I am in the process of ordering a jacket MTM online (I know.. risky).
My biggest concern are the measurements, mainly the arm length. They want measurements from a good fitting jacket and show examples of how they want the measurements. I asked how much the added from my submitted measurements, and here is the response:
"Slim fit we allow 2 to 2.5 inches of loosening depending on the measurements you give"
So, that being said, would you give exact measurements or subtract about 2'' from actual to allow for "loosening"? For example if the actual sleeve length is 35, would you give them 35 or 33?
I asked for them to clarify, awaiting response. Has anyone dealt with this issue?
If you already have shirts that have good fitting elements it is probably a better idea to use those for shirt measurements. Especially things like sleeve length should be easily determinable that way. I used this method for my first MTM shirt and worked out very well.
Yes this may be better, though it doesn't sound like what they're asking for. But either way make sure you're on the same page as the maker. If you give them measurements from an existing jacket, but they think you're giving them body measurements, disaster will ensue.
In any case you definately shouldn't be deducting 2" from anything. Especially not sleeve length.