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How We Measure Garments

Ivey Abitz garments are not about size, they are about fit and feel.

Women can use clever ties and tabs on shirts to make a boxy-type jacket or a corset-like, waist-fitted shirt. Men can use the convertible cuffs of the Freddy Shirt to give different sleeve lengths and looks. Designs have an ease and versatility that celebrate your womanly curves or your manly stature (as the case may be).

Most designs come in five sizes: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large. Specific measurements for each size garment are listed on the garment detail pages.

For Women

Measurement diagram

Measurements as Garment Lays Flat

NOTE: These are NOT body measurements. Rather, these are measurements of the garment as it lays on a flat surface. You may need to measure some of your other clothes in this manner in order to get a sense for how our garments will fit you.

  1. across front of chest from side seam to side seam, just underneath sleeve openings
  2. across front bottom hem from side seam to side seam on a shirt
  3. on dresses and frocks across front of low hip, 15 - 20 inches below bottom of armhole opening
  4. across the front at hips on trousers and skirts from side seam to side seam, 12 inches below the top of the waist
  5. across the front at waistline from side seam to side seam
  6. sleeve measurement, from top of sleeve seam to bottom edge of cuff or sleeve opening
  7. length from top of waist to bottom hem. Frocks, dresses, jackets measured from top of shoulder seam down to bottom hem edge.

Note:

  • Some shirts do not have sleeve measurements because they are a 3/4 length sleeve and are meant to fit all arm lengths.
  • Skirt waistline charts show a range (for example, 15-21 inches) due to the flat front/elastic back option for skirts and trousers. If you're ordering a drawstring waist, the waist is a freer opening and opens up to the width of the trousers.
  • If the trouser hip measurement seems larger than you'd expect, it is because the trouser has a skirt-like flow. They are slimming at the waist and have an a-line flow down to the ankles.
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For Men

Measurement diagram

Measurements as Garment Lays Flat

NOTE: These are NOT body measurements. Rather, these are measurements of the garment as it lays on a flat surface. You may need to measure some of your other clothes in this manner in order to get a sense for how our garments will fit you.

  1. across front of chest from side seam to side seam, just underneath sleeve openings
  2. across front bottom hem from side seam to side seam (hip measurement)
  3. sleeve measurement, from top of sleeve seam to bottom edge of cuff or sleeve opening
  4. across the front at waistline from side seam to side seam
  5. across the front at hips from side seam to side seam, 12 inches below the top of the waist
  6. length from top of waist to bottom hem.
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Ivey Abitz Garment Care

When your garments need washing, please follow these basic steps.
Customer assumes all risks associated with garment maintenance, including but not limited to shrinkage, color bleeding, and premature garment wear.

  • The vast majority of fabric in any Ivey Abitz collection is machine washable. Silk spun taffeta should be dry cleaned only. (This is the silk manufacturer's recommendation. Though we've had good results in our washing machines, you assume all risk if you try it!)
  • Hand dyed garments should always be washed separately on the delicate cycle, or by hand washing in cold water only. Bleeding may occur, especially in darker hues.
  • Never pour detergent directly on natural fabrics. Always dilute the detergent in the wash tub first.
  • A cold water wash on a delicate cycle in a washing machine, or hand washing in cold water, is best for all fabrics. We recommend only natural soaps, or those that do not have chemicals or dyes listed in the ingredients. Only use good quality all natural fabric softeners like Mrs. Meyers and The Good Home Company. (Though we have mentioned these companies, we are not endorsing the quality or effectiveness of their products. Use at your own risk.) Big name brand chemical based softeners can cause spotting on the garments over time and should not be used.
  • Tumble dry on very low heat with a dryer sheet or two.
  • Ivey Abitz makes certain that the natural fibers in our clothing require natural care, and they try to avoid dry cleaning as much as possible. There might be personal exceptions that you might want to make, like for a thick wool coat, but over 90% of the fabrics in all four seasons can be cared for at home.
  • Raw edged garments will naturally fray at the edges as you wear them, especially after washing in a machine. Simply trim off the extra loose fibers to retain the look that you desire.

The care for your Ivey Abitz garments is really that simple. Worn regularly, natural fibers will eventually show signs of wear, and you should view this as a unique patina that tells your story. Like a fine antique or a handmade pair of leather shoes, the garments are meant to age, tell a story, and get better with time.

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Ordering

To shop IveyAbitz.com, please enable cookies in your browser and refrain from using your browser's "back" button when viewing your basket or checking out. Browse items in the menu at left. Select the fabric/color and any other options for your desired item. Click the "Add to Basket" button and you will be taken to your basket. Click "Continue Shopping" or "Check Out." Items remain in your basket as long as you don't clear your browser's cookies.

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Payment Method

We accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and Paypal. Payment is taken through our secure processor - Paypal - at checkout. You do not have to have a Paypal account to purchase.

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Terms and Return Policy

Please pay when you place your order. Made-to-Order garments are usually complete in 3 to 4 weeks from payment date. No returns, refunds, or exchanges on made-to-order garments.

Non-sale sample items may be returned within 5 days of delivery for credit only, and must be in perfect, unworn condition. Customer pays return shipping and bears responsibility until received by us. Otherwise, Made-to-Order and SALE garments are non-returnable, non-exchangeable, non-refundable.

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Rush Orders

Please request rush order in the comments when checking out. Depending on the production schedule, Rush Orders are usually complete 2 weeks from the date of payment and are shipped UPS Next Day Air. We will add a 20% premium plus overnight shipping cost for rush orders. Some clients choose Rush Order for the faster turn around time and then request regular shipping. We can do that if you ask.

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Shipping

Within the lower 48 United States, we ship UPS Ground without insurance and send you an email when your package ships. If you would like insurance on your shipment, please request it in the comments box and we will adjust your total accordingly. Overnight shipments are sent via UPS Next Day Air. Regular shipping rates in the U.S.A. are $10.00 for the first item and $2.50 for each additional item. Orders to Alaska and Hawaii ship USPS Priority Mail without insurance, but you may request insurance at additional cost. International Priority Mail orders will be charged additional shipping as appropriate, and they tend to start around $25 for Canada and $35 overseas. Feel free to contact us for an international shipping quote.

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Privacy Policy

We use browser cookies to help your browser remember the items in your shopping basket. No personal information is collected until you check out, and then your information is used only for that purchase and never shared. You can browse IveyAbitz.com with cookies disabled, but you must enable cookies on your browser to use the shopping basket. We do not share, rent, or sell our contact list to anyone. If you choose to subscribe to our newsletter, you can manage your subscription through links provided. We use Google Site Stats on select pages to help us analyze our advertising success. This sets cookies on your browser but does not collect personal data. You may avoid participation in this analysis by disabling cookies in your browser. Where client comments are published, we receive permission from the individual to use their name and comment.

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