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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

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    Yeah, online MTM tailors are a dime a dozen. I only listed the ones that I've heard (and used myself that) are good. Pernac, for example, you can get measured at various locales within Australia (don't think WA, though, and their prices vary depending on the fabric, naturally). I haven't listed Modern Tailor or Indochino, for example, as they appear to get more things wrong than right. But those listed are probably the safest bets in regards to online MTM. Again, it's probably best to use those if you're located in such an area that makes face-to-face tailoring difficult or impossible. And remember, it's trial and error even with in-person MTM/bespoke, especially the first time around. Perfection (or even close to that) takes time and work to achieve.
     
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  2. Romp

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    yeah I dont know if im a fan of the measure yourself online ordered MTM suits. Instead of a $400 cheapie online id rather pay double for a suit measured and can meet the person etc. Guess its a balance between quality and price
     


  3. JimmyHoffa

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    Where can you get an $800 MTM suit where you meet the maker in person?
     


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    +1 Pernac are not in the same league as PJ.
     


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    Normally a SW&D guy but I've got a wedding coming up so I grabbed a new tie from Henry Carter.

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    Loving that grenadine texture.
     


  6. TehBunny

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    Thinking of getting a shirt from Luxire; I know nothing about them other then my cousin said they were good :)
    After a quick browse through their website I thin I'll go with something cheap: a windowpane check oxford cloth shirt http://custom.luxire.com/collections/oxford/products/red-blue-windowpane-checks-oxford

    This is my first (potential) MTM venture :)
    Just wondering if anyone has any experience with them and how do the measurements go? (I am on the chubby side :) Should I go up a bit in the chest or waist? Also is the price really that cheap ($60) and how much did the total cost take up for you (shipping etc.)

    Thanks
    P.S. feel free to ask for more details :)
     


  7. lachyzee

    lachyzee Senior member

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    I have a swatch of that cloth. It will be part of my next order, it's really nice. More suited to BD collar IMO. Perfect for summer.

    In my experience, Luxire has no measurement variation. It will come exactly as ordered. So no need to give yourself any "leeway" anywhere. Just get a shirt that fits you well and measure it carefully. If you want anything special be as descriptive, scientific and accurate as possible. If you don't have a well fitting shirt already, take the best one to a tailor and get it darted and altered anywhere else it needs it, then use those measurements (forgetting that the darts are there).

    As far as cuff goes, I believe they measure from middle of buttonhole to the middle of the other buttonhole (unlike some other MTMs who go from the start of each buttonhole). Didn't know this and it made the cuffs on my first shirt a bit tight - that's the only measurement quirk I noted.

    I am receiving 3 more shirts from them tomorrow so might have some more comments then.

    Shipping is free over $100. Personally, though, I would just order one $60 shirt, eat the $20 shipping fee, expect that the first shirt will be imperfect in some way and then place a larger order next time with a few tweaks.
     
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  8. Romp

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    the sky blue dobby twill is nice... i much prefer icey blue vs duller darker blues
     


  9. TehBunny

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    I was thinking of going to the tailors to get myself measured; and wondering if I get my 'pure' body measurements from a tailor will the shirt fit like something from underarmour? :p
    P.S. My shirts aren't exactly well fitting T_T so nothing to go off
     
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  10. lachyzee

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    Don't go off body measurements, never a good idea. Get yourself a shirt as I said.
     


  11. Prof. B. Bear

    Prof. B. Bear Senior member

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    It wont.


    Where abouts can I get an MTM half canvassed suit that's been measured by someone experienced who I can meet with on a regular basis for $800 in Australia?
     
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    As a tangent to the shirt MTM discussions, are most of us wearing semi-spread collars?
     


  13. Plestor

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    Dunno if you have nothing in the ball park most places will do a reasonable interpretation of body measurements as long as they are acurate... No comment on the company itself however.
     


  14. lachyzee

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    True, but everyone's idea of a "well-fitting shirt" is different. Some like them fairly form fitting, others prefer more room in various places etc. Just look at the incredible variety in the fits posted on WAYWT. If you simply give an MTM operation your body measurements, you're leaving it completely up to their interpretation, other than using imprecise words like "slim fit". If you take a shirt to a tailor, you can pretty much get it to fit how you would like.

    But if you can't be bothered, then its definitely better than just guessing.
     
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  15. Journeyman

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    For $100 more, you can get precisely that from Deer Style in Brisbane.
     


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