Originally Posted by zjpj83
whoopee, sorry, I don't understand. Carl does MTM and bespoke, but he outsources the bespoke operation?
I am neither a patternmaker not tailor. Most of my shirts are made for me by a factory in NJ. Patterns are generated by computer. I also have several tailors/shirtmakers who work for me off premise. they make true paper patterns.
As someone in the trade, the need to define these terms can be confusing.
To me, made to measure is just that. Measurements are taken and a garment is cut to those specs. Wether the pattern is generated by a computer or drawn out on paper. The customer has chosen(bespoken for) fabric and a garment is made to his measurements
Some of the online Custom shirt programs are very limted in terms of what can be manipulated in terms of fit. For good reason. The more options that a consumer is given, the better chance of screwing up.
I am amazed at the many options that are on the Jantzen order form that are offered at no charge. Not that it is so expensive to add a colored gusset to a tail of a shirt, just that the chance of the wrong color going on the shirttail is possible. Of course at those prices, I assume that shirts are not returned unless there is a serious fit mistake. are you going to bitch and moan if you received 2mm buttons rather then those obnoxiously thick 3mm buttons. I am amazed that Jantzen does not charge more for those 3mm buttons. They are expensive and I need to sew those on by hand, since the button sewing machine needs to be adjusted to accomadate that button.
At the end of the process, are you pleased with the results.