CT, TM Lewin or Modern Tailor?

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  1. Valor

    Valor Senior member

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    So CT has a decent sale for 40$ per shirt, Lewin also has a sale for about 40$ a shirt and Modern Tailor is in the same price range, which is best and is there a place to buy Lewin shirts in New York or is it only online ordering?

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  2. zizou

    zizou Well-Known Member

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    there's a good thread that's active now about english stores and shirts.

    i've bought CT slim shirts in the past and returned it because i didn't like the fit.

    if i was going to buy new shirts now, i'm thinking of going the moderntailor route.
     


  3. alliswell

    alliswell Senior member

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    TM Lewin if the fit works for you.
     


  4. phxlawstudent

    phxlawstudent Senior member

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    I'm fairly certain that the English rtws will have better fabric than $40 MT shirts. Also, MT seems to charge a flat $10 shipping fee per shirt. So basically add $10 to the price tag. Although, they do give you free ties.
     


  5. jblazing

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    CT. I love their slim fit line, it really fits me well. Also, I had a CT shirt from ~4 years ago, and just took it to the tailor to make it slim fit (I stupidly ordered classic fit). The tailor really liked the fabric and shirt (if that means anything at all).

    I think it comes down to how TML or CT shirts fit you. I think there is a thread that describes this, but generally the TML slim fit shirts are a little more slim. Maybe, you can buy 1 of each and decide that way (return the other). I don't know much about Modern Tailor, but am scared of taking my own measurements and don't want to deal with adjustments after the fact.
     


  6. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos In Time Out

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    I'd be pretty scared of whatever fabric you're getting on a $40 shirt from a place like MT.

    Of the three listed, TM Lewin is a bit above CT in terms of quality. For a slightly higher price, you can get H&H, which is much better than either of them.
     


  7. dv_indian

    dv_indian Senior member

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    Modern Tailor's basic shirts start at $39.99. Add $10 for shipping and $5 for monogram and the cost adds up to $55. Without the $20 coupon to subsidize the purchase, their prices aren't that cheap.
     


  8. ThisFlyGuy

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    i'd choose moderntailor just because they have excellent customer service.
    should any problem arise, they're quick to take care of it.......
    i'm about to order my third shirt with them (thats just this month)
     


  9. jobro

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    Modern Tailor - Choose fabrics from the weekly sales, add to cart and then wait for next weeks fabric sale (or even request it go on sale next week) then ship them all at once. You retain the discounted fabric if you add it to cart.
     


  10. phxlawstudent

    phxlawstudent Senior member

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    Modern Tailor - Choose fabrics from the weekly sales, add to cart and then wait for next weeks fabric sale (or even request it go on sale next week) then ship them all at once. You retain the discounted fabric if you add it to cart.

    Always wondered about that. But whenever I get to next week, I realize that I really don't want last week's fabric after all.

    But agreed. When on sale, MT is hard to beat. But the Alumo or Testa fabrics never go on sale.... :\\
     


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    Harvie Hudson looks nice, but their shipping price is kinda ridiculous.
     


  12. columbia92

    columbia92 Well-Known Member

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    I'm a big fan of modern tailor. With the weekly sales, MT offers best quality, selection and fit for the money. They now have close to 800 different style of ties, 700 fabrics and over 50 non-iron fabrics to pick from.
     


  13. Narwhale

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    I tried to take advantage of the 4/$160 offer at TM Lewin last week, but they said there was a high frequency of fraud from my area and they wouldn't send out my order unless I sent them a copy of my bank statement. Good luck with that corporate policy...
     


  14. Philip1978

    Philip1978 Senior member

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    I tried to take advantage of the 4/$160 offer at TM Lewin last week, but they said there was a high frequency of fraud from my area and they wouldn't send out my order unless I sent them a copy of my bank statement. Good luck with that corporate policy...

    I didn't have any issue. Maybe you should move......................
     


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    I tried to take advantage of the 4/$160 offer at TM Lewin last week, but they said there was a high frequency of fraud from my area and they wouldn't send out my order unless I sent them a copy of my bank statement. Good luck with that corporate policy...

    Must be those white collared criminals.
     


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