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conak

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so then linen knit polos ;)
:) I've found cotton-linen blend to work well for a polo. It's not nearly as cool as pure linen, but avoids all the problems the linen t-shirts suffer from, and it has a very nice casual look to it.
 

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Ok Gents. What do we want to see next Spring/Summer?
Better stock in my size (46 cont). If I’m even remotely late to the party my size is sold out on the more desirable stuff. It’s *increasingly* frustrating how bad that problem is.
 

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Possibly interested in MTO tuxedo. Noticed you can change details on MTO shirts and jackets for tuxedo features (satin lapels, pleated front, etc), but didn't see the option for trousers or waistcoats (no options for satin stripe down the leg, nor u-shape waistcoat + satin buttons). Can these be requested in the notes? Also is it possible to ask for no vents (traditional in black tie)?
I’d just ask them directly. Would seem to be the most efficient way of getting your answers.
 

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Just went to wear my one spier and mackay dress shirt, it's only been worn once, washed once on medium and air dried. The sleeves shrunk one inch and is no longer wearable. Have other's experienced this?
 

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Just went to wear my one spier and mackay dress shirt, it's only been worn once, washed once on medium and air dried. The sleeves shrunk one inch and is no longer wearable. Have other's experienced this?
what do you mean washed on 'medium'? Was this medium warm water and medium spin cycle? Should wash clothes on delicate (i.e. cold water, low spin). I have never had a problem.
 

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Just went to wear my one spier and mackay dress shirt, it's only been worn once, washed once on medium and air dried. The sleeves shrunk one inch and is no longer wearable. Have other's experienced this?
What is the material? Cotton, linen, or mixed? Up to one-inch shrinkage in sleeves may happen with mixed materials at warm washes. Is your medium wash at 60C? Safe is 20-30C at gentle cycle.
 

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Just went to wear my one spier and mackay dress shirt, it's only been worn once, washed once on medium and air dried. The sleeves shrunk one inch and is no longer wearable. Have other's experienced this?
No, but I cold wash (and hang dry).Twills and oxford cloth dress shirts, minimal shrinkage; maybe half inch at worst, and most of the time less than that, probably 1/4. The one and only bad shrink experience I had along those lines was with a poplin, which is notorious for that. This was 3-4 years ago. Nothing since.
 

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Just went to wear my one spier and mackay dress shirt, it's only been worn once, washed once on medium and air dried. The sleeves shrunk one inch and is no longer wearable. Have other's experienced this?
I’ve had bad luck with the oxfords and cotton/linen shirts. I find even a 1/4inch change can make the shirt feel off. And also no longer work under a jacket.
 

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Ok Gents. What do we want to see next Spring/Summer?
everything this season is great imo.
Not a deal breaker but I would like the polos to be an inch longer and looser, same for shorts.
Maybe some open collar shirts?
 

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I washed my shirt in molten lava and sent it down to dry next to the fires of hell. I now only show a tiny amount of cuff when I wear my blazer. Should I get in touch with customer service?
Welcome back from hell. I hope you wore a face mask.:rotflmao:

@LuxLemon The care instructions on my shirts say cold wash, do not machine dry. I feel if you do anything else it’s on you. I have definitely accidentally washed my shirts in warm water. Sleeves definitely shrunk, but I wasn’t surprised.
 

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