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^ awesome tip

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post #2567 of 3277
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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 guess it depends on your proportions and how well fitting your best fitting shirt is to begin with. I guess it also depends on how confident you are at measurements, and how much of a perfectionist you are. Most people seem to get it right after 3 shirts ... unless they're like me, and only change one or two measurements every time they order a shirt. (this is only so I have a trail to follow so I can see the evolution of my fit, mainly because I'm worried if I make too many changes at once, it'll screw something else up and I won't know what the problem is). That said, even though none of my 3 shirts are a perfect fit, they're still 3 of the best fitting shirts I own.

I've never had a problem with shrinkage on my MT shirts.
post #2568 of 3277
Marks .. a couple comments:

1. You should have got the split upper yoke. Would take care of the pattern discrepancy.
2. Chest is to wide
3. Shirt could be an 1" or so longer.
4.1-2" off the waist area
5. Shoulders could prob go an extra .5-1" off
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BTW I got my shirt fixed for free after a long email correspondence, its much better now. Nevertheless, I will probably cut down the mid section and increase the arm holes on my next shirt. Feel really stupid for missing the Holiday sale though. I really need to get a tailored white dress shirt. Are there any coupons floating around? I don't want to wait for the next sale to come around.
post #2570 of 3277
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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.



God it pisses me off too. If you want a plain white shirt (which should be the cheapest option IMO), you have to shell out damn near 150 bucks. I guess I'm just going to have a bunch of casual shirts to wear lol. Or once I get one that fits just like I want it I'll take those measurements and have a shirt crafted from a different site.
post #2571 of 3277
Question:

Do you guys get stiff collars? What about stiff cuffs?

So far they've both been stiff, but I'm thinking I'll drop the stiff cuffs.
post #2572 of 3277
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Originally Posted by AutoX View Post

God it pisses me off too. If you want a plain white shirt (which should be the cheapest option IMO), you have to shell out damn near 150 bucks. I guess I'm just going to have a bunch of casual shirts to wear lol. Or once I get one that fits just like I want it I'll take those measurements and have a shirt crafted from a different site.

White Plain
USD $74.95
No.: R80929-01
Material: Pure cotton
two ply
Thread Count: 100
Weight: 106 (g)

Next problem?
post #2573 of 3277
I wanted to follow up on my previous post and show how much my shirt shrank after I washed it. Hopefully this is helpful for people wondering how much their shirt will shrink.
I washed it for ~10 mins in cold water and then tumble-dried on moderate-to-low heat for 25 minutes.

Here are before & after pics:

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So as you can see, the shirt shrunk quite a bit.


What do you think of the fit now?

I'm thinking of ordering a cotton-poly blend shirt next, so I'm wondering if it's going to shrink the same amount.
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Anyone know of any voucher/coupons floating around?
post #2575 of 3277
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Originally Posted by marksman View Post

I'm thinking of ordering a cotton-poly blend shirt next, so I'm wondering if it's going to shrink the same amount.

Please don't.
post #2576 of 3277
Got a new shirt in Pink Plain / R80929-02 late last week. This is a nice colour, a light and very inoffensive pink. The fabric is the best quality I've had from MT yet, super soft and comfortable.

This is also my first shirt with a soft collar + stays. It worked out great so I think it's the way I'll go from now on.

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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

Got a new shirt in Pink Plain / R80929-02 late last week. This is a nice colour, a light and very inoffensive pink. The fabric is the best quality I've had from MT yet, super soft and comfortable.
This is also my first shirt with a soft collar + stays. It worked out great so I think it's the way I'll go from now on.
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Nice!

Are they Herringbone Sydney Chinos? Pretty sure I have the same ones...although I may have tapered mine a bit more.
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Nice. I'm digging this site so far.

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I am ready to give up on MT. The lack of consistency in the stocked cloth is the reason. I have two shirts that started off fitting well, but have shrunk at different rates to the point I wouldn't know which to base my updated measurements from. Both were 100% cotton 2ply. I don't want to pay $150 as a next experiment.
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The cloth selection is abysmal...and overpriced, IMO. As has been mentioned on this thread a few times, I'd love to see a plain light blue pinpoint, oxford, end-on-end, and maybe a chambray in the $50 range. Don't need high end thread counts or luxury fabrics or any of that--just 100% cotton.

If they're able to find people that will pay pay $120/shirt for a cotton/poly blend with an obnoxious pattern, more power to them, though.
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