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GREAT SHIRT, BUT BE AWARE OF THE MORE-THAN-USUAL SHRINKAGE ON THIS PARTICULAR STYLE AND FABRIC
on March 16, 2017
I'm a big Carhartt fan and these are great shirts, but I would caution buyers to be aware of shrinkage on this particular model of shirt. I always buy a full size larger in any shirt to help account for expected shrinkage, and I go the extra mile to reduce shrinkage by air-drying my shirts at room temperature (not in the dryer) before later placing them in the dryer (fully dry), with fabric softener sheet, to eliminate any wrinkles. This process works beautifully on most all Carhartt products and reduces total or longterm shrinkage to a minimum (about 5-10%) or maybe the equivalent of a half size (i.e., a 4XL will be reduced to 3.5XL or maybe at worst 3XL). However, that was not the case with these shirts. These particular shirts are made out of a somewhat different (lighter) fabric, and even with room temp air-drying, they shrunk by a full size or more. I ordered several in 4XL and after a single wash with air-drying, they were reduced to less than size 3XL. So use caution when ordering. Unless you're a super athletic type who needs to show-off his muscles, you'll want to order at LEAST a full size larger than what you normally wear.