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post #16 of 35
What I find to be a pain is that shirts shrink everytime I get it back form the cleaners. I found most shirts would shrink by about 1 inch in sleeve and halfd size in the neck. Now I always order shirts larger than my actual size to allow for this.
post #17 of 35
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Originally Posted by anon View Post
what kind of threadcount do you imagine the average Jos A Bank shirt is?

thread count does not really mean that much at those price points.
80's 2ply using egyptian cotton woven in Italy or japan, will be better then the same 80's pinpoint using chinese or indian cotton. with cheaper finishing chemicals
post #18 of 35
And, yarn number is not the same as thread count.
post #19 of 35
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Originally Posted by jcc123 View Post
What I find to be a pain is that shirts shrink everytime I get it back form the cleaners. I found most shirts would shrink by about 1 inch in sleeve and halfd size in the neck. Now I always order shirts larger than my actual size to allow for this.

perhaps you should launder your own shirts?
post #20 of 35
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Originally Posted by Shirtmaven View Post
thread count does not really mean that much at those price points.
80's 2ply using egyptian cotton woven in Italy or japan, will be better then the same 80's pinpoint using chinese or indian cotton. with cheaper finishing chemicals
I was just curious of a roundabout number for comparison. I imagine it's probably below 60 or something.
post #21 of 35
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Thanks for the suggestion, I'll definitely check this place out.

When you do, have lunch at Eisenberg's Deli on the 1st floor and sit at the counter. A real New York experience from a by-gone era.
post #22 of 35
You could get a good one done in Turkey through a tailor in NYC for about $120 I guess.
post #23 of 35
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Originally Posted by davidsj View Post
Hi, I'm looking for a place that will make some nice shirts for around $100/shirt in New York City. Does anyone know of a good place?


That's a low price for a USA made shirt by a NYC shirtmaker.

The visiting Hong Kong guys as well as the Hong Kong outposts in NYC (e.g., Mohan's) may be fall within the $100 range. I heard of a visiting Pakistan shirtmaker in that range.

It seems that the average price range for a USA made shirt is $150+.

1. Cego--already covered. I recommend Carl.

2. LS Mens Clothing on W. 45th St.--you can get an Individualized Shirt (that's the maker) for around $100 or so. Generally, the fabric selections will be limited at that price level, and the average price should be about $125+. These MTM shirts are sold at Saks, Bergdorf, Oxxford Store, and other venues. I can recommend them.

Good luck.
post #24 of 35
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Originally Posted by Mark Seitelman View Post
That's a low price for a USA made shirt by a NYC shirtmaker.

The visiting Hong Kong guys as well as the Hong Kong outposts in NYC (e.g., Mohan's) may be fall within the $100 range. I heard of a visiting Pakistan shirtmaker in that range.

It seems that the average price range for a USA made shirt is $150+.

1. Cego--already covered. I recommend Carl.

2. LS Mens Clothing on W. 45th St.--you can get an Individualized Shirt (that's the maker) for around $100 or so. Generally, the fabric selections will be limited at that price level, and the average price should be about $125+. These MTM shirts are sold at Saks, Bergdorf, Oxxford Store, and other venues. I can recommend them.

Good luck.

I did Mohan's about a decade ago. The shirts were about $60. But they were not nice.

With a place like that, you really don't know what you're not getting until you don't get it. Back then, I had no notion of how to ask for a particular kind of button or collar fusing or even how long or roomy or fitted parts of the shirt should be, and the results of my ignorance are folded away in a box somewhere.
post #25 of 35
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Originally Posted by nmprisons View Post
I have shirts from CEGO ranging from about $120 to about $225. There is a clear difference in fabric quality, but the great thing about Carl is that the fit is the same and you get the same service whether you are a rich guy or a working stiff.

Wouldn't get my shirts anywhere else (and haven't since the first time I went into his shop)

I could not have said it any better +100
post #26 of 35
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Originally Posted by Mark Seitelman View Post
That's a low price for a USA made shirt by a NYC shirtmaker.

The visiting Hong Kong guys as well as the Hong Kong outposts in NYC (e.g., Mohan's) may be fall within the $100 range. I heard of a visiting Pakistan shirtmaker in that range.

It seems that the average price range for a USA made shirt is $150+.

1. Cego--already covered. I recommend Carl.

2. LS Mens Clothing on W. 45th St.--you can get an Individualized Shirt (that's the maker) for around $100 or so. Generally, the fabric selections will be limited at that price level, and the average price should be about $125+. These MTM shirts are sold at Saks, Bergdorf, Oxxford Store, and other venues. I can recommend them.

Good luck.

Another recommendation for CEGO.

I've had some bad experiences with Individualized Shirts and would never use them again, if I could help it.
post #27 of 35
What's the general consensus on Ascot Chang? I had a great experience there recently, although admittedly the shirt was well north of $100.
post #28 of 35
for what AC charges you would be better off at Geneva, IMHO
post #29 of 35
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What's the general consensus on Ascot Chang? I had a great experience there recently, although admittedly the shirt was well north of $100.
I went in there about 9 months ago and poked around. I had considered getting some shirts made but the price/quality ratio seemed a bit off. I think that most folks on the forum use CEGO (my favorite) or Geneva.
post #30 of 35
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Originally Posted by nmprisons View Post
perhaps you should launder your own shirts?

Laundering is not the problem, ironing is. Who the heck has time for that? To do it properly it takes at least 15 minutes for each shirt. I barely have enough time for sleep.
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