Originally Posted by Andre Yew
I'm curious if your work with Broadway and movies and their schedules and particular requirements makes a difference in the quality of shirts you turn out. That is, do they ask you to do things in a certain way that help you do your job for normal people better? Is it more demanding for your skills, so it makes you become a better fitter, etc.?
There's a shirtmaker in SoCal that I'm considering using who does work for Hollywood, too, and I'm wondering if that makes them better able to accommodate non-standard features on shirts.
The work I do on Broadway depends largely on what is needed.
Sometimes the shirts look amazing. Other times we sort of close our eyes and push them out the door. Yo have no idea how much abuse stage shirts take. There are usally two of each, sometimes three. They are each worn about 3-4 times a week. They are often under jackets and vests. They are often rigged with snaps.
I just made a shirt for Baryshnakov that was great. I blieve he wore it for perfomances this week. I made this shirt based on the fiit of another shirt that he liked. I did not measure or fit him. I often end up making shirts based on measurements that I do not trust. It is just difficult to organize schedules with "Stars".
Who do you plan to use in SoCal. Anto or Venice?
I appreciate your business, but there are several very good shirtmakers in Houston. Hamilton is the best. Check out Saigon tailors as well.
vc2000. I love the fact that I do not always know the names of my posting fans. Alex and I are indeed friends. I first met him when he was on East 35th st.
I am friendly with several of the shirtmakers in NYC. We do trade notes on the "difficult customers" who try out all of the shirtmakers.
I do know who Odereater is. He is a good guy.
Thank you all for the kind words and recomendations.
By the way, My ex-wife does not think that I am such a great guy!