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post #1501 of 3278
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Originally Posted by tenfingers View Post
So my initial order to MT got rejected, the 'master tailor' saying that the proportions of my armhole and bicep measurement did not match. I measured from a Uniqlo slim fit OCBD, size XS. My initial measurements submitted were 7.25" armhole and 6.8" bicep. I remeasured this morning afterward and got 7.5" armhole and 7" bicep, but these don't seem very far off from the originals. I'm wondering if there's something obviously way off I'm missing there, but I feel like I followed the measurement guide pretty well. Has this happened with anyone else? I'm worried about increasing the armhole size too much because the nice high armholes of the Uniqlo shirt are specifically what I'm trying to copy....

You might be better off sending in the shirt you would like to duplicate.
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Originally Posted by tenfingers View Post
So my initial order to MT got rejected, the 'master tailor' saying that the proportions of my armhole and bicep measurement did not match. I measured from a Uniqlo slim fit OCBD, size XS. My initial measurements submitted were 7.25" armhole and 6.8" bicep. I remeasured this morning afterward and got 7.5" armhole and 7" bicep, but these don't seem very far off from the originals. I'm wondering if there's something obviously way off I'm missing there, but I feel like I followed the measurement guide pretty well. Has this happened with anyone else? I'm worried about increasing the armhole size too much because the nice high armholes of the Uniqlo shirt are specifically what I'm trying to copy....

I also used a Uniqlo OCBD XS shirt as my measurements for my first MT order. I then had to reduce them in following orders.

My current measurements for armhole is 22cm and 17.5cm for half bicep. So what you measure on your Uniqlo shirt should be slightly larger than those (like a 1cm or 2).
post #1503 of 3278
Well that could be, I just figured others here might compare that to their own experiences with measurements and go 'oh yeah you dolt, that armhole is way off and you probably measured like X when you should measure from Y to Z'. edit: ^^^ thanks man thats a good basis to start from!
post #1504 of 3278
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post
With MT, the shoulder measurement is secondary to the yoke, so as long you provide a valid yoke measurement, they won't take the shoulder into account when making the shirt. They have a guide on their website that explains each of the measurements they use.
What if my shoulder seam is also too close to my neck, making my shoulders look bulging/rounded? Surely then I wouldn't want to increase yoke more, giving even more "backfat" look? Wouldn't I want to just increase shoulder measurement and keep yoke the same (or shrink it in the case of batwings). I see yoke as "back shoulder" and distance from collar to shoulder seam as "front shoulder".
post #1505 of 3278
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Originally Posted by GloStiX View Post
What if my shoulder seam is also too close to my neck, making my shoulders look bulging/rounded?

Surely then I wouldn't want to increase yoke more, giving even more "backfat" look? Wouldn't I want to just increase shoulder measurement and keep yoke the same (or shrink it in the case of batwings).

I see yoke as "back shoulder" and distance from collar to shoulder seam as "front shoulder".

I agree, however MT is a budget MTM operation, so you can't really expect anything more than just plugging in a couple measurements in and having them build a shirt based on those. I'm sure if you paid more for a bespoke service you could specify measurements like these.

I'm in the same boat...I wish I could afford more $400 shirts, but for now MT makes a pretty decent shirt and the price is right.
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I recently got a remake. The first one had arms that were too large in diameter, but otherwise I liked it a lot. The new one is a lighter blue fabric -- not a problem, but it was a little bit of a surprise. The arms are also about 3/8" short, which is kind of an issue for me.

Right now, I get kind of a batwing effect when I raise my arms out to the side, and that partially untucks my shirt. The shoulders also raise up and are kind of pointy when I do so. I think this is partially because the armhole is too big (10.25"=26cm armhole, 7.5"=19cm half-bicep). But is the yoke also too big?

I know that when I put my arms up, it might look like the chest measurement is too large, but I think it's just right - if I were go any smaller, it would pull across the chest as I move.









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Originally Posted by dave_c View Post
Hi, PM me your email address or email us at sales@moderntailor.com and I'll check. Must be a slight oversight as we send out coupon the minute we receive the Facebook notice.

Thanks.

PM'd and emailed, still no coupon. And yes, checked spam folder.
post #1508 of 3278
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Originally Posted by dub_c View Post
I recently got a remake. The first one had arms that were too large in diameter, but otherwise I liked it a lot. The new one is a lighter blue fabric -- not a problem, but it was a little bit of a surprise. The arms are also about 3/8" short, which is kind of an issue for me.

Right now, I get kind of a batwing effect when I raise my arms out to the side, and that partially untucks my shirt. The shoulders also raise up and are kind of pointy when I do so. I think this is partially because the armhole is too big (10.25"=26cm armhole, 7.5"=19cm half-bicep). But is the yoke also too big?

I know that when I put my arms up, it might look like the chest measurement is too large, but I think it's just right - if I were go any smaller, it would pull across the chest as I move.










My shirt has the EXACT same problem! I received it today and the fit is completely different to the first trial shirt I ordered (the fabric is also different). When I lift my arms it feels much tighter and like there's less movement. The top of the shoulders also go point like in your pic.

Very disappointed considering I changed no measurements and yet my second two shirts fit completely differently to the first shirt that I ordered.
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Just checked their sales selection.....seems to only be one fabric.
MT- are you updating the site this moment or will there be posted more tomorrow?
post #1510 of 3278
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Originally Posted by tenfingers View Post
Well that could be, I just figured others here might compare that to their own experiences with measurements and go 'oh yeah you dolt, that armhole is way off and you probably measured like X when you should measure from Y to Z'. edit: ^^^ thanks man thats a good basis to start from!
7.25" for armhole sounds really sus. Your shoulders need a lot more room than that considering your bicep measurement needs 6.8". Did you follow the measurement pdf guide? Armholes are a curved measurement, where you have to measure along the seam and not straight from shoulder to pit. For me, I do 7.5" biceps and I need to go with 9.5" armholes. Also from all the off the rack shirts I measured of a few brands that I have (size S and XS), the armhole measurements range around 9.5" to 10".
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Originally Posted by HenryFlower View Post
PM'd and emailed, still no coupon. And yes, checked spam folder.

Hi, sent you the code already. Thanks.
post #1512 of 3278
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Originally Posted by New_I_Banker View Post
My shirt has the EXACT same problem! I received it today and the fit is completely different to the first trial shirt I ordered (the fabric is also different). When I lift my arms it feels much tighter and like there's less movement. The top of the shoulders also go point like in your pic.

Very disappointed considering I changed no measurements and yet my second two shirts fit completely differently to the first shirt that I ordered.

Hi, please email us at sales@moderntailor.com . We'd be happy to resolve this issue. Kindly send us photos so we can see the issue with the shoulder on your shirt. We'd also like to request for photos of the sections of the shirt that may not have been made according to your requirements. We'd appreciate it if you can have a tape measure along these fabric sections. Thank you.
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Hi Dave,

Do you know the difference between the 2 white $59.95 sale fabrics g95 and g76? Are the colours slightly different with g76 slightly yellower like shown in the photo?
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Received my first MT shirt in the mail last week. I think it took 6 days to ship from Shanghai to east coast of US, which in my experience is pretty good (not quite as fast as when Apple products ship from China, but thats for a later discussion). First thing I did when I opened up the package was checked all the measurements. For the most part all measurements were spot on. 2 or 3 measurements were .5 cm off but that could be a measuring error on my part. Regardless, I'm not going to fret over .5cm (I used cm b/c I felt I could be more precise with my measurements compared to estimating 1/8's of inches)

Initial fit was comfortable and basically the fit I was looking for. Threw it in the wash in an attempt to soften up the collars and cuffs a bit and will iron and post some pictures in the next few days for feedback/comments. Overall my experience so far with MT has been easy, straight forward, and worthy of repeat business.

I will likely order a fabric book in the future b/c I plan on getting more shirts, though the fabric I got (some white cotton) wasn't exactly what I was expecting so it would be good to see actual fabrics before ordering more expensive shirts.
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@thisflyguy - Just sent you a PM on the sales!

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