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jbarwick

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I'm close to your size, and I've found that ordering xxl works out ok with the cotton sweater polos. The regular polos and the merino wool sweater polos in xxl still shrunk to a point that I find them unwearable. The shrunken ones make for a nice oversized fit for my 14-year old son though ūüĎć

I went with XL as the XXL dimensions seemed too big. Will look for something with a longer body now but maybe these will work for a more casual look?
 

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For custom shirts, I feel like their selection of fabrics is so random and unpredictable. I was getting ready to order 3 shirts, and two of the fabrics (medium blue oxford & shadow stripe oxford) have just disappeared. I wouldn't be surprising if they re-appear at some point (I've seen many other fabrics do that). Other MTM shirt companies (e.g., Ratio, Proper Cloth) seem to have many of the same fabrics for years.

Overall, I keep coming back to their custom shirts due to price, collar and pocket customization, and the fact that I have my measurements dialed in. And, I guess I will say I do usually end up finding fabrics I like... but it always feels like such a hodge podge.
 

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I'm looking at a linen blazer/ sportcoat for the summer months (northeast USA). Any comments from those who own a S+M 100% linen jacket (or a linen/cotton blend) as to how they feel & wear compared to seersucker? I wear sportcoats in business settings, a lot of walking around to different sites. Thanks gents.
 

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I'm looking at a linen blazer/ sportcoat for the summer months (northeast USA). Any comments from those who own a S+M 100% linen jacket (or a linen/cotton blend) as to how they feel & wear compared to seersucker? I wear sportcoats in business settings, a lot of walking around to different sites. Thanks gents.

Despite its reputation as a summer fabric, cotton seersucker is tightly woven and in my experience not very breathable. If you can wear cotton seersucker in a humid NE summer then you should have no problem with linen -- however it will definitely wrinkle more. In business settings I'd personally recommend a high-twist or open-weave wool like a Mock Leno or a lighter hopsack.
 

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Despite its reputation as a summer fabric, cotton seersucker is tightly woven and in my experience not very breathable. If you can wear cotton seersucker in a humid NE summer then you should have no problem with linen -- however it will definitely wrinkle more. In business settings I'd personally recommend a high-twist or open-weave wool like a Mock Leno or a lighter hopsack.
Thanks, I've enjoyed linen shirts and pants for the wrinkly coolness they offer, but had not considered hopsack or Mock Leno.
 

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Thanks, I've enjoyed linen shirts and pants for the wrinkly coolness they offer, but had not considered hopsack or Mock Leno.
a different look - linen is definitely comfortable but not as conservative-looking for business wear. depends on what your colleagues/clients are expecting.
 

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I'm looking at a linen blazer/ sportcoat for the summer months (northeast USA). Any comments from those who own a S+M 100% linen jacket (or a linen/cotton blend) as to how they feel & wear compared to seersucker? I wear sportcoats in business settings, a lot of walking around to different sites. Thanks gents.
I currently own a 100% linen SC and just sold a wool/cotton SC from S&M.

Both were well made and very nice for the summer. I live in South Florida which is extremely hot in the summer months.
 

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Purchased my first jacket from S&M, hows the fit? I'm normally a 36R in Suitsupply (Havana, Lazio, Sienna). I originally went with a 36R but it was skin tight. Current size is a 38R.
 

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I currently own a 100% linen SC and just sold a wool/cotton SC from S&M.

Both were well made and very nice for the summer. I live in South Florida which is extremely hot in the summer months.
Oh yes, I visit South FL often... smokin' hot. Did you notice much of a difference between the 2 fabrics?
 

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Managed to pick up this seasons navy Mock Leno sportcoats from both S&M and Natalino. First time ordering from Natalino so was exited to see how they compare. Both sportcoats are nicely finished and stylistically they are somewhat similar. The Natalino sportcoat has slightly wider lapels, and a slightly higher gorge height. Both have 3 roll 2 lapels & spalla camicia shoulders. I would say the shoulder appears to "puff out" more on the Natalino, making the shoulder more pronounced. Arm holes are also higher on the Natalino. Fabric appears to be the same on both jackets. The Natalino sportcoat is half lined, whereas the S&M sportcoat is quarter lined, which to me is preferable for a summer jacket. I ordered the same size from both (contemporary 40L from S&M and a 50L from Natalino). The Natalino is significantly roomier all around, whereas the S&M feels a little trim on me. Overall I think I have a slightly preference for the Natalino based on the fit/proportions, however I do unfortunately seem to have a slight roll just behind the collar on the Natalino jacket, so perhaps the S&M is better suited for my posture. Pictures below:

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Oh yes, I visit South FL often... smokin' hot. Did you notice much of a difference between the 2 fabrics?
I was incorrect on the wheat SC. It is wool/cotton/linen. The two were quite different. The wool/cotton/linen was very lightweight but traveled well.
The all linen has a nice weight to it so the linen didn't become a wrinkled mess when just thinking of wearing it but still plenty of breathability.

Friday I will be going to happy hour then dinner out and intend to wear the linen SC so will post pics.
I believe the fabric is Sondro.
Here is the SC I just sold.
SC, shirt and pants are all S&M.

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Just got the Mock Leno SC delivered yesterday - really great jacket, highly recommended.

Does anyone find it fits a bit more snug than other SC's in the same size? I also haven't purchased a SC from Spier in about a year, so maybe the sizing has changed a bit?
 

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Managed to pick up this seasons navy Mock Leno sportcoats from both S&M and Natalino. First time ordering from Natalino so was exited to see how they compare. Both sportcoats are nicely finished and stylistically they are somewhat similar. The Natalino sportcoat has slightly wider lapels, and a slightly higher gorge height. Both have 3 roll 2 lapels & spalla camicia shoulders. I would say the shoulder appears to "puff out" more on the Natalino, making the shoulder more pronounced. Arm holes are also higher on the Natalino. Fabric appears to be the same on both jackets. The Natalino sportcoat is half lined, whereas the S&M sportcoat is quarter lined, which to me is preferable for a summer jacket. I ordered the same size from both (contemporary 40L from S&M and a 50L from Natalino). The Natalino is significantly roomier all around, whereas the S&M feels a little trim on me. Overall I think I have a slightly preference for the Natalino based on the fit/proportions, however I do unfortunately seem to have a slight roll just behind the collar on the Natalino jacket, so perhaps the S&M is better suited for my posture. Pictures below:

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Obviously feel matters, but as is I think SM looks much better all around. I might be inclined to experiment and size up and try that out, if it feels close to too snug
 

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