Originally Posted by iroh
Moderntailor >> BoO, measure yourself, pick a fabric and get a perfect fitting shirt 3 weeks later, and for less than $100. what more can you ask for? i aint lining the pockets of some designer who thinks charging a premium for a dress shirt is the right thing to do, better off keeping that money for myself.
Agreed that you'll get a better fit that way (provided you don't screw up the measurements), but some of their fabrics are seriously awful. Better to get a swatch book of any fabrics your interested so you can handle them in person first. I got one shirt in a fabric that looked nice on the web site, but it was all stiff and papery, and it seemed to shrink during a cold wash.
@ mellon: I didn't see anything about it being a batiste shirt - they called a couple of them batiste on Gilt, and this wasn't one of them - but I'm cool with sending it back if it doesn't work out. Besides, I like that color.
Also, FWIW, I enjoy buying forum-hyped brands and items (0). I find it kind of fascinating what does and doesn't gain traction here. If I can, I may try to pick up some Dior 19cms after the jeans contest I'm in is over just to see if they live up to the hype (again, (0)).