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post #2086 of 3285
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Originally Posted by Kieran26 View Post

I'm looking to get a white casual shirt from moderntailor, but I want to be able to wear it without an undershirt. Do they have any white fabrics thick enough to be completely opaque?

Definitely go with an oxford....I got fabric o434, and it's really thick. I usually wear and undershirt with my dress shirts, but I could wear this shirt without one.
post #2087 of 3285
I had my test shirt laundered and ironed. I wore it today and I am happy with the fit, but I may need to fix a few things:

- Shirt feels tight around my bicep. Should I increase half bicep and/or arm hole size?
- Back feels a bit tight when I cross my arms...
- Sleeves look a bit long- shorten by 1"?
- Waist seemed a bit loose, unsure of how much to take in- maybe 1/2"?

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Here are my measurements
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post #2088 of 3285
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Originally Posted by ecstaticSC View Post

I had my test shirt laundered and ironed. I wore it today and I am happy with the fit, but I may need to fix a few things:

- Shirt feels tight around my bicep. Should I increase half bicep and/or arm hole size?
- Back feels a bit tight when I cross my arms...
- Sleeves look a bit long- shorten by 1"?
- Waist seemed a bit loose, unsure of how much to take in- maybe 1/2"?

Here are some suggestions as you consider the fitment of your shirt, in the same order as the questions were presented:
1. You might increase the bicep measurement. Mine was also too snug the first time. Going up 1/2 inch was all I needed. I would not change the arm hole unless the seam is irritating you.
2. Sounds like you might like to have the shirt width (chest measurement) increased. I don't believe that a pleat is going to help you here.
3. Sleeves are too long if and only if the cuff comes to rest beyond the base of the wrist when the arm is akimbo: hand on waist, elbow out.
4. On each side, pinch 1/2 inch and insert a safety pin there vertically. Move about and see what you think.
post #2089 of 3285

ModernTailor New Feature Update

 

Hi Everyone, all members of the ModernTailor website can now have access to this link: http://www.moderntailor.com/shirt-designidea

We currently have about 9000 photos of shirts we have created in the past. You can now get more design ideas in terms of collars, contrast collars, fabrics, fabric combinations, pattern combinations, cuffs. You may enter the fabric code and all associated shirts made in that fabric will show up.

 

You'd need to login first before you can see the photos.

 

Regards,
Leah

post #2090 of 3285
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Originally Posted by Leah Deguzman View Post

ModernTailor New Feature Update

 

Hi Everyone, all members of the ModernTailor website can now have access to this link: http://www.moderntailor.com/shirt-designidea

We currently have about 9000 photos of shirts we have created in the past. You can now get more design ideas in terms of collars, contrast collars, fabrics, fabric combinations, pattern combinations, cuffs. You may enter the fabric code and all associated shirts made in that fabric will show up.

 

You'd need to login first before you can see the photos.

 

Regards,
Leah


Hi Leah

This is a useful feature, so thank you. However, there are a couple of things that detract from its usefulness: 1) Low-resolution photos with no ability to zoom; 2) Photos taken indoors with no correction of White Balance.

For me, the most important consideration when choosing a fabric is how it looks close-up, and that information is still sorely lacking from Modern Tailor for most fabrics most of the time. I recently ordered fabric swatches to get around this, but by the time I wanted to use them, those fabrics were no longer available. This is a problem.

I am and will continue to be a customer. But I would recommend MT to my friends much more enthusiastically if there were far smaller number of available fabrics that remained available for long periods of time, and for which close-up high-resolution photos of finished shirts with corrected White Balance were ALWAYS available. I've recently ordered a shirt from Biased Cut (http://biasedcut.com) as well, and their operation is far superior for some of these reasons.

Just trying to help.
post #2091 of 3285
I got sent a photo with my recent order. Definitely a nice touch.

Out of curiosity, what is the coarsest/roughest oxford fabric that you have? I want a very textured oxford, whatever the least formal alternative is.
post #2092 of 3285
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post


Hi Leah

This is a useful feature, so thank you. However, there are a couple of things that detract from its usefulness: 1) Low-resolution photos with no ability to zoom; 2) Photos taken indoors with no correction of White Balance.

For me, the most important consideration when choosing a fabric is how it looks close-up, and that information is still sorely lacking from Modern Tailor for most fabrics most of the time. I recently ordered fabric swatches to get around this, but by the time I wanted to use them, those fabrics were no longer available. This is a problem.

I am and will continue to be a customer. But I would recommend MT to my friends much more enthusiastically if there were far smaller number of available fabrics that remained available for long periods of time, and for which close-up high-resolution photos of finished shirts with corrected White Balance were ALWAYS available. I've recently ordered a shirt from Biased Cut (http://biasedcut.com) as well, and their operation is far superior for some of these reasons.

Just trying to help.

I would second this advice. I think you guys should aim to have a handful of staple fabrics -- solid white, solid blue, blue and whites stripes, etc. -- that are always available, well photographed in finished form, and intermediate in both price and quality. Sometimes I want a basic fabric that I feel like every MTM service should have, but I only find a singe ply or a $150 fabric.
post #2093 of 3285
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post


Hi Leah

This is a useful feature, so thank you. However, there are a couple of things that detract from its usefulness: 1) Low-resolution photos with no ability to zoom; 2) Photos taken indoors with no correction of White Balance.

For me, the most important consideration when choosing a fabric is how it looks close-up, and that information is still sorely lacking from Modern Tailor for most fabrics most of the time. I recently ordered fabric swatches to get around this, but by the time I wanted to use them, those fabrics were no longer available. This is a problem.

I am and will continue to be a customer. But I would recommend MT to my friends much more enthusiastically if there were far smaller number of available fabrics that remained available for long periods of time, and for which close-up high-resolution photos of finished shirts with corrected White Balance were ALWAYS available. I've recently ordered a shirt from Biased Cut (http://biasedcut.com) as well, and their operation is far superior for some of these reasons.

Just trying to help.
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Originally Posted by david123 View Post


I would second this advice. I think you guys should aim to have a handful of staple fabrics -- solid white, solid blue, blue and whites stripes, etc. -- that are always available, well photographed in finished form, and intermediate in both price and quality. Sometimes I want a basic fabric that I feel like every MTM service should have, but I only find a singe ply or a $150 fabric.

+1000

ModernTailor please listen to this advice! It is frustrating sifting through thousands of shitty fabric in order to find the good staple ones (whites and blues in solids, stripes and checks). Who is buying animal print and neon colored polka dot shirts? Get rid of crap. It cheapens your product. You've got a good product and excellent customer service. But the fabric selection/presentation could use some polish. If the fabrics were more "curated," I think ModernTailor would have greater mass appeal. I hesitate recommending MT to my friends because in its current form the learning curve is too steep for sartorial neophytes.
post #2094 of 3285
I'll echo what the posters above just said, however I think this is really difficult for MT to do this. I'm pretty sure the reason MT is able to offer shirts for such inexpensive prices is because they get small amounts of fabrics for very low prices, and they tend to sell out quickly. If they had a consistent stock of specific fabrics, they might not be able to get those at a discount and offer them for similar prices to what they currently have for sale now. They do have a lot of stock fabrics if you check, but they're a lot more expensive than their sale fabrics.

It does get time-consuming, but I usually check back every so often and if I see something on sale that I like, I'll buy it. I'm sure I could get something better from another site, but MT's price point is unbeatable for MTM shirts.
post #2095 of 3285
I think part of the issue is that as unfathomable as it seems to us, other people really do buy the wilder fabrics. The shirt gallery is almost always good for a few chuckles. But I do think they would do tremendously well to look at, say, the Ralph Lauren catalog, and just imitate the 10-15 most common shirt fabrics. I can't imagine that imitating and buying in bulk would be obstacles in China.
post #2096 of 3285
Is there any valid coupon currently? It seems like they haven't have any coupon available for quite some time now.
post #2097 of 3285
I do think one of their strengths is that they do have so many available options. It is very easy to create a unique and wild casual shirt, and I like that. Plus it is good for them in a way that they are always able to offer the long time customer something new. Maybe some of you guys are more looking for separated categories of always in stock and temporary?
post #2098 of 3285
We're actually in the process of implementing your advice. In the past, we've always figured that if people just want to buy plain white and simple shirts, they can buy that anywhere. We strive to offer choice and options to our customers so the key importance has always been to offer as many different fabric choice as possible. As such it always feels like buying lottery every time we try to decide which fabric and how much of the fabric to keep in stock. If we buy too many, we run into the risk of nobody wants those fabric. If we buy too few, we run out of fabric too quickly. In any case, as we continue to grow and get more customers and data, we are now starting to adjust our inventory level and stock so that we will buy a lot more of fabrics that we know people will buy and want.
post #2099 of 3285
We're in the process of improving our picture taking on those fabric. Those picture were taken for internal use mainly for data keeping and sometimes for our customers to know that their shirt is on the way. It was not meant to be published or viewed by our customer. One of the biggest problem we always have is to pick and choose which shirt to take high quality picture so we can display it on the shirt gallery. The process slows down the production and delivery process and requires a lot of manpower on editing and fixing those images. We're trying to see what camera, and setting we can use to speed up the process of taking descent quality pictures and display them for other customers to see.
post #2100 of 3285

I mainly want to get blue, black and white shirts.. but the promo only allows new customers to get the discounted prices on P92C, k32o and P87G.. Is there any way around this, other than making a new account?

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