Barton & Donaldson Custom Shirts?

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  1. Panzeraxe II

    Panzeraxe II Senior member

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    Does anyone have first-hand experience with B&D in Philly? I know a few people have posted on the firm in the past, but have yet to hear from someone who has had shirts made himself.

    Thanks,
    Panzer
     


  2. rajesh06

    rajesh06 Senior member

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    Does anyone have first-hand experience with B&D in Philly? I know a few people have posted on the firm in the past, but have yet to hear from someone who has had shirts made himself.

    Thanks,
    Panzer


    I have had 11 shirts made from B&D (in 2005 and 2006) and waiting to pick up 4 more (ordered about 4 weeks ago). I had one shirt that shrunk a bit more than the others. They were able to do some things to extend the sleeves (for free).

    I like the shirts and they have held up well. I probably went too conservative in 2005/6 and the styling on these shirts looks a bit dated now - but that is more my fault than theirs.

    The service is fantastic. Do you have any specific concerns / questions?
     


  3. username79

    username79 Senior member

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    I have no experience with B&D. However, if you are in the area, you should try Ray's Custom Shirts in the suburbs. He does impeccable work and the shirts are fully bespoke. I only used Ray once because he has strong preferences for fit and for stiff interlinings which conflicted with mine. If his coincide with your tastes you might be quite happy with him.
     


  4. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Panzer
    what is wrong with the other 12 shirtmakers you have been to.

    Barton and donaldson have been in business for at least 30-40 years.
    I thing Donaldson is the partner that is running the business. Nice fellow.
    they are considered the top end shirtmaker in Phila.
     


  5. JT82

    JT82 Senior member

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    ^ +1

    Panzer, are you on a quest to try, and ultimately be dissatisfied with, every shirtmaker on the planet?
     


  6. Panzeraxe II

    Panzeraxe II Senior member

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    Panzer
    what is wrong with the other 12 shirtmakers you have been to.

    Barton and donaldson have been in business for at least 30-40 years.
    I thing Donaldson is the partner that is running the business. Nice fellow.
    they are considered the top end shirtmaker in Phila.


    Sigh. Save your snarky comments for AAAC where the moderator is your buddy.

    I am asking for a friend of mine who has recently moved to the Philly area.
     


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