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On 3/24/2020 at 11:11 PM, cmr_reed said:

Anyone know who makes a good military spec web belt with a metal buckle? Looking for something better quality than rothco or something along those lines.

I have two belts from Ares and they are rock solid, even with a bunch of weight on them. 
https://www.aresgear.com/

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On 3/25/2020 at 1:11 AM, cmr_reed said:

Anyone know who makes a good military spec web belt with a metal buckle? Looking for something better quality than rothco or something along those lines.

You could visit your local army navy surplus store to find a CPO belt.  

Trophy also offers one.

http://trophy.shop-pro.jp/?pid=148697373

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any EU located online shop selling the Buzz Rickson 1945 chino in beige? I know secondsunrise have them but only in camel

 

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@SLAB

This doesn’t provide a specific answer, however here is a good starting point.

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@Maynard Friedman thanks, seems none of the european stockists have that particular model. looks like I'll have to wait until there are air flights again between Belgium and Japan

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@SLAB I would shoot Douglas and Kerstin a message and check if they could get you a pair when they restock.

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Anyone have recommendations for t-shirts with a body length that's on the shorter side? I'm 5'7" (170cm) and most of my t-shirts sit somewhere in the bottom half of my fly—lower than I'd like. I've gotten used to just wearing them tucked in, but I'm looking for something I can wear tucked or untucked. Velva Sheen's been the brand I've liked best in terms of fit so far. Looking to try something new.

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Whitesville? My Rite Stuff tee is also very short

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16 minutes ago, julian-wolf said:

Whitesville? My Rite Stuff tee is also very short

Whitesville's definitely a contender. Sizing charts are all over the place though; don't know which shop to trust :laugh: I'll check out Rite Stuff as well!

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@discwork as I fellow short guy I can recommend riding high. My studio D’artisan are also quite short but the shoulder width is huge so not a great fit, at least not on me.

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The heavy weight Iron Heart tees are not too long.

 

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@discworkYou’re around my height so I normally wear T-shirts around 69-70cm in length.  Very rarely do I do 72cm in length tshirts.

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Thanks for the recs @Spiraltoy and @JDelage. Both have measurements that could fit me, so I'll consider them as well.

@mlwdp I usually shoot for 65-67cm in length (measured from shoulder to hem) because I wear high-rise pants.

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I have an IH t for sale, worn and washed once . 

Half retail price 

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What's everyone's thoughts on Merz-b? 

I've had 2 tops from them, first developed a hole at the hem after the first wash,  second one arrived with weird fade marks across the front back and sides:angry:

What really pisses me of is that I went on the waiting list for it, forgot about it until it restocked in Feb and they emailed me. I bought it but didn't get round to wearing it till today and noticed the faults. 

Emailed them but they might say no return given it was 6 weeks ago. 

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Man that’s a bummer. I’ve never handled any of their product but I’ve always decided against trying their stuff because the body length is so long. I hate tees that are super long in the body even though I’m somewhat tall.

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31 minutes ago, Geeman said:

What's everyone's thoughts on Merz-b? 

I've had 2 tops from them, first developed a hole at the hem after the first wash,  second one arrived with weird fade marks across the front back and sides:angry:

What really pisses me of is that I went on the waiting list for it, forgot about it until it restocked in Feb and they emailed me. I bought it but didn't get round to wearing it till today and noticed the faults. 

Emailed them but they might say no return given it was 6 weeks ago. 

whoa weird. I've loved my merz b t-shirts that I've gotten. which did you get? 

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Have you worn the second one? Given the product is faulty you’d hope the time wouldn’t be an issue. 

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10 minutes ago, youngofthesoonest said:

whoa weird. I've loved my merz b t-shirts that I've gotten. which did you get? 

First was a grey long sleeve Henley,  2nd was the retro sport t

8 minutes ago, unders said:

Have you worn the second one? Given the product is faulty you’d hope the time wouldn’t be an issue. 

Nope,. We'll see what happens when they reply

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I have one tee from them, stretched out very easily. The neck is really wide too now so I don’t even wear it around the house anymore.

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On 4/10/2020 at 8:02 PM, discwork said:

Whitesville's definitely a contender. Sizing charts are all over the place though; don't know which shop to trust :laugh: I'll check out Rite Stuff as well!

Beware of Whitesville. The shrinkage is irregular, even in the same lot.

The ones I have that didn't shrink too much (in a 30 degree wash) is great though.

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Just now, Bobbo said:

Beware of Whitesville. The shrinkage is irregular, even in the same lot.

The ones I have that didn't shrink too much (in a 30 degree wash) is great though.

Can confirm this about Whitesville. Two sets of black tees, one set of whites – all shrank different amounts, even when put through same washing process. 

As you say, though, the ones that fit are excellent quality basics.

FWIW, my Merz tees have both been great. I like the slightly longer body for tucking, and I also enjoy the slightly loose neck. Also like that the fabric is a bit more low-key than some of the heavier Japanese loopwheeled options.

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@Geeman 

Re Merz - got two t-shirts and two henleys - all have stood up well with some decent wear. No neck issues on the t-shirts. Henleys are pretty wide neck but am ok with that. The material is pretty thick and they’re pretty slim fitting.

My preference atm is ELMC - the army tees are lighter weight, long for tucking, spacious. The difference in the ringer tee is it’s thicker material that the army tees.

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Looks like I was unlucky then....twice!

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2 hours ago, Geeman said:

Looks like I was unlucky then....twice!

Sounds like it! Also for what it's worth, when I met with Merz earlier this year, they said they made the henley necks smaller so it's not so wide. The hemp/cotton charcoal pocket tshirt they did a little bit ago is one of my favorite shirts. I like the asymmetrical slightly skewed pocket. 

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I have a button Henley from merz

Didn't like that it started pilling after the first wash.

At the moment im really digging lady white tees

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While we're on the topic of T-shirts, has anyone ever had issues with coverstitched sleeve hems coming undone? I have a number of 3sixteen pocket tees and noticed that the threads haven't been holding up even after a couple of wears and washes. The photos might not illustrate it too well, but it only happens wear they've started/stopped the coverstitch. Once the shops open up again, I might get my regular alterations/tailor guy to go over it a couple of times to secure it...

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I think I'm still on the hunt for the best basic T-shirts for me. My Warehouse henley is nice but I do want to try Lady White tees as well!

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I need shorts. Any brands you guys recommend? I prefer vintage shorter inseam 6”-7”

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My Sassafras shorts have treated me well, yeah

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