What's the minimum order for an appointment?
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Huge, huge fan. Have done a few in-person measurings, and have also gone through the online ordering process too many times to count. (If I had to count, I'd guess I own somewhere between 30 and 40 Hemrajani / MyTailor shirts). Machine-made, and the online ordering process doesn't leave a lot of room for specificity (you'll have to make special requests in the "Comments" section of an order, but they're almost always accommodated). But the construction is about as good as you can get for a machine-sewn shirt, and the fabric selection is extensive and top-notch.
Prices are ridiculously competitive for what you get. I can pay $130 for a shirt that's better than 80% of what's out there, and $200 for a shirt that's easily in the 90th percentile. (I can't get fully handmade, Neapolitan bespoke from MyTailor, but then, I'm not really expecting it at $100-200).
To answer the previous question: I think minimum orders depend on the sales rep. My first visit (2008) required a minimum order of 2. The online system doesn't seem to have a minimum.
Looking for any feedback and suggestions...I have an appointment this Saturday @ Oak Brook, IL....anyone been to the Palmer House Hilton stop? what's the minimum order for shirts? Since this would be my initial dealing with MT, I am having a hard time deciding if I need to start with basic fabrics or go straight with TMason (Silver for now) ? Thanks
I wouldn't go with MyTailor if you're not dealing with Joe. I also think their shirts are not a very good value when you factor in the tax, shipping, and duty.
A few months ago, both Rishi and Joe came to Portland. It was shortly after the StyleForum meetup. It seemed like they both have different strengths when it comes to their knowledge about their offerings.
I purchased two shirts in basic fabrics for $200 total. The fit was very close to perfect, and the next time they're here I'm going to further fine-tune the fit with them.
My one complaint is that the sleeves of one of the shirts are significantly longer (about 1") than the other, which I didn't realize until several months after I had received them.
After 20 or so shirts I have come to the same conclusion, but mainly because of the collars -fused and shrinking too much - not accounting for a dropped shoulder.
I just thought that having them around town is an opportunity for me to really see what they have to offer and the actual fitting of course. Unfortunately, I am not aware of any local tailors/shirtmakers for MTM/MTO, and I am not ready for Despos bespoke atm . I can always try other affiliates that offers similar services, but measurement discussion over the web/email is something that I am not comfortable. I tend to be very cautious on my purchases and shirt sleeve length is always a concern. BB is the only RTW brand that offers selections that does not require major sleeve/length alteration. So I decided to try MTM/MTO. I guess, I have to start somewhere and take some chances. Thanks again guys
They most certainly do. Don't just go with what is on their website. The website is just a start.
I also deal with Joe over the phone or email and there is just not much they he will NOT do. Extremely versatile. I basically design what I want with what I want, perhaps send a few sketches and he delivers.
An email from Joe a month or so ago stated that they were looking, in the mid-2013 timeframe, to begin using a digital scanning system that will take over a hundred and twenty different measurements of the client. That should eliminate any discrepancy in one's fit and should actually give a better fit than old-fashioned bespoke. Of course they will still be machine sewn but not being that critical a member of the cognoscenti I'm unconcerned.