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post #2146 of 3277
I like the looks of some of the new fabrics that ModernTailor's been adding (ordered Bright Blue Chevron, for example, after it got some praise in this thread, along with Midnight Navy based on its pictures).

However, I can't help but wish there were more gingham patterned shirts. Other nice checks too, but specifically some new gingham would be really nice to see in there. There didn't seem to really be any in the sales almost all summer (though there were some fairly nice checkered patterns - I got a blue check shirt which's made a habit of being complimented!)
post #2147 of 3277
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Originally Posted by Deathsnapper View Post


However, I can't help but wish there were more gingham patterned shirts. Other nice checks too, but specifically some new gingham would be really nice to see in there.

I'm still waiting to see any kind of university stripe style fabric.
post #2148 of 3277
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If you are concerned about "wrinklyness" you might consider selecting a fabric designated as "easy care" or "non iron"

Everyone, it appears that MT is photographing shirts again. I was just sent pics for each of three shirts I had ordered. satisfied.gif

I'm not particularly concerned about it - I'm more than happy to iron my own shirts, and I'm not worried about getting wrinkles throughout the day. Although, I'm sure a portion of their customers would be interested.

I just remember that mytailor did something similar - I don't see it anymore, but I thought it might be helpful especially for thinks like sheen or perhaps transparency as I have seen several people complain that some of the white shirts are transparent.
post #2149 of 3277
i have read through pages and reviews of MT, and i am pretty interested in their offerings. i purchased their swatch book to see how the quality is. i was wondering if someone can tell me how they compare to the likings of nordstrom brand as far as quality goes? they have a lot of $50-60 shirts which is how much nordstom generally charges for their shirts so id like to get an opinion from you guys, thank in advance!
post #2150 of 3277
I've just received my first real shirt after the trial shirt. Maybe it's just me, but the quality of the fabric on the real shirt is miles ahead of the trial white shirt I received. But are about the same "regular" price.

Fit is fantastic and I'm dialing in the measurements. very happy customer!
post #2151 of 3277
Critique my test-shirt;

Pardon my awkward posture....
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Next, notice the "bunch" of extra fabric behind the shoulder; is this amount normal? There definitely seems to be excess fabric in the upper back area, between the shoulders (see further down);
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Arms fully stretched;
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What's going on with all the extra fabric between my shoulders? Appearance is so exaggerated, like a cartoon.
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My true body shape is skinny with broad shoulders; body-shape like the capital letter "T". Under "measurement profile" within ModernTailor, I selected:

Back: Average (maybe should have been 'straight')
Shoulder: Straight
Stomach: Flat
Body: Athletic (maybe should have been 'slim')

I chose 'Athletic' over "slim' for the body, fearing not having enough freedom of movement with my arms (again, my broad shoulders). But something's off, it looks....odd.

Overall the fit is very comfortable. How should I fix the back? By shortening the chest measurement? Changing the 'Body' category from 'athletic' to 'slim'? One or the other, both?

And aside from lengthening the sleeves a half inch; narrowing the bicep a half inch (want narrower upper-sleeves); what else to correct?
Edited by Satorialist - 8/18/11 at 9:28pm
post #2152 of 3277
yoke measurement is way too big....reduce that to help your shoulder/back problem
post #2153 of 3277
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Originally Posted by bmms8 View Post

i have read through pages and reviews of MT, and i am pretty interested in their offerings. i purchased their swatch book to see how the quality is. i was wondering if someone can tell me how they compare to the likings of nordstrom brand as far as quality goes? they have a lot of $50-60 shirts which is how much nordstom generally charges for their shirts so id like to get an opinion from you guys, thank in advance!

Eh...what is 'quality' when it comes to shirts exactly? It comes down almost entirely to the fabric, doesn't it? Personally I order from MT because it's literally impossible for me to find an OTR shirt that fits me properly. If Charles Tyrwhitt or Nordstrom or whoever made a shirt that fit me, I wouldn't bother with the hassle of online MTM.
post #2154 of 3277
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

yoke measurement is way too big....reduce that to help your shoulder/back problem

What's the best way to do that: Reduce the chest measurement? Change the "body type" from athletic to slim?
post #2155 of 3277
Reduce the yoke...follow their measuring guide.

Should be shoulder seam to shoulder seam from the back of the shirt (I chose a well fitting shirt...my yoke is 17.5/shoulder 6") Based on their measuring guide.
post #2156 of 3277
I used body measurements not shirt measurements, maybe that's why I don't see a yoke option. I'm still unclear with how to fix this....
post #2157 of 3277
would just take it to the tailor and tell them about the extra fabric and say the shoulder maybe too wide. they should know how to take care of it from there
post #2158 of 3277
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Originally Posted by Satorialist View Post

I used body measurements not shirt measurements, maybe that's why I don't see a yoke option. I'm still unclear with how to fix this....

Step One: Measure the shirt you have according to the measuring guide on the MT site. Plug those values into your profile on the MT site.

Step Two: Decide how you would like to change the fit that you got with the first shirt (reduce the yoke measurement etc.). Update the values in your profile on the MT site accordingly.

Step Three: Order a new shirt based on your new, now-perfect measurements, and give the shirt you already have to charity.

DONE.
post #2159 of 3277
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

would just take it to the tailor and tell them about the extra fabric and say the shoulder maybe too wide. they should know how to take care of it from there

What? The yoke on a shirt can't be altered without remaking the entire shirt puzzled.gif
post #2160 of 3277
About to order my first shirt but had a collar question. Which one best matches this as far as the options on the build to order list?

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