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post #31 of 33
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That last post was down-to-earth (not always the norm around here, I am finding...)

And how many of you just buy OTR and have it tailored vs. MTM. Any advantages to this approach?
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That last post was down-to-earth (not always the norm around here, I am finding...)

And how many of you just buy OTR and have it tailored vs. MTM. Any advantages to this approach?

Depends on how off the measurements are. If your essentially asking the tailor to recut the entire shirt, it begs the question of was it worth it? When the alterations cost approaches $50, your really pushing it and most certainly could have gotten a MTM for not much more. So, you'll have to ask yourself whether the quality of the OTR is so much better as to justify that cost.

In addition, it is hard for the alterations person to change details such as cuff size, neck size, bicep is doable but pricey and doesn't always come out great. Plus you don't necessarily get to choose what type of collar you get and all those other little details.
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Depends on how off the measurements are. If your essentially asking the tailor to recut the entire shirt, it begs the question of was it worth it? When the alterations cost approaches $50, your really pushing it and most certainly could have gotten a MTM for not much more. So, you'll have to ask yourself whether the quality of the OTR is so much better as to justify that cost.

In addition, it is hard for the alterations person to change details such as cuff size, neck size, bicep is doable but pricey and doesn't always come out great. Plus you don't necessarily get to choose what type of collar you get and all those other little details.

I agree. I suspect that MTM is probably the best route for me.
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