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post #2536 of 3285
I'm so tired of looking for the perfect shirt to wear to the office, so I'm going to start getting them made. I like the fit BoO shirts have, so would it be a good idea to use those measurements for a dress shirt? I'm thinking the only measurements I need to alter is the length of the shirt. BoO shirts are cut short, perfect for keeping tucked out, but totally inappropriate for tucking in. Thoughts and suggestions?
post #2537 of 3285
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Originally Posted by imwithtuxedo View Post

Shoulder seem should end at your shoulder. Yours rolls over. Looks more like an OTR shirt.
Collar looks a tad tight. It looks like it's pulling at the button. Would increase that measurement.
Armholes are too large.
Sleeves could be slimmed down even more. It looks like your arms are quite skinny.
Would lengthen the sleeves bit as well.
It shouldn't take 4 shirts to get your measurements dialed in.

Thanks for the comprehensive feedback. smile.gif

I'm perhaps being a little too incremental in my changes in measurement, hence so many attempts to get it right. Mainly because I'm concerned that if I change too many measurements at once, it may cause new issues that may be hard to identify, especially for someone like me that is still coming to grips with what constitutes the perfect fit. I'm deliberately buying the cheap fabrics because I know I'm still a little way off from getting the measurements right.

I've actually slimmed down the armholes once and the yoke twice now (I thought the slimmed down armholes were causing the pulling across the chest in shirt #2 that I posted way back on page #160 or so, but it turns out my chest measurements were the problem, because that issue has disappeared). The shoulder seams rest on the edges of my shoulders now. I guess I can probably bring them in a bit more, it wouldn't hurt.

I think I will go back to a 41cm collar. I did notice the collar pulling a bit. The thing is it doesn't feel that tight. puzzled.gif

I do find it odd that my sleeves appear to be too short. If anything, I was concerned they were a tad too long.

If nothing else, I'm glad the measurements from the chest downwards (arms notwithstanding) are where they should be, so I've made progress. laugh.gif

tl;dr: Shirt still doesn't fit right, thanks for the feedback.
post #2538 of 3285
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Originally Posted by kickstart View Post

I like the soft collar, I too find the stiff collar too stiff, and way too stiff on the cuffs.
I just wish we could order a soft collar with removable collar stays. That would be perfect for me.

Amen to this.
post #2539 of 3285
You can get a soft collar with removable collar stays, just use the comments. I have done this several times.
post #2540 of 3285
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Originally Posted by tooley View Post

You can get a soft collar with removable collar stays, just use the comments. I have done this several times.

Thank you sir, I will definitely be doing this if they get some nice new fabrics up! smile.gif
post #2541 of 3285
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Originally Posted by tooley View Post

You can get a soft collar with removable collar stays, just use the comments. I have done this several times.


Agree with this ^.

 

They have followed all my requests in the comments field on each of my shirts. Kudos to MT for that.

 

 

Someone mentioned the care (laundry/wash) instructions on the modern tailor website. Can someone point me in the right direction?

post #2542 of 3285
Posted this in a individual thopic, but figure I'd post here as well ....

Just got this guy in from MT, this is my second shirt. Medium cutaway, darts, hidden placket, yada yada. I feel like where the chest connects to the arm holes is a bit to wide. I think next one I'm going to have the chest taken in 1.5", sleeves lengthened .25" (compensate for sleeve shrinkage), and maybe just maybe expand the shoulder .25-.5"?

I wish they gave you an option of how substantial a dart you'd like to go (I have puffy shirt syndrome on all my shirts).

Comments?

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post #2543 of 3285
Do you think you'll be able to get your measurements down the 3rd time? I would like to start doing this MT deal, but the idea of constantly ordering and constantly tweaking something really turns me off to it. Is sleeve shrinkage a recurring problem for everyone? I think the shirt looks fine. If you take away any fabric from the waist, it could be uncomfortable to move in.

edit; Good luck solving the muffin top problem!
post #2544 of 3285
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Just got this guy in from MT, this is my second shirt...[cut]

I'd say good fit for a second shirt. Post a picture with your arms to the side, maybe your armhole measurement needs adjustment and that might be enough to get rid of the problem you mentioned. I remember when I was playing around with chest measurements to remove excess material, but ended up going back every single time and changing something else. My issue after slimming the chest was not enough material when moving my shoulders backwards. Everything was good when standing still, but how often do you stand still and not move in real life?

Regards,
dsc.
post #2545 of 3285
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Originally Posted by mr.orange View Post

Do you think you'll be able to get your measurements down the 3rd time? I would like to start doing this MT deal, but the idea of constantly ordering and constantly tweaking something really turns me off to it. Is sleeve shrinkage a recurring problem for everyone? I think the shirt looks fine. If you take away any fabric from the waist, it could be uncomfortable to move in.
edit; Good luck solving the muffin top problem!

In my experience, ordering based on a well-fitting shirt works very well. I have a pretty good eye for measurement, so i took my best fitting dress shirt, measured it, and adjusted accordingly. My only changes will be +2mm in the shoulders and -2mm in the midsection. Other than that, my first shirt fit perfect.
post #2546 of 3285
I think sleeve shrinkage happens on every shirt .. whether OTR or MTM. I think shirt #3 will be in the 90-95% range of happiness.

All in all I'm in it so far for:
$35.00 Test shirt + shipping
$45.00 (65-20 new year coupon) Shirt #2 + shipping
80
~60 Shirt 3
~140 to get shirt fit down

Shirt 1 I use as an emergency fall back (in case everything is in dry cleaning), Shirt 2 will be rotated through the wardrobe regularly, and shirt 3+ will be worn regularly.All in all, I'd say for the $140 investment is worth the price to pay in order to nail your measurements. Especially since you have atleast 2 shirts to wear.

Some pointers ... if you are using one of their base shirts couples with your measurements, be a little aggressive. I chose the slim fit then entered my regular measurements on Shirt 1, results = came out WAY to big. You basically have to figure out the base measurements they use .. which is what the test one is for. This shirt I chopped almost 2" off the chest, 1" shoulders, 1.5" waist, etc.
post #2547 of 3285

^ If you can get a single shirt made bespoke or M2M at a tailor, and then precisely measure that shirt, you might save yourself the $150 or so to dial in that closely.

 

I just wouldn't tell the tailor what you're doing exactly. And also some will not do just one shirt (e.g. a minimum of 5 at one time).

post #2548 of 3285
but full bespoke is ~200 vs three shirts @ 150 (one wearable and one perfect).

I'd be really weary about the online MTM adding/subtracting measurements from the bespoke shirt.
post #2549 of 3285
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Originally Posted by AutoX View Post

I think sleeve shrinkage happens on every shirt .. whether OTR or MTM. I think shirt #3 will be in the 90-95% range of happiness.
All in all I'm in it so far for:
$35.00 Test shirt + shipping
$45.00 (65-20 new year coupon) Shirt #2 + shipping
80
~60 Shirt 3
~140 to get shirt fit down
Shirt 1 I use as an emergency fall back (in case everything is in dry cleaning), Shirt 2 will be rotated through the wardrobe regularly, and shirt 3+ will be worn regularly.All in all, I'd say for the $140 investment is worth the price to pay in order to nail your measurements. Especially since you have atleast 2 shirts to wear.
Some pointers ... if you are using one of their base shirts couples with your measurements, be a little aggressive. I chose the slim fit then entered my regular measurements on Shirt 1, results = came out WAY to big. You basically have to figure out the base measurements they use .. which is what the test one is for. This shirt I chopped almost 2" off the chest, 1" shoulders, 1.5" waist, etc.

Wait what? What new year coupon? I just ordered a shirt last weekend and didn't know anything about this coupon!
post #2550 of 3285
was sent to people who ordered before i think
heres the code: 11121667006022

pretty sure its one time use only
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