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Received a couple more deliveries, including washed linen and cotton drill overshirts and this linen/cotton popover which has thrown me for a loop sizing-wise. I don’t expect a popover to fit as close through the body as fully button up shirts, but this seems a bit excessive and I don’t know why the biceps would need much excess fabric. Anyone have experience with this one? Should I expect it to shrink after a wash? As it stands, I can’t imagine either overshirt would fit well on top of this (all size Large).
I think we are about the same size. I’m pretty standard 16.5 Drakes shirt, large in knitwear, 42/52 in tailoring.

I have the same popover, I tried on several sizes in the shop. Ended up sizing down to medium.

On the overshirt, I got the washed linen and sized up to XL.

FWIW
 

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I think we are about the same size. I’m pretty standard 16.5 Drakes shirt, large in knitwear, 42/52 in tailoring.

I have the same popover, I tried on several sizes in the shop. Ended up sizing down to medium.

On the overshirt, I got the washed linen and sized up to XL.

FWIW
Gotcha. Yeah, had I bothered to look at the size chart prior to ordering I definitely would have gone with medium. Ah well, not even sure Medium was available.

As for the overshirt, I think I’m good as long as a cold wash/hang dry doesn’t shrink it too much. I’m also plus a few lbs right now so losing that should help
 

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Hi all ,

I’m looking for a drakes summer suit for an upcoming wedding if anyone one is clearing out their wardrobe. Ideally a size 38.

Thanks!
 

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Any one know where drakes gets their alligator card holders / wallets made? Thanks.
 

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Cotton suit arrived today. I really like the prominent twill pattern, and I think the fit is pretty good aside from a minor collar gap.

Appreciate any comments on fit adjustments, trouser hems aside ofc which I think I'll go for 2" cuffs and no break.

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Cotton suit arrived today. I really like the prominent twill pattern, and I think the fit is pretty good aside from a minor collar gap.

Appreciate any comments on fit adjustments, trouser hems aside ofc which I think I'll go for 2" cuffs and no break.
Overall, looks good for a summer cotton suit, which lean a little more casual due to their nature. I think cuff with no break will look good.

Possibly shorten sleeves 1 to 2 cm (need to see a little shirt cuff).

Without seeing a shot from the back with jacket buttoned, it is hard to tell if the jacket needs to come in in the waist or not, but from the shots you posted, it looks good.
 

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I'm typically between a 42 R and L, depending on the maker. Pictured is a 42R, and it's a drop 6.

Going to put off altering the sleeves til I've worn it a bit, I understand cotton tends to bunch a bit at the elbows which should naturally shorten the appearance a little.
 

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I'm typically between a 42 R and L, depending on the maker. Pictured is a 42R, and it's a drop 6.

Going to put off altering the sleeves til I've worn it a bit, I understand cotton tends to bunch a bit at the elbows which should naturally shorten the appearance a little.
If I might ask, how tall are you?
 

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It looks like s good fit. I agree you don’t want or need much or any break. I like cotton suits to have an easy fit for warm weather.
 

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Hey guys, need your advice.

Ordered two pairs of shoes and a drake's grenadine tie from the Rake. They combined into one package and just threw the tie into the box where it got crushed by the shoe boxes. Now has two creases (one in the front, the other in the back).

Any recommendations on how I can fix the front crease? It's that big ripple in the middle.
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Here's the back crease (don't think it's fully fixable):
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Ha. Just clicked order on that exact tie from the Rake. Let's hope they do a better job shipping mine.

*EDIT: Hope that^ didn't come across as a dick comment. Sorry about your experience. I just said "Ha" because there was .2 seconds between me hitting "Buy" on the same tie and seeing your post.*

Also, noticed they had a small restock on Drake's stuff in the sale. Trying the Ecru denim jacket as well.
 
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Ha. Just clicked order on that exact tie from the Rake. Let's hope they do a better job shipping mine.

*EDIT: Hope that^ didn't come across as a dick comment. Sorry about your experience. I just said "Ha" because there was .2 seconds between me hitting "Buy" on the same tie and seeing your post.*

Also, noticed they had a small restock on Drake's stuff in the sale. Trying the Ecru denim jacket as well.
No offense taken. Hope your tie arrives safely!
 

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Hey guys, need your advice.

Ordered two pairs of shoes and a drake's grenadine tie from the Rake. They combined into one package and just threw the tie into the box where it got crushed by the shoe boxes. Now has two creases (one in the front, the other in the back).

Any recommendations on how I can fix the front crease? It's that big ripple in the middle.

Here's the back crease (don't think it's fully fixable):
Gentle steam from an iron, don’t press too hard. Use a hand towel or other cloth between the iron and the tie as well.
 

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