A Tale of Two Gitmans
Superlative quality plagued by sizing inconsistencies
|Back locker loop, box pleat for movement|
I'm not knocking Uniqlo, as there's only so much you can do at a $20 price point - I own some myself actually - but the discrepancy in build quality is noticeable, and in retrospect I wish I had just spent a little more on something of higher quality to begin with. I also don't buy $165 shirts, but a lot of guys swear by GV and they're not wrong. I picked mine up for ~$40's on clearance at Century 21, at which price I think they're a tremendous value...
...If you can get them to fit you. In person. That shirt that you tried on yourself. In that color.
|Left: Uniqlo Slim Oxford, Right: Gitman Vintage|
|Stitch density (almost twice as dense as Uniqlo), chalk vs. plastic buttons|
|Pleated sleeves, angle-cut cuffs|
|Placket and curved hem detail|
So, on the one hand, I think Gitman Vintage clearly make a high quality product, and if you can nail down your fit I think you'll be impressed with their more traditional fabrics. On the other hand: there is that big "if."