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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Hi everyone,
 

I've posted in the official Moderntailor.com thread however I only recieved critque from one person, which I agreed with as well. I just wanted some more advice before I buy another 3, considering I live in australia and shipping is quite costly and my budget is tight (university student and intern).

 

My first shirt trial shirt arrived and pretty happy with it. The fabric obviously isn't the greatest material however the fitting is quite nice as I measured one of my own shirts. I took a closer look at the stitchings, not exactly the greatest but no one can see it and doesn't seem to be any problems so far. 
 

 

I do need to do some adjusts but i'm not entirely sure where. 

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So basically this is without shrinkage yet, obviously its going to shrink and probably not going to fit me anymore. Should I do +0.5inch for shrinkage? Also I'm not sure if you can tell but I have a really wide back as you can see in the last photo, what should I do about that?

Thanks guys!

post #2 of 9
the shirt is a disaster.

so much wrong.
who took your measurements?
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
Hmmm..I wouldnt say its a disater, I think its alright but im a newbie so wouldnt know too much. I took the measurements from a shirt I had and adjusted it accordingly frown.gif
post #4 of 9
It's a disaster in that every area of the shirt needs an adjustment. Extend the yoke and put pleats at the yoke on the back to put extra cloth across your blades. Increase the chest, across the front upper chest area and under the arms, increase the back at the bottom of the armhole and across the upper back, more than the increase on the front chest. Sleeve cuffs are too large in circumference. Collar style, size and fit don't look right on you.
post #5 of 9
yup....i think you`re going to need pointed collars. First try....its ok....2nd time, you can do better: too much fabric in the waist area, make the sleeves slimmer for the slimmer look and get the tailor to measure the slope of your shoulders to perfect. You want everything nice and smooth and accentual your natural lines.

BTW: how much did it cost per shirt
post #6 of 9
how is the quality of the more expensive materials from Modern tailor?
post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by Shirtmaven View Post

the shirt is a disaster.
so much wrong.
who took your measurements?

he wanted criticism and you didnt give it to him i guess its true even if folks have mega posting counts does not mean its quality posts is it or constructive.

 

As most folks have said its tight in the back, can you move right? sleeves look long also. The front body looks great, but looks like you have big back increase the size in the chest area as some members mentioned already.  Its a a nice looking shirt Im sure everyday 'joe' will not will compliment, but dont go out with any SF members they will watch your every crease and thread move......

post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

It's a disaster in that every area of the shirt needs an adjustment. Extend the yoke and put pleats at the yoke on the back to put extra cloth across your blades. Increase the chest, across the front upper chest area and under the arms, increase the back at the bottom of the armhole and across the upper back, more than the increase on the front chest. Sleeve cuffs are too large in circumference. Collar style, size and fit don't look right on you.

 

Thanks for the constructive criticism! Will do accordingly :) And about the collar, I got a medium cutaway, don't really like it and yes the collar size is a bit small so in the photo its not buttoned up. I might get a cutaway small or just a regular small.

 

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Originally Posted by 6up View Post

yup....i think you`re going to need pointed collars. First try....its ok....2nd time, you can do better: too much fabric in the waist area, make the sleeves slimmer for the slimmer look and get the tailor to measure the slope of your shoulders to perfect. You want everything nice and smooth and accentual your natural lines.
BTW: how much did it cost per shirt

 

Yep, definetly agree, I'm going to use the half-bicep measurement this time which I omitted. This is the trial-shirt from moderntailor.com so it costed me $35 AUD, roughly $35 USD inclusive of shipping.

 

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Originally Posted by tomee View Post

how is the quality of the more expensive materials from Modern tailor?

 

How expensive are you wondering? I'm going to purchase some $50-$60 ones, I'll post back up here afterwards.

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Originally Posted by imanewbie View Post

he wanted criticism and you didnt give it to him i guess its true even if folks have mega posting counts does not mean its quality posts is it or constructive.

 

As most folks have said its tight in the back, can you move right? sleeves look long also. The front body looks great, but looks like you have big back increase the size in the chest area as some members mentioned already.  Its a a nice looking shirt Im sure everyday 'joe' will not will compliment, but dont go out with any SF members they will watch your every crease and thread move......

 

Thanks alot mate!

Yep definetly tight in the back, I can move fine but I can feel the back stretch. Haha, well the SF members seem to know best, hopefully I can learn some things which I have never paid/caught my attention to :)
post #9 of 9
working downward
the collar is way too small again this is before shrinkage.
and less spread on the collar will look better with your very sloping shoulders.
the spread collar will only draw attention to your sloping shoulders
chest is too tight. hips are too tight. the shirt can't drop into you pants.that is all the fullness at the upper area of the back darts.

the armhole needs to drop down.
the upper arm is tight and the sleeve is too full from elbow to wrist.

the cuff measurement is huge.
sleeve length is fine
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