My neck is disproportionate to my body so I always had to wear shirts that are way too big for me. Now I'm thinking of having my first (and maybe more) made-to-measure shirt here in Dublin (Bespoke is almost non-existent here to the best of my knowledge). Which of the three brands would you recommend me to go for? Dalvey, Smyth & Gibson, or Ermenegildo Zegna? Anyone has experience with any of the three?
- Dalvey charges 140 euros/shirt and ~500e/5 shirts. Everything is "Made in Scotland" I think and I was told that it would be "bespoke" though the salesperson didn't seem to know what he was talking about so I think that it's actually made to measure. Their fabrics don't appeal much to me but this is the cheapest option among the three and their ready-to-wear shirts look nice enough.
- I own a few Smyth & Gibson shirts myself and I do like them very much but again the shirts are either too big at the shoulder or too small at the neck that I can't button it. They charge >150e per shirt. I particularly like their shirts with the collar bar and their fabrics look nice enough. The fabrics are "Made in Italy" and the shirts are "Made in Ireland". Currently I'm leaning towards Smyth & Gibson.
- Ermenegildo Zegna charges >250e per shirt. The fabrics are excellent but I read quite a few negative reviews about their made-to-measure suits on this forum so I wonder how their made-to-measure shirts are. Also, for 250e, I guess I can go for better options like Charvet (which unfortunately is not here in Dublin but I can always make a quick trip to Paris) or Turnbull & Asser (a quick hop from here to London)?
If you were me, which one would you choose?