- Sep 22, 2007
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I got the natural linen, mainly because of the lower price, but also because I liked the lighter color. I have a couple 40Ls in the Neapolitan cut and they fit almost perfectly to me out of the box (I just shortened the sleeves by about 1/2"). The natural linen one was about 3/4" longer in the body than the other two.So I am tempted by the Natural Linen or Light Brown Linen SC... I remember people saying that these fit small or different than the normal SC. Should you stick with normal chest size? How are 100% linen SC's compared to say a 50/50 wool linen blend?
Also, of the two colours, which would be more versatile?
I actually decided to wash it and dry it, a couple times. The first time I dried it 10 mins on low, and it seemed to have shrunk about 1/2". But when it was fully dry and and after I ironed it, it went back to the same length. So I wet it again and dryed it completely on medium. I think that made it shrink by about 1/2". Surprisingly, there was no damage to the jacket anywhere else. It was rumpled (which I like) and soft, but it didn't seem that the canvasing or linings shrank at different rates as there was no twisting or puckering. It's at the tailor now for the sleeves to be shortened, but I'll try to take a pic when it comes back.