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Made to measure shirts in London - recommendations, please!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by eml1909, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. eml1909

    eml1909 Member

    Sep 24, 2012
    Incidentally, I bought a suit from Cad and the Dandy which I really love and I hope to buy more from them in the future. (I deal with one of the owners, James, who is a really nice guy and very helpful.)

    I do like the CATD shirt, I just wasn't blown away and I fancy trying out one of the specialist shirt-makers just to compare.
  2. Marcus Stade

    Marcus Stade New Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    How did it go? I have the same problem as you, I'm a 16" neck but no RTW will ever fit. Only shirts I like are these in size S, but the neck is just an inch too small to let me button up top. Other than that, they are virtually perfect. They seem to last forever, fit perfectly and are super comfortable. Because they are so cheap, I don't even have any t-shirts anymore, just a bunch of these white shirts. However, having to fly to Sweden to pick some up is obviously not worth it (unless you're there on other business, which I often am) so I've been looking to find someone that could make shirts that are more or less exactly like these, just with a wider neck and an agreeable price tag.

    Would love to hear about your experience.
  3. tangleman

    tangleman New Member

    Oct 11, 2012

    Harvie and Hudson also do MTM shirts, at a price closer to your target range (maybe £175?). I'm a long-time, satisfied customer of their MTM shirts, and I have a similar neck/body size disparity.
  4. Geezer

    Geezer Well-Known Member

    Sep 13, 2009

    I think it's £170, a little more for some cloths. I ought to know as I had some of them about a year or so ago (and have on and off,, since the mid 90s), but can't recall the exact amount. Minimum order three. Very happy with them.

    Though, that said, I think some pretty fine bespoke (Sean O'Flynn) is still under £200/shirt, though I stand to be corrected.
  5. Noremedy

    Noremedy Active Member

    Feb 8, 2012
    Does anyone know what T&A are charging these days? I know it's 6 minimum order, but what is the price p/shirt.
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2013
  6. jtang108

    jtang108 Well-Known Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    Bay Area San Francisco
    If you are looking for MTM casual shirts (S/S polos. L/S Polos). we can help you out. www.vastrm.com
  7. kraftar

    kraftar Well-Known Member

    Jun 4, 2010

    Does anybody know if Frank Foster is still open? Email address and phone numbers no longer work. Probably means their gone but want to be sure.
  8. kraftar

    kraftar Well-Known Member

    Jun 4, 2010
    I'll assume that they're closed for good....
  9. Big Texas

    Big Texas Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2013
    You should clarify your expectations a bit. You keep saying that you "weren't blown away" by the makers you tried, but specifically what about their shirts did you find wanting?

    If you're expecting highest-end fabrics and bespoke-quality construction in the price range you specify, especially in London, you are going to be disappointed. London is a very mature market, and the price/quality ratio tends to be pretty neatly stratified (with some exceptions amongst those specific Jermyn St makers who've lowered quality in an effort to extend their brands internationally).

    Given your intended range, I would second the Harvie & Hudson recommendation made elsewhere in this thread. You won't get a top of the line shirt through their MTM program in your price tier, but you'll get very good quality for the money, and you'll be able to pick from a fairly wide array of options.
  10. phildi

    phildi Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    London, UK
    bumping this thread because I saw that "Harris and Zei" in London have an offer on Groupon for bespoke shirts at 89 pounds (normal retail price 225).
    Has anybody ever used them? According to their website, "Each garment from Harris and Zei is designed with our signature flair and modern style, then handmade in London by our savvy team of tailors and designers".

    I'm tempted to give them a try.

  11. chrisfield

    chrisfield Member

    May 18, 2015
    i agree, true bespoke comes at a price!

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