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post #61 of 78
I don't know about the dropped shoulder issue but none of my shirts from My Tailor have fused collars. Joe's collars are some of the best. Much better than WW Chan for example.
post #62 of 78
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

I don't know about the dropped shoulder issue but none of my shirts from My Tailor have fused collars. Joe's collars are some of the best. Much better than WW Chan for example.

Gearing up for another order from them. Do you go for an unfused collar? I would have thought you need to ask for that?

Joe had them make a collar from me from a picture I sent, actually the a Modern Tailor shirt which is slightly wider spread. They did a good job from a photo and my sense is that there can be a lot of allowance here depending on what you want.

I'd be curious what you specify in your collars. I like the soft collar I am seeing on the Armoury guys.
post #63 of 78
I will be meeting Joe next weekend to order 2-3 more shirts. Speaking of collar construction; I typically don't wear tie so I prefer BD collars. If I want a spread collar with versatility to be worn with or w/o a tie, does having a soft and unfuse collar a way to address my concern? I'm trying to avoid collars laying flat without neckwear.
Also, if I want additional collar roll on a BD shirt, thus longer points and/or spreading the spread a little thus the trick? Thanks in advance.
post #64 of 78
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Originally Posted by Thanks SF (a new me) View Post

I will be meeting Joe next weekend to order 2-3 more shirts. Speaking of collar construction; I typically don't wear tie so I prefer BD collars. If I want a spread collar with versatility to be worn with or w/o a tie, does having a soft and unfuse collar a way to address my concern? I'm trying to avoid collars laying flat without neckwear.
Also, if I want additional collar roll on a BD shirt, thus longer points and/or spreading the spread a little thus the trick? Thanks in advance.


You might be interested in this thread:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/333440/best-collars-for-shirts-worn-casually/30#post_6092849

 

I'm thinking I'll probably stick with BD shirts. I had Joe do a high 2 inch collar for me with longer points for a BD, basically copying a Borrelli shirt (it was his suggestion, and he sent me a picture). It did have two buttons in the collar, which some (e.g. Carl at CEGO in several threads) think a bit tired, but I think it adds a bit of character to the collar, and is not so typical among those around me (I don't live in NYC, SF etc.).  It would be a pain to button, but I wear the shirt casually, so not an issue. Anyway, you can ask Joe about that. My shirt has a nice roll given the longer points (as Joe predicted). If you have a shorter neck, see what he thinks.

 

I opted for the soft collar (fused). I'm thinking of having no lining in the points to make it softer, though I suspect you want some structure to the collar itself, especially if it is higher than typical. But let me/us know what Joe says about that. I was going to ask him myself next round.

 

Many in that thread above like spread collars, but some use magnetic collar stays. I might try a hidden button with a wide or medium spread and 1.87 inch collar, and see how that works. As it is, without magnetic stays, my spread collars melt without a sweater or sport coat.

 

There are also some nice pics in that thread too.

post #65 of 78
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

I don't know about the dropped shoulder issue but none of my shirts from My Tailor have fused collars. Joe's collars are some of the best. Much better than WW Chan for example.

From all that I've read here, it seems the experience is much different with Joe vs. the tailor I met with. Im happy with the change I've made.
post #66 of 78
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From all that I've read here, it seems the experience is much different with Joe vs. the tailor I met with. Im happy with the change I've made.


I've actually never met Joe in person. All my dealings with Joe have been over email, though it included passing along photos of my shirts, on which he commented. He has been very responsive and has made suggestions. I'm hoping to meet him in person to talk about making a sports coat, though I don't think I would have Mytailor make one for me unless I had Joe do the measurements.

 

I learned a little later, btw, that I have to ask for MOP buttons, at least on the <$80 dollar fabrics I started with. You just need to add this in the comments line; or you pay maybe $12 for the thick buttons. Might be helpful for others to know.

post #67 of 78
@TweedyProf...Thanks for the thread and suggestions. I am a bit careful with the collar choice/construction as I am going a little extra on cloth selection. I am actually thinking of a similar concept from PGuido, where you can hook the button to a hidden loop under the collar, Although I would prefer the buttons are hidden when unhook so I can wear with suiting and tie..

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post #68 of 78
I have a wide spread collar that Joe developed for me. It is similar to some of my bespoke collars and now my favorite. It is soft yet keeps it's shape.

I rarely wear ties and found out from an Italian shirt maker that you don't need a button down if you are going without a tie. A wide spread looks great without a tie and the tips stay neatly tucked under your jacket. If the collar has the right soft construction, it won't go flat. It will stay neat looking all day long.

Here is my collar made by Joe.


post #69 of 78
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Originally Posted by Thanks SF (a new me) View Post

I am actually thinking of a similar concept from PGuido, where you can hook the button to a hidden loop under the collar,

I used to wear the modified button down collars you describe with loops, rather than button holes. I wore then for a few years in the 90's and let them go. If you send shirts to the laundry, it doesn't take long for the pressing to make an imprint in the collar of the loops. It is OK with white, but with most colors of shirts it becomes noticable rather soon. Maybe you should try one and see if you like it.
post #70 of 78
thanks PSG..I think a not so wide spread is good compromise. I was under the impression that a spread collar sans tie is not flattering to somebody with a rounded face like me. I will discuss my options with Joe...
post #71 of 78
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

I have a wide spread collar that Joe developed for me. It is similar to some of my bespoke collars and now my favorite. It is soft yet keeps it's shape.

I rarely wear ties and found out from an Italian shirt maker that you don't need a button down if you are going without a tie. A wide spread looks great without a tie and the tips stay neatly tucked under your jacket. If the collar has the right soft construction, it won't go flat. It will stay neat looking all day long.

Here is my collar made by Joe.



Hi PSG

 

Nice pic. I'm curious about the construction. You don't have a interlining in the collar, is that right? So not just Joe's soft fused collar or an unfused, interlining? I hope I understand the basics of collar construction. It's a nice look you've got there.

 

I agree about spreads working with a sport coat. It's without the sport coat or a sweater that I find them, well, spreading a bit too much.

 

I'm very curious about your experiences with Joe on a sport coat. Will you write that up on your Tumblr, or any details would be appreciated. Am thinking very seriously about having him do one for me soon.

post #72 of 78

^ While I haven't had a sportcoat made by Joe, I recently received my first suit purchase from him.

 

I ordered the light grey Smith Woolens Finmeresco 3 ply 9/10oz (4068). The ultimate San Diego "4 season" and travel fabric, at least in my opinion. I wore my best fitting suit to my meeting with Joe. He took many measurements of the jacket and trousers, both when I was wearing them, and then individually. He also took a few pictures, I assume for the tailors to gauge my posture and build. We discussed a few issues I wanted changed from the suit, such as button stance, shoulder construction and jacket length, and he captured them all perfectly in the suit. He also had me try on a few jackets for reference, I believe to confirm the changes and overall fit.

 

The only minor alterations I needed made upon receiving the suit were a slight tapering of the jacket sleeves (about 1/2"), and to slightly shorten them (1/4"). One could argue these were both very subjective alterations, but Joe (and Rishi) had his tailor take care of them both and they were done perfectly. 

 

I am currently in conversation with Joe about a few sportcoats. I have read a variety of reviews both positive and negative with MyTailor, but found that being measured by Joe, bringing in a suit for reference and measurement, and being clear about what I wanted, resulted in an amazingly well fitting and constructed suit.

 

Just wanted to throw my experience out there. For what is essentially a MTM service, I really couldn't be any happier. I've been meaning to post pictures, will try and do so soon. Good luck!

 

Matt

post #73 of 78
I have four MyTailor shirts resulting from two appointments with M. Kenny, their traveling representative who seems to service the DC area. I am happy with the quality of the shirts but the fit is very poor. I have a good sense of how my shirts should fit and have been able to get perfectly fitting shirts supplying my own measurements to online MTM, and I tried to be vocal about what I wanted during both MyTailor fittings. The shirts are too big all around, even in basic spots like the collar (after my second fitting I actually emailed MyTailor customer service directly to decrease the collar measurement after I was told during the fitting that it was correct...it was half an inch too big and would bend when I tightened my tie knots all the way).

I would give them another try if I could get measured by Joe, but I've moved on.
post #74 of 78
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post


Hi PSG

Nice pic. I'm curious about the construction. You don't have a interlining in the collar, is that right? So not just Joe's soft fused collar or an unfused, interlining? I hope I understand the basics of collar construction. It's a nice look you've got there.

I agree about spreads working with a sport coat. It's without the sport coat or a sweater that I find them, well, spreading a bit too much.

I'm very curious about your experiences with Joe on a sport coat. Will you write that up on your Tumblr, or any details would be appreciated. Am thinking very seriously about having him do one for me soon.

My Tailor used a soft interlining material and no fusing on my shirts. The results feel similar to a famous Naples bespoke shirtmaker. I'm not sure if this is standard or because I asked for a soft collar and brought along an example.

Joe said the jacket will be ready in April for his return visit to the Bay Area. I will let you know how it goes. I took along a bespoke jacket from NSM, he measured it, took photos of me wearing it and also wearing one of his sample jackets. He asked questions and made adjustments based upon replies. I will post the results. I'm curious to see the results myself. But, if it is as good as my shirts, I should be very happy.
post #75 of 78
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post


My Tailor used a soft interlining material and no fusing on my shirts. The results feel similar to a famous Naples bespoke shirtmaker. I'm not sure if this is standard or because I asked for a soft collar and brought along an example.

Joe said the jacket will be ready in April for his return visit to the Bay Area. I will let you know how it goes. I took along a bespoke jacket from NSM, he measured it, took photos of me wearing it and also wearing one of his sample jackets. He asked questions and made adjustments based upon replies. I will post the results. I'm curious to see the results myself. But, if it is as good as my shirts, I should be very happy.


Looking forward to the write up.

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