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Offline joephoto

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Re: IHSH-91 - Indigo Dyed Hickory Stripe Work Shirt
« Reply #90 on: February 01, 2019, 06:48:51 pm »
Thanks @neph93 . I guess now the question is whether to return it (I'd not like to do it since I really like the shirt). or hot wash it? How much shrinkage is expected? The info says "Negligible with careful washing (30 degrees C)" but what if I do for example 60 degrees C?

Would a size down not work, even if IH found you one with better measurements?
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Re: IHSH-91 - Indigo Dyed Hickory Stripe Work Shirt
« Reply #91 on: February 01, 2019, 07:30:29 pm »
Thanks @neph93 . I guess now the question is whether to return it (I'd not like to do it since I really like the shirt). or hot wash it? How much shrinkage is expected? The info says "Negligible with careful washing (30 degrees C)" but what if I do for example 60 degrees C?

Would a size down not work, even if IH found you one with better measurements?

Probably yes, unfortunately there is no such size available. I also fear that size L would be too tight on shoulders.

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IHSH-91 - Indigo Dyed Hickory Stripe Work Shirt
« Reply #92 on: February 01, 2019, 08:22:26 pm »
Thanks @neph93 . I guess now the question is whether to return it (I'd not like to do it since I really like the shirt). or hot wash it? How much shrinkage is expected? The info says "Negligible with careful washing (30 degrees C)" but what if I do for example 60 degrees C?

With regards to @joephoto 's comment about arm length, they are often relatively long on IH shirts. As he rightly surmised this is to stop them riding up the arm when on a Harley Davidson, which is Haraki-san's preferred mode of transport.

As to the sell/shrink dilemma. If you return it the chances of finding another one new are slim to none. That being said it would be better to return it and invest in a different shirt than be stuck with something you aren't happy with.

Shrinking is something of a crapshoot but I'd suspect you'd get some on this shirt with a 60C wash, as to how much, maybe a couple of cm's in shirt length and arm length and maybe 1cm in the horizontal measurements. I'm not promising you anything though.

You'll probably get more on a 90C wash and a hard spin will increase it further on both temps. To be sure there is tumble drying. A word of warning though. At the least a 90C wash and tumble dry will alter the fabric a little. If it was an indigo shirt then it would likely cause marbling as well. I've shrunk indigo Wabash like this and got away with it because I soak the it thoroughly first.

The thing is that if you're not keen on the silhouette of work shirts then that isn't going to change. It'll be smaller, but the relative dimensions, and lack of taper will remain.

If I could make a recommendation, have a look at the IHSH-62-WH. It's a western and an absolute stunner of a shirt, and it has the white/indigo dynamic of the 91.
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Re: IHSH-91 - Indigo Dyed Hickory Stripe Work Shirt
« Reply #93 on: February 02, 2019, 12:05:55 am »
Well, I don't have actual measurements from when it was new, but here are the numbers for mine (size XL):

Shoulders: 18"
Length: 29"
Chest: 23"
Waist: 21.5"
Opening: 21.5"
Sleeve: 26"

Based on the measurements from IHUK, that looks like adding an inch in every dimension.  Mine's been kinda thrashed, though, so I'm not sure how much washing might be necessary to get the same kind of shrinkage.
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Re: IHSH-91 - Indigo Dyed Hickory Stripe Work Shirt
« Reply #94 on: February 03, 2019, 02:10:06 pm »
Thank you for your replies, they make complete sense  :) I made decision to return it after hard thinking. I just think Those loose sleeves do not work for me.

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IHSH-91 - Indigo Dyed Hickory Stripe Work Shirt
« Reply #95 on: January 19, 2020, 05:08:17 pm »
Just picked up one of these. I’ve got to register my agreement that work shirt with snaps is where it’s at! I love the fit and fabric on this. It’s a small.


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Re: IHSH-91 - Indigo Dyed Hickory Stripe Work Shirt
« Reply #96 on: January 19, 2020, 08:41:29 pm »
Great fit and styling, your place is looking good too!
Btw, the 08 just got dropped off at the PO.


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Re: IHSH-91 - Indigo Dyed Hickory Stripe Work Shirt
« Reply #97 on: January 20, 2020, 01:41:20 am »
Thanks, man! I’m stoked to get that jacket now that we’re sort of having a winter.


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Re: IHSH-91 - Indigo Dyed Hickory Stripe Work Shirt
« Reply #98 on: January 20, 2020, 02:14:06 pm »
great pickup @sabergirl. It's such an amazing fabric after 2 years of ownership i still get surprised by the feeling of it. Plus the fit on this cut in the work shirt seems like it was tailored for me specifically.

Looks great on you. Slide a pen in that pocket and get moving!!!!!