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First wash of my Spier polo I recieved a few days ago... never worn.
Washed warm, put it in the tumble drier because i did not mind of it shrank a bit.

Result: did not shrink, but color ran.
What happened? First time this ever happened to me :(
Happy it arrived on a low budget item, but I still don't understand what happened? Been washing polos for years and first time this happens.
It does say dry flat, but common this is a cotton polo, not some custom fragile garment ...View attachment 1367751
Did you put the detergent directly onto the clothes? Sometimes excessive detergent can get trapped inside a garment and not spread out and dilute evenly which can cause this.

Also, wash cold in the future. If you want something to shrink, hand wash/soak with warm/hot water instead of the machine.
 

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First wash of my Spier polo I recieved a few days ago... never worn.
Washed warm, put it in the tumble drier because i did not mind of it shrank a bit.

Result: did not shrink, but color ran.
What happened? First time this ever happened to me :(
Happy it arrived on a low budget item, but I still don't understand what happened? Been washing polos for years and first time this happens.
It does say dry flat, but common this is a cotton polo, not some custom fragile garment ...View attachment 1367751
I'm amazed it didn't shrink. But that's the thing I found about brown dye for some reason. I got something similar to my chinos of some seasons ago. but to less extent.
 

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It was my own machine, quite a high quality one, front loading with a special place to put detergent, so it was not put directly on clothes.

I'm amazed it didn't shrink. But that's the thing I found about brown dye for some reason. I got something similar to my chinos of some seasons ago. but to less extent.
0 shrinkage. Still fits perfectly (fits larger than smaller with is fine). M would have been too tight in last year fits. Had the chance to try a M in this fit, liked the fit but it was short on me so I think if I pull the trigger on polos, will go for a L (to be secure also if Shrinkage appears gradually, even though now will be washing cold) :p
Thanks for your input. Brown seems a more sensitive hope my post can be a reminder to be more careful, it has worked on me:)
 

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With the release of this year’s lightweight oxfords, I figured I throw on mine from last year for some context for the group. Note, this is a contemporary and I’ve lost some weight. Wearing a 16.5/36 at 5’11” 180 lbs. At my current weight, slim would probably be a better fit.

This looks fantastic. Trying to dial in my fit - any sleeve shrinkage on the lightweight oxfords in your experience?
 

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This looks fantastic. Trying to dial in my fit - any sleeve shrinkage on the lightweight oxfords in your experience?
I personally haven’t noticed any in the sleeves. This shirt has had 2 cold washes/hang dry. My tailor says I’m really a 35.5 so I order 36’s and if anything they shrink to the right length. Sorry maybe not the most helpful!
 

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@spiermackay can you please share some high res pics of the Drago wool/linen solid brown cloth which is available for mtm?
 

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No. The tension in the stitch is too tight. Just spoke to my tailor. 5 minute fix. But can't be done with steam.
I have this problem as well - what is the exact fix that myself (or a competent tailor) would need to do?
 

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Are sport shirts different in length than the dress shirts or something? Designed to be better worn untucked?
 

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