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post #136 of 3285
Modern Tailor staff, please consider the following:

-Remove the thickness indicator bar... almost all your fabrics are (3) anyway. Or at least, figure out a better way to tell us this;
-Ensure all fabrics say whether they are single or two-ply - fabric P184 doesn't say, for example;
-Tell us the thread count on all fabrics - the same fabric doesn't say;
-Allow us to search by mill, even if you have to use a code because you don't want to tell us the source. If I like a particular fabric, I am much more likely to order if I can easily tell what other fabrics come from the same mill;
-Allow me to sort by thread count using check boxes, thereby allowing me to select all shirts 100 or higher;
-Allow me to sort by number of plys. I don't buy single-ply;
-Using check boxes generally to create searches would be best. This way I can show only 100+ thread count, two-ply white shirts, or 120+, two-ply, pure cotton Oxford cloth shirts. Add as many categories of search options as possible.
post #137 of 3285
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Originally Posted by unjung View Post
Modern Tailor staff, please consider the following:

-Remove the thickness indicator bar... almost all your fabrics are (3) anyway. Or at least, figure out a better way to tell us this;
-Ensure all fabrics say whether they are single or two-ply - fabric P184 doesn't say, for example;
-Tell us the thread count on all fabrics - the same fabric doesn't say;
-Allow us to search by mill, even if you have to use a code because you don't want to tell us the source. If I like a particular fabric, I am much more likely to order if I can easily tell what other fabrics come from the same mill;
-Allow me to sort by thread count using check boxes, thereby allowing me to select all shirts 100 or higher;
-Allow me to sort by number of plys. I don't buy single-ply;
-Using check boxes generally to create searches would be best. This way I can show only 100+ thread count, two-ply white shirts, or 120+, two-ply, pure cotton Oxford cloth shirts. Add as many categories of search options as possible.

+1
post #138 of 3285
Speed and quality has improved for my last few orders. One thing that they could improve is the split yoke option - i am very apprehensive in selecting it because based on past experience it is a real hit and miss in-terms of alignment of the pattern - i would expect a bit of care and attention. my last order it was slightly un-aligned but i could live with it. I just don't want to go through the hassle of returning the shirt or waiting for them to re-do it as happened in the past. Also if you look in the showcase many of the shirts with the split-yoke option aren't aligned properly. Searching of the showcase doesn't always show up either.
post #139 of 3285
ModernTailor has contacted me to fix the sleeve and collar issue. Hopefully that goes well. At the very least, they are responsive when problems arise. If I get the sleeve and collar issue fixed, I'll try ordering another shirt. Meanwhile, any comments on fit would be appreciated. Please be specific! I'm new at this.



post #140 of 3285
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Originally Posted by raybert View Post
Speed and quality has improved for my last few orders. One thing that they could improve is the split yoke option - i am very apprehensive in selecting it because based on past experience it is a real hit and miss in-terms of alignment of the pattern - i would expect a bit of care and attention. my last order it was slightly un-aligned but i could live with it. I just don't want to go through the hassle of returning the shirt or waiting for them to re-do it as happened in the past. Also if you look in the showcase many of the shirts with the split-yoke option aren't aligned properly. Searching of the showcase doesn't always show up either.

+1
post #141 of 3285
Has anyone tried the more expensive fabrics? In particular the $100 Executive Collection fabrics?

So far I've stuck to the ones on sale, but the more expensive ones don't seem to go on sale. I'm curious if I'd be able to notice a quality difference between the (two-ply) $60-70 fabrics on sale for $40-50 and the ones that cost $100. Any differences to be aware of?
post #142 of 3285
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Originally Posted by njeremy View Post
ModernTailor has contacted me to fix the sleeve and collar issue. Hopefully that goes well. At the very least, they are responsive when problems arise. If I get the sleeve and collar issue fixed, I'll try ordering another shirt. Meanwhile, any comments on fit would be appreciated. Please be specific! I'm new at this.

I think like this:

Shoulders: -0.5inches
Waist: not sure how much, but make the measurement smaller
Chest: leave as is or a little tighter
Biceps: make tighter, 1 inch or so
Sleeves: shorten by a tiny amount
Armhole: I want to say make it tighter a little, but you should know better; make it as tight as possible without it becoming uncomfortable
Collar: I suggest getting a wider collar, it will suit your face better
post #143 of 3285
I would also like to share my experiences with MT.

Good points:
  • My first order was a pair of navy cotton/lycra pants (cl2), and it is excellent! I love it! The fit is excellent (I provided pants measurements), and the fabric is really nice. (Well, it has a slight 'wetsuit' feeling to it but I like it and it doesn't wrinkle much and is very comfortable.)
  • My third order was a shirt again (see the bad points below), and this time they got the measurements right.

Bad points:
  • My second order was a shirt. I provided shirt measurements, but it seems that they could not follow them very closely. (Collar and several other measurements were +2 cm off.)
  • The customer support is (much like their measurements apparently) a hit/miss. Sometimes they reply in a few minutes, sometimes they don't reply for days or until further nagging.
  • I made a referral, but did not get the $20 credit. No reply from MT concerning this issue.
post #144 of 3285
MT is in the process of re-making me two shirts, including the one that was delivered just last week.

The most recent one was a full inch smaller in the chest than I requested (making it unwearable) but both shirts suffer(ed) from the same collar issue that, I think, explains why my MT shirts' collars never seem to lay correctly.

While it is obvious that every shirt collar must be made slightly taller in the back than the rear COLLAR BAND height so the collar band is completely hidden from view, MT shirts FAR EXCEED the difference necessary to accomplish this. For example, measuring the shirt that was delivered last week, the rear collar is 1/2 INCH bigger than the rear COLLAR BAND height (2 3/8 inches vs. 1 7/8 inches). That means that approximately 1/2 inch of material is hanging past/below the bottom of the collar band. As a point of comparison, I randomly measured some of my Jantzen shirts and found only a 3/16 of an inch difference between these two measurements (enough to completely hide the collar band without throwing the collar out of wack). I think this excess fabric is what is keeping the MT shirt collars from laying properly.

I sent this info and illustrative photos to MT. Hopefully it will prove useful in improving their quality control and the fit of their collars.
post #145 of 3285
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Originally Posted by acecow View Post
I think like this:

Shoulders: -0.5inches
Waist: not sure how much, but make the measurement smaller
Chest: leave as is or a little tighter
Biceps: make tighter, 1 inch or so
Sleeves: shorten by a tiny amount
Armhole: I want to say make it tighter a little, but you should know better; make it as tight as possible without it becoming uncomfortable
Collar: I suggest getting a wider collar, it will suit your face better

I would say -0.25" in the bicep (which will give you 0.5" reduction), -0.25" in the waist (again, for a -.5" reduction), -0.25" in the shoulder measurements, and -0.25" sleeve length. Try that and then tweak from there.
post #146 of 3285
This is really useful feedback. I'll definitely drop the half-waist measurement by 1" and the bicep by 3/4". I think the armhole could go 3/4" smaller too. On the collar issue, this is already the cutaway collar. Do you think I should go with the wide spread? I actually really like wide spread collars but I don't want to look "flashy." I'm on the fence about it. Please decide for me =) I guess I should also measure first to ensure that MT got my measurements right in the first place. Then again, if I don't get the sleeve twisting issue fixed then it may not matter. Either way, thanks for the very helpful feedback.
post #147 of 3285
Sleeve issues should subside with a smaller shoulder measurement and higher armhole.

As far as the collar, the general suggestions are like this:

narrow face: spread or cut-away collar
round face: pointed or cut-away collar

I'm not saying you should do wide spread, although there is definitely nothing wrong with that; you can just try a larger cut-away collar option. Did you go for small or medium size collar? Also, you can specify how long and tall you want the collar to be and they will make it to your measurements.

The latest fashion (or at least most stuff sold in lower/medium level stores) was for small collars. But I think it looks ridiculous on anyone with a medium/large head. The collar should frame your face according to its size and shape. My personal opinion on your shirt is that a small collar makes your head appear larger, so you need a wider/bigger collar to compensate for that.
post #148 of 3285
gentlemen,

I'm about to order a sb Navy Blazer w/ golden buttons to start. I'll keep you guys updated.
post #149 of 3285
What are the chances of getting a good suit from the first try? I have a few very well-fitting suits, so I could measure those.

What if I'm not fully satisfied with what comes out? Will MT fix it or will I be stuck with it?
post #150 of 3285
I just recieved my first Modern Tailor shirt today. I will start off by saying that I am extremely satisfied with the result, and I will be using MT in the future. I would also reccomend them to any and all persons. The shirt fits me perfectly everywhere, the sleeves, chest, waist, arm hole, and collar. My only complaint is that the French cuffs are pretty large at +/- 3.5". They could stand to lose .5" - 1" in height. This also makes them difficult to roll up properly. Otherwise the measurements are just right, and are not too tight or loose in any area. The shirt is comfortable to wear and easy to move in. The fabric of the shirt is good, especially for $20. In comparison, I have a shirt that was originally $60 at Zara (had for $9.99), that wrinkles and feels a LOT cheaper than the material from MT. I would be comfortable wearing this shirt to work. It is my reccomendation that you send your best fitting shirt, in order to get positive results. It will take longer for you to get your shirt, but it's definitely worth the wait, and not having to go through 2-3 shirts to get it right. My only other negative experience was that originally, they completed the shirt with a 3 button cuff and sent me a picture of it. Luckily I caught this before it was shipped and they were able to remedy the situation by putting on French cuffs. They were also very accomodating, they sent extra buttons, and let me make changs mid order (like color of the buttons and 3 button to French cuff). They always answered my emails, and were very helpful throughout. Overall, I am very satisfied, and I would reccomend them. I will probably order shirts from them exclusively from now on.
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