theskettios wrote:Ok, so if an AA WL fit me really well, should I be aiming for a WS or a WM in the new shirts?
Gut instinct is to do a WM, but this WL I got it huge. Barely looks like it was made for a lady. There's a slight curve to it.. and it's so wide
Honestly, if the AA WL fit you perfectly, I'd steer clear of the new women's sizes (even if the WS fits your chest, I bet it'll tent at the stomach/hips, assuming that the AA WL was just right in the stomach/hips) and instead try a men's small. The AA WL was perfect for me, too, and I think that the Anvil MS is the closest approximation of cut that there now is. Unfortunately, the Anvil MS sleeves are too long and cut up and out in triangles when worn, but I'll solve that by rolling the sleeves until I--one day at some point in the future when I am no longer lazy eventually--get around to hemming the sleeves.
I haven't washed my new Anvil MS yet, but here's an overlay of the many times washed and dried AA WL on the new Anvil MS:
I've read that the Anvils shrink most length-wise, so I anticipate my Anvil MS to shrink up to being about the same exact size as the AA WL. If it shrinks at all significantly width-wise, then I think that the MS fit will fall somewhere between an AA WL and AA WM.
I could be totally wrong, of course, so take my suggestions with a very large grain of salt.
edit: I wore the shirt all day and it was actually quite comfortable! It fit and moved very close to the AA WL, indeed. I wore it with a cardigan, so the sleeves weren't an issue. I'm hoping that upon wash and air-dry, shrinkage will be minimal and I will have a size I can actually buy here.