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Wythe Official Thread - this ain't your meemaw's yeehaw

Spaghettimatt

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Peter said that the sweaters are made in Madagascar upfront during the 10/9 NMWA drop video. The lady who leads operations there was thus able to find employment for the local women who knit these sweaters, or so he said. So that's the sell.
Thanks. I hadn’t seen the video or realized that Wythe was on NMWA yet. I also appreciate the ethical consumerism pitch especially as it relates to fair labor, gender equity, etc.

That said—and looking at these on the NMWA website drove this home—I cannot wrap my head around Wythe’s Madagascar-made shetlands going for $215 vs. Jamieson’s Scottish-made ones at $155-165. At a glance it looks like labor rates in Madagascar are less than 10% of those in the U.K. (caveat that the U.K. numbers will be skewed by income inequality). Obviously it would be great if those women were being paid U.K. labor rates but I’m skeptical.

At the end of the day, companies will charge what the market will bear but the marketing on this rubs me the wrong way, especially the stuff about shipping wool from Scotland to Africa (compare to Jamieson’s farm-to-machine pitch).
 

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I will also throw some shade - the oxfords are just OK. They're made in portugal, which isn't a huge deal, but I find them to be not as good as the MiUSA ones from O'Connell's at $145, both from a construction and fabric perspective if you're just getting a plain blue or white one. Wythe definitely fit slimmer, it's not a classic OCBD fit. The Wythe measurements on the website are stretched out and pull the pleat/gusset on the back flat.

For $150, it's just OK.
 

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@#dadcore @Newcomer what size did y'all take in the western and what's your normal size? seems like there's been a fair bit of returns because they run quite slim?
 

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I am between M and L depending on brand. That olive is a M. I also got a brown in L. The large honestly fits better, but the olive is still workable. If you are on the border I think sizing up makes sense, because it is very thick material and that doesn’t jive exactly with a slim fit shirt.
 

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I've bought the moleskin western shirt in a Medium (and I typically wear medium in most brands). Sleeves ended up being a bit short because the shoulders were a bit too narrow. Sent it back to exchange for a Large. The body fit fine in the chest/waist on the Medium. Might be slightly oversized on the Large, but I'm fine with it as it'll be more like an overshirt layer, which is how I wanted to wear it.

Their customer service is very responsible, however, and open to feedback on fit! It's the brand's first season, so I totally get them working some kinks out!
 

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@kjb I am between a medium and a large and a large almost always works best for me (I’m a slim large). I took a large, and it works perfectly. Kinda baffled by the sizing issues to be honest ha.
 

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The measurements on their site for the moleskin shirt gave the impression that the fit might be more generous, namely the chest, than it apparently is. Problem is, there's no shoulder measurements provided, and if those fit slimmer, then that would naturally affect the overall fit of the shirt.
 

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I emailed their customer service and they gave me shoulder widths of 18.5" for large and 19" for extra large. Pretty narrow, in my opinion
 

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For sure. I pretty much can't do anything below 18.5" for the shoulders without losing a lot of mobility and I don't have particularly wide shoulders.
 

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this brand is definitely not for me, but I have to giggle every time I see the threads name, good job @troika
Have not handled anything from the line. But other than the coat No Man ordered, I find the line a bit uninspiring. A bit RRL-lite.
 

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Have not handled anything from the line. But other than the coat No Man ordered, I find the line a bit uninspiring. A bit RRL-lite.
I like it. I feel it straddles the "city cowboy" look well, whereas RRL mostly looks like you're at the ranch.

Was looking forward to trying their OCBDs until I saw @troika's review.
 

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