Monthly Archives: June 2013

Review. Campbell and Kate shirt

It is one of the reviews I’ve been counting days to write, because fitting button down were always impossible to find on a rack for me.

Darlene (a shop owner) was extremely helpful with my order, I live in Ukraine and I was unsure which size to order, but she helped to sort out all of these. Best customer service ever!

So here it is in all it’s glory: Campbell and Kate CEO shirt for D,E,F woman! White, quality cotton and incredibly versatile.

My photos can’t make it justice (I have a tendency to get attached to things and one of these thing is my old phone which I use to make photos, sorry), so here is the photo from their site.


And here is me, standing in the same shirt (which definitely needs ironing) in front of the mirror.

White CEO shirt with a skirt from business suit. Front view

White CEO shirt with a skirt from business suit. Front view

My measurement are falling out of the size range, because my waist is 23″ and bust is 38″, but size 2L (it’s intended for waist 26″ and bust 37″) is a really good fit for me. I have some extra space in the waist, but I think it’s good because it makes the shirt to fit better worn untucked with jeans. And it’s nowhere near tentness I usually experience with ready-to-wear shirts. I think that shirt made for my actual waist measurement could fit worse because to tell the truth this 23″ is not a lean line, an inch up or down and I’m 3″ wider.

I really love that I have shoulders in place and there is no strain on buttons. Armscyes feel so much better when there is no strain and side seams are in place. This shirt really worth every single cent which was spent to buy it.

Back is much wider up to the shoulders than on the waist level, so it could look a little bit awkward when shirt is tucked, but less space there could create problems when moving hands forward.

White Campbell and Kate shirt. Side view

White Campbell and Kate shirt. Side view

White Campbell and Kate shirt. Back view

White Campbell and Kate shirt. Back view

My only complain is the side dart. I’m addressing this issue to the fact that I’m an inch wider in the chest and my bust isn’t really big (because size L constructed for large busted women, not nipped in the waist women with average bust, so I have smaller distance between the apexes than what was assumed when constructing the shirt). But a small nice atelier on Lenina will happily fix this for me for something like $3.

White Campbell and Kate shirt. Side dart is not long enough

White Campbell and Kate shirt. Side dart is not long enough, so it’s a small fold there

Right now Darlene is in the process of changing contractor AFAIK, but from what I know about her it will affect quality only in a good way, although I’m not sure if it’s possible to order sizes that are not in the inventory right now, but it’s really don’t hurt to ask )

Some more images with jeans,

White Campbell and Kate shirt with jeans. Front view

White Campbell and Kate shirt with jeans. Front view

White Campbell and Kate shirt with jeans. Rear view

White Campbell and Kate shirt with jeans. Rear view

These white shirts are real wardrobe staples and Campbell and Kate makes very good and fitting ones!

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