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Quote: Originally Posted by voxsartoria "Hey, Mon" Monday: - B Awesome picture
They are traveling with Ascot Chang.
Quote: Originally Posted by juniper Ok, so we're four weeks in, and I'm now at this stage: 1. I'm using a Merkur 34C with Feather blades. Tried derby (ok), Vidyut (crap), Gilette 7'oclock (good), Feather (best) 2. I can do two with-the grain passes with no nicks reliably now. 3. I can do against-the-grain above the chin-line reliably 4. I have to do against-the-grain under the chin-line with a Mach 3 to finish off, because I rip myself to...
Quote: Originally Posted by WRAdvisor Shirts can be "cut" differently depending on the tastes of the buyer. I think the three common cuts are Classic, Straight and Modern. Straight is cut the same length all away around with slide slits. The other two have gradual shape going up the hip. Check out CottonWork.com or ModernTailor.com and just design a MTM for fun and you'll be able to see all the options. great, thanks
Quote: Originally Posted by Freddy Vandecasteele I would recommend you let the "shirtmaker" ask you questions, Look at the fabric selection , look at a shirt, If you like the interaction and it is in your price range,put in an order, when the " shirtmaker" is finished with asking you questions,most of your requirements should be taken care of, Take your list with you and if a preference of yours as not been adressed just mention it. This should be an...
Quote: Originally Posted by WRAdvisor Cuff cut? Placket? Removable Stays? Button-Thread Color? Cut of the side of the shirt? Those are most of the questions that are overlooked by first-time bespoke buyers. Mostly everyone knows what kind of collar and fit they want. Thank you for this Can you explain what you mean by cut of the side of the shirt?
Quote: Originally Posted by Chips For lack of a technical term, the placket is the area where the buttons lay, once the shirt is buttoned, ( where the button holes are sewn). There are at least two ways of having this area finished, you can have it there, or not. Without it, there is no visible "ribbon" of fabric that contains the button holes. The shirt has an uninterupted smooth cloth that goes all the way to the edge past the button holes. If that...
Quote: Originally Posted by my_alias Also decide if you would like a placket or not I have plackets on 95% my shirts Thanks, I don't even know what that is. I'm going to search StyleForum for the pros/cons of plackets but do you mind sharing? Edit: Figured out that I do want a placket.
Thank you very much for posting all those photos. I found a great picture demonstrating the shoulder that I like.
So I made a post a while back about visiting with Ascot Chang tomorrow. I decided to do this at the last minute and really haven't researched what to think about when getting a shirt custom made. I've made a list below of the things I've thought about. Are there any things I am leaving out that I should mention tomorrow? Obviously still going to go in with an open mind and listen to the suggestions they make. Want to be well prepared though. Details - No Front...
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