or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Jantzen, Reliable at last?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Jantzen, Reliable at last? - Page 123

post #1831 of 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by tjc4golf View Post
Not trying to argue with you... I haven't seen the shirt you ordered from Modern Tailor so I cannot comment on it. However, I ordered three shirts from Modern Tailor and the construction was not only far worse than Jantzen, I believe that was the worst construction of any dress shirt I've ever seen (at least since I joined SF and started looking at this stuff). Jantzen is far from perfect but I find their construction to be good.
This is bizarre. When did you order yours from Modern Tailor? The only logical explanation would be they switched factories. My favorite RTW shirts are RLBL and RLPL. The construction of the MT shirt is better than the RLBL and on par with the RLPL with the exception of the buttons (thin MOP). The collar is 1 5/8 in height and 2 3/4 points, the placket 1 1/4, the rest is standard. I've gone from Borrelli sized collars to these over the last few years after deciding I hated the large over-the-top Italian style. Does this look like the worst construction you've ever seen? Pictures follow, out of the wash and dryer and quickly ironed:
post #1832 of 2007
^ Doesn't look bad from what I can see. I got rid of all three MT shirts I ordered so I cannot post pics. However, what I recall is that the on the inside of the shirt, particularly where the seams ended, the stitching was sloppy. I remember thinking when I first saw the shirts, "was this guy drunk?" There was also a hole in the cloth at one of the seams where the cuff meets the sleeve from improper handling.

I ordered twice. The first time when the $20 coupon codes were posted (1 shirt) and again shortly thereafter (2 shirts)... so late 2009 and early 2010 IIRC. Maybe they were overwhelmed as a start up operation or maybe they switched factories as you suggest. If people continue to have success with them I could change my mind and give them another try.
post #1833 of 2007
Hello Gentlemen, I just ordered my first Jantzen shirt, I ordered something simple to start with, so a white shirt with a Classic collar, French Cuffs and a Monogram of my family name inside the Yoke. I received an e-mail from Ricky telling me that my shirt would be ready within two weeks! So, that would have been last Friday, I don't know if the shirt has arrived yet but I am sure it has. I'm stuck abroad and can't get back to the UK! I was very pleased to receive quick answers to my e-mails (Had to send a fax the first time but then everything was just fine and they answered to all my e-mails within two days) but didn't always Ricky in his e-mails because his english can sound a bit odd from time to time. I'm looking forward to the shirt, I'm sure it'll be really nice!
post #1834 of 2007
Update:

Ordered: 121409
Resubmitted: 012810
Confirmed: 030810
Received: 041710

He still needs to charge my creditcard though; he said he was going to do that soon.
post #1835 of 2007
I have been too busy to give Ricky a call, but he confirmed with me over the weekend! Ordered: 021010 Confirmed: 042410 As for switching to another make, eh, I have many shirts so it is not as if I will be topless if they don't come. I have my measurements nearly perfect with Jantzen now (after going in person and giving a sample shirt to base on). I also only order from the "premium" fabrics so I haven't had to dispose of any yet. For the price and convenience I am still a happy customer. Only issue is that I am running out of swatches which I find interesting and I haven't been able to find the perfect ice blue fabric yet.
post #1836 of 2007
Order Date: March 16th
Follow Up Date: March 20th
Confirmation Date: April 28th
Received: ??????

They must either be backlogged severely or just answers emails on a whim.

Eagerly waiting now!
post #1837 of 2007
Yeah, just got a reply today for an order I had given up on - it was placed >2.5 months ago. Strange.
post #1838 of 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by HitMan009 View Post
They must either be backlogged severely or just answers emails on a whim.


Quote:
Originally Posted by apropos View Post
Yeah, just got a reply today for an order I had given up on - it was placed >2.5 months ago. Strange.

Just spoke to Ricky this morning: he said they were now working on clearing their April orders. Not sure what that means for orders placed pre-April..
post #1839 of 2007
Looks like my Jantzen lucky streak has finally run out. Received my shirts today: Ordered: 021010 Confirmed: 042410 Fabric OOS email: 042710 Received: 050610 Missing shirt to arrive:??? Ordered 6 shirts (charged for 6) and received 5. The one that is missing is the one which Ricky said the fabric was out of stock and to pick a replacement. I gave the fabric code that night, but looks like it missed the shipment. Hopefully it will be coming shortly. More distressing was that the measurements didn't follow my last order as the reductions I made last year did not carry through to this batch although I said to follow previous order. The darts which I had on the last batch didn't come through and the hip measurement is too big. I have just sent an email to Ricky asking when the 6th shirt will be sent and to make sure to update my measurements. Now I have to go and have these shirts altered with darts to get them right again. Very disappointing.
post #1840 of 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by HitMan009 View Post
Order Date: March 16th
Follow Up Date: March 20th
Confirmation Date: April 28th
Received: ??????

They must either be backlogged severely or just answers emails on a whim.

Eagerly waiting now!

Recieved today 05/06/10
post #1841 of 2007
ordered in early feb, finally arrived while I was on vacation the second week of May- a wait of 3 months. Came with the wrong collar. I'm done.
post #1842 of 2007
Ok, I'm going to post my experiences with Jantzen here after coming back from Hong Kong recently. I have to say that by ordering online, you guys are setting yourself up for getting a product that won't satisfy you completely. I first called Jantzen when I was in Singapore last year to set up an appointment to get some shirts done. When I got to Hong Kong, I went up to the store and Ricky quickly got to work to measure me up. We talked and we discussed about people ordering from the internet and how sometimes some people are unsatisfied with his products. Being a member of this forum, I mentioned about some of those comments. He told me what is pretty obvious to me and that is if you want something that fits you well, you should go and get measured by him. Tailors may measure or interpret measurements differently. When you're there, then you can feel and pick the fabrics yourself. I ordered 8 shirts, went through a couple of fittings at a time of my convenience and in my opinion they fit me well. I have nothing to complain about. The price was right, the service was good, and most important of all, the fitting was good. I told him how I wanted my shirts to be done and we were all in sync with nothing lost in translation and that may be because we conversing in Cantonese. Of course not everyone is willing to travel all the way to Hong Kong to get their shirts made so that's why they have to use the internet. It's kind of funny because Ricky also showed me orders from people working in Morgan Stanley in New York City. I didn't realize he had clients even in New York City, but what do I know. I don't have any pictures to post so you guys can take my words for what it's worth to you. I'm definitely going to go back to Jantzen the next time I'm in HK, which will be later in the year.
post #1843 of 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by lsquare View Post
Ok, I'm going to post my experiences with Jantzen here after coming back from Hong Kong recently.

I have to say that by ordering online, you guys are setting yourself up for getting a product that won't satisfy you completely. I first called Jantzen when I was in Singapore last year to set up an appointment to get some shirts done. When I got to Hong Kong, I went up to the store and Ricky quickly got to work to measure me up. We talked and we discussed about people ordering from the internet and how sometimes some people are unsatisfied with his products. Being a member of this forum, I mentioned about some of those comments. He told me what is pretty obvious to me and that is if you want something that fits you well, you should go and get measured by him. Tailors may measure or interpret measurements differently. When you're there, then you can feel and pick the fabrics yourself.

I ordered 8 shirts, went through a couple of fittings at a time of my convenience and in my opinion they fit me well. I have nothing to complain about. The price was right, the service was good, and most important of all, the fitting was good. I told him how I wanted my shirts to be done and we were all in sync with nothing lost in translation and that may be because we conversing in Cantonese.

Of course not everyone is willing to travel all the way to Hong Kong to get their shirts made so that's why they have to use the internet. It's kind of funny because Ricky also showed me orders from people working in Morgan Stanley in New York City. I didn't realize he had clients even in New York City, but what do I know.

I don't have any pictures to post so you guys can take my words for what it's worth to you. I'm definitely going to go back to Jantzen the next time I'm in HK, which will be later in the year.

I'm very satisfied with my shirts. Also they have your measurements on file now, why would you fly back just to order shirts, you can do that online from now on.
post #1844 of 2007
lsquare, I'm not quite sure what you're trying to say with your post. That we should all learn Cantonese and move to HK so Jantzen can become 'reliable, at last'? Surely not. I have no doubt that if you come into the store, see the swatches, and can communicate your wishes, you get a satisfactory product. If for no other reason that if you don't, you return the shirt in person and have them remake it. But it just so happens that Jantzen has an online store, geared towards English-speaking people all over the world. Should we hold Ricky to a lower standard for orders processed through the online-store?
post #1845 of 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by lsquare View Post
Ok, I'm going to post my experiences with Jantzen here after coming back from Hong Kong recently.

I have to say that by ordering online, you guys are setting yourself up for getting a product that won't satisfy you completely. I first called Jantzen when I was in Singapore last year to set up an appointment to get some shirts done. When I got to Hong Kong, I went up to the store and Ricky quickly got to work to measure me up. We talked and we discussed about people ordering from the internet and how sometimes some people are unsatisfied with his products. Being a member of this forum, I mentioned about some of those comments. He told me what is pretty obvious to me and that is if you want something that fits you well, you should go and get measured by him. Tailors may measure or interpret measurements differently. When you're there, then you can feel and pick the fabrics yourself.

I ordered 8 shirts, went through a couple of fittings at a time of my convenience and in my opinion they fit me well. I have nothing to complain about. The price was right, the service was good, and most important of all, the fitting was good. I told him how I wanted my shirts to be done and we were all in sync with nothing lost in translation and that may be because we conversing in Cantonese.

Of course not everyone is willing to travel all the way to Hong Kong to get their shirts made so that's why they have to use the internet. It's kind of funny because Ricky also showed me orders from people working in Morgan Stanley in New York City. I didn't realize he had clients even in New York City, but what do I know.

I don't have any pictures to post so you guys can take my words for what it's worth to you. I'm definitely going to go back to Jantzen the next time I'm in HK, which will be later in the year.

I don't think the issue is fit. The issues are delays, lack of communication, missing shirts, wrong fabric....
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Jantzen, Reliable at last?