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post #3586 of 3960
This has probably come up in the last 239 pages, but did NsM change their workmen for shirts and trousers in the last year?
post #3587 of 3960
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This has probably come up in the last 239 pages, but did NsM change their workmen for shirts and trousers in the last year?

Why do you ask? Has the quality dipped?
post #3588 of 3960
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Why do you ask? Has the quality dipped?
Not dipped. But the inner workings of the trouser are different, and the shirts have somewhat stiffer collars and cuffs than I remember my earlier orders having. I could be wrong about that latter point, of course, as different fabrics and a few years of laundry can change one's impression.
post #3589 of 3960
For sure. I have noticed lots of little changes. Not so much a quality difference but differences in contraction methods and details.
post #3590 of 3960
I wonder if the changes are due to variations to whomever is assigned the job.
post #3591 of 3960
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

I wonder if the changes are due to variations to whomever is assigned the job.

I've often wondered the same, especially when I get minor differences in fit and finishing details between pairs from one order.
post #3592 of 3960
I have variations in fit based on the material. That's why I get fittings. It's the details that might vary, at least for me.
post #3593 of 3960
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

For sure. I have noticed lots of little changes. Not so much a quality difference but differences in contraction methods and details.

Same here.
post #3594 of 3960
So the same person does not continue to work on your clothes for future orders?

I notice that the quality of minor fit and finish details on my newer jackets have increased from my very first jacket. The sleeves are much more cleanly attached, without over puckering/sloppiness.

My only "issue" is with the pants--the fit/silhouette is always the same, but I always require multiple visits to get the proper fit in the waist. However, I attribute this to a tailor's general wariness to take in a garment too much.
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post

Not dipped. But the inner workings of the trouser are different, and the shirts have somewhat stiffer collars and cuffs than I remember my earlier orders having. I could be wrong about that latter point, of course, as different fabrics and a few years of laundry can change one's impression.

Do you machine wash or hand wash your NSM shirts? Mina told me to hand wash "her" shirts (I have not received my first shirt yet) and that I would "destroy them" if I machine washed them. I love hand made items as much as the next SFer but I'm not hand washing my shirts. Not dry cleaning them is one thing, but hand washing is just too much, got enough washing to do with kids running/crawling around the house. Call my lazy. I'm guessing she's over exaggerating?
post #3596 of 3960
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I machine wash on the delicate cycle and hang dry; this seems to have worked out well the past few years.
post #3597 of 3960
^That's what I do with mine as well (not Mina, but all bespoke shirts). If you have a delicate, or "hand wash" option on your washer this should be fine. Also because these options don't agitate the clothes as much and spin like crazy to rinse you don't need a lot of detergent or you will have to run them through a few times to get rid of the excess detergent. At least this has been my experience. At this point I just spray the collars and cuffs with shout and run them through. That is enough to get them good and soapy when I start the cycle.
post #3598 of 3960

Machine wash on delicate is fine. Just make sure to line dry.

post #3599 of 3960
My dry cleaner has a hand wash option that i use on all my better shirts. it's about a buck more a shirt than the standard shirt laundering and I find it to be a great option.
post #3600 of 3960
They have that option, which is fairly affordable at my local place, but I am just so cheap when it comes to such things. I just can't talk myself into it when I have a washer right in my apartment. Ironing does suck though.
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