Good Shirtmaker in NYC?

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  1. davidsj

    davidsj Senior member

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    Hi, I'm looking for a place that will make some nice shirts for around $100/shirt in New York City. Does anyone know of a good place?
     
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    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    Hi, I'm looking for a place that will make some nice shirts for around $100/shirt in New York City. Does anyone know of a good place?
    I didnt realize one could get nice ready to wear shirts for $100 in NYC.
     
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    davidsj Senior member

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    Perhaps I've been spoiled by shirtmakers in Hong Kong. What can I get for $100?
     
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    NH_Clark Senior member

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    CEGO

    http://www.cego.com/

    the principal is a member here on SF. His handle is shirtmaven. Do a search on SF for CEGO and you'll see that he is known for quality.
     
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    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    bobdobalina Senior member

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    To be fair, I couldn't tell a "good" shirt from a "great" shirt but as far as I can tell, CEGO is quite good. The shirts fit me perfectly and they have thus far survived quite a few launderings.
     
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    is it mtm or bespoke?
     
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    mack11211 Senior member

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    some are just weird old fabrics that were bought inexpensively.
    That's selling it!
     
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    randallr Senior member

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    That's selling it!

    lol
     
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    I have about 10 fabrics at my opening price point of $95. some are Ok and some are just weird old fabrics that were bought inexpensively.
    Classic. I love this. If a customer were to move up to around $125, wouldn't they have a better selection? That's not much of a premium to pay for some fabric choice. Under $100, I think you're looking at Chinese/Hong Kong MTM places, where the quality and fit will not be as good as at CEGO, I'm sure.
     
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    I love my CEGO OCBDs. Low 3 figures, but not sub $100.
     
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    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have seen shirts from many of the HK shirtmakers, quality is pretty standard and well made. the lower priced shirtmakers cheat on buttons and fusing and of course offer questionable chinese made fabrics.

    In my line, The low priced fabrics are bought and held by the factory in Jersey. there are some 80/2 pinpoint fancies as well as some 50/1 pima cotton. again not awful fabric but not for everyones taste.
    but a basic blue or white shirt in broacloth, oxford or pinpoint oxford runs around $110

    CCVLE, stop worrying about the term MTM or bespoke.
    If you want a real paper pattern made in my on site workroom, you can expect to pay a minimum of $175 for the same pinpoint fabric and there is a five shirt minimum.
    Carl
     
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    I have shirts from CEGO ranging from about $120 to about $225. There is a clear difference in fabric quality, but the great thing about Carl is that the fit is the same and you get the same service whether you are a rich guy or a working stiff.

    Wouldn't get my shirts anywhere else (and haven't since the first time I went into his shop)
     
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    I have seen shirts from many of the HK shirtmakers, quality is pretty standard and well made. the lower priced shirtmakers cheat on buttons and fusing and of course offer questionable chinese made fabrics.

    In my line, The low priced fabrics are bought and held by the factory in Jersey. there are some 80/2 pinpoint fancies as well as some 50/1 pima cotton. again not awful fabric but not for everyones taste.
    but a basic blue or white shirt in broacloth, oxford or pinpoint oxford runs around $110

    CCVLE, stop worrying about the term MTM or bespoke.
    If you want a real paper pattern made in my on site workroom, you can expect to pay a minimum of $175 for the same pinpoint fabric and there is a five shirt minimum.
    Carl

    what kind of threadcount do you imagine the average Jos A Bank shirt is?
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion, I'll definitely check this place out.
     

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