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I received my first MTO shirt in the mail today, a blue oxford with a cutaway collar. My first impression was good. My next impression was a little different.
In the mirror, I noticed that the gauntlet buttons were in noticeably different positions, one sleeve seemed a bit short and the collar looked crooked, so I got to work inspecting the shirt.
Upon further inspection I have discovered that the sleeves 3/16" different in length. A small amount, but the shorter sleeve happens to be on my longer arm. With the sleeve plackets and cuffs lined up, it is easy to tell that one gauntlet button is off center (lengthwise) by 1/2." Also, the darts are each a different length, a different shape, and in a different location. The sewing on the darts seems sloppy to me. I could find little evidence that the collar was crooked, except that the collar stays were sewn in at different angles.
I realize that my inspection may be a bit excessive. However, yesterday, I found a hole in the fabric of my hopsack trousers. I noticed this, literally, within the first 4 hours of wear. The pants have seen no trauma or abuse.
I'm a bit new to all of this, so I don't know how much variation should be expected. I think that some of these things may be within the appropriate tolerances, but some seem pretty questionable.
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Thanks for the great response, I appreciate that!
I'm definitely interested, but after looking up the Wyatt just now, I see the XXL still only has a chest size of 22.5". As someone with a 44-45" chest, I feel like I'd need about a 48" jacket chest measurement for it to actually fit well, even with just a shirt underneath.
I don't consider myself fat, either, just more built in the chest and shoulders but still slim around the waist. Is there any way a non-skinny person could buy one of your jackets?