Originally Posted by fox81
How long does it take between measuring and first fitting for the bespoke shirts? And then how many fittings are there?
Is there a made to measure option if i can only visit once?
I have recently had 12 shirts made by Charles. I agree with all of the above comments about his shirts.
Timing - a first time shirt will take three to four weeks. After that, he can often do it in a few days.
You only ever need one visit. The guy is an absolute master. Perfect fit first time.
Unlike almost all other shirtmakers, he cuts a pattern precisly for your measurements. He does not adapt a block. Your pattern is kept. When you order more shirts, he uses the pattern. Unless you gain or lose weight, you won't need another measuring or fitting ever again. (I am hoping I will need re-measuring next time I see him!)
Charles will post the shirts to you if you want.
He visits Melbourne from time to time. If you want to find out when, contact him.
Charles is currently expanding his premises. He has purchased the shop next door (he owns the premises he is in). His main problem is finding enough staff to service the demand for his first-rate product.
Another advantage of using Charles Nakhle is that he is about 300 metres from Sam Disano, a great tailor. A trip to Parramatta from town has recently involved visiting both gentlemen, killing two birds with one stone.