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Originally Posted by DahveedNG View Post

You are probably used to a measurement from mid-back, whereas this is just from the top of the shoulder seam down.

+1. OTR shirts state their sleeve length measured across from center-back then down the sleeve. Why? I don't have a clue...
post #2432 of 3278
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post

+1. OTR shirts state their sleeve length measured across from center-back then down the sleeve. Why? I don't have a clue...

I've always wondered myself why they measured that way. The only reasonable explanation I can think of is that the yoke measurement may differ greatly between different makers, which would in turn have an effect on the sleeve measurement, if measured from the shoulder seam. If you measure from the center of the back, then the sleeve measurement should be consistent, regardless of the yoke.
post #2433 of 3278
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Originally Posted by Persedye View Post

Using body measurements for my trial shirt and think I may be measuring from the wrong spot. I am getting 29" for my sleeve length measurement. I normally wear 36" sleeves in my shirts.
ModernTailor gave me a warning that I deviated 12% from the mean on the sleeve measurement, which makes sense for my monkey arms, but I just wanted to double check with you guys... It is my first foray into this sort of thing.

Wow, that's pretty long! My sleeves are 69.5cm (around 27.4") and I'm 6'3". Bear in mind that the width of the yoke will affect how long your sleeves need to be. For instance, on my first shirt, the yoke was 49cm and my sleeves were 69cm. On shirt #2, I reduced the yoke by 1cm therefore I needed to increase the sleeve length by 0.5cm on each side to maintain proportion. (just a tip in case you decide the yoke needs to change)
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Originally Posted by kickstart View Post


As for the sleeves bunching - if you look in the 'side' picture the sleeves aren't actually bunching, they appear to bunch but it is simply the 'crappyness' of the MT Trial Fabric - if you bend your arm just once it will be severely creased for the rest of the day.

That's not "crappyness", that's the nature of oxford cloth.
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Originally Posted by gladhands View Post

That's not "crappyness", that's the nature of oxford cloth.

Apologies.

I guess I won't buy any more oxfords then! smile.gif
post #2436 of 3278
Trial shirt order placed on Oct 31st.
Got a ship notification on Nov 5th.
Received today at the office in Toronto Nov 10th.

Not too shabby.

Will see how the shirt turn out when I get home.
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OK. I must say the trial shirt turns out very good even though I have not done the 'wash and dry see how it would look after shrinkage' step.

I wish they offer material similar to Brooks Brothers' non-iron dress shirts.

Am considering placing another order for 2-3 more. Does anyone know how I can get my hands on discount codes/vouchers?
Edited by bellyhungry - 11/10/11 at 5:33pm
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Follow the procedure and wash your shirt, then post pics. You saying (without fit pics) you think it looks perfect means nothing to the browsers of this thread!
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I used to be a big fan of MT... But I just got my first MTM shirt from a real maker and there's no going back. To be able to feel the fabric and be measured by someone who knows what to look for makes a huge difference. My first shirt is better fitting than all of my MT shirts. Luckily here in chile it's not that much more than MT. ~86 usd for testa fabrics. Boden is the maker.

My advice: MT is okay to start, but if you have the money, just go for a local maker.
post #2440 of 3278
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Originally Posted by musicguy View Post

I used to be a big fan of MT... But I just got my first MTM shirt from a real maker and there's no going back. To be able to feel the fabric and be measured by someone who knows what to look for makes a huge difference. My first shirt is better fitting than all of my MT shirts. Luckily here in chile it's not that much more than MT. ~86 usd for testa fabrics. Boden is the maker.

My advice: MT is okay to start, but if you have the money, just go for a local maker.

I tried that and now I'm stuck dealing with this.
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Your mileage may vary but I don't recommend using Modern Tailor's expedited production service. Comparing my most recent order to the one prior, my order went into production only one day faster and actually took longer to produce. Granted it's only $5.00 per shirt but just a word of caution.

 

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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

I tried that and now I'm stuck dealing with this.

Sorry to hear that... but caveat emptor with groupon deals like these especially since the client photos look like total rubbish. Hopefully they'll make good on your work. I should mention that Boden is known as one of the best MTM shirtmakers in Chile, so that is why my experience went well. The SAs also have a vast knoweldge of sartorial matters and what works and what doesn't with shirts.
post #2443 of 3278
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Originally Posted by musicguy View Post

Sorry to hear that... but caveat emptor with groupon deals like these especially since the client photos look like total rubbish. Hopefully they'll make good on your work. I should mention that Boden is known as one of the best MTM shirtmakers in Chile, so that is why my experience went well. The SAs also have a vast knoweldge of sartorial matters and what works and what doesn't with shirts.

Yeah, I definitely took a gamble with this...if I try another local shirtmaker, I'll probably just take a trip up to NYC and go to CEGO. Still, my experience turned out much worse than I would have guessed and I've had much more success with MT thus far. Moral of the story...do a LOT of research before making the jump from MT to a B&M shirtmaker.
post #2444 of 3278
dont trust the pictures of your finished shirt.


the colors are way off.
post #2445 of 3278
Has anyone tried fabric #81212, a white Egyptian cotton, 100 thread count? It looks like a really nice dressy fabric, but I am concerned that the weight is 167 g. Is that too heavy? Thanks.

http://www.moderntailor.com/pub/design.do?page=2&objectsPerPage=&salesCode=&pt=shirt&popup=&poptype=&action=selectFabric&postFnName=&other=sales&multiselect_other=sales&fabricno=
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