I've been ordering MTM Jantzen almost exclusively, with a few Polo Phillips sprinkled in for good measure. Â I was at Louis on Saturday and of course loved the majority of the dress shirts -- Kiton, Fray, and Truzzi especially (the latter really impressed me for the price). Â [On a side note, some of the fabrics may have been a bit too "out there" for a lawyer's wardrobe, but . . . ] Â I didn't get any of the shirts (I passed on a Fray for $150 that I loved) because even the slim shirts there -- they said Fray was the slimmest -- was slightly more baggy around the waist than I prefer. Â All of the other fitting aspects were nearly perfect or perfect. Â But I didn't want to spend $150 on a shirt that didn't fit me around the waist perfectly. But after some thought, my question is, "How easy is it for a good tailor to take a shirt in at the waist?" Â Is this an easier and cheaper alteration than doing the same to a suit? Â If so, I might pick up a couple high end shirts when they go to 60% off. I know this topic has been sort of posted on before. But if you can just give me a quick answer about how skilled the tailor needs to be, how effective it is in making a shirt fit like MTM (the armholes were sufficiently high, BTW), and how expensive it is. Thanks.
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1/9/05 at 9:35pm