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post #2551 of 3282
Damn :-(
post #2552 of 3282
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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.

So you're saying, even if you use a shirt that fits perfectly, somehow, the people at MT, manage to produce a shirt with bigger measurements b/c they're...using the measurements differently?
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Originally Posted by applky View Post

^ 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).

Can you confirm the price for 5 bespoke shirts?
post #2553 of 3282
That's the consensus around here .. you never know how the shirt is ultimately going to come out until you receive it in your hands. Different looms, different stitching, different house/base cuts and measurements, etc etc. There's not enough measurements to replicate a shirt perfectly on the MTM sites IMO.
post #2554 of 3282
Why is it that everytime I find time to slightly tweak my measurements and order another shirt, there's nothing interesting to choose material-wise? There seems to be a massive amount of bad looking, shiny twills / herringbones, yet nothing nice, good quality with a plain pattern in a nice shade of blue or simply white?

MT please do something about the materials, as it's your weakest point at the moment imho.

Regards,
dsc.
post #2555 of 3282
I bought the blue oxford test shirt and used shirt measurements. I had bought maybe 5 shirts from other MTMs before, so I knew exactly what I wanted, but its true, you have to figure out how each website interprets your inputted "exact measurements". Initially the shirt was maybe .25"-.5" larger than what I inputted in the body. But after a wash this thing shrank a lot now its .25"-.5" smaller than what I inputted, even the shoulder shrank about .5", which I never experienced before. It may just be the $20 blue oxford cloth shrinks a lot. But the shirt is still very wearable, my baseline is not super tight, so I can +/- a half an inch (half measurements) no problem. The only places I really misstepped were the sleeve width (I went way too large, used an upper arm width instead of middle of bicep width as instructed, my bad, easy fix for my seamstress) and the cuffs. The cuffs are about a half inch too long, based off where I was told to measure.

So I'd say shoot about a half to 3/4 inch larger than the tightest you are willing to go (for a half measurement) and you should be safe, and err on the tighter side when it comes to cuff.
post #2556 of 3282
When you use your own measurements you're supposed to select "normal fit".
post #2557 of 3282
who says your "suppose to". had i choosen the normal fit my shirt would have been even baggier, compensating for more material means my shoulder measurements woudl have to be damn near 15"!
post #2558 of 3282
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Originally Posted by AutoX View Post

who says your "suppose to". had i choosen the normal fit my shirt would have been even baggier, compensating for more material means my shoulder measurements woudl have to be damn near 15"!

Website clearly states that you are supposed to. I've never had fit issues using an existing shirt and selecting normal fit.

EDIT: And people, don't dry the shirts in the dryer. Was in cold water, hang dry, iron when damp. No shrinkage. Defeats the whole purpose of MTM if the shirt is shrinking unpredictably.
post #2559 of 3282
^ awesome tip
post #2560 of 3282
In fact, most of your "good" clothes you shouldn't dry in the dryer. Just wash, and hang dry.
post #2561 of 3282
Ah, we were talking about two different things. I thought you were saying if you were just entering your physical measurements, not off of a shirt. In which case you should enter them on a normal fitting shirt.
post #2562 of 3282
I normally dry em in the dryer for a bit until they are a bit steamy, but still wet. Then I hang em up and smooth them out (less wrinkles for me to steam out later this way, less dripping than hanging while sopping wet too). My MT shirt shrank much more than I am used to seeing with new shirts, and I do this to most every shirt. Could just be the particular fabric though.
post #2563 of 3282
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Originally Posted by dsc View Post

Why is it that everytime I find time to slightly tweak my measurements and order another shirt, there's nothing interesting to choose material-wise? There seems to be a massive amount of bad looking, shiny twills / herringbones, yet nothing nice, good quality with a plain pattern in a nice shade of blue or simply white?
MT please do something about the materials, as it's your weakest point at the moment imho.
Regards,
dsc.

Gad, it's been their weakest point since the beginning. A tightly-curated selection of about 15 fabrics with some of the non-staples rotating once in a while would be plenty. Biased Cut does it well (though OTOH they are more expensive that MT and less customizable).
post #2564 of 3282
I just got my 2nd MT shirt in the mail today (fabric #o629). Here are some pics:



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Overall I like the style and the fabric.
The one problem I see is that on the back picture, you can see that the vertical stripes of the collar, yoke, and back don't line up. Do you think this is a big deal? Should I return the shirt?

Any other comments on the fit? When it's tucked there is a bit of bunching around the waist, would putting in back darts help this?
post #2565 of 3282
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