MC General Chat - Page 77
And Manton, if you're reading this, I'd be interested in your expounding on this passage:
It could make a good thread.
My question (or point of discussion) is, do I get fused/rigid collars and cuffs on such a relaxed shirt? I really like how the fused collar stands and am afraid that going with a soft(er) interlining will sacrifice this (my unlined OCBDs are kind of a mess after wearing for a while and really fall down/spread out quite a bit). However, since they are pop-overs and will likely be worn with shorts casually, I'm not sure a rigid collar will look right.
Thoughts? Am I over-thinking this?
Thanks again for your advice.
Maybe he understood my question wrong. Or maybe I didn't understand him correctly. I don't know. It's probably best if a shirtmaker or tailor actually chime in here, but my understanding is that this is more of an issue about patterns.
Personally, I would opt for a soft interlining.
FWIW, a lot could have been lost in translation. The head shirtmaker at Isaia doesn't speak English, and I don't speak Italian, so we were working through a translator.
I am so happy right now. My tailor has finally nailed the shoulder expression I wanted on my jackets - minimal padding with pronounced slope but no droopiness, slight extension and roped sleevehead. Plus high armholes and a swelled chest. All of this MTM, but he worked his magic on the finished garment and changed it radically. I wasn't expecting this and was ready to switch tailors - now I have to think twice. We still have to sort out a slight short back balance problem which might be fixable by taking in the jacket a little from the center back / side back seams (it has the room for it).
The jacket is not perfect but achieving the shoulders I wanted (they fit, BTW) is a very important milestone, IMHO. Now if I ever choose to go bespoke with him, he knows what to shoot for.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
This is all very egocentric but I just had to tell someone, lol. Ya know, who will listen to stories of tailoring achievements in real life?
Edited by RDiaz - 3/22/13 at 5:54pm
Are these the Uniqlo shirts you took to your alterations tailor? Have you asked them to be properly converted into solid blue SG chambrays with spread collars, back darts, single cuffs, no front plackets, no gauntlet buttons, and no back pleats?