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Tyrwhitt shirt - absurd sleeve shrinkage?

scientific

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I've had this Tyrwhitt shirt hanging in my closet for a few months now, never worn it except to try on. I noticed the sleeves were looking a bit funny but thought I was imagining. But now I just tried it on and the sleeves have gone from 35" to about 30" ... wtf? Remember never been washed. Is this possible or did I get a defective shirt and not realize it?

edit: it was exposed to moisture and heat just from the humid summer ... but none of my other shirts display this bizarre shrinkage
 

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Originally Posted by scientific
I've had this Tyrwhitt shirt hanging in my closet for a few months now, never worn it except to try on. I noticed the sleeves were looking a bit funny but thought I was imagining. But now I just tried it on and the sleeves have gone from 35" to about 30" ... wtf? Remember never been washed. Is this possible or did I get a defective shirt and not realize it?

edit: it was exposed to moisture and heat just from the humid summer ... but none of my other shirts display this bizarre shrinkage


A humid summer alone isn't going to shrink a sleeve 5 inches. Especially since shrinkage has to do with tumbling process not necessarily the wet to hang dry step.

I guess certain clothes that you aren't wearing for that season should be covered, packaged, put a plastic over it to conserve it.
 

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They are awesome at taking merchandise back, even after it has been worn and washed.
 

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Originally Posted by scientific
I've had this Tyrwhitt shirt hanging in my closet for a few months now, never worn it except to try on. I noticed the sleeves were looking a bit funny but thought I was imagining. But now I just tried it on and the sleeves have gone from 35" to about 30" ... wtf?
You did not buy the shirt you tried on.
 

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Just send it back. As has already been mentioned they will replace it without hesitation. I know as I have sent things back to them with nothing wrong at all, just decided I didn't like it.
 

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Originally Posted by twosnapsandgo
Especially since shrinkage has to do with tumbling process not necessarily the wet to hang dry step.


You might want to explain that.
 

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Originally Posted by twosnapsandgo
A humid summer alone isn't going to shrink a sleeve 5 inches. Especially since shrinkage has to do with tumbling process not necessarily the wet to hang dry step.

Normal washing does cause shrinkage, just not as much or as fast as tumble-drying. Most shirts have an allowance for shrinkage built-in, but 5" of shrinkage is totally abnormal, even if the fabric had undergone no shrinking prior to sewing I wouldn't have thought it would shrink that much. I would certainly see about returning it because that's far from normal.
 

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