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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

all the sleeve has to do is taper from one to the other.

Not necessarily, you can curve the sleeve seam to make it smaller or larger over the bicep area:

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Whether ModernTailor actually do this or not I'm not sure.
Edited by Sanguis Mortuum - 6/14/12 at 4:19am
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^^ Good to know, thanks.
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^^ Great, thanks for that info. I also assumed that given the armhole and cuff measurements, the bicep was irrelevant. 

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You can also give an optional forearm and elbow measurements in the comments of your measurements. For example my measurements say:

 

 

I would like the following half-elbow measurement:
Elbow reference point: 14.5" from shoulder
Half-elbow measurement: 7.25"
 
I would like the following half-forearm measurement:
Forearm reference point: 17.5" from shoulder
Half-elbow measurement: 6.75"
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Second shirt in black gingham Japan. Got it a while back, but I've been lazy about getting around to taking pics. Didn't change too much from my test shirt IIRC mainly just enlarged the armholes a bit. Pretty happy overall, will definitely ask for soft collar+cuffs for the next shirt and maybe relax the chest by a bit and shorten the sleeves some.
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Originally Posted by Meis View Post

Second shirt in black gingham Japan. Got it a while back, but I've been lazy about getting around to taking pics. Didn't change too much from my test shirt IIRC mainly just enlarged the armholes a bit. Pretty happy overall, will definitely ask for soft collar+cuffs for the next shirt and maybe relax the chest by a bit and shorten the sleeves some.
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Very close to a very good fit. I dunno, maybe consider a larger collar though? Particularly in the first pic it looks a bit small compared with the size of your head (I have a massive head, so this is something I give a lot of thought to).
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Got my first sample shirt from modern tailor. The white 100% cotton is pretty thin, and really wrinkley, I'll have to dry clean/press it and only wear it inside a blazer. Anyways any advice on the fit?

 

 

 

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Edited by southerndandy - 6/14/12 at 8:42pm
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I think it is about 1/2"-1" too wide in the below waist for tucked and 1/2" too long if you plan to wear untucked.
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whats the quality of the fabric and stitching like one you go past the $50 mark?
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Originally Posted by Meis View Post

Second shirt in black gingham Japan. Got it a while back, but I've been lazy about getting around to taking pics. Didn't change too much from my test shirt IIRC mainly just enlarged the armholes a bit. Pretty happy overall, will definitely ask for soft collar+cuffs for the next shirt and maybe relax the chest by a bit and shorten the sleeves some.
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looks too long...you have a lot of extra fabric sleeve length wise its bunched up.

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Just a heads-up...

 

Someone was asking about chambray fabrics earlier in the thread. There seems to be one available now, fabric #T300.

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Originally Posted by imanewbie View Post

looks too long...you have a lot of extra fabric sleeve length wise its bunched up.

X2 the length is way too long man reminds of a time when i used to buy OTR shirts and I would have to buy lengths 34 or 35 to compensate for shoulders and chest muscles etc., but until a tailor measured me i was a true 32inch length and of course when the shirt was built I couldnt believe how well it fit me and how well the shirt moved with me it was an an incredible experience vs OTR.

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an update on my MT shirt, now a few months old. It seems all the buttons (thick MOP) that are gonna crack/chip have cracked/chipped; I think 2 of the placket buttons cracked in half and another 2 chipped.

Nothing shrank too much on it after multiple washes, but one of the cuff buttonholes failed--one side of the buttonhole's sewn edge detached from the shirt's cuff. Since I've not heard anyone else complain of such a thing here, I take it my problem is a fluke

Since that shirt, I've ordered a CottonWork shirt that I actually nailed the measurements on, finally, so I've got a set that works for me. But CottonWork isn't really stocking any fabrics I'm interested in right now, and the front pocket on that shirt is comically large. It's 5.5" high and almost 5" across; the pockets on the rest of my shirts are somewhere between 3 and 4" across. It's like an XL pocket on what is primarily a XS/S size shirt.

I've just put in an order for another MT shirt with thin MOP buttons and I'm hopeful that things are gonna be fine there.
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I've stuck with the thin MOP buttons for the past two years and have had less than 3 buttons fail. (I machine wash my shirts as well). I like the look of the thick MOP buttons, but don't trust the quality of the MT thick MOP buttons as has been reported here.
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