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Time to show another Jantzen

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jmatt, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. jmatt

    jmatt Senior member

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    Here's the first shirt from my recent 6 shirts. In breaking with tradition, I took the pictures at the end of the day. So this shirt has seen an hour of driving in a car and 9 hours sitting in a desk chair.

    As always, I welcome all comments.
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  2. jmatt

    jmatt Senior member

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    Here's a super close-up of the fabric:
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  3. Jovan

    Jovan Senior member

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    Looks quite different in another light. No tie? Well I guess that shows off the shirt more. Seems to keep well pressed in the front and fits you well. Good buy!
     
  4. jmatt

    jmatt Senior member

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    Looks quite different in another light. No tie? Well I guess that shows off the shirt more. Seems to keep well pressed in the front and fits you well. Good buy!
    I took the tie off just for these pictures. Here's pictures of the other 5 fabrics in my recent order:
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  5. jmatt

    jmatt Senior member

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    Final 2 pictures to show the typical Jantzen pattern-matching. You can notice the sewer bobbled on the sleeve gauntlet. In all honesty, I didn't notice that until it was blown up in the picture. To my awareness, that's the biggest "error" in my entire 6 shirt order.
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  6. jml90

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    I like the herringbones the best
     
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    I dig the stripe. Care to tell me which swatch that is? I'm about to try my first Jantzen.
     
  8. Etienne

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    I took the tie off just for these pictures. Here's pictures of the other 5 fabrics in my recent order:
    I see you have three white shirt... I think there is still no consensus in the elusive search for the best white fabric in their inventory, which ones did you pick?
     
  9. cchen

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    I dig the stripe. Care to tell me which swatch that is? I'm about to try my first Jantzen.

    Agreed. That stripe is quite nice.
     
  10. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Great pics, sir. Could you add the shirt photos with corresponding fabric numbers to the wiki?
     
  11. jmatt

    jmatt Senior member

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    I see you have three white shirt... I think there is still no consensus in the elusive search for the best white fabric in their inventory, which ones did you pick?
    I am wearing JKT #0090 or JKT #0091 I'm not sure which, but it's probably #90.

    The other shirts, in the order shown are:

    JKT #0009
    Dobby #163
    Dobby #156 (maybe)
    JKT #0047
    JKT #0089

    The reason I say "maybe" on one shirt, is Jantzen was out of a fabric I ordered. I told RIcky I trusted him - just pick another. Dobby #163 I might not buy a second time, as it doesn't feel as nice as the rest. It still looks great, just not as good by comparison. The blue stripe is - as advertised - an oxford cloth. I don't personally like oxford cloth as much, but I love this fabric. The other 4 shirts I would definitely buy again. All 6 are better than any OTR shirt I've ever owned.
     
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    You definitely like your shirts on the trimmer side, aside from that stylistic choice, the shirts look better than 99% of the ill-fitting ponchos from the RTW market. Congratulations on the shirts. Now this thread is going to screw up wait time for another 6-8 weeks.

    thanks a lot.
     
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    Curious, how long did it take for the order to arrive?
     
  14. kcheng

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    Great pics, sir. Could you add the shirt photos with corresponding fabric numbers to the wiki?


    I noticed that you had posted up a few shirts with on their with unknown fabrics. Just out of curiosity, is it the intention to compile a Jantzen fabric database? I have a dozen or two if that is the case and I am sure most of you do as well.
     
  15. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I noticed that you had posted up a few shirts with on their with unknown fabrics. Just out of curiosity, is it the intention to compile a Jantzen fabric database? I have a dozen or two if that is the case and I am sure most of you do as well.
    Yes, that is indeed the intention. It is much more easier to choose fabrics with the aid of photos of completed shirts.
     
  16. jmatt

    jmatt Senior member

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    I see you have three white shirt... I think there is still no consensus in the elusive search for the best white fabric in their inventory, which ones did you pick?
    Actually - I now own 5 different all white Jantzen shirts. 4 with barrel cuffs, 1 with french cuffs, all with differing white-on-white weaves. If Jantzen had 20 more white-on-white fabrics in 110's or the JKT range, I'd buy them.

    You definitely like your shirts on the trimmer side, aside from that stylistic choice, the shirts look better than 99% of the ill-fitting ponchos from the RTW market. Congratulations on the shirts. Now this thread is going to screw up wait time for another 6-8 weeks.

    thanks a lot.

    Trimmer side? I just think they fit. Isn't that fit about what virtually everyone here strives for in a MTM shirt? Anyway, they're very comfortable and not tight anywhere. It's literally more relaxing to wear a well fit shirt than an OTR blouse where you're constanly tucking and pulling excess fabric to try to make it not look ridiculous.

    Curious, how long did it take for the order to arrive?
    This order took about 6-8 weeks. I was a little alarmed at first because I was charged well before the shirts were shipped. I believe they just made an honest mistake. In the end, I believe the photos speak for themselves. I am very pleased.
     
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    I agree with jmatt on the fit. After tweaking my measurements twice from Jantzen, my shirts fit exactly how I want them. There isn't a single other non-custom shirt I have that can match the fit on the torso. There's nothing more uncomfortable and irritating than an ill-fitting dress shirt.
     
  18. Etienne

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    Actually - I now own 5 different all white Jantzen shirts. 4 with barrel cuffs, 1 with french cuffs, all with differing white-on-white weaves. If Jantzen had 20 more white-on-white fabrics in 110's or the JKT range, I'd buy them.
    I'd really appreciate a report on those fabrics and on which ones you like best...
     

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