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I just got mine as well. I am always between a 17 and 16.5 - if I have to wear a tie it's the 17, but if its a shirt like the the madras or linen stripe that I will wear open collar than its a bit up in the air. I am currently leaning toward a 17 in the madras and the 16.5 in the linen. I just wanted to be sure that the linen was intended to be a bit fuller cut. There is a ridiculous amount of discussion on shrinkage on this thread, but I would hate to wash the linen and find it too small, as it fits perfectly now. Any feedback?Received red madras, blue wide stripe linen, and ecru oxford today. Dig all 3. The linen was a tiny bit big but not enough to worry with sending back. Impressed
Red thread on the blue shirt was a nice touch.
I've ordered several shirts from SM at this point, all 15.5. contemporary. From my personal experience the wide linen has been the fullest and the madras the slimmest. Oxfords have been a happy medium. Maybe some more folks will chime in. My experience may just be manufacturing variance. I have not washed the linen yet, but the tag says to wash cold and line dry I believe. I would like it to shrink a little bit but I'm hesitant to try. Quality is exceptional. As good or better than North Carolina made Brooks Brothers shirts in my opinion.I just got mine as well. I am always between a 17 and 16.5 - if I have to wear a tie it's the 17, but if its a shirt like the the madras or linen stripe that I will wear open collar than its a bit up in the air. I am currently leaning toward a 17 in the madras and the 16.5 in the linen. I just wanted to be sure that the linen was intended to be a bit fuller cut. There is a ridiculous amount of discussion on shrinkage on this thread, but I would hate to wash the linen and find it too small, as it fits perfectly now. Any feedback?
I would like to add this is my first full season buying from S&M and I am stunned by the quality and fit. The 44R Contmporary jackets are perfect for me off the rack, which doesn't hurt. But the latest order was the above said linen shirt and the off white dress chinos.... damn. It looks like a million bucks. I feel like I'm on vacation in Capri. When you can combine curated fabrics and perfect cuts, attention to detail and quality, and all for prices that a normal person can afford and not feel guilty about (although the sheer quantity may be a quickly escalating issue) - than that is something special. Hats off to you Rick, please keep up the good work.
It took my order 7 days (including the weekend) between when I placed my order and when it shipped. Some people's shipped the day after ordering, according to this sub. I reached out to [email protected] and checking on the status of my order and my order shipped the day they responded. Wasn't in a rush, but was just curious if I'd ordered something that was out of stock. I had to follow up on my original email before I received a response.How soon should I expect an OOS email? I ordered the wide stripe line shirt last Sunday but i haven’t received anything since the order confirmation. Not that I’m in a hurry to receive this shirt but was just wondering whether i would eventually get it. No news is good news, I hope.
Mate that's a gorgeous patina you've got.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