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post #496 of 505
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Monologue return!

Got my first shirt in from James'. Pretty pleased with it. Fabric is very nice, looks to be quite a lot of handwork on the shirt. Fit is good, might want to do a few tweaks for a second order but pretty close. I'll try and post some pics and comparisons with Jantzen and my regular HK tailor tomorrow.

Thanks for doing some leg work out there. I got a suit from Modernize also and it's served me pretty well so far. Hope everything turns out ok and look forward to the pics.
post #497 of 505

facet: nice. You have any pics of your Modernize suit? Mine is still under construction, first fitting in the next week or so I guess. They work more on Savile Row time than Hong Kong time :P I think I'll be able to have swatches sent from the UK to Canada, fabric from the UK to Hong Kong, two suits made by my tailor there, and shipped to Canada, all in the time it takes Modernize to get to the second fitting, hehe.

 

James' shirt pics coming once I take a shower.

post #498 of 505

Photo dump time!

These kinda came out in reverse order. The James shirt is the small blue/white check. The plain blue is from Jantzen, and the white/blue stripe is from the HK tailor who makes my suits (whose name I'm not posting in public just as I don't want to get involved in the ongoing Best HK Tailors thing). Photos of various stitching details, buttonholes, buttons, and some fit pics of the James shirt. He charges either $5 or $10 extra for these MoP buttons, I can't remember which.

 

Note, the James shirt hasn't been washed yet. I'm expecting it may shrink a little on washing; it would clean up the fit a little.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #499 of 505
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Originally Posted by AdamWill View Post

facet: nice. You have any pics of your Modernize suit? Mine is still under construction, first fitting in the next week or so I guess. They work more on Savile Row time than Hong Kong time :P I think I'll be able to have swatches sent from the UK to Canada, fabric from the UK to Hong Kong, two suits made by my tailor there, and shipped to Canada, all in the time it takes Modernize to get to the second fitting, hehe.

James' shirt pics coming once I take a shower.

Nice looking shirts, they seemed to have turned out well and I especially like the checked one.

Here's the suit; I may have even posted these pics in this thread a while back (I took these around 2010/11).





It was my second MTM suit so I still was learning about fits at the time; I've had the back cleaned up since. As you can see, the cut is a little bit more conservative with a little heavier shoulder padding and closed quarters, which I just didn't know about at the time. I just got a new blue suit from SuitSupply for my wedding, which I like the cut much better, so I plan on retiring this one after the big date. All in all though, I've been pretty satisfied with it as I've grown to like blue as a suit colour more than charcoal, and I've generally gotten a lot of compliments on it whenever I wore it. The construction is definitely solid, and the fabric has held up surprisingly pretty well of the years; so I'd have to say that I've gotten pretty good use out of it.
post #500 of 505

Thanks! I like my tailored stuff conservative, so I'll probably like it.

 

In case you didn't catch the text - the checked shirt is the one from James. The other two are from a couple of HK tailors, for comparison. (Much cheaper places - the Jantzen shirt cost about $60 equiv, the ones from my regular HK tailor are around $100.)

post #501 of 505
Did I read that right? $60 for a local, MTM shirt?
post #502 of 505
Err... Nope. HK == Hong Kong. I thought I was making it clear, but obviously I stuck at writing...
post #503 of 505

Had my second fitting at Modernize today (so, er, not recommended if you need your suit in two weeks :>) Coming along pretty well, Bill and I mostly agreed on the necessary changes which is always good. Still lots of work to do on the jacket, I'll see how it looks at the next fitting. Pants were mostly done apart from the hems, I'm pretty pleased with them.

post #504 of 505
Good stuff. Hope the final product turns out well. I recently had the sleeves shortened on a sport coat last week at Balsam Tailors just to try them out (and they were the only place nearby that was open). It ended up costing me $48 plus tax. Nothing two complicated; they did fine with it but I can't remember what Oakridge and Modernize charge so I don't know how comparable the price is.
post #505 of 505
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Good stuff. Hope the final product turns out well. I recently had the sleeves shortened on a sport coat last week at Balsam Tailors just to try them out (and they were the only place nearby that was open). It ended up costing me $48 plus tax. Nothing two complicated; they did fine with it but I can't remember what Oakridge and Modernize charge so I don't know how comparable the price is.

I have a relationship with Dunn's Tailors and take my non-Dunn's stuff there as well.

I had sleeves shortened on 2 non-Dunn's sport coats recently and they charged $45 plus tax for each, so it seems pretty normal to me.
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