$475 for a shirt is way too much. MTM / bespoke T&A shirts (from the NYC store) start at about $290. I find that a bit more reasonable, but it is still way too high. The best way to purchase shirts in my opinion (without diving into the trial and error territory of Jantzen) is to buy shirts from H&K's sale by mail (they fit me quite well, but your mileage may vary), for around $125 each (depending on the Euro to Dollar ratio, of course), and have your tailor alter the sides of the shirt and length of the sleeves, which should run another $35. Will it be bespoke? No. Will it be MTM? No, but close. Plus, all the patterns match; the shirts have single-needle stitching, and real shell buttons (and unlike T&A, the buttons don't fall off), plus the standard H&K fabric is nicer and silkier than what T&A uses in their MTM shirts. So for a total of around $160, I can have a shirt that would cost about twice as much with T&A. Yes, I understand it is not bespoke (does anyone know how much H&K charges for a MTM / bespoke shirt?), but I rather have 3 shirts for $480 than one shirt for $475. Of course, that's just me. Jon.
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6/1/04 at 10:32pm