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Has anyone had experience with the recent off white polos losing their ecru color? Worn once, washed with mild detergent once, line dried, and it basically lost all of the ecru color to the point where it is nearly just white now. I couldn’t even find it in my closet because the color matched my white ones so much. I also have an unworn off white with the different collar and there is a glaring difference between the two now.

Between the odd cut/sizing and this, these polos are a very strange batch this year.
Mine looks whiter too. More a soft white than ecru. I picked up 4. One poor polo accidentally found it's way to the dryer and will now fit a very short pudgy man who shops at goodwill. Amazing how much it shrank in the length.
Cotton knits are much more apt to shrink than wovens. The fabric can be washed before cutting to reduce shrinkage to an extra 2 or 3%. I like when the shrinkage is out of the fabric before cutting and sewing in knits.
 
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I believe Rick stated that they will be updating the fit for them next season, along with for the long sleeve polo's coming this FW. I think they made the chest a bit slimmer, along with it being longer. So if you wanted to try the new fit, you can always pick up a LS Polo.
One way of doing it is increase the spec. If you are looking at 10-12% shrinkage it is best to get the shrinkage out of the knit fabric prior to cutting. Other things happen (bad things) on a polo when it shrinks that much. Shrinkage is always more in the length so it is in a way differential shrinkage.
Fiber staple length, tightness of spinning, gauge, tightness of knitting, stich, finishing, and other things play a factor in knit shrinkage.
 

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The unexpected benefit of these polos worn untucked is they no longer catch on my bum.
 

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Herringbone wool/linen Marling & Evans. This cloth is fantastic, not online yet as it's from the Spring collection so I am guessing Spier will add it online in the new year. Should be able to request it now if you wanted though.

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Christmas came early this year. Almost a dozen SCs waiting to be unpacked 😎🥳
 

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Long shot but anyone pick up a 44 Bottoli - Green Donegal Coat that they will be returning/don't want? I didn't think it would sell out so quickly.
I'm in the same boat. So wanted that one and now it is gone. I could probably get away with a 46 though.
 

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I don't care. I'm buying it anyway. I'm gonna sit in my house wearing it and smoke a big fat cuban cigar and drink some 21 year scotch.
Tbh, I was only planning to get the oatmeal peacoat this fall, so this radical fucking thing came outta nowhere.

I love it. I'm gonna ponder this.
 

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That's what I love about Rick...he keeps teasing with a bunch of stuff, does the pre-order thing, then BAM...out of nowhere...buy it now!. #thrillofthehunt
 
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