Originally Posted by aravenel
Yeah, I need to check out Mashburn on one of my trips to Atlanta to visit the in-laws. Didn't know they did alterations--that's good to know. Have heard good stuff about their in-house suits, but I worry that it's too fashion forward (why they put ticket pockets on everything I will never understand)... I understand they have a MTM program that may be worth looking into.
I'm not that much of a high roller, so true bespoke isn't too much of a worry for me at the moment.
For the price ($800 for SCs and around $1,000 for suits), Mashburn is a great place for OTR. The ticket pocket thing is slightly off-putting and every time I'm in there I make a comment about how much better a patch-pocket offering would be every once in a while. Alas, I am no #menswear insider, so what do I know? Honestly, though, their 42S fits me almost perfectly with some minor collar adjustments.
I will say that the MTM program is a lot less of a deal. With their "updated" process/order, you're looking at roughly $1,200 for a MTM sport coat. At that price it's only a little more for a true bespoke jacket from one of the traveling tailors (granted, the cost of flying/driving to see them isn't in there, but still). I've talked to multiple members who have said if you're going to spend close to $1,500 on a SC, you might as well go bespoke.
In any event, if you haven't been I'd highly recommend stopping in. The shop is awesome and the sales staff are really passionate about what they sell. It's also a great place to grab a free afternoon beer or bourbon.