers regent fit. It's comfortable, but could much slimmer. I haven't washed it yet. I hope it shrinks some. I probably should have sized down.

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  10. Mojomojo

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    Can we walk in on a weekend to get measured for the MTO/MTM program?
     
  11. murdochmysterie

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    You can. Had great help on Monday getting some adjustments made.
    I believe Jason was the staff member that helped me out.
     
  12. AntiHero84

    AntiHero84 Senior member

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    I've been washing and drying my OCBDs and they've shrunk a bit. Not a ton, but just wanted to give the heads up to the new OCBD owners. I believe they shrunk in my favor and I'll continue to wash and dry for a more casual fit.

    Totally agreed with the above post on more varied patterns for fall. Or more varied in general.
     
  13. CanadaCal

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    I have successfully shrunk SM shirts in the dryer to fit a bit better for me. I used to MTM until my wife (dryer nazi) cooked a few too small.

    I now dryclean all my proper shirts.


    I also second @Burzan suggestions. What makes those shirts look better is the buttons. If you could source some horn, urea, or horn looking buttons for the casual pieces I would very much like it.

    Could use them on the flannels for fall, chambray, denim (if you get any), linens, etc... Light and dark brown
     
  14. spiermackay

    spiermackay Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I'll try to get that up tomorrow.

    We can sell the Hangars if needed. We don't have a whole tonne of extras kicking around, but we have a few. Email customer service and they will get you the details.


    The new oxfords have the "old" button stance. The button down collar prevents the collar from opening too much when unbuttoned, so we were able to shift if back. The dress shirts are at the new raised stance. As explained, this allows to wear the shirt with the collar and first button unbuttoned without showing too much chest. This is how a good majority of European brands stance their buttons. Eton and Turnbull & Asser are two that come to mind right off the bat.

    Yes Sir.

    Well noted on expanding the variety. This program is in its infancy and we have room to do a lot of great things.

    The new oxford fabric was tested and has a shrinkage of only 1.5%.
     
  15. 7_rocket

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    So what is coming in terms of chino's?
     
  16. redbeardedmike

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    Rick, I understand your reasoning for placing the button where you do, but it doesn't work for me (so I guess the other shirt makers would not work either). Two undone buttons shows more chest than I want. The higher 2nd button placement means that 1 undone is way too high and tight.

    This means I can't see myself buying any more off the rack dress shirts. I'm assuming the button placement can be modified in custom.
     
  17. Lancaster

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    Rick,

    Just wanted to throw in support for the new button stance. I like it and find it very practical. Your manner in handling feedback of all types is commendable. If you weren't so good at what you do, I'd suggest having a go in politics.

    Also, I recently placed an order and I was astounded at the speed and ease of communication and the way customer service handled issues with the order. Very impressed. Tight ship you guys are running.

    Lan
     
  18. UserNameToronto

    UserNameToronto Senior member

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    It's been on my list to visit the main shop for 2+ years. Given you're in the 905 that hasn't happened and likely never will. Can't wait for the downtown shop to be opened. I have several threadbare pair of trou I'm waiting to replace.
     
  19. RaggedyDandy

    RaggedyDandy Senior member

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    They are close to the airport, so not really all that far out of the city. Probably 25 minute drive on a Saturday morning.
     
  20. CanadaCal

    CanadaCal Senior member

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    You guys in Toronto kill me... How is Mississauga too far? You are unable to get to Mississauga in 2 years, and likely never will? I think I might have walked my dog further once..
     
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