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Any MTM Dress Shirt Makers in DC?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I have an odd body size: a relatively thick neck, long, mostly lean torso (a little gut is developing, however, as I am aging), medium to somewhat narrow-ish shoulders, large chest and short arms (oh, I also have uneven arms and shoulder lengths). Okay, that sounds really freakish, but I actually look all right.

Most RTW shirts don't fit me well. For one thing, if the neck size is right, the shoulders are too big and the waist is too poofy, and the wrists are too thick.

I'm now resigned to getting MTM dress shirts. I heard much about Jantzen and would like to try it, but am concerned that my own measuring would be inferior.

Are there any good MTM shirt makers in the metro-DC area?

How much should one pay for such shirts with mid quality fabric?
post #2 of 13
You might try Hemrajani Brothers mytailor.com
when they visit DC later this month.

http://mytailor.com/

They will take your measurements.

Quality is about the same as Jantzen.

Expect to pay about about $75 for a shirt with mid quality fabric.
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thank you for the information, but I was looking for a local clothier.
post #4 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sartorially Challenged
Thank you for the information, but I was looking for a local clothier.

Highcliffe Clothiers can order MTM shirts for you. I have no
personal experience with them.

Most of the only true on the premises chemisiers left in the US
are in New York and Los Angeles. Most clothing stores that say they
do custom shirts actually farm the work out to third parties.
Not that that is a bad thing.


http://www.highcliffeclothiers.com/
post #5 of 13
Try christopher Kim.

The store is not fancy, but he knows what he is doing.

Carl
post #6 of 13
Nordstrom can do Robert Talbot MTM. But it's not cheap, I don't think. Jantzen is like a quarter the price I think.


bob
post #7 of 13
Victor Pascal in Baltimore does perfectly good MTM shirts. And victor's a nice guy.

http://www.victorpascal.com/

-boston
post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by rdawson808
Nordstrom can do Robert Talbot MTM. But it's not cheap, I don't think. Jantzen is like a quarter the price I think.


bob

Nordstrom MTM is $145 per shirt.
post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
Shirtmaven:

Do you have contact information for Christopher Kim? What is his price range?

Everyone else:

What is the general range of prices for MTM shirts in the DC area?

Lastly, what RTW shirt makers have a relatively trim fit?
post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sartorially Challenged
Shirtmaven:

Do you have contact information for Christopher Kim?


http://www.christopherkim.com/index.htm


Kim takes measurements, but the shirts are made elsewhere.
post #11 of 13
I'm not a Washingtonian (and don't even play on TV), but I seem to remember that Field's tailors has some kind of deal with a shirtmaker. Paris or Geneva, perhaps. If the word on their suits is correct, they may also be a reliable judge of shirt providers.
post #12 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Concordia
I'm not a Washingtonian (and don't even play on TV), but I seem to remember that Field's tailors has some kind of deal with a shirtmaker. Paris or Geneva, perhaps. If the word on their suits is correct, they may also be a reliable judge of shirt providers.


That is correct. They do use Geneva. IIRC, they start around $200 or $250.
post #13 of 13
Thread Starter 
I'm still waaaaaay to cheap to spend that much money on shirts... for now.

But after spending more time on this forum, who knows?
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