These are utter perfection, although 2 sizes too big for me.
Someone one should pick these up, steal of a price!!
These were popular with US Army Officers, particulary USAAF, so would go very well with an A2 or even B10 in the colder months.
Have double checked and adjusted the measurements. I usually like a 24" sleeve but never had any issues with this one, but it is a touch big on the shoulders for me.
I'd also its a bit shorter on the back than the front.
One for the Ivy Leaguers here. Lovely, slubby Madras, that's still in amazing condition for its age, possibly because due to the nature of the fabric (the name coming from the way it's dyed).
Chest 23" p2p
Looking for £50 ono including Uk Postage...
Very Reluctant sale on this FQHH!
Sadly it's too big post Covid pandemic weight loss and also I need to raise some money so looking to find a new home for some favourites.
Although made of a tumbled leather, it's definitely not broken in yet.
Looking for £375 or near offer, including UK...
I'm not sure what state you're in, but I'm guessing you'd want to avoid anything too obviously Western.
Bare in mind that the take below come from someone who is into the 30s- 50s era.
I own an open Road and would personally pair it with the dressier end of my clothes.
Maybe not a suit...
I've two pairs of these. My favourite cotton trousers full stop. One 2" cuffed, one plain hem. One is a 35, the other a 34. I cold wash them and neither has shrunk. I'll double check later, but I think waist is true to size.
I had some of the 2019 cotton ones, I had to size up from a 34 to a 38, to make them fit on the thighs (but mine are very big) and the side adjusters were useless. However I gather they improved, as I hope did the cotton they used which would crumble like tin foil as soon as you put them on.
Got back into camping a lot over the last year (unsurprisingly), went twice last year and 4 times this year. Had hoped to go one more time this year, but not sure it's going to happen.
Would like to do more overnighters on the bike, but probably need a new, smaller tent for that. Have invested...
The shirt is much bigger than any vintage or repro shirt I have and I've been wearing full cut shirts for about 10 years.
I've returned the original and now am probably going to return this one. The second one is maybe an inch smaller under the arm, but still about 2 inches bigger than...
I've had a VERY busy week and only just got around to trying it on.
I measured it and realised it's misshapen. The pit to pit is 2- 3 inches bigger than advertised (allowing for the material). Also think the neck might be a 16, since it seems tight for a 16.5.
However I've just realised I'm a...
It's not me, if the shirt looked like that it'd be fine. I think the grading is a little off, but also tbf some vintage shirts were quite blousey.
Fabric makes it a keeper, just need to find the time to work out the millitry tuck and also wash it before trying to alter. Might also put some...
Just to be clear the pics aren't me but companies own. But I think your wife's observations are spot on.
Given the cloth I'd say there's supposed to be a fair bit of roominess. I have a polo in the same cloth but the cut is not a tent like. However my Chester Cordite shirts are bigger pit to...
I like a bit of Blousing too, but you're also considerably taller than me. Also I've never known a shirt to blouse quite this much. Other shirts seem to taper towards the waist, this one seems to get wider.
I've lost weight in the body (down a trouser size at least), or at least I've lost fat...
I'll reply to your post shortly @Edward, because you do have some valid points above.
@willyto and @Rabbit I seem to remember you posting about this elsewhere in relation to this shirt, I'm sure it was on here as well as the (now down) SJC Forum, but I can't find your posts on the subject?