questionshow does the sizing on the anvil blanks compareā€¦

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The only thing I really notice is that the neckholes are a bit larger.

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Anvil blanks are exactly the size one would expect to find in a brick and mortar store.

AA blanks were supposed to be slightly smaller than regular, and you were supposed to order the next size up for a comfortable fit.

So XL AA = L Anvil, so regular sizing conventions.

As for the other things, I think some people have noted larger neck holes, and they are made of different materials so the feel of the shirts are different.

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@grimskull89: I would add that they do feel thinner now that you mention it. I only own 1 at this time and have only worn it once.

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@gideonfrost: The only Anvil shirt I bought was too big, didn't think about the size difference and pulled the trigger on an XL shirt.

Otherwise, I have yet to wear one, ended up giving the aforementioned shirt to a friend who is larger than I.

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There's a whole thread discussing this in the world of shirt.woot forums, but otherwise, the Anvil ML has a neckhole as wide as an AA M3XL and after throwing into the dryer (in attempts to see if that humongous neckhole would shrink down), manages to be shorter than an AA MS now; It lost 2-3/4" in length.

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The Anvil mens shirts fit more standard sizing. The AA were tighter cut that were longer. The Anvil's fit more standard and are shorter then the AA, which fall more in line with normal cut. The Anvil shirts might run a hair smaller then your average shirt but I would just order what I normally wear. But be warned the Anvils do shrink a fair amount when they are washed the first time. I have broad shoulders so I usually wear slightly larger shirts. On average I wear an XL but if the brand has wider shoulders then a L. In AA I had to order 2X to fit into them. After the switch I ordered 2X out of habit and after washing, shrinking it fits comfortably, maybe a bit big but its a T-shirt so I don't mind.

The Women's shirts however run very big. They say order 1 size under the AA for a similar fit but the shirts are much less tapered and fit much roomier. Look here for lots of discussion on womens: http://shirt.woot.com/forums/viewpost.aspx?postid=4862827&pageindex=1&replycount=913

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I have noticed that the Anvil's armpits are larger.
re: body/chest area - I wear a mens 2xl in AA. 2XL in anvil is slightly bigger than AA2xl but, anvil xl is tighter than AA's 2xl.

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@raider9924: Great point about the women's shirts. I just popped in to say the same thing - although some people (like me) order 2 sizes smaller.. I fit a WXL in AA, and it is tight across the chest. A WM in Anvil fits about the same in the chest area, but is looser in the lower part of the shirt. In the thread you mentioned there are all kinds of pics and measurements with better explanations than mine.

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The women's sizes are totally different, the men's sizes not as much. If you used to wear a women's small or medium, there isn't a comparable shirt size in the new version (there really isn't anyway, the shirts are shaped completely differently)

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@raider9924: I'd even go as far as saying when buying a woman's shirt, go down at least one size and depending on just how small your waist is, you might be happy dropping down two sizes. I went down from a AA WXL to a WL when I purchased the latest in the hapless Ninja series. Wish I had gone down to a WM.

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I haven't ordered an Anvil shirt yet because of all the negative feedback that I've seen. Thanks for the info...now I just have to do the math.

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Another thing to add to this is the recent quality control issues. Shirt.woot has been having major issues with printing lately. The most specific issues have been with men's image prints being put on women's sized shirt, which are meant to have a smaller design. This has caused both fit issues because the shirts stretch less in the printed area and the print sometimes crossing over into the sleeves. The reverse issue has happened to women's prints on men's shirt which lead to understated images.

Recently a few people have received damaged shirts (hole in collar, seam unraveling) as well as many reports of blurry print on Unstealthiest Ninja 3, their top selling shirt.

You can read about the problems here: http://shirt.woot.com/forums/viewpost.aspx?postid=5048521&pageindex=1&replycount=94

The latest complaint has been lack of response from service@woot.com when a problem is reported. Quality Control over at shirt.woot is having major issues as of late.

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I can only talk about the new Anvil shirts because I've never had an AA one.

The single Anvil shirt I bought was a large. I'm 155 lbs and 5"9' and the shirt was too big.

I washed the shirt and now it's too small.

Something else I noticed, the design placement was a bit awkward. The one I bought was Darth Vader changing a light bulb. The shirt is long so nobody sees the bottom of the image. Not sure if this happens with just this design or does it occur with all of them.

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@cengland0: I would look at the product page for that shirt and measure the print compared to the "Design Size" listed on the products Features tab. As I stated directly above shirt.woot has been having quality control issues of late. The print usually starts high on the chest (a bit below the neck line) and then continues for the specified length. I am around 6'0" and would have no problem tucking in the shirts and having the full print be shown with room to spare. Some people have complained of off center prints (left to right) it is possible you received one that was off top to bottom.

If the print is incorrect take a picture and add it to this thread: http://shirt.woot.com/forums/viewpost.aspx?postid=5048521&pageindex=1&replycount=96 and e-mail service@woot.com . I am not sure if anything can be done but at least the correct parties will be made aware of the issue.