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Five Brother Heavy Chambray Work Shirt
Five Brother Heavy Chambray Work Shirt
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Ok, I'm going to address some sizing chart questions since there seems to be some confusion.
These measurements are made off of industry standard garment measurements, which means that if you lay the garment on a flat surface and measure it, you will get these numbers.
-the chest number is the distance from one armpit to the other. Therefore, the FULL chest distance is twice this (because the fabric is doubled up here). So for an XL, the total fabric around the chest is 46", making it good for someone with an actual chest measurement of about 42" (4" allowance is pretty standard).
-the sleeve is measured from the sleeve seam in the armpit to the end of the cuff. Although it's true that some measure from the center back, this measurement is much more difficult to do accurately because there's no seam in the center back and you have to bend the measuring tape weirdly (and your back isn't part of your sleeve, anyway).
I'm happy to answer any specific sizing questions, I just don't want this conversation to devolve into what is and what is not normal. This is an awesome shirt and I want to make sure we focus on that :)
How about the weight of the fabric? Also, is it possible to get some more pics on the black shirt?
Hi FJCruiser Thanks for your question! The fabric weight according to the vendor is between 5.5 and 6 oz, which is great for all-around wear with a more substantial weight to it.
In regards to the black colorway, our sample for the photoshoot was the classic blue version, so images for the black version are just stock photos from the supplier. Sorry about that. They're both equally great and I'm tempted to get one in each. What color did you end up going with?
Thanks for the feedback. But 5.5-6.0 is not heavy Chambray.... its light to mid. I have mine ordered in Black (because of the indigo overflow in my closet)....but am rethinking whether to keep my order after learning about the fabric weight. Is it possible for me to cancel or opt out?
Very Lightweight = 0 – 3.4 oz/yd²
Lightweight = 3.5 – 5.9 oz/yd²
Medium Weight = 6 – 7.9 oz/yd²
Medium/Heavyweight = 8 – 9.9 oz/yd²
Heavyweight = 10 – 11.9 oz/yd²
Very Heavyweight = 12 – 25 oz/yd²
I feel you on going with the black version, it's definitely hard to avoid the indigo overflow in our closets.
The weight standards for chambray fabrics you’re listing are from the perspective of the fabric production industry as a whole, without true correlation for actual wearable item construction. Although chambray fabrics can be produced in weights even beyond 25 oz per square yard; for appropriate usage in the construction of a button-down shirt, 6 oz is more than enough to qualify it as a heavyweight chambray shirt.
Just to give you an example, Sugarcane and Momotaro (two well-known Japanese workwear clothing companies) make some really starchy and beefy chambray shirts and they usually never go past 6 oz. Occasionally you might see a 7, 8 and even 10 oz chambray (Unbranded recently crafted a 10 oz version), which it’s starting to get into a more rare and particular territory of wearability and breaking in period.
You can always alter your order or opt out of a drop by clicking on your profile icon at the top right, choosing Transactions. There should be options to let you edit various things about your order including cancelling. As long as the drop is still live it’s not a problem.
Once again, appreciate the feedback. My correlation, or reference point, are a few RRL Chambray shirts I own. I have canceled my order. Thanks.
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