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  • #46
    Originally posted by Alex.C View Post
    Maybe I'm just a freak with very long arms and legs, but I have trouble finding shirt sleeves that are long enough unless I buy specific neck/sleeve length shirts.
    Ditto. I wear a medium in casual shirts and the sleeves are too short 90% of the time. I usually don't mind because I roll them up most of the time anyway.

    However, this becomes an issue with dress shirts. I've started buying most of mine from Charles Trywhitt just because I can customize the sleeve length without it making the rest of the shirt bigger.

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    • #47
      I've found that to get a correct sleeve length without alterations, I need to get a shirt that is a very good fit as far as chest size and sleeve length.
      Last edited by ianr; January 8th, 2020, 10:09 PM.

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      • #48
        Originally posted by facelessghost View Post
        Try the Levis 501 in clean rigid.
        The Goodfellow Selvedge that was on sale at target a little while ago is fantastic denim for the price. Better than the 501 imo.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by evanparker View Post
          MANDATORY INCLUSION OF STRETCH on every garment
          Ditto on the "stretch" fabric. Seems in many instances to just be an excuse to add polyester.

          My example - and hear me out, please, as I will also preface by noting that a few years ago the Dappered main site also listed JC Penney Stafford sport coats as a decent budget friendly choice. It just so happens that the JC Penney sport coats usually fit me well right off the rack without requiring any alterations. Since I enjoyed having a variety of sport coats, every fall I would look forward to Penney's coming out with several new 100% wool sport coats. Depending on the patterns offered, I might sometimes buy 3 or 4 and by playing the typical sale/coupon game - pick them up for as little as $50, each.

          In the fall of 2018 the new Penney's sport coats came out with the claim they now had "stretch". The catch was what was really going on is that now those previous 100% wool sport coats were now about a 75/25 or 60/40 wool polyester blend and priced the same or higher than the previous wool jackets. Deal killer. In 2019 they quit even pretending. The sport coats they began offering were now all 100% polyester and again priced the same or higher.

          I thought when Penney's gave up on selling appliances they were going to refocus on their clothing lines. Very disappointed.

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          • #50
            Originally posted by ExFed View Post
            Ditto on the "stretch" fabric. Seems in many instances to just be an excuse to add polyester.

            My example - and hear me out, please, as I will also preface by noting that a few years ago the Dappered main site also listed JC Penney Stafford sport coats as a decent budget friendly choice. It just so happens that the JC Penney sport coats usually fit me well right off the rack without requiring any alterations. Since I enjoyed having a variety of sport coats, every fall I would look forward to Penney's coming out with several new 100% wool sport coats. Depending on the patterns offered, I might sometimes buy 3 or 4 and by playing the typical sale/coupon game - pick them up for as little as $50, each.

            In the fall of 2018 the new Penney's sport coats came out with the claim they now had "stretch". The catch was what was really going on is that now those previous 100% wool sport coats were now about a 75/25 or 60/40 wool polyester blend and priced the same or higher than the previous wool jackets. Deal killer. In 2019 they quit even pretending. The sport coats they began offering were now all 100% polyester and again priced the same or higher.

            I thought when Penney's gave up on selling appliances they were going to refocus on their clothing lines. Very disappointed.
            This is EXACTLY what I am talking about on the first page of this thread. Excellent anecdote to prove my point.

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