@luxire, I'd like to give it a go, but I'd also be interested to know more about the weight/quality of the cotton and type of construction prior to ordering. Would it be OK to send a jumper for replication?
Anybody interested in a miss sized panama bob? About 56-57 cm (although marked as 58), ~ 250 wpsi. Brand new with a really soft leather band. Only flaw is that the hat was clearly resized from a larger size, so a stitch marks are visible. Looks roughly equal in quality to the $400 ones at Strand Hatters/City Hatters.
I can confirm that he won't (or won't like to do) 'hand work' like buttonholes and seams. His machine made shirt construction quality is very high though, and of course hand work is involved in the custom collars. I don't really think he believes in it to be honest - even if he can. I'll confess though and say I prefer Luxire's construction owing to the shanked buttonholes, neater seams and separate arm and side seams. Even if it looks charming (particularly for casual...
It is bespoke. He drafts patterns and makes custom collars, and keeps them on file. As I said, you can probably request a fitting.
If only a tailor that offered his quality of service and value existed in Sydney.
I don't think Nahkle does a fitting shirt, unless requested. At least not for me. He also buys rolls and rolls of Alumo poplins, oxfords, twills, voiles, etc, so he is able to offer them at extremely reasonable prices.
If you want to drive on a Saturday, be aware, he is usually fully booked all day. Better to go on a late afternoon.