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Another MTM Critique

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Abecon, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. Threadbearer

    Threadbearer Senior member

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    Good man.



    I say no, unless you feel too much pulling at the shoulders when you reach forward as if to hug someone. As long as it's not inhibiting your range of motion too much, then this is a matter of personal preference. Personally, I think a narrowish yoke makes the wearer look muscular and the shirt look trim and well-tailored. But there are many here who will disagree.
     


  2. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    do not wash your shirt in hot and then put it in a hot dryer.

    i would bet that the cuffs on your shirt shrunk at least 1/2" or more

    your posture can be adjusted. I am not a physical therapist or a yoga instructor
    you need to pullyour shoulders back

    the main changes
    are add to the yoke
    the chest
    you can leave the waist alone
    but add to the hip
     


  3. wqvong

    wqvong Senior member

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    I am curious, why would changing the Yoke make it more comfortable? Increasing the length.

    Thanks
     


  4. Abecon

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    I washed them like that to realize the most they would likely ever shrink. I realize this throws off the measurements a little, but I would rather have measurements be a little too big, than a little too small. But maybe I shouldn't have gone to that extreme. As for my posture, maybe it is the pictures or something, but they look pretty normal in real life...I think. Other than that, thanks for all the comments. I will be adding a bit to the yoke, make the cuffs larger, wont be adding much to the sleeve because the yoke and cuff, and adding about half an inch on my chest and hip.

    Last question. Darts- Yes or No?

    This forum is awesome. Thanks for the help.
     


  5. lostron

    lostron Senior member

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    overall the fit is good but I think a little too tight though the chest, shoulders, and waist. However, for a mtm shirt, it should be better. I think there might a lot of rtw shirt that will fit you well.. Try some of the UK or European brands.
     


  6. Abecon

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    Pretty tough to find UK or Euro brands in Regina Saskatchewan. I have tried Boss Black 15" collar shirts, they fit well except for the neck, and the 15.5" collars were too big.
     
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    Hmmm...seems that there are a few more mens shops in Regina now since I was there last...and seem to have a few more specialty stores with higher 'level' brands. If you get a chance...try Eton...I like them better than Boss Black fit wise. Alas, I'm cursed with a bigger neck and short arms...meaning tough to find shirts non MTM that fit super nicely.
     


  8. Abecon

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    I had no luck finding any shirts in my price range that fit at Colin O'Brians. Plus, I like shirts without a pocket so that added to the challenge. I ordered new shirts from MT so hopefully they fit.
     


  9. Abecon

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    UPDATE: Well this is my 3rd MTM shirt. I want to get some opinions on the fit before I keep ordering more. Everything seems good, except the crinkling in the front of the shirt, below the armhole. I'm not too sure what the fix would be, but either way i am pretty satisfied with the fit.

    Feedback always appreciated.
    Thanks


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  10. a tailor

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    have you had them slope the shoulders yet?
    they could slope a bit more, 1/2".

    you have a right low shoulder. tell them by how much.
    to learn to measure the low shoulder.
    go to tutorials click on "do i have a low shoulder".

    when you order next give them this information.
    and send them the front view picture.

    and please stop flapping your arms
    you cant fly. i tried also and to no avail.
     
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  11. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    much better.

    you have sloping shoulders as noted.

    what company is making this shirt.
    they have a problem with their base pattern.
    they have to make some adjustments to the pattern
    where the yoke meets the shirt front by the neck.

    I am seeing this more and more with younger customers.
    shoulders are pointing forward due to constant computer use.

    some mtm on line shirtmakers have improved this.
    but I have seen this from several popular companies.
     


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    A fascinating observation, and I was just worried about my eyes.
     


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    I recognize the measurement template he posted and the exact same problem with the base pattern at the yoke/neck that you have just mentioned, It's definitely Modern Tailor. For this reason as well as their arm design I'm going to be trying a different maker for my own MTM shirts in the future.

    You're not kidding about the sloping shoulders from computer use, it's going to be an epidemic with the next generation I bet. I too had this problem a couple years back but have been working to fix it.
     


  14. IrateCustomer

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    Confirming this is from Modern Tailor. He said as much in one of his posts.
     


  15. VinnyMac

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    I like their suits, but I haven't tried their shirts.
     


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