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Another MTM Critique

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

  1. Abecon

    Abecon Member

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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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  2. scongly

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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.
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. 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.
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  5. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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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  6. 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.
     
  7. Lucan

    Lucan Senior member

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

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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.
     
  9. IrateCustomer

    IrateCustomer Senior member

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

    VinnyMac Senior member

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

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    Actually, shoulders sloping forward due to computer use was noted in the last century.

    As for the shirt, a slightly lower collar (shorter neck) would make the shoulders seem less sloping.
     
  12. Abecon

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    Thanks for the replies. I am going to have to look into this sloping shoulder. The there is no doubt that the forward sloping is a result of my computer usage.

    The shirt is from Modern Tailor, and as far as the base pattern thing, is the problem that it doesn't line up? If it is, for me i think the extensive catalogue of fabrics make up for it as I didn't even notice it.

    Unfortunately for the collars on MT, there is no shorter back hight for the spread collar. I would have to go to the classic small.
     

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