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Dammit, man. I curse my big-necked forebears for dooming me to a life of MTM shirts. Them there looks nice.
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Dammit, man. I curse my big-necked forebears for dooming me to a life of MTM shirts. Them there looks nice.
you can get MTM finamore
post #3634 of 4524
I know, I just envy fellas who can go to a store and buy a shirt. MTM is a pain in the ass.
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Originally Posted by luxire View Post

 


Eyecandy :)

 

Fabric

 

Is that the standard spread, or a special for a customer?  If a special, is there a way to reference it on an order?

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Andrey

 

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This is a "lido" (aka "camp", "capri", "italian", etc) collar.
Will see how it looks on my neck...
Andrey

 

Interesting. I just picked up a shirt a couple of days ago from Sean where I'd asked him to do a lido/camp/italian collar. I was inspired by a photo from F.Corbera way back in this thread (http://www.styleforum.net/t/36514/folded-up-shirt-p0rn/3150#post_5030148) and I'm afraid to say that Sean's shirt has fallen a long way short of my expectations. This, together with one blatant non-adherence to the specification and some serious hicups somewhere in the process that left me waiting 5 months before I got the shirt has got me seriously thinking about changing shirtmaker but there's no obvious choice that's leaping out at me. Maybe I need to start a thread on that because reputations and levels of service amongst the London shirtmakers seem to change so frequently ("The service from <x> was great until recently" sort of stuff) that up to date information seems crucial and my requirement for only casual shirts is maybe slightly away from the norm.

 

Andrey - I notice that on the fabric at the very top of the front of the rightmost shirt (i.e. around where the top buttoning point is and would be the top of the front placket if it wasn't flat-fronted) Sean seems to have cut the corners completely square whereas on the other shirts it looks to me as if the corners of the front placket are rounded off (which is how it is on my other shirts). Sean did the same on my recent shirt and when worn with the collar open the square corners really jar with me and I'm almost certainly going to go back in and ask him to round those off for me. I wonder what your thoughts are on that.

 

- Julian 

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Originally Posted by Lucan View Post

 

Is that the standard spread, or a special for a customer?  If a special, is there a way to reference it on an order?

 

It was made on request. Very tempted to make it a standard though. Have carefully preserved the pattern, expecting multiple remakes. It can be referenced as the #1904 Collar and/or with the image.

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Nice shirts, Spoo.
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MTM is a pain in the ass.

I like the MTM/Bespoke process, selecting among loads of fantastic fabrics and making all the design decisions as well as the relationship building with the tailor.
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Yes, that is wonderfull but it is annoying to never find anything that fits. I hardly go to stores anymore because I know that I won't find anything. I feel like I am missing out on something.
 

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Originally Posted by Mr Cucumber View Post

Yes, that is wonderfull but it is annoying to never find anything that fits. I hardly go to stores anymore because I know that I won't find anything. I feel like I am missing out on something.
 

 

We are missing out on instant gratification. The joy of impulse buying. MTM is so thought out and lengthy process, with its benefits, no doubt.

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Originally Posted by JulianL View Post

Interesting. I just picked up a shirt a couple of days ago from Sean where I'd asked him to do a lido/camp/italian collar. I was inspired by a photo from F.Corbera way back in this thread (http://www.styleforum.net/t/36514/folded-up-shirt-p0rn/3150#post_5030148) and I'm afraid to say that Sean's shirt has fallen a long way short of my expectations. This, together with one blatant non-adherence to the specification and some serious hicups somewhere in the process that left me waiting 5 months before I got the shirt has got me seriously thinking about changing shirtmaker but there's no obvious choice that's leaping out at me. Maybe I need to start a thread on that because reputations and levels of service amongst the London shirtmakers seem to change so frequently ("The service from was great until recently" sort of stuff) that up to date information seems crucial and my requirement for only casual shirts is maybe slightly away from the norm.

Julian, it is funny how my experience almost 100% matches yours. smile.gif

I ordered shirts back in April, got them only in August -- so, almost exactly five months.

When I approached Sean with "lido collar" request, he didn't have a sample for this type of collar. He cut one before my next visit -- and I didn't quite liked it. We agreed to make some changes for the shirt I eventually received. I wonder if he showed you any samples for "lido"?

I usually use services of Stephen Lachter for shirts -- tried Sean mostly out of curiosity. For reference, here is a "lido shirt" Stephen made for me. Note the size of the buttons and lack of top button.
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Originally Posted by JulianL View Post

Andrey - I notice that on the fabric at the very top of the front of the rightmost shirt (i.e. around where the top buttoning point is and would be the top of the front placket if it wasn't flat-fronted) Sean seems to have cut the corners completely square whereas on the other shirts it looks to me as if the corners of the front placket are rounded off (which is how it is on my other shirts). Sean did the same on my recent shirt and when worn with the collar open the square corners really jar with me and I'm almost certainly going to go back in and ask him to round those off for me. I wonder what your thoughts are on that.

Alas, Russian summer is already over. frown.gif Didn't have a chance to wear the shirt -- it is still in original packaging. Thus, no opinion on this.

Andrey
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Andrey: I thought you liked Budd?
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Andrey: I thought you liked Budd?

Put a single order several years ago. They did a very good job (good fit, good needlework), but... communication part left much to be desired. It was as if they tried to get rid of me as soon as possible each time I called them. And no e-mail (back then). English is not my native language (as everyone here already noticed smile.gif), so this was very troubling for me.

Apart of communication issue (supposedly fixed by Huntsman), nothing to really complain about with Budd.

Andrey
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The shirt was made with a removable placket, pictured here . Trying not to post unfolded.
 

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