SPIER & MACKAY - Official Affiliate Thread

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  1. spiermackay

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    Thanks Losrockets for this. It's a good starting point.

    33.5 is on the outer end of 3% Shrinkage. 1-3% is normal for 100% Cotton. That said, we can always improve our products and make adjustments that work better moving forward.

    BR,
    Rick
     


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    Just measured my Garrison chambray which had shrunk a bit also (cold wash, hang dry) - the sleeves measure 33 3/8". My personal preference is 34" or even 33 3/4", so this is on the short end - and tends to "hide" under my suits and sportcoats when standing.

    I think perhaps an extra 1/4" build in to account for shrinkage might be a good idea in the future.
     
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  3. spiermackay

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    Seems like the Garrison is shrinking more than the accepted. We've already sent the fabric for shrink testing. Already spoke with my tailors. Running a shrink test across more than 50 fabrics of varying weaves and weights to find a better "average" to peg against and make adjustments against that.
     


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    As a guy with short arms, this is really great news!

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    I think you should have also rolled out these sport coats in slim fit as well for summer.

    I got my replacement shirt and it feels so much better than the original check fabric. I also got the updated spread collar and it tucks very nicely under a jacket, it looks fine to me without a tie as well. I will post pictures when I wear it next at a wedding
     


  6. dehu1515

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    Hey guys,

    Just received my first order of dress shirts from S&M. Do you guys use collar stays for their shirts?

    Please advise as I'm still a newbie!!

    Thanks
     


  7. spiermackay

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    Yes. Try to always use the collars stays when wearing the shirts.
     


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    Out of curiosity, why do you recommend this? I usually take mine out.
     


  9. spiermackay

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    If you wear a tie, it's not too much of an issue, you get a softer collar look/feel. When worn open, the stays add support to keep the collar up. Without them, they can limp.
     


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    If I'm wearing a tie, no stays. When Im not wearing a tie then I use the stays.

    The collar sits better when Im wearing a tie without the collar stays.
     


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    Interesting. I had never even considered the difference. I keep (stainless steel) stays in all the time. I'll have to experiment!
     


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    WOW, looks like you did this for the latest sport coats. Thank you, the photos (and sport coats) look great!
     


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    We listen!
     


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    ^Y'all really do. I'm excited for sleeve length options later this year and can't wait for my order to come in. Been longingly gazing at the ultra-high res zoom of the hopsack jacket texture for many days now.
     


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    After getting flustered and annoyed with OTR stuff that did not fit from places like Tommy Hilfiger and Banana Republic I've made it a goal of mine to spend a bit more but end up with some excellent shirts that fit me perfectly and that will help me be presentable throughout law school. I'm a slim guy (153lbs last I checked) and am 5'11 so much of the stuff that these places sell are far too 'boxy' for my liking. I'll try to swing by the showroom this week and check out your OTR stuff but also to definitely get measured for some custom button downs.Super happy to see that you have a location that I can come too!
     


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