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Budd Shirts (Piccadilly Arcade)?

post #1 of 64
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A cousin is moving to London next month and asked for custom shirt recs. I'm tempted to send him Budd's way, but the firm appears to have an e-reputation of cutting somewhat loose 'tentish' shirts. Is this justified?

If so, are the cutters amenable to working with the client to produce a slimmer cut shirt, or is it the A+S attitude of 'take it or leave it'?

Thanks,
ET
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post #3 of 64
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^ True, and the thought naturally crossed my mind.

That being said, my inner iGent has always been fascinated by Budd.

And just as all the internet lore of Dege's 'baggy' shirts was quickly dispelled by your own positive experience, I'm hoping Budd remains a viable alternative.
post #4 of 64
Vox, how much Whittaker charges these days?

Andrey
post #5 of 64
Just checked Budd's web-site...

IT IS ALIVE!!!

http://www.buddshirts.co.uk/

Andrey
post #6 of 64
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^ And they're traveling to NY and Chicago in the fall.

Andrey: didn't you get some Budd shirts awhile back?
post #7 of 64
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post
Andrey: didn't you get some Budd shirts awhile back?

Yes, I did.

This is the first shirt they made for me -- with their understanding of how loose a proper shirt should be:



Eventually, I decided that I want less cloth at the waist / torso level, and told them (by phone!) to modify the second shirt accordingly. No problem. (And yes, I'm aware that the sleeves are too short -- this is another modification I requested.)

The only reason why I eventually decided to abandon them is due to their approach to communication with foreign customers... No e-mail address at the time and very little patience when talking by phone. I'm not a native English speaker, so it was quite difficult for me -- at least back then.

I went to Stephen Lachter... and while initially the service was superb (I really weren't able to want anything better), with time it became much, much less so.

Should I go back to Budd? Or Whittaker?

Andrey
post #8 of 64
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Eventually, I decided that I want less cloth at the waist / torso level, and told them (by phone!) to modify the second shirt accordingly. No problem.

Andrey

Thanks Andrey. To clarify, Budd did deviate from their standard cut and make the subsequent shirt slimmer as per your request?
post #9 of 64
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Thanks Andrey. To clarify, Budd did deviate from their standard cut and make the subsequent shirt slimmer as per your request?

Yes, they did.

Sorry, don't have pics to show -- first shirt survived longer than the rest because I wore it rarer (due to short sleeves).

Andrey
post #10 of 64
Budd's RTW shirts are excellent, easily in the same bracket as T&A, I assume their bespoke is made to at least the same standards. If you're going into Budd, be sure to look at their madder ties, they have not only the best selection compared to the other shops, but also the lowest prices. Edit: I like their site. How refreshing to have all the prices and services on the website up front. Why can't more people just put their prices on display.
post #11 of 64
Why not go with Turnbull & Asser. They have the best collars and fabric selection and are very flexible on slim vs. baggy.
post #12 of 64
St. Pancras --> Eurostar --> Gare du Nord --> Place Vendôme.
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I used Whitaker when he was at Bowring Arundel. BA managed to give me a good fit.
post #14 of 64
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Originally Posted by andreyb2 View Post
Yes, they did.

Sorry, don't have pics to show -- first shirt survived longer than the rest because I wore it rarer (due to short sleeves).

Andrey

i'm always amazed how quick you guys wear your shirts out, anyway.

if these sleeves are too short, understood this is a personal preference, i wonder how your favorite shirts look alike?
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St. Pancras --> Eurostar --> Gare du Nord --> Place Vendôme.

Also 3x the price.
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