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post #2101 of 3285
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Originally Posted by Kyosukemox View Post

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?


Uhhh...pay for what you want? The trial shirt offer is meant to be for one shirt only.
post #2102 of 3285
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Originally Posted by Kyosukemox View Post

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?


Those new customer promo fabrics are mainly for new customers to use as initial test shirts to sample MT's quality of work as well as a starting point to getting your measurements right for future shirts and not for customers to repurchase at that price.

That is why it's for new customers only and that's why the prices are so low for those.
post #2103 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.

You kinda missed the earlier commentary about how MT didn't have the photos they took professionally edited, and we all chimed in that something was better than nothing. That seems to be the case right now.
post #2104 of 3285
+1 on having certain fabrics in stock all the time. Plain white, blue, some striped fabrics, and some oxfords that are always in stock would be great. Buy these fabrics in bulk if you can so that when somebody recommends a fabric, we can actually buy it instead of it being sold out.

And when you do run out of stock, please try and bring the same fabric back in again.

Another poster suggested that you look at a Ralph Lauren catalogue (or just their website) and copy whatever their most popular fabrics are. I think that's a good idea.

It's a complete lottery right now and can get frustrating!



Edit: Also, THANK YOU for making more pictures of shirts available. Being able to see the size of the checks on a full sized shirt, for example, makes picking fabrics so much easier. Great job!
post #2105 of 3285
Anyone been able to track "ALDex" numbers from ModernTailor?

Previously I had found the URL of "AnLiDa Express Shanghai," some Chinese shipping company. However, their site now leads to a generic bogus search engine, I suspect it's been hacked or ALDex has shut down or something.

Another issue with ALDex tracking is that it is not transparent: AFAIK ALDex ships to a hub in NYC, which then ships it via USPS to my address. As a result, I don't ever find out the USPS article # until I receive the shirt. If I didn't receive it, or it was delayed along the way, we as customers would not be able to know.
post #2106 of 3285
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Originally Posted by johnmcnamee View Post

+1 on having certain fabrics in stock all the time. Plain white, blue, some striped fabrics, and some oxfords that are always in stock would be great. Buy these fabrics in bulk if you can so that when somebody recommends a fabric, we can actually buy it instead of it being sold out.

And when you do run out of stock, please try and bring the same fabric back in again.

Another poster suggested that you look at a Ralph Lauren catalogue (or just their website) and copy whatever their most popular fabrics are. I think that's a good idea.

It's a complete lottery right now and can get frustrating!



Edit: Also, THANK YOU for making more pictures of shirts available. Being able to see the size of the checks on a full sized shirt, for example, makes picking fabrics so much easier. Great job!

+1 to everything in this post.
post #2107 of 3285
This has yet to be definitively answered: Are there any plain (non-patterned) white shirt fabrics offered that are not see-through?

Which ones?
post #2108 of 3285
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Originally Posted by Satorialist View Post

This has yet to be definitively answered: Are there any plain (non-patterned) white shirt fabrics offered that are not see-through?

Which ones?

I answered this on the previous page - fabric o434, white oxford.
post #2109 of 3285
Oh yes, now I remember. Any others?

It's difficult to predict since not all shirts list the thread count, ply count, or weight, etc.. Speaking of; what's the threshold dictating if a shirt is see-through? For instance, a single ply vs two ply, weight, or thread count above/below #?
post #2110 of 3285
Just ordered my first MT shirt in blue- this will also be my first experience with made to measure, so I'm pretty excited. Took measurements off of a favorite borrelli shirt I kopped off B&S awhile back- hopefully I did a good job with that, both in picking the example and taking the measurements. I did do two ad-hoc changes, hopefully that won't screw things up too much - one is that the sleeves are a smidge too long on the example so I shortened them by about half an inch. The second is with the back position they have in the configurator- I do have a problem with slouching but my shirts always have extra fabric bunched up behind the collar so I put straight in hopes that it might compensate somewhat for that issue. Not sure how it will turn out but hey, i'm only in $30 for what amounts to an experiment. I also got the swatch book in anticipation of future orders- very excited.
post #2111 of 3285
Hello,

semi white plain:
K86
581-7
578-1
S33
T213
P88a, O434, P87G
post #2112 of 3285
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Originally Posted by Satorialist View Post

This has yet to be definitively answered: Are there any plain (non-patterned) white shirt fabrics offered that are not see-through?

Which ones?

semi white plain:
K86
581-7
578-1
S33
T213
P88a, O434, P87G
post #2113 of 3285
how are the Thomas Mason fabrics.

anyone partake?
post #2114 of 3285
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Originally Posted by johnmcnamee View Post

+1 on having certain fabrics in stock all the time. Plain white, blue, some striped fabrics, and some oxfords that are always in stock would be great. Buy these fabrics in bulk if you can so that when somebody recommends a fabric, we can actually buy it instead of it being sold out.

And when you do run out of stock, please try and bring the same fabric back in again.

Another poster suggested that you look at a Ralph Lauren catalogue (or just their website) and copy whatever their most popular fabrics are. I think that's a good idea.

It's a complete lottery right now and can get frustrating!

There are fabrics that we do keep in stock almost *all the time*. I think the issue is that we need to figure out which fabric we need to keep more in stock. There are about 100 different type of white fabric we have in stock. The difference, however, is so minor, it's impossible for most people to discern the difference unless you're fabric expert and you put two fabric side by side to make comparison. I think as long as we keep similar fabric in stock, it should hopefully satisfy the need of most of our customers.

The biggest problem and risk when you buy product online has always been, and will always be that you just don't get to see what you're buying until you receive the product in your hand. There are things we can do as business to minimize this risk such as providing better descriptions, pictures on our product so people can get a feel for it when they are designing and making purchase decisions. As for the fabric itself, we implemented the fabric swatch feature which allow our customers to hand pick which fabric they want to *see* and *touch* before making purchase decision. After the coupon, the cost of the service is zero, but it helps our customers greatly when they are making their fabric selections, and I would highly recommend more people use that option in choosing their fabric.
Edited by moderntailor - 8/5/11 at 1:51am
post #2115 of 3285
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Originally Posted by Satorialist View Post

Oh yes, now I remember. Any others?

It's difficult to predict since not all shirts list the thread count, ply count, or weight, etc.. Speaking of; what's the threshold dictating if a shirt is see-through? For instance, a single ply vs two ply, weight, or thread count above/below #?

I don't have any other white shirts from MT...but they just listed a bunch out a couple posts above this one. I haven't tried any of those so I can't personally speak about them.
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