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Best Made to Measure/Bespoke Option in Alberta (Harry Rosen, Henry Singer, Holt Renfrew, ?)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by primetimeseano, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. primetimeseano

    primetimeseano Senior member

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    Which travelling tailor was it? Maxwell's is coming to town in a week and I was thinking about ordering some shirts. I bought some a couple of years ago and while the fit isn't what it should be, they've held up well and the price was right.
     
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    It was MyTailor. I'm going to try LeeBaron next.
     
  3. primetimeseano

    primetimeseano Senior member

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    Would you agree that finding a good offshore tailor is the best way to go on shirts? It seems like the only other option for getting a solid fit would be to pay hundreds of dollars per shirt locally.
     
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    bertie Senior member

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    Yes I think so. Umberto has a shirt service and they use pretty good fabric but the prices start at $200. I have tried it once and the result was very good but that is a bit more than I want to spend on workhorse shirts. I use CEGO and Carl makes a great shirt assuming you can get fitted in person but the long distance complicates things. I've also tried Jantzen and the price is great at about $45 but the fabrics are hit and miss. Reviews for LeeBaron seem pretty good and they do CMT (unlike Jantzen). My plan is to order some Acorn fabric and send to LeeBaron with a sample shirt that fits well.
     
  5. FidelCashflow

    FidelCashflow Senior member

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    I would recommend getting a MTM Samuelsohn suit from Harry Rosen.

    I tried Maxwell once - worst fitting suit I had ever had - the second I tried it on out of the box I knew I made a huge mistake. I would never do business with them again.
     
  6. primetimeseano

    primetimeseano Senior member

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    I just got my stuff from Maxwell's. Epic fail. I'm currently trying to salvage something wearable out of the fiasco. Here's the email I sent them:

    They've since referred me to their local tailor. We'll see how that goes. Worst-case scenario, I return everything and charge it back on my credit card.
     
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    A Canuker Senior member

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    This was a sad but foreseeable end to the thread.
     
  8. primetimeseano

    primetimeseano Senior member

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    To make a long story short, I ended up having the shirts remade (for free) with some modifications to the collar, length and waist measurements. I then took advantage of the free tailoring again to have the arms slimmed a bit and the torso slimmed more. The end result is actually pretty decent. I may even order from them again.
     

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