Originally Posted by pnewelljr
If I buy a J.Crew shirt in Small, it fits my shoulders and neck perfect but is too big around the waist, but is I get an XSmall it is too tight on the neck and shoulders, but it fits my waist. I am looking someone who can take in the waist for a very slim fit on some shirts. The armholes will also probably need to be raised. Who is a younger, trendyish taylor I could go to in Richmond?
Also, about how much will this cost? If I buy a MTM shirt it will be about $100. If I buy a JCrew shirt with my student discount, it will be around $59, if it costs less or the same in the end, I would rather have a JCrew shirt for the look and quality.
I don't think a younger, trendy tailor exists in Richmond - not a big enough city to have a tailor like that. I go to Vincent's
on Grove and Libbie. They do phenomenal work, though they're a bit expensive; however, I'm willing to pay their prices because they do things right and treat their customers well.
I can't imagine a J.Crew shirt is that big in the waist. I own plenty of J.Crew shirts and find that they're plenty slim in the waist. Also, be careful about raising the armholes too much. It can throw off how the shirt lays on your back and make for an uncomfortable, awkward fit.
Lastly, if you up your price you can get a custom shirt at Creery
for about $150. I haven't had a shirt made there (I've always wanted to), but I've heard good things, handled their shirts, and am impressed with the quality.