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Any April voucher coupons?
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I just got my trial shirt (my first MTM shirt)! Would anybody be so kind as to give me suggestion on what measurements to change on my next order? I apologize for the awful lighting. I know it will make it hard to really see what to change, but I'd appreciate any help Here are the pictures: These are my current thoughts: ~ 0.5" less on the neck ~ 1 - 1.5ish" less on the shoulders? I think 1" off would probably be perfect (so 0.5" off each side) ~ 1" off the biceps ~ 0.5" less at the armhole ~ Maybe 0.25-0.5" off the sleeve length, if any at all? It looks worse in those pictures because of the lighting - there's actually not too much room. ~ Something off the back, but I can't entirely tell. Again, it looks a bit worse because I had my arms bent a bit and my shoulders quite straight - I don't want to completely eliminate my ability to hunch, and it does quickly tighten up, so this change would be fairly minor. About 0.5" - 1" tops, probably? ~ A bit (perhaps 1"?) larger at the hips, and maybe a little to the waist along with it? The waist seems fine, but I'm not sure if the proportions would look ridiculous if I added even more to the hips without increasing the waist a little bit. Thank you for everything, ~Dylan
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Is it just me, or is the "squared shoulder" (bat wing?) issue seemingly common in a lot of the MT shirts being produced?

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Originally Posted by kitcar View Post
Is it just me, or is the "squared shoulder" (bat wing?) issue seemingly common in a lot of the MT shirts being produced?
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It isn't (just you).
post #1550 of 3285
Has anyone gotten the $20 blue oxford cloth on the new customer deal? Is it an obviously cheaper cloth thats best just for getting the fit/sizing down, or is it at least equivalent to buying an oxford shirt from a mall brand?
post #1551 of 3285
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Originally Posted by Deathsnapper View Post
I just got my trial shirt (my first MTM shirt)! Would anybody be so kind as to give me suggestion on what measurements to change on my next order? I apologize for the awful lighting. I know it will make it hard to really see what to change, but I'd appreciate any help Here are the pictures:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



These are my current thoughts:
~ 0.5" less on the neck
~ 1 - 1.5ish" less on the yoke? I think 1" off would probably be perfect (so 0.5" off each side)
~ 1" off the biceps
~ 0.5" less at the armhole
~ Maybe 0.25-0.5" off the sleeve length, if any at all? It looks worse in those pictures because of the lighting - there's actually not too much room.

~ Something off the back, but I can't entirely tell. Again, it looks a bit worse because I had my arms bent a bit and my shoulders quite straight - I don't want to completely eliminate my ability to hunch, and it does quickly tighten up, so this change would be fairly minor. About 0.5" - 1" tops, probably?

~ A bit (perhaps 1"?) larger at the hips, and maybe a little to the waist along with it? The waist seems fine, but I'm not sure if the proportions would look ridiculous if I added even more to the hips without increasing the waist a little bit.

Thank you for everything,
~Dylan

Any suggestions? Agree/disagree with anything?

I plan on ordering another two shirts either today or tomorrow. My current plans are:
Yoke - minus 1.5" (so 0.75 off each side)
Half-Biceps - minus 0.5"
Arm Hole - minus 0.5"
Neck - minus 0.35"

Hips - plus 0.5"
waist - plus 0.25"

The shirt pictured is after 1 wash/dry/iron. It might shrink a little bit more.


Here are some better pictures (most don't include length, but those can all be determined by the old pictures):



Higher resolution pictures are available in my photobucket profile if they would be helpful.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
~Dylan
post #1552 of 3285
Sounds pretty good. Make sure you lengthen the sleeves by the same amount you narrow the yoke.

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Originally Posted by Deathsnapper View Post
Any suggestions? Agree/disagree with anything?

I plan on ordering another two shirts either today or tomorrow. My current plans are:
Yoke - minus 1.5" (so 0.75 off each side)
Half-Biceps - minus 0.5"
Arm Hole - minus 0.5"
Neck - minus 0.35"

Hips - plus 0.5"
waist - plus 0.25"

The shirt pictured is after 1 wash/dry/iron. It might shrink a little bit more.


Here are some better pictures (most don't include length, but those can all be determined by the old pictures):



Higher resolution pictures are available in my photobucket profile if they would be helpful.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
~Dylan
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Edited by yeeewk - 11/20/11 at 12:24am
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Originally Posted by acecow View Post
Sounds pretty good. Make sure you lengthen the sleeves by the same amount you narrow the yoke.

Just to confirm, should it be increased by half of the difference in yoke? Like if yoke goes from 17.5" to 16.2" should I increase the sleeves by 0.75" each because the yoke is full back? Or should I add 1.5" to each side?

Thank you, after reading much of this thread I was definitely hoping you'd be the one to give me advice!
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Originally Posted by Deathsnapper View Post
Just to confirm, should it be increased by half of the difference in yoke? Like if yoke goes from 17.5" to 16.2" should I increase the sleeves by 0.75" each because the yoke is full back? Or should I add 1.5" to each side? Thank you, after reading much of this thread I was definitely hoping you'd be the one to give me advice!
That is correct, since the shoulder width will be narrower by the amount you decrease the yoke measurement. So, sleeves need to be lengthened by half of that amount on each side. Also, your shirt is far from being perfect, I wouldn't order 2 more right away. No one here can tell you the exact measurement changes, only you can figure it out through trial and error. Don't rush this process. Edit: I think you might want to decrease the biceps and armhole a little more than 0.5". However, that depends on what type of fit you're trying to obtain.
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Also, on a separate topic... If anybody is wondering about the split yoke, there's two things to consider:

1. If you add a split yoke, most likely the shirt maker won't be able to perfectly match the pattern at the shoulder due to simple geometry. At least that's the case with MT.

2. There's a benefit to having a split yoke, it's not purely decorative. Cotton shirting stretches diagonally, but not vertically or horizontally (try it). So, having a split yoke rotates the fabric by 45 degrees allowing the top part of the shirt to stretch when you move your arms or shoulders.

There's a choice to be made. I prefer to have perfect pattern matching.
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Originally Posted by acecow View Post
That is correct, since the shoulder width will be narrower by the amount you decrease the yoke measurement. So, sleeves need to be lengthened by half of that amount on each side. Also, your shirt is far from being perfect, I wouldn't order 2 more right away. No one here can tell you the exact measurement changes, only you can figure it out through trial and error. Don't rush this process.
I know that it's far from perfect. The problem is I have a coupon for -20% off an order (up to $20 off) that expires on April 9th. I figured I'd get two cheaper sale shirts for the time being. They'll definitely be worn regardless of perfection, they just might be saved for days where I wear a sweater or am positive that I won't be removing my coat (if they're still quite far off) is all. I'm perfectly happy buying two right now if they're both ~$40 shirts with patterns or colors that I'd wear. I'll wait on the nicer shirts until I've got the measurements more precise, though, of course. Thanks for the warning though; it's great advice!
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Hey look, with the pathetic shirt you have, you certainly don't want to be ordering any more MT shirts. Please provide me with discount number. Thanks.
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It's linked to my account nice try though. If you haven't yet, you get the 20% discount for liking Modern Tailor on Facebook: source
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Originally Posted by CDFS View Post
The have raised their prices in a couple of ways. By asking higher regular prices for the same products, offering more expensive fabrics and having less sales and offering less coupons. One cannot begrudge them this, especially since the initial prices were rediculously low.

Of course it would be nice if they re-upped their quality control.

The following quote pertains to my last batch while the first is still fine:

Their quality control has always been great for me. My only problem has been the fabric they offer.
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