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Fit of first MTM shirt

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Richard Pryor, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Richard Pryor

    Richard Pryor Well-Known Member

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    This is how it ended up looking like.

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    I think it's a little tight in the chest. Arm width seems perfect. What about sleeve length?

    I also see some excess fabric on the sides, but it feels pretty tight as it is.

    Thanks.
     
  2. erk

    erk Well-Known Member

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    I can't tell anything from these blurry photos, I need to see a youtube video of some jumping jacks, windmills, and overhead presses.
     
  3. acecow

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    Very nice! Sleeves are a tad short. The chest needs just a little more. Also, I'd take the hips in a little, but I may be mistaken, since you seem to have wide hips.
     
  4. erk

    erk Well-Known Member

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    I do think the sleeves could be a bit longer.
     
  5. Richard Pryor

    Richard Pryor Well-Known Member

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    Cool!

    Pretty happy with the result overall. I think I could nail the fit in 2 tries.
     
  6. Grenadier

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    I think the waist could be 1-2" smaller.
     
  7. Richard Pryor

    Richard Pryor Well-Known Member

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    I think the waist could be 1-2" smaller.

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  8. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Well-Known Member

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    looks pretty solid. sleeves could be a bit longer (might shrink after first wash) collar looks too small shoulders might be too wide, just a hair chest and waist look fine overall good, just some minor tweeks needed. wash 2-3 times and check the fit again
     
  9. Grenadier

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    The third picture made it appear like he was having to pleat/fold the shirt when he tucked it in.
     
  10. tombking

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    Quick question guys. If you guys say that he needs to lengthen his sleeves, then why does the shirt bunches up around the elbow?
     
  11. Master-Classter

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    that's normal bunching. There's always a bit. plus with slim sleeves they'll start to stack with more use, making them permenently hang too short. also after a few washes tehy'll probably shrink a little too. lastly, if he's wearing a sportscoat or suit, chances are the sleeves will be too long so better to have the shirt sleeve a little long so cuff shows, and as you extend the arm the sleeve cuff doesn't pull up too much...
     
  12. Richard Pryor

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    that's normal bunching. There's always a bit. plus with slim sleeves they'll start to stack with more use, making them permenently hang too short. also after a few washes tehy'll probably shrink a little too. lastly, if he's wearing a sportscoat or suit, chances are the sleeves will be too long so better to have the shirt sleeve a little long so cuff shows, and as you extend the arm the sleeve cuff doesn't pull up too much...

    So the 'perfect' sleeve length would be one where it reaches the end of my wrist when I'm extending my arms like in this picture?

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  13. Richard Pryor

    Richard Pryor Well-Known Member

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    btw, this shirt is unwashed.
     
  14. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Well-Known Member

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    IMO, yes. When the cuff is unbuttoned, I like my shirt to just hit the V of my thumb, ie about 1.5-2 inches longer than the end of my arm/wrist, so with a little bunching at the elbow, shrinkage, etc, when I extend my arm, the cuff doesn't move (but there's no extra slack).

    that's a personal preference, I hate cuffs pulling up like you've shown there. especially with a SC/suit because then I have to deliberately reach in and pull them down again.

    also, a trick of mine is that if you find there's some billowing out at the placket (with MTM you should be able to get it quite narrow here so it shouldn't be the case), I get my placket button moved over slightly to trim that part of the sleeve.
     
  15. Richard Pryor

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    IMO, yes. When the cuff is unbuttoned, I like my shirt to just hit the V of my thumb, ie about 1.5-2 inches longer than the end of my arm/wrist, so with a little bunching at the elbow, shrinkage, etc, when I extend my arm, the cuff doesn't move (but there's no extra slack).

    that's a personal preference, I hate cuffs pulling up like you've shown there. especially with a SC/suit because then I have to deliberately reach in and pull them down again.

    also, a trick of mine is that if you find there's some billowing out at the placket (with MTM you should be able to get it quite narrow here so it shouldn't be the case), I get my placket button moved over slightly to trim that part of the sleeve.


    Great info, thanks!

    Realistically, though, you never get to extend your arms like that IRL (other than driving... and I drive without my suit jacket on). Also, considering that a person who gets MTM shirts will also have his suit jacket cuffs altered, there's also little chance his jacket cuffs will be too long, as you said in an earlier post.

    But given the fact that the shirt will shrink with a couple of washes, I will lengthen the cuffs as per your suggestion.
     
  16. Master-Classter

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    happens when I'm driving, but also just reaching down to grab a file, or up to show huge profit projections, or just in front of my to type occasionally.
     
  17. TheTukker

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    Looks not bad, but sleeves too short and chest too tight.
     
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    Looks a little tight through the upper chest. Notice the >o< at the first button.
     
  19. AxlJack

    AxlJack Well-Known Member

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    OP, would like to know the maker if possible.....
     
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