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Originally Posted by Satorialist View Post


First, your underlying assumption is totally wrong but for the sake of argument let's pretend it's true: that MT prefers shirt measurements to body measurements.

Did you even read MT's measurement guide? There is no argument:

Measure your best fitting shirt. "RECOMMENDED"

Body measurement method: Many customers get this wrong the first time

If that doesn't make it clear that they prefer the shirt measurement over the body measurement, well, you must be pretty damned dense.


Now, to provide a "fix" to the problem...

Modern Tailor should automatically create a profile with the shirt measurements from your test shirt. This would allow you to have finer control over the details of your shirt without having to remeasure the whole thing yourself. Problem solved.
post #2177 of 3283
is there anyone or anywhere with a photo of the 'wide spread' collar worn from MT with a suit?
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shirt from MT with wide spread collar worn with a suit. Not a great shot of the collar but this is the best I have:

500
500
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post


Did you even read MT's measurement guide? There is no argument:

Measure your best fitting shirt. "RECOMMENDED"

Body measurement method: Many customers get this wrong the first time

If that doesn't make it clear that they prefer the shirt measurement over the body measurement, well, you must be pretty damned dense..

You obviously did not read pg.145 of this thread closely enough or you'd have realized we covered this already.

ModernTailor encourage's people to measure a shirt they already have because it's less likely the Average Joe will screw those measurements up compared to someone taking their own Body Measurements--to make it even more fool proof it's encouraged you actually send them your shirt. The chances of someone mucking-up their own measurements via the Body Measurement route is high; the Shirt Measurement method is also more convenient for people.

None of that's in dispute.

But what the other guy was arguing is that ModernTailor cannot give Body Measurement users as good a shirt even if the measurements are accurate. That's in dispute, it's not made clear by ModernTailor.

As far as ModernTailor is concerned, the two methods are equal....you should arrive at near similar outcomes for either, and be able to alter everything using either method--but clearly we cannot. Not if Body Measurement users have less control over the outcome of their shirts....and none of this is made clear by ModernTailor.

I contacted ModernTailor support and will let everyone know what I find out.
Edited by Satorialist - 8/20/11 at 9:08am
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Looking good Beatle--what brand of suit?
Edited by Satorialist - 8/20/11 at 10:27am
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Originally Posted by Satorialist View Post

Critique my test-shirt;

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?

Yoke and chest measurements are off, as other posters suggested. I would measure this shirt and use the measure shirt option in MT to dial in another shirt for fitting purposes (one of their $39.95 fabrics perhaps?)
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Also don't forget that every measurement you take off in yoke should be added back to sleeve length!
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Originally Posted by effers View Post

Also don't forget that every measurement you take off in yoke should be added back to sleeve length!

Did not know this. Is it 1:1?
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Should be 2:1, I believe. Yoke is across the whole back and so affects each side pretty much equally. If you take 1'' off the yoke, add 0.5'' to each sleeve.

If I'm mistaken I'm sure I'll be corrected.
Edited by Deathsnapper - 8/21/11 at 10:33am
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Thank you beatle, looks great!!
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Originally Posted by Deathsnapper View Post

Should be 2:1, I believe. Yoke is across the whole back and so affects each side pretty much equally. If you take 1'' off the yoke, take 0.5'' off each sleeve.

If I'm mistaken I'm sure I'll be corrected.

You mean if you add 1.0" to the yoke take 0.5" off the sleeve, or take 1.0" off the yoke add 0.5" to the sleeves.
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...just measured my test shirt: Yoke is 40.37 cm; Shoulder is 10.59cm

How much should the Yoke be dialed back? MT warns they go by the Yoke, so is the shoulder measurement completely ignored? I don't want to bring the shoulders closer-in, they're perfect as is.
Edited by Satorialist - 8/20/11 at 2:52pm
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Originally Posted by Powertrip View Post

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?

500

Looks to me like you want a "club" collar to be used with a pin. Alternatively, you could choose a "British" tab collar if you want the look without a pin.
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Originally Posted by Satorialist View Post

Looking good Beatle--what brand of suit?
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

Thank you beatle, looks great!!

Thanks guys...it's an MTM suit from Indochino.
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Originally Posted by Satorialist View Post

Looking good Beatle--what brand of suit?
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

Thank you beatle, looks great!!

Thanks guys...it's an MTM suit from Indochino.

Wow, I've seen some questionable suits from Indochino but yours looks pretty damn nice. Have you altered it at all since you got it or did it look that good right out the box?
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