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Anyone's shirt collar fusing bubbling again? I seem to be having the luck of the draw, shirts were supposedly replaced by S&M beginning last year, but now have bubbled again (minimal, minimal wear on them since due to WFH). One has never been washed or ironed and is fresh out of the bag.

Haven't seen that but I did just receive a trench coat with the sleeve lining twisted 360 degrees before it was sewn into the cuff. Couldn't get my arm through the sleeve. Love what the company is doing overall, but there are some QC challenges. But an overall fantastic value.
 

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I can't say I've ever noticed this. Can you post a pic? Curious what I should be looking for...

Haven't seen that but I did just receive a trench coat with the sleeve lining twisted 360 degrees before it was sewn into the cuff. Couldn't get my arm through the sleeve. Love what the company is doing overall, but there are some QC challenges. But an overall fantastic value.

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Though it doesn't functionally "do" anything, I really dig SM's automated reply function they've initiated for CS inquiries.
 

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I was able to snag these for the 1 or 2 days they were in the site. Really like them! 92/8 linen/silk, just like the wheat herringbone. More medium brown in real life but copper comes through in light, especially with the silk sheen. 34 Slim fit reference. A bit tight in the thighs when sitting but strangely don't look tight to me. I think there's just not much stretch, as I got a same size Quest cotton that is more comfortable.

Those look great. I got my pair today and they are very nice. I haven't decided whether I will keep them because I don't think they'll pair well with anything other than blue summer jackets. If S&M releases a matching jacket I'd probably buy it and make this a summer suit.

The wheat herringbone is a real winner. Definitely keeping.

It's interesting that you found it to be snug in the thighs. I had the opposite reaction: the Quest cotton is too tight in the thighs, as were the cavalry twills I tried a couple of months ago. The linen/silk, cotton/linen, and fresco trousers I've tried are just about perfect in the thighs, particularly when standing and walking.
 

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Those look great. I got my pair today and they are very nice. I haven't decided whether I will keep them because I don't think they'll pair well with anything other than blue summer jackets. If S&M releases a matching jacket I'd probably buy it and make this a summer suit.

The wheat herringbone is a real winner. Definitely keeping.

It's interesting that you found it to be snug in the thighs. I had the opposite reaction: the Quest cotton is too tight in the thighs, as were the cavalry twills I tried a couple of months ago. The linen/silk, cotton/linen, and fresco trousers I've tried are just about perfect in the thighs, particularly when standing and walking.
I think 3 season blues will work, and darker greens as well. Very strange about your opposite fit experience indeed.
 

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Hey, does anyone have any idea regarding the fit and sizing for shirts for size 15 contemp VS 15.5 Slim fit? the measurements from the sizing chart are almost identical. What is the actual difference thats not mentioned in the size chart?
 

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Still debating whether to order slim or contemporary when I try to snag FW sale jackets. The OTR slim is nearly perfect for me in Spring/Summer with no layering, but I'm afraid it would be tight with flannels or sweaters. Generally how much excess fabric does SM give you to work with? I assume it's possible for a tailor to turn a contemporary into a slim but not possible to turn a slim into a contemporary, right?
 

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The moleskin trousers are really nice. I’ve noticed that there’s some bunching around the knees. I assume this is due to how they are cut, which leaves excess fabric. Does that sound right?

I rolled them up to see if the bunching was due to the inseam length. That didn’t seem to change anything.

It may not even be worthwhile to have a tailor attempt to narrow the legs.
 

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The moleskin trousers are really nice. I’ve noticed that there’s some bunching around the knees. I assume this is due to how they are cut, which leaves excess fabric. Does that sound right?

I rolled them up to see if the bunching was due to the inseam length. That didn’t seem to change anything.

It may not even be worthwhile to have a tailor attempt to narrow the legs.
Moleskin is a really soft cloth which unsurprisingly will bag, show signs of wear in the knees, especially if worn slim so I don't believe tapering further will help and will likely hurt. While you gain a ridiculous amount of comfort you do end up giving up drape.
 

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Moleskin is a really soft cloth which unsurprisingly will bag, show signs of wear in the knees, especially if worn slim so I don't believe tapering further will help and will likely hurt. While you gain a ridiculous amount of comfort you do end up giving up drape.
Yeah that's how mine look as well.

FWIW, S&M's trouser moleskins are on the lighter side of what I've tried. I've had some moleskins from Peter Christian and they felt thicker and draped a bit better.

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The moleskin trousers are really nice. I’ve noticed that there’s some bunching around the knees. I assume this is due to how they are cut, which leaves excess fabric. Does that sound right?

I rolled them up to see if the bunching was due to the inseam length. That didn’t seem to change anything.

It may not even be worthwhile to have a tailor attempt to narrow the legs.
i had something wonky with my cord high rise last year, the crease below my knee on my right leg would be shifted completely outward , it's an issue with the cut, nothing can fix it. send more phtoso to customer service and ask for an exchange. they did so for me.
 

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Still debating whether to order slim or contemporary when I try to snag FW sale jackets. The OTR slim is nearly perfect for me in Spring/Summer with no layering, but I'm afraid it would be tight with flannels or sweaters. Generally how much excess fabric does SM give you to work with? I assume it's possible for a tailor to turn a contemporary into a slim but not possible to turn a slim into a contemporary, right?
winter weight material i think better to go up a size in contemporary and then wear a nice, not too thick sweater that you see yourself pairing with it, go to your alterations tailor and thave them pin you up like that.
if u buy thee size you normally wear but with a dress shirt or thin polo it's not going to fit.
 

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winter weight material i think better to go up a size in contemporary and then wear a nice, not too thick sweater that you see yourself pairing with it, go to your alterations tailor and thave them pin you up like that.
if u buy thee size you normally wear but with a dress shirt or thin polo it's not going to fit.
that is assuming you plan on wearing sweaters with winter weight sporcoats.
 

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