Originally Posted by OccultaVexillum
Thanks all. I feel like the back is perfect but the front is just too long. Fish tail style would've worked better with a bigger scallop, like snowman said.
I emailed them about the tightness since it's an XL and that's the biggest they had and they offered to have one custom made for me at the same price, they just said they'd need chest, shoulder and waist measurements but I'm wondering if they'd be able to shorten the front and add some length to the sleeves with some additional measurements? We'll see. The concept is dope, just the execution isn't ideal.
Aside from all that though the details are awesome, the material is a perfect light oxford, but has the same "crisp" feeling that a poplin shirt would, the embroidery is really well done and it seems to be really well made (obviously I couldn't tell for certain until I wore it a whole lot though). And their custom service is pretty awesome.
When you shorten a shirt, you often need some extra material to replace the placket, otherwise the last buttonhole will be oddly too close to the hem (assuming you have a buttonhole already in a standard distance from the hem, which on your shirt, it looks like you do). In order to alter the placket, however, you need to have access to the original cloth. Sometimes it's fine if it's the same mill, but a different bolt. But depending on the weave and color, sometimes you even need a piece of cloth from the same bolt, as the dyeing process can vary from bolt to bolt. Which is why when you get a bespoke shirt made, most shirtmakers will keep a length of your original shirt cloth, incase you ever need to replace the collar or cuffs. (Granted, some people just replace with a different material, which looks really bad IMO, but that's a different issue).
I agree with sipang though. Long shirts tend to look better when they're flowy. Not when someone just took their regular shirt design and lengthened it.