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post #76 of 80
OK, fair point.
What if im not satisfied with the sleeve length or something like that. There's not a lot he can do on a finished shirt is there?
post #77 of 80
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Originally Posted by fox81 View Post
OK, fair point.
What if im not satisfied with the sleeve length or something like that. There's not a lot he can do on a finished shirt is there?

I'm pretty sure sleeve length can be easily adjusted on a finished shirt.
post #78 of 80
Sleeve length can be easily adjusted. Waists can be taken in. If you want someone who does muslin fits or a trial shirt it means that they need a minimum order for the labour required to draft a pattern, then make a muslin or trial shirt. It's not long before you are paying the sort of prices asked by Chavet in Paris or Alex Kabbaz in New York. Even 200 Euros or Pound Sterling per shirt wouldn't cover the cost of a bespoke shirt. At the moment, Charles has no minimum order, nor a pattern drafting upcharge for the first order. It is rare that any significant change has to be made on your initial pattern, and because virtually every client orders more, he just assumes that the loss he incurs from the time taken to draft the bespoke pattern is guaranteed to pay itself off. That takes a certain amount of confidence in his own cutting ability. However, Charles is not a great believer in muslin fittings, though a trial shirt is doable if you really were fanatically insistent. Expect to pay accordingly however: I am sure Charles can oblige you along with a minimum initial order of 7-8 shirts like Alex Kabbaz. Given Charles's prices, you are looking a gift horse in the mouth by complaining about the fact that your first order is going to be a trial shirt - it is actually cheaper overall for you than having to have a minimum initial order, or upcharge for the bespoke pattern making fee with trial/muslin shirt. It will fit you better than anything off the rack anyway. However, people like to complain, and once they have tasted better than the cask wine equivalents they were used to in shirts, they acquire a new taste for complaining about ever more minor minutiae. Some customers even like to complain that their sleeves are 2mm too long
post #79 of 80
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post #80 of 80
i got my shirt made and im pretty happy with it.
i didnt have time to give feedback to charles before coming back to london so im going to make some very slight changes to any subsequent shirts i order, but im keen to see how this one takes shape after a few washes and wears.

i did find charles very helpful and patient in talking about the shirts. i might add that i went on a saturday and he was very busy in an otherwise dead parramatta. i was also surprised in the demographic that made up his clients, mostly young and white, not quite banker looking types though.

i'd like to start a nakhle fabric thread to see what others have chosen, ideally with the details of the fabric so i can order more from abroad. i chose one of his house sky blue oxfords. i would have picked something fancier but he would have had to order it in and he wouldnt have been able to turn it around in time. with that said, im very happy with the fabric.
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