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post #16 of 22
this is why i have a thrift store addiction: i can fuel my champagne dreams on a beer budget.
post #17 of 22
I was just at Jantzen getting some shirts late last week. Ricky was out, spoke with David. They're really slammed right now with a lot of local orders. He showed me they had about 100 shirts for pickup on the day I was there. I'm sure you'll get your orders, but they have to honor their quick turn-around time with local orders, which is why I'm sure they're building a bit of a queue.
post #18 of 22
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Thanks for all the replies, fellas.  I just can't wait to get this shirt.  I don't know if you checked out the measurments I gave, but I have a 17.5" neck and a 38" chest, and 31" waist.  I've never been able to find a RTW shirt that fits in both the chest/waist and neck.  Custom seems like the only choice for me, so I hope that this Jantzen shirt deal works for me.
let me know how it fits when you get it - i have 17.5 - 43 - 32; and just as you noted can NEVER wear a R2W - for now i buy them off the rack and then pay 4 CDN to taper the back take in the sides / sleeves and raise the arm holes. what a pain
post #19 of 22
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(VersaceMan @ 28 July 2004, 01:50) Thanks for all the replies, fellas.  I just can't wait to get this shirt.  I don't know if you checked out the measurments I gave, but I have a 17.5" neck and a 38" chest, and 31" waist.  I've never been able to find a RTW shirt that fits in both the chest/waist and neck.  Custom seems like the only choice for me, so I hope that this Jantzen shirt deal works for me.
let me know how it fits when you get it - i have 17.5 - 43 - 32; and just as you noted can NEVER wear a R2W - for now i buy them off the rack and then pay 4 CDN to taper the back take in the sides / sleeves and raise the arm holes. what a pain
I've got a couple of questions regarding tailoring shirts. I think custom shirts are great, but I would love to be able to purchase nice RTW shirts such as T&A and H&K. In the past, I have taken the sides of some of my own shirts in. However, this solves only the problem of bagginess below the arms. The shirts still fit huge in the chest (or area above the arm holes). Also, the sleeves are cut large. Have you found that a tailor can reduce the problems that I mentioned?
post #20 of 22
i found it all depends on the shirt. if it is extremely baggy it a tailor will make a big difference, but will not measure up to M2M. if the shirt is baggy, but not a complete disaster it will look almost perfect. for me its also a problem of having an over-developed back and a slightly neglected chest, all due to numerous spors injuries in the shoulders, which the tailor compensates by mooving the seem forward - ie letting more fabric for the back and less for the front [chest] piece of the shirt. afterall - try it and see - it's $40 [CDN] and doen in a week - not much to loose in worst case scenario. let us know how it goes
post #21 of 22
GQElements -- how does your tailor go about raising the armholes?
post #22 of 22
from my [truly limited] understanding he either removed the seam stitching and then close it up in accordance the measurements previously taken... or i have no idea. looking at the inside of the seam there is a visible difference between the original stitching and the alteration. from the outside - no visible difference. he did warn me that on some shirts that he could only raise them a minimall amount - but the difference was still very noticeable. i will try to ask him next either next or the following week - as I will not be able to visit him any earlier.
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