Commisioned my first MTM shirt today here at the local tailor I found. In order to avoid the baggy look I said to the tailor to make it without pleats. Got the email few minutes ago about the pleats - whether I meant back or sleeve pleats? I don't know what they mean by that (the sleeve pleats). An explanation/help would be appreciated Well there can be pleats in both places normally. The back pleats can go away for sure, but I have never seen (or noticed) a shirt that didn't have sleeve pleats. Sleeve pleats can look a little messy so it would be interesting to see how a shirt turned out that didn't have any.