SPIER & MACKAY - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by spiermackay, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. spiermackay

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    Most shirts labeled sleeve length actually measure 1/2" - 1" longer than stated. So a labeled 35, can measure as long as 36". So our 34.5" would be short. Thanks for the feedback! We are looking to start rolling our multiple sleeves by fall. So longer options are coming.

    Just have to say thanks to this community. I can always count on great, candid feedback to help us improve our products. In fact, the new Model 2 suits and sportcoats which are now flying off the racks are a direct response to feedback from this very community. So thanks again guys!
     
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    When do you expect you will have the model 2 sportcoats in slim fit?
     
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    August/Sept.
     
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    Are there any plans for a chambray RTW shirt?
     
  5. spiermackay

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    yes. I have a few in production at the moment. should be here early June for the lighter weight stuff.
     
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    Kinda late for summer fabrics no?
     
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    Has anyone received any of the new full spread collars?

    I find them to be much larger than previous full spread collars, and am wondering if it's only the shirts I purchased.


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    not summer. FW. New designs.
     
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    The old full spread was 3 1/8". We updated them this season to 3 1/2" (3 5/8" on 16 1/2 and larger). This is more in line with the suit lapels and ties we are now carrying. These also sit and roll better. Tuck away under jacket lapels more cleanly as well.
     
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    That's too bad, if wearing the shirt unbuttoned the older full spread collar was great, soft corners and a nice spread.

    These look closer to the semi-spread collars of last year. Will look good with a tie but not unbuttoned.

    Is the older full spread still available custom?
     
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    Yes, the older full spread is available in custom.

    We had a lot of customers not happy with the old version, complaining it was too small and not tucking away properly under jacket lapels. For the most part, full spreads should be worn with a tie. The angle of the cutaway doesn't lend itself as an optimal open collar style. The Semi-Spread is much better suited for that. But rules are always meant to be broken!
     
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    I'm one of the customers that much prefer the new spread collar point lengths vs. last year's version. I do find it tucks away nicely under the jacket lapels.

    Once the new CBD cloth comes in (light blue, blue stripe, pink - hopefully, etc), I might choose to increase the spread a bit further even and keep the 3.5 inch length on a new set of custom shirts.
     
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    This is good to know, as is the experience of those members that mentioned the sleeve shrinkage. I was very close to ordering the shirts online, but I suppose a return is not possible once they are washed. I wear Kamakura shirts in 15.5 - 35.5 and although the sleeves are a hint long when my arms are by my side, in any other position they are perfect. I'm not sure if 1 inch shorter would work for me. I think I'd need to try them on in the store to make that judgement call.
     
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    To side note this, I had to get my OTR sleeves shortened.
     
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    Measurements: (Always cold wash, air dry)
    Garrison chambray: 33.5
    Montgomery stripe: 33.5, maybe a hair less
    Navy check I can no longer find online: 34
    Washed once Ecru shirt: 34

    New, unwashed, unworn Wicklow: 34.5 (http://www.spierandmackay.com/product_information/2564_solid_light_blue_wicklow)

    I don't know how I managed to wear the Garrison today, I think I was repeatedly tugging at my sleeves. =\ Anyhow these are just one guy's experiences and may not be reflective of the norm.
     

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