Freddy Vandecasteele in Los Angeles has been mentioned on a couple of SF threads, so I recently visited him to have some shirts made. I highly recommend him to SF'ers in the LA area, for those looking for bespoke/MTM shirts. I went in for measurements, and selected one of his many fabrics. In a few days, he made a "fitting" shirt, which I came in and tried on. He looks at it, determines how much fabric to take in, then he does some alterations. The total turnaround time was just over a week, from the initial measurements to the final shirt. The first shirt, a light purple button down collar with blue windowpane pattern, is a little too tight in the chest, but otherwise very nice looking and fits well. I've ordered a blue/white striped shirt w/ a straight collar, and asked for the next one to be loosened up a bit in the chest. When I get it, I'll post some more notes and maybe some pictures (if I can figure out how to shrink the photos from my camera down to an acceptable size for the forum). This was my first time ordering custom shirts. Freddy is a pleasure to work with, and I will probably order more. At one time in my life, I would have told you I would never pay $150+ for a shirt. Today, my budget will only allow me to order a few shirts, but I think it's worth it to have a few nice shirts that fit really well. I've always had problems with the fit of OTR shirts, and I need to wear dress shirts to work every day. I'm glad there is a local option for me, as I would be nervous taking my own measurements and ordering online.