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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Mercer Shirt Delivery

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10 comments:

  1. Yes! I've got another order due in here sometime after the first of the year. Yours look super.

    Best Regards,

    Heinz-Ulrich

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  2. Last time these shirts will ever look ironed.

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    1. These shirts look very good ironed, I do mine.

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  3. Nice. No voiceover though? I always look forward to that. :-(

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  4. I'm looking forward to 1st January when Britain leaves the EU's customs union and its high tariffs on American clothing, especially Mercer's fine shirts. I'll be very tempted by the straight tennis collar as well as the OCBDs.

    Some guidance on applying the custom fit options would be greatly appreciated. The standard sizing appears to be massive (around 6 to 8 inches across the chest) compared to my shirts. from Hilditch & Key and Drakes.

    In addition, does anyone have experience of the US Postal Services's international services to the UK? I am particularly interested in First Class international (cheapest) and Priority Mail International that Mercer uses.

    Any comments, good or bad, would be very valuable.

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    1. If possible, email or telephone Dave Mercer. I'm sure that he can help you resolve the sizing issues. By the way, we have similar concerns when ordering from the U.K. Also, he may be able to answer your shipping questions. I've always found him to be knowledgeable and helpful.
      Best wishes from a Vermont Yankee.

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    2. @Ken: I agree with the previous commenter to go ahead and just call or write David or Serena Mercer. David is quite gregarious and seems to like talking to customers from different parts of the country (or in your case the world).

      The shirts are indeed full-cut in the 1970s/80s preppy mode – I have a number of older Mercer shirts from when their motto was "Baggier is Better." Also (you may already know this), their collars are far softer than those found on most English shirts and feel almost completely unconstructed – especially the OCBDs.

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    3. Many thanks to Anonymous and Sartresky for their sound advice.

      My strong preference is for shirts with soft, i.e. unlined, collars such as my Hilditch & Key shirts that were made in Fife. I like them to have room for movement but not too baggy.

      Even though my local Covid infection rate is low compared to the national average, I'll be in tedious Tier 3 from Wednesday. The pubs and restaurants will close so I should have more cash to spend in January! :)

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