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post #1636 of 2402
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Originally Posted by John_Edward View Post
Are we really that oddly shaped that only Express will cater to us? I've got the same problem in that the best fitting OTR shirt I've found is Express. The waist needs to come in an inch or two, but beyond that, neck, chest, arms, cuffs, it's all bang on!
+1 I don't think we're oddly shaped, rather most mainstream brands aren't smart enough to take Express' lead.
post #1637 of 2402
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Originally Posted by Richard Pryor View Post
Can someone please give us new members a brief summary of the hundreds of pages in this thread. Or am I expected to read them all?

Just want the basics, as in "this brand is the best under $xxx. If you want to spend a little more, you can consider this and that brand. This brand can't be altered by a tailor."

Hope you guys understand my situation. I charge by the hour.

Then I have to read the hundreds of threads with thousands of posts regarding (1) suits, (2) shoes, (3) jeans, (4) ties just to name a few.

Respectfully,

Richard Pryor

Use ModernTailor. It might take 2-3 attempts to get it perfect but the fit will be better than anything OTR and the quality of cloth will be better too so the shirts will last longer. More advice: start with their cheap trial offer, look at the weekly sales, and stick to one shirt at a time until you have it perfect.
post #1638 of 2402
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Originally Posted by TheDandy View Post
I feel I should give you a high five just because you understand and enjoy going to your tailor, I am addicted to mine, to the point that it is all you can find in my wardrobe... My wife and i went shopping in the BVI last winter, saw this beautiful Turquoise Lacoste short sleeve shirt, I never could wear it... the seams are just not at the right place.

I am a bit sick of this online MTM trend... Believe me I could buy a lot of stuff online. It come in a box anyway... but fresh food, medicaments and my tailor would never be an online mistress

Everything you are saying is true, there is no feeling quite like it. To have your clothes perfectly fit your body is really quite amazing and as you said I can never go back to ready made, it is simply not even close to the fit that I get from my tailor. However it does require some work.

1. Find the best shirtmaker, try a few, see wich is the best but also wich one will not mind working on the pattern ,making changes until the shirt is perfect.. This is the most important step. D'on't look at the price at first because once you have a shirt that fits how you like THEN you can take it to a cheaper shirtmaker to copy it exactly. The hard part is the pattern.

2.Help your shirtmaker by knowing what you want, bring in your favorite shirts and ones that you hate ,he will be able to see the differences that you can't and go in the right direction.

3. Be patient,it will take several shirts to get to the perfect fit. Wear your shirts and see what is not quite right, You have a big part to play ,the shirtmaker cannot guess your taste.
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do the UK members have any recommendations for shops in the UK to look for that have nice slim shirts? I only moved here from the US about 3 months ago, so i dont really know much about the shops here. I've bought all my dress shirts from Next so far, and while the 15.5" 'slim fit' fits me really well, the fabric is pretty cheap and not soft at all.

I went in to debenhams the other day, and the fabric was really nice and soft feeling on all their shirts, but they all fit horribly baggy on me.


my chest is 39" and my waist is 32", anyone have similar specs?
post #1640 of 2402
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Originally Posted by JG000 View Post
+1

I don't think we're oddly shaped, rather most mainstream brands aren't smart enough to take Express' lead.

express would be a decent option if it wasn't for the horrible material that their shirts are made out of (i'm assuming your talking about the 1mx fitted shirts).

for half the price of express i'd go for the H&M easy iron shirts. best thing i've found for the price! i think they are normally either 19.99 or 24.99 but the whole selection was 14.99 the last time i was in an h&m.

medium fits me good, i'm 6' 165lbs. 38R. sleeves are a tad long but after a wash i'm sure they will be fine.
post #1641 of 2402
want know if the size UK+1=size US?
post #1642 of 2402
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Originally Posted by jamays00 View Post
express would be a decent option if it wasn't for the horrible material that their shirts are made out of (i'm assuming your talking about the 1mx fitted shirts).

for half the price of express i'd go for the H&M easy iron shirts. best thing i've found for the price! i think they are normally either 19.99 or 24.99 but the whole selection was 14.99 the last time i was in an h&m.

medium fits me good, i'm 6' 165lbs. 38R. sleeves are a tad long but after a wash i'm sure they will be fine.

Id have to agree. The quality of the xpres shirts are terrible. Sometimes I need just something cheap for work and xpres definitely isn't one of them. Overpriced without a coupon and terrible material that wrinkles and looks like crap after a few washes.

I give huge plus for cheap HM shirts and Rugby. Both fit spot on.
post #1643 of 2402
do the rugby shirts fit as slim as h&m?
post #1644 of 2402
i recently bought some slim fit dress shirts from brooks brothers (not very slim fit which they do offer) and for my build, broad not super slim, the fit was almost perfect (found the quality above average it was their middle of the road shirt not golden fleece)i just ordered one rtw from ascot chang when it arrives ill let you know
ps this is my first post on sf im rather excited about it
post #1645 of 2402
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Originally Posted by david123 View Post
Good question. I've been paying about $42 per shirt with ModernTailor. That's with shipping and thin MOP buttons ($45 with thick) and their SF coupon, buying only the weekly sale fabrics.

I'm curious what other people are paying for MTM with the other services. That is, including shipping and whatever basic extra features are essential and whatever coupons are out there and choosing the less expensive fabrics, what do you actually pay per shirt? I imagine ModernTailor is hard to beat but maybe I'm wrong.

I'm paying $90AUD for MTM from savvy clothing. I ordered one initially and it fit pretty well but tweeked it slightly, then ordered 3 more. The first one I bought i've had for about 6 months & still looks great. Their fabrics are 100% Sea Island cotton & wrinkle free. theres heaps of styling option collars & cuffs etc, including cuff monograms & pearl buttons. I think the monogram adds a stylish touch. btw that price includes delivery to your door. http://savvyclothing.com.au
post #1646 of 2402
This is just a funny observation, not meant as an attack at all, but having not visited this thread before, I found it amusing that the last post in it was pretty much identical to post #5. Things never change, I guess?
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Originally Posted by j View Post
The other problem with that is that most of us slim people don't have super slim shoulders, so a smaller size shirt will just not fit in the shoulders.
post #1647 of 2402
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Originally Posted by max_r View Post
do the UK members have any recommendations for shops in the UK to look for that have nice slim shirts? I only moved here from the US about 3 months ago, so i dont really know much about the shops here. I've bought all my dress shirts from Next so far, and while the 15.5" 'slim fit' fits me really well, the fabric is pretty cheap and not soft at all. I went in to debenhams the other day, and the fabric was really nice and soft feeling on all their shirts, but they all fit horribly baggy on me. my chest is 39" and my waist is 32", anyone have similar specs?
If you want awesome business shirts from Debenhams that fit very well (tucked in) for slim people then St. George by Duffer and Jevff Banks / Jeff Banks Studio are the way to go. Very high quality yarn, and in the sale they are stupidly cheap (£10-£20)... you almost feel like you're ripping them off! NEXT also do very good shirts for business but they are pricier (due to Debenhams having regular sales). They do last ages, however. For slim fit shirts that you want to wear out and not tucked in for casual use, then NEXT slim-sit shirts are the best I have found withouit spending a lot of money... they are the right size on the shoulders, and length on the waist, and look very trim sillouhette-wise. http://www.next.co.uk/shopping/men/shirts/14/
post #1648 of 2402
I've recently picked up Nordstrom brand 'trim fit' shirts from The Rack at $20/shirt. You can't find a better fitting shirt for this price. The waste suppression on the shirts is very good...they fit me like a glove. I'm 5' 10" and 160 lbs and wear the 15 32/33.
post #1649 of 2402
Well, I know where I'll be doing my christmas gift shopping now!
post #1650 of 2402
Wrong Weather Slim Fit Shirts are my best choice right now. Really nice slim cut and high quality fabric. The quality is excellent. The price about 100 euro. www.wrongweather.net.
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