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I just won a Tom James custom shirt on eBay for $34.

It is a part of Oxxford as far as I understand. Is it worth the $34? Ad said it is a $225 shirt... not sure I believe it's quite that high.

Good buy?
 

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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo
I just won a Tom James custom shirt on eBay for $34.

It is a part of Oxxford as far as I understand. Is it worth the $34? Ad said it is a $225 shirt... not sure I believe it's quite that high.

Good buy?


If you mean a new shirt that that will make for you, yes good deal. If yuo mean a used shirt that was made for someone else, not so good.
 

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Originally Posted by edmorel
If you mean a new shirt that that will make for you, yes good deal. If yuo mean a used shirt that was made for someone else, not so good.

It says it's new, and it's my size.
 

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Buying custom or mtm shirts secondhand is risky unless you get many measurements.

This was made for a particular person who is not you.

'Size' for most people means only neck and sleeve length, when it comes to shirts. But the measures that make a shirt fit well or badly are many, many more.
 

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Originally Posted by mack11211
Buying custom or mtm shirts secondhand is risky unless you get many measurements.

This was made for a particular person who is not you.

'Size' for most people means only neck and sleeve length, when it comes to shirts. But the measures that make a shirt fit well or badly are many, many more.


D'oh. Can I ask the seller to re-list? Is that in poor form?
 

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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo
D'oh. Can I ask the seller to re-list? Is that in poor form?

You can ask. It would be poor form.

Regards.
 

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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo
Looks like it...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...3AIT&viewitem=


Well, it's not new and it looks to be MTM. Measurements seem normal, if a bit baggy in the chest, for a 16.5. As long as the sleeves fit, they seem an inch or two smaller than normal, I wouldn't worry about it. You did not get snookered, but I wouldn't call this a great deal.
 

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Originally Posted by chorse123
No. You bought a shirt custom made for someone else. Bad buy.

I don't know that it's any worse than buying OTR. After all, an OTR shirt is essentially a custom shirt made for nobody, whose only identifying measurements are neck circumference and sleeve length. There's no reason why the dimensions of an average OTR shirt should fit him more closely than someone else's MTM.
 

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Originally Posted by chorse123
Less risk, I should think.

I guess that's true, in the sense that you can know more or less that a BB OTR shirt is blousy and certain other shirts will be slimmer. In any event, with measurements listed in the auction, one can take into account those details and ascertain fit (discounting, of course, finer points such as shoulder shape and sleeve pitch).

My only point, to which I would guess you'd agree, is that there's nothing inherently problematic about buying someone else's MTM -- as long as there are enough details to ascertain things like sleeve length, chest circumference, etc.
 

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