Originally Posted by reubencahn
Will, I was thinking about giving Hemrajani a try for shirts since they actually come to San Diego and I'm having no luck with Jantzen. Can you tell me whether the first efforts from Hemrajani will be acceptable or is there a trial and error process? Also, I know Hemranjani has many different fabric levels and I assume the cheapest are poor. How much do you need to spend to get the more decent fabrics?
As with any maker, you should get a sample shirt first. When that's right, have them make the rest of your order. I gave them a shirt to copy, and if I recall correctly the first try was perfect.
I came to Joe wondering if I could avoid spending $400 a shirt with my regular maker for some weekend shirts that wouldn't be worn much. That made his "luxury" Thomas Mason fabrics seem very well priced to me. Only once have I bought below that level, and I gave the shirt away as the fabric was rougher than my neck appreciated. YMMV