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Re: IHSH-203-GRN - Ultra Heavy Small Block Check Western Shirt in Green
« Reply #90 on: December 07, 2018, 12:07:18 am »
@Wlemon Did your shirt shrink at all on you?  Were you able to wear an undershirt?

@manufc10 I am not wearing an undershirt and I'm not sure I could...It looks good but it's snug just around shoulders.  Everything else is bang on.  Ahh, didn't think about sleeves.  Think 1/2 inch longer would be too much?  It is snug around my forearms/biceps.

I definitely want to order the red version -- maybe get that in XXL and compare fits or commit to XL?  I'm really bummed I can't find the green in XXL anywhere.

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Re: IHSH-203-GRN - Ultra Heavy Small Block Check Western Shirt in Green
« Reply #91 on: December 07, 2018, 12:24:48 am »
I haven't washed it. Also, if you wash in cold water, you should not see much shrinkage. Check out the product page, though. I am able to wear an undershirt. I buy the Hanes ones that are rather thin.

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Re: IHSH-203-GRN - Ultra Heavy Small Block Check Western Shirt in Green
« Reply #92 on: December 07, 2018, 12:46:50 am »
So first time purchase of any Iron Heart product.   

Loved this shirt -- did all the measurements to compare to my current dress shirts.  Settled on an XL, got it but it really does feel tight around my shoulders.  Must be because the fabric is quite thick.

I can't find anywhere that still has an XXL in stock.  Do you guys think it would loosen up?  I'm afraid after a wash it will just be tighter.  Kinda feel like my shoulders are popping out of it.

Thoughts on fit?

I think it looks kinda tight. The thing I’ve noticed with UHF’s is that going with a bigger size than your other shirts is probably wise, especially since UHF’s are really thick. I typically wear a large in UHF’s but have a few xl’s that fit better in the chest. I need at least 22” in the chest for a uhf to work, but sometimes the shoulders are smaller and the shirt feels tight. The xl’s I have were hot washed and they did shrink a little.

Take my comment with a grain of salt. If you think the fit feels comfortable then I’d stick with it, but if it feels too tight then I’d return it.



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Re: IHSH-203-GRN - Ultra Heavy Small Block Check Western Shirt in Green
« Reply #93 on: December 07, 2018, 02:17:35 am »
It looks a bit snug through the arms to me. I don't know if you've tried this already, but it might be worth checking with Chase at @canoeclub.  He  occasionally seems to have a few more items in stock than the website shows.  You may get lucky and be able to find an XXL.

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Re: IHSH-203-GRN - Ultra Heavy Small Block Check Western Shirt in Green
« Reply #94 on: December 07, 2018, 08:26:39 am »
I feel your problem. I would prefer the overall fit in M on most shirts but they tend to feel to restrictive and slightly uncomfortable in the shoulder/chest area. I often end up sizing up to L because i rather like to feel comfy, even if that means a slightly loose and less trim look. In my experience arms and body shrink a bit after washing, mostly lengthwise, never had problems with too long arms.
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Re: IHSH-203-GRN - Ultra Heavy Small Block Check Western Shirt in Green
« Reply #95 on: December 07, 2018, 11:49:13 am »
@ragefurymaxx I'd say you're borderline. It looks great on you, but at the same time I can see it is a little snug. You can definitely rock it as is, but for me, the question is, are you going to wear it? I might buy a thing like it but be a little unhappy with an aspect of it so it gets passed over when I get dressed. This is dumb.

If that is the case I'd make an effort to return it/swap it. Flipping it in the Marketplace on here is an option also. A new, popular shirt in a popular size should sell quickly and as it is still has tags you shouldn't have to mark it down in price too much.

As far as washing goes, 30C, low spin and air dry only will mean it won't shrink. Warmer than that, any spin or tumble drying will shrink it. In this case I'd say it would be too small for you after shrinkage so you'll have to be careful...

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Re: IHSH-203-GRN - Ultra Heavy Small Block Check Western Shirt in Green
« Reply #96 on: December 07, 2018, 02:21:30 pm »
+1 with Reuben's washing recommendations. I have issues with body length, so any shrinkage would kill my UHFs. That being said, I actually was with no spin or hand wash and hang dry with no issues whatsoever in terms of shrinkage.

I also tend to wash my UHFs only 2-3xs per year. Usually at the beginning of the FW season, once in the middle, and once at the end. I am blessed with many UHFs though so each one doesn't get a ton of wear and hence needs less washing.

IMHO, you should return. It doesn't look comfortable to wear and you could use the $$$ toward another UHF that would fit better. You could always size up to XXL in another UHF and shrink to accommodate for sleeve length issues. Plus, in my experience, you will likely find this item on grailed/ebay/IH Marketplace sometime in the future (probably at a decent discount!) and be very happy you held out for a more comfortable size.

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Re: IHSH-203-GRN - Ultra Heavy Small Block Check Western Shirt in Green
« Reply #97 on: December 07, 2018, 02:54:40 pm »
My 2 cents on fitting: not sure = not keeping

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Re: IHSH-203-GRN - Ultra Heavy Small Block Check Western Shirt in Green
« Reply #98 on: December 07, 2018, 03:41:13 pm »
Unlike in every other situation in which someone asks for a fit critique, this time I think the shirt is too tight in the shoulders and chest.  The sleeve length and body length look good.

I would recommend that you return it and get a work shirt instead.  The westerns work best on skinny people while the work shirts are better for those with a broader chest like yourself.

I've noticed a small amount shrinkage on the UHFs, even when washing them at 30deg, but most in the arm length.

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Re: IHSH-203-GRN - Ultra Heavy Small Block Check Western Shirt in Green
« Reply #99 on: December 07, 2018, 07:21:43 pm »
That's a good suggestion by @DrPat, @ragefurymaxx.  The workshirt cut might be your best option. 

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Re: IHSH-203-GRN - Ultra Heavy Small Block Check Western Shirt in Green
« Reply #100 on: December 07, 2018, 07:24:50 pm »
Ahh, didn't think about sleeves.  Think 1/2 inch longer would be too much? 

I think it might be but there's only one way to find out.  Fit is very subjective so only you will know what's best for you at the end of the day but that's just my two cents. 

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Re: IHSH-203-GRN - Ultra Heavy Small Block Check Western Shirt in Green
« Reply #101 on: December 07, 2018, 11:18:31 pm »
The shoulder measurements on the westerns do seem pretty small in comparison to other shirts with similar measurements, im assuming this is to give them a more trim fit?

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Re: IHSH-203-GRN - Ultra Heavy Small Block Check Western Shirt in Green
« Reply #102 on: Yesterday at 08:14:59 pm »
So I got an XXL in the red -- definitely better across the shoulders/chest.  I have much more mobility.  It's not as slim around my waist but I think it still looks ok.  Sleeves too long or I can pull it off?

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Re: IHSH-203-GRN - Ultra Heavy Small Block Check Western Shirt in Green
« Reply #103 on: Yesterday at 08:35:01 pm »
That is a better fit and will tolerate a wash. In fact, it'll be perfect after a wash I'd imagine. You'll loose a bit off the sleeves too, if you go up to or above 40C. The UHF's don't taper as much at the waist as other IH westerns.

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Re: IHSH-203-GRN - Ultra Heavy Small Block Check Western Shirt in Green
« Reply #104 on: Yesterday at 08:38:19 pm »
The fit on the xxl is much better I think the sleeves are fine. A hot wash would definitely take a half inch off the sleeves easily as well as in the chest and length, if that’s what you’re looking for


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