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post #16 of 21
Gee, I wish I could pursue my dream of becoming a tailor's apprentice... but I doubt there are many who would be interested in training a 22-year-old guy with an accounting degree. I have great finger dexterity, though. Just look at my Warhammer 40,000 miniatures. Edit: Word out to my ATHF homies
Wh4000 are such wonderful collectables. I never played the game, as I heard it is a bore. However, I have a couple fully painted armies sitting in my closet, which will eventually sit on an eBay description, or my local hobby store's shelves.
post #17 of 21
wow, never thought i hear about warhammer on this forum. yea, i never got around to playing. i love painting though.
post #18 of 21
Gentlemen,     I believe we have a great group of people here to start some sort of shirting business.  God knows, currently the trend is heading towards his whole idea of custom.  Since it all seems like we are from professions that pay a decent wage,  a bunch of us can afford to invest in an establishment.  Also, since a a sizable number of us reside in NYC, we can seriously consider making something out of this.  Not to mention, ordering fabrics of our choice and design shirts for ourselves.      Taking apart a shirt that I have, I don't see how complex it can be.  Of course the finer details have to be ironed out..... but all and all,   I don't see why we can't persue this business. I believe this can work out. -HitMan009
post #19 of 21
Hitman - trust me my friend, it is less complex to open a hitman service. Whacking people is probably more lucrative and less messy.
post #20 of 21
I've read that, at least for English suitmakers, the practice is to learn how to work with cloth by sewing in the workshop, before being allowed to measure customers and cut patterns. I guess for a shirtmaking venture to be successful, it'd be important to have good seamsters who can properly execute the cutter's plans. I know Ricky's done a lot of slave driving with his seamsters, in terms of getting them to do things differently and constantly improving the construction. Jantzen's collars have improved a lot over the last 4 or 5 years.....when I ordered my first shirt, his collars were very heavy and stiff.
post #21 of 21
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Since it all seems like we are from professions that pay a decent wage
Except me, a meager college student making nothing.   I think that as a group we have some real potential...now how would we go about resolving any dispute over preferences over machine stitching or hand stitching?  Finding, training(to work in your "system") and keeping skilled workers is a huge part.  I don't think I could ever live in NYC.  That's where most of the USA's clothing businesses are based, so though the client base could be much larger, the expense is probably much greater as well.  Where to set up?  I've lived in Illinois my whole life. Carlo's probably right regarding the "lucrative and messy" part, but I'd still find shirtmaking significantly more fascinating.
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