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No, not yet...expecting some shrinkage? What's the standard procedure: 5 washes. I would wash cold, delicate, then air dry before ironing to minimize shrinking. They claim that their fabrics are pre-shrunk or wash, or at least there should be little shrinking...true?
 

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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

No, not yet...expecting some shrinkage? What's the standard procedure: 5 washes. I would wash cold, delicate, then air dry before ironing to minimize shrinking. They claim that their fabrics are pre-shrunk or wash, or at least there should be little shrinking...true?
 

 

I don't think MT shirt shrink that much.  I've washed the shirts I received multiple times in the washer in Cold/Cold setting, and then dried on low.  I'd say expect less than 1/2" shrinkage if you use the same settings.

 

I also bought some other shirts in China intended for the Chinese market, and these shrink more than 2" in some cases.  The reason I think is Dryers are not popular in China yet, so people usually line dry.

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I'm going to order a casual oxford this week. I think I have the measurements down for the fit. Having a little trouble with the sleeve and shirt length.

About where should the shirt stop if I'm going to be wearing it untucked? And for my sleeve length Idk if I'm measuring it wrong or what but I'm getting 29" and it says that it's a questionable length. I want to make sure all of my measurements are correct before I go through with the order. I'm about 6'4 does 29" sleeves sound too far off?
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I'm 6'5". I'm not entirely sure where the shirt should stop. I would say somewhere near the top of the jeans pockets. I input 30" for shirt length and they typically shrink down to 29.5" after a couple wash/dry cycles, but I think I could take off another .5".

 

For sleeve length I use 27.75" and they shrink down to about 27.25" after a couple wash/dry cycles. 29" sounds like it might be too long for you.

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Are you measuring to your wrist or the space between thumb and index finger?
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I'm measuring on my actual shirt sleeve, and it's the distance from the shoulder seam to the end of the cuff. Look at the measurement guide on their web site.

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Hey guys.  I just ordered my first Modern Tailor shirt using their trial offer fabric.  I based the measurements off of a 5th and Lamar shirt.  I need some feedback on the fit of this thing.  I know the sleeves need to be longer. It feels really tight in the arm holes - does this mean the shoulders need to come out a bit or do the armholes need to be bigger?  I've got to say, the fabric on this thing is pretty bad - I literally ironed this shirt right before I took the pictures and there's already wrinkles in it.  Oh well, I'm not actually going to wear it anywhere.  I just want to get the measurements right.

 

 

 

 

 

post #3008 of 3273

AeroCarl, you should go to a local tailor to get some professional advice.

 

From what I can see in the pictures:

- The shoulders needs to come out 1/2" on both side (this is very obvious from the frontal shots)

- The half-armhold should increase by 1/2"

- Sleeves length should increase by 1/2" to 1"

- Waist fits ok, it would be easier to judge if you put on dress trousers rather than jeans.

 

Just my 2 cents.

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Originally Posted by omgitswes View Post

I'm going to order a casual oxford this week. I think I have the measurements down for the fit. Having a little trouble with the sleeve and shirt length.
About where should the shirt stop if I'm going to be wearing it untucked? And for my sleeve length Idk if I'm measuring it wrong or what but I'm getting 29" and it says that it's a questionable length. I want to make sure all of my measurements are correct before I go through with the order. I'm about 6'4 does 29" sleeves sound too far off?

I believe the conventional wisdom is that a casual shirt should stop at your belt line.

Just going to throw this out there though: maybe you should stop leaving your shirts untucked? You can achieve a casual vibe by rolling your sleeves and leaving an extra button at the neck undone, and with a tuck it still looks neat.

29" is perfectly possible. I get mine 27", at I'm only 5'10" (I have long arms tho).
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one thing I learned is that MT is not a good place for first timers getting their measurements its horrible because the numbers are guessing on ourself for our own measurment. Its like a hit and miss with our own measuring and when we get the clothign from its not like we go down to their shop down the street to alter it it further since it wont be right the first or second or third etc...so we waste our money.

 

Unless you have shirts and the measurments from a tailor you always go to then MT is a great start to save some bucks, but other than that its a waste of money. Its rare you or MT will get the fit correct to ones liking first time around.

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^ WTF? Online MTM is always a guessing game for the first three or so shirts. Such is life. If you spent a little more time reading you'd catch that.
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It took me more than 4 shirts to get the measurement correct, although the 4 shirts are all wearable.  I think it's all about expectations.  I recommend order your shirt one at a time using the cheap sales fabrics, then tweak each one until you get one that's not tight nor loose.

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It's baffling to me that people actually try to use body measurements with online MTM sites. It's a recipe for bad shirts and wasted time and money. Always start with RTW shirt measurements and tweak conservatively. I've tried a bunch of services and my first shirt has never been unwearable.
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Originally Posted by black_umbrella View Post

^ WTF? Online MTM is always a guessing game for the first three or so shirts. Such is life. If you spent a little more time reading you'd catch that.

I got my tailor on my shirt RIGHT the first time. I had switch a measurement specilisit they call it because mine died after 20 years, but yup in person he measured me 3 to 5 times at each place and asked me how I liked to dress  as in extra roomy or slimmer cut. I told him slimmer cut due to my lean physique (roughly 8% bodyfat sometimes 6%) and from then on he got me right after a 3 hour disucssion of fit.

 

LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT IF YOU WANT TO KEEP MAKING MISTAKES ITS NOT MY FAULT IF YOU CANT SPEAK UP AND TELL PEOPLE WHAT YOU WANT. HENCE 'BESPOKE'.

post #3015 of 3273
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Originally Posted by prozach1576 View Post

It's baffling to me that people actually try to use body measurements with online MTM sites. It's a recipe for bad shirts and wasted time and money. Always start with RTW shirt measurements and tweak conservatively. I've tried a bunch of services and my first shirt has never been unwearable.

Exactly, well said!!!!!  I read this thread and there are alot of 'first timers' and they keep messing up and messing up. Get these measurements done in person first and then do MT ordering from a shirt you like.

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