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Modern Tailor.com review - my experience

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by shazeh, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. phxlawstudent

    phxlawstudent Well-Known Member

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    I've managed to get some credit from on my first order when I showed them that my shirts wasn't made to the way it should be.... You might want to try that.

    I've thought about that, but... would I even bother to order from them again? The jury is still out on that one. I'm going to wait for my propercloth order to come in.
     
  2. M.D.

    M.D. Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I would like to try-out this Moderntailor service. Perhaps any of you have a 20$-voucher lying around? [​IMG]
     
  3. columbia92

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    dv_indian Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I would like to try-out this Moderntailor service. Perhaps any of you have a 20$-voucher lying around? [​IMG]

    M.D. - check your PM. I sent you a $20 off coupon.
     
  5. chris00710

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    Any chance that someone could PM me a $20 off coupon as well? Thanks!
     
  6. LawrenceUK

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    Seeing these collars has put me totally off - they need to sort them out!!!!
     
  7. columbia92

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    I think Modern Tailor is getting better and better, however; they need more collar selections. It seems as if all the collars are simple variations of the same cut. I have e-amiled them about increasing the size of their collar selection, adding collars with smaller points that are not as high. They returned my e-mail stating that they are planning on adding a vast amount of options in 2010. A few days later, they added fabric that's $199.

    I just saw the $199 fabric on their website. Those fabrics looks nice but are they really worth the money??? I definitely would not recommend normal people to buy those fabric unless they really got the size/fitting/style really nailed down and know what they're doing but even then??
     
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    I just saw the $199 fabric on their website. Those fabrics looks nice but are they really worth the money??? I definitely would not recommend normal people to buy those fabric unless they really got the size/fitting/style really nailed down and know what they're doing but even then??

    I'm not going to pay $200 for a shirt made in China.
     
  9. musicguy

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    It's $200 because it's Testa fabric.
     
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    hi, i am a new poster (though i have lurked off and on over the years, in fact, i think i know a few posters here...)

    i checked the moderntailor site and found a red check pattern which i like... seems their options are ok, though they don't have a back pleat style which i like, and they seem to offer button only cuffs.

    if anyone could offer a $20 discount i would appreciate it, as i am interested in trying their order service. without the $20 offer i am not so sure if i'll try it.
     
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    I just saw the $199 fabric on their website. Those fabrics looks nice but are they really worth the money??? I definitely would not recommend normal people to buy those fabric unless they really got the size/fitting/style really nailed down and know what they're doing but even then??


    yeah, i was thinking the same; the $199 fabrics seem to be the best patterns that they have.

    honestly, their lack of options leave a lot to be desired. i just ordered two shirts at a department store in japan, with much more options and better tailoring, at around $120 (just simple patterns, however. the good stuff was burberry, aquascutum, etc; i went for house fabric which was on sale).

    i am interested in ordering a shirt from these guys, but i don't think it's worth it if the total amounts to over $55, as the best you can do on there is way too generic. i can get a shirt from my friend's shop at that price, which beats these designs in just about every way (except the shoulders, as i have very broad shoulders...)
     
  12. jobro

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    i checked the moderntailor site and found a red check pattern which i like... seems their options are ok, though they don't have a back pleat style which i like, and they seem to offer button only cuffs.
    I dont know where you sourced your information from however hey do offer the following range of cuffs and backs: Round cut Cut corner Square Convertible French square (Button-less) French round (Button-less) There is also the option to make the cuffs white i.e contrast. The following backs available are: Plain \t Darts \t Side pleats Box pleats
     
  13. columbia92

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    yeah, i was thinking the same; the $199 fabrics seem to be the best patterns that they have.

    honestly, their lack of options leave a lot to be desired. i just ordered two shirts at a department store in japan, with much more options and better tailoring, at around $120 (just simple patterns, however. the good stuff was burberry, aquascutum, etc; i went for house fabric which was on sale).


    MTM shirts/suits are not for everyone. It does take a bit of experiment and tweaking to get it perfect but the benefit is that you can buy shirts exactly the way you like it every time after get nail down the style, fit and fabric. The way I look at it, I'm establish a lifetime relationship with a business that can deliver what I want at a reasonable price. There are so many options and choices that goes into a shirts design it's impossible to make all the options available for people to choose from and to satisfy everybody's need. I just send them photo of the shirts and the designed I liked even though the option was not listed on the website, and that worked out well for me.
     
  14. columbia92

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    It's $200 because it's Testa fabric.

    Please forgive me for my ignorance.. What makes testa fabric so special that it costs $199?
     
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    Please forgive me for my ignorance.. What makes testa fabric so special that it costs $199?

    Not sure, but I was just pointing out that ModernTailor isn't raising the price for a cheap fabric. Testa is expenive. Here's their website: http://www.testaspa.com/
     
  16. hiisociety

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    Someone please send me a $20 off coupon, would love to give MT a try.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  17. somatoform

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    MTM shirts/suits are not for everyone. It does take a bit of experiment and tweaking to get it perfect

    I aggree to some extent but I wonder if this apologises too much for the tailor.

    I have a $20 coupon for MT and was planning on using it for a shirt - total cost with shipping minus $20 would be like just under $50 or something.

    But from what I've seen on this thread even $50 would me too much for a mtm shirt that the tailor is not doing right, unless the posters are really fugging up their measurements.

    As long as MT gives me a shirt that measures 25p2p, 20-21 across shoulders, and a BD that is no more than 2.5 inches to the point, there should be no problem, BUT I'm not convinced that they are capable of doing it, for whatever reason.
     
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    I aggree to some extent but I wonder if this apologises too much for the tailor.

    I have a $20 coupon for MT and was planning on using it for a shirt - total cost with shipping minus $20 would be like just under $50 or something.

    But from what I've seen on this thread even $50 would me too much for a mtm shirt that the tailor is not doing right, unless the posters are really fugging up their measurements.

    As long as MT gives me a shirt that measures 25p2p, 20-21 across shoulders, and a BD that is no more than 2.5 inches to the point, there should be no problem, BUT I'm not convinced that they are capable of doing it, for whatever reason.


    I fugged up my measurements... [​IMG]
     
  19. jobro

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    I aggree to some extent but I wonder if this apologises too much for the tailor.

    I have a $20 coupon for MT and was planning on using it for a shirt - total cost with shipping minus $20 would be like just under $50 or something.

    But from what I've seen on this thread even $50 would me too much for a mtm shirt that the tailor is not doing right, unless the posters are really fugging up their measurements.

    As long as MT gives me a shirt that measures 25p2p, 20-21 across shoulders, and a BD that is no more than 2.5 inches to the point, there should be no problem, BUT I'm not convinced that they are capable of doing it, for whatever reason.


    I suggest taking measurements from one of your own shirts (more than shoulders and pit to pit), tell them how you like your button down and if you believe they haven't made the order correctly, notify them and they will ask you what sort of compensation you want to see. They have excellent customer service.
     
  20. columbia92

    columbia92 Well-Known Member

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    I aggree to some extent but I wonder if this apologises too much for the tailor.

    I have a $20 coupon for MT and was planning on using it for a shirt - total cost with shipping minus $20 would be like just under $50 or something.

    But from what I've seen on this thread even $50 would me too much for a mtm shirt that the tailor is not doing right, unless the posters are really fugging up their measurements.

    As long as MT gives me a shirt that measures 25p2p, 20-21 across shoulders, and a BD that is no more than 2.5 inches to the point, there should be no problem, BUT I'm not convinced that they are capable of doing it, for whatever reason.


    Moderntailor is in the business of MTM. If they don't manage to make their clothe to their customer's specification, they wouldn't be in business for very long. The sizing issue relates, in my opinion, mostly to difference in how measure is taken as supposed to how it should be taken as well as individual style/taste difference in how they want the clothe to fit...
     

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