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MyTailor and TaT comparison

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by knite, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. teddieriley

    teddieriley Well-Known Member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    Why would you get brand new suits dry cleaned after just having received them?
     
  2. JLibourel

    JLibourel Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I had my suits dry cleaned. I don't understand this objection. Who doesn't get their suits dry cleaned?

    I don't. Most of my suits and jackets have never been dry cleaned. Dry cleaning of tailored garments should only be a last resort. I sure the vast majority of members of this forum would concur.


    Why on earth would you button the bottom button of a two button jacket (or a three-button, for that matter)? It's just not done. Never! I note that the button stance on both jackets seems unusually high. Did you specify that as a personal preference or what? If so, why?

    I don't mean to be coming across as harsh on you--it just seems you've got a lot to learn, and I hope this forum can help you along.
     
  3. sifl

    sifl Well-Known Member

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    Try Steven Aver next time. Hopefully you'd get a much better result.

    This is because of this type of advice that the OP is now the owner of two mediocre "MTM" suits.
     
  4. obiter dictum

    obiter dictum Well-Known Member

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    Suit critique threads are certainly for masochists. If you don't have a Brad Pitt physique and your suit doesn't fit perfectly on the first attempt, it's a complete failure. Great logic.

    I'm no expert, but they look OK to me. They would probably look better if you placed your camera higher -- low camera angles always makes things look "off".

    Possible changes to improve your look:
    * The chest on the TaT might be a little tight, as it looks like there's a some pulling on the top button.
    * Getting shirts with longer sleeves or shortening the jacket sleeves -- to show shirt cuff -- could improve the look.
    * Gaudy belts are generally frowned upon here, a new clean belt would help.
     
  5. sonlegoman

    sonlegoman Well-Known Member

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    ...are you trolling me? Yes, I buttoned both buttons on the MyTailor suit instead of leaving one undone. And yes, I bought a pair of shirts.
    Yes, I am trolling you. Sorry. But trolling you offends only one person. Butchering the English language offends us all.
    I would be happy to answer questions regarding any of these pieces, or the experience/process at MyTailor or TaT.
    Oh please, educate us, great master.
     
  6. w.o.e.is.me.

    w.o.e.is.me. Well-Known Member

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    im more offended by the Soul Patch.
     
  7. sonlegoman

    sonlegoman Well-Known Member

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    im more offended by the Soul Patch.

    Stop trolling him. He doesn't like it.
     
  8. TheWraith

    TheWraith Well-Known Member

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    This is because of this type of advice that the OP is now the owner of two mediocre "MTM" suits.

    Because he bought from two places that, as far as I can tell from this forum, continually create fairly mediocre pieces. I've been uniformly unimpressed, particularly in recent weeks, with both MyTailor and TaT. Doesn't mean all MTM is as bad. You don't tar them all as bad because some are. That's just silly.
     
  9. a-rock

    a-rock Well-Known Member

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    That's a question for Jason. I know he's on SF, perhaps he'll reply.

    I actually think the TaT isn't too bad. Some of the measurements are just off like the waist and sleeves. The jacket could be a tad longer but it's TaT after all so maybe it's ok. You went with a conservative styling though, so in that case some people find the shorter length doesn't jive with the overall proportions.

    The problem is you were off on the first suit to begin with, then asked Jason to make another suit off the initial mis-measurements.
     
  10. a-rock

    a-rock Well-Known Member

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    Because he bought from two places that, as far as I can tell from this forum, continually create fairly mediocre pieces. I've been uniformly unimpressed, particularly in recent weeks, with both MyTailor and TaT. Doesn't mean all MTM is as bad. You don't tar them all as bad because some are. That's just silly.
    In TaT's defense, the unimpressive ones are predominantly orders where the buyer clearly didn't understand the aesthetic and tried to stray too far from the intended product. If someone said they saw a bad TaT suit, I would guess that it was a solid gray or navy in conservative cut. Jason has emphasized many times that TaT isn't a tailoring shop or replica-making service.
     
  11. TheWraith

    TheWraith Well-Known Member

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    That's fair enough. There are many things to consider before embarking with online MTM.
     
  12. GBR

    GBR Well-Known Member

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    Both look pretty dreadful - don't waste your money on either.
     
  13. Newcomer

    Newcomer Well-Known Member

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    I am not exactly an expert... But they do not look right. With that said, if you are happy with them, then that is really all that matters. This is the reason I have not tried online MTM services though...

    With that said, it is what it is, and at the very least this is a learning experience.
     
  14. OyezDC

    OyezDC Well-Known Member

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    MyTailor can do a very good product, and I've used them for a dozen or so shirts and a half dozen trousers, but you need to know the limits of their service and others like it. MyTailor reps won't guide you through your choices the way a tailor should, and they don't seem to have a particularly good eye for fit. (I've marvelled at how poor their own clothes fit.) In other words, they're not true tailors, and I would never use them for a suit or odd jacket (where a good tailor is absolutely necessary).

    What MyTailor does offer is good construction of simple items (e.g., shirts and trousers) and a decent selection of fabrics. But I think you need to go in with clothes that fit very well, and basically have them copied. That's in essence what I've done, and it has worked out well.

    My advice to the OP: spend your money on a good tailor from the start. Find a recommended local tailor and have him alter some good RTW stuff to fit well, or try a truly excellent tailor like Chan (or similar) for MTM/bespoke. Once you've developed your own eye and feel for fit, you can try MyTailor or other entry-level MTM again. Yes, it will be more expensive (and time consuming) in the short run, but you'll get clothes you'll be happy wearing for as long as they last.
     
  15. benjamin831

    benjamin831 Well-Known Member

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    Try Steven Aver next time. Hopefully you'd get a much better result.

    Do you work for Steven? Seems like half your posts are about him.
     
  16. Tarmac

    Tarmac Well-Known Member

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    Whats going on with the TAT lapel/collar? Is it standing up? Is it a peak or a notch?
     
  17. Naf Nasitra

    Naf Nasitra Well-Known Member

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    Do you work for Steven? Seems like half your posts are about him.

    You noticed that too?
     
  18. TheWraith

    TheWraith Well-Known Member

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    I make plenty of other posts, particularly in the Watch and Shoe Porn threads and in the RMW thread. Steven is a friend and has supplied me an excellent suit, with more to come. I recommend his service. Nothing wrong with that. Knock off that sh!t!
     
  19. a-rock

    a-rock Well-Known Member

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    Whats going on with the TAT lapel/collar? Is it standing up? Is it a peak or a notch?

    ah you noticed the standing collar flared lapels. that's from GetSmart's new collaboration with Eric Glennie.
     
  20. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Well-Known Member

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    They seem to be made for someone of a different size.
     

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