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Hallmarks of a MTM Shirt?

Daniel W

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I live in Italy, and usually purchase ready made shirts, especially Burini or Finamore. I found a local shirtmaker, and I'd like to have a custom shirt made. If he's able to really make it well, and gets it to fit considerably better than my RTW's, I might have him make 6 or 12. His fabrics are as nice as used by Burini, and he'll assuredly create a better fitting shirt.

What are the charactristics that I should ask for before I pull the proverbial trigger? The shirts are approximately 130 Euro ($175.00 U.S.) each depending on the fabrics. I might add that he uses thick MOP buttons, the botton holes are machine created, and are exceptionally well made. Besides the obvious non fused collars, can you give me a list of musts?

Thanks a lot for your help!
 

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The only recommendation I can make is that reinforced gussets are kinda silly and you don't need them if your maker asks to charge more for them. It would probably be a good idea to ask how close to the body he is going to make the shirt. All in all, it's really your choice. Have fun!
 

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Originally Posted by scurvyfreedman
True split yoke.

Much of the rest is just style choices.


Musicguy -- I agree about the gussets; thanks!



Thanks!
 

Nicola

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Originally Posted by musicguy
. It would probably be a good idea to ask how close to the body he is going to make the shirt. All in all, it's really your choice. Have fun!

All the Italian shops I've popped into give a choice. In extreme they'll even use materials that are not 100% cotton if you really want skin tight. Or they'll happily go the other way and make a "classic" cut.

Daniel depends on what you want. Collar type etc are all up to you.

http://www.belisariocamicie.it/it/camicie/build

Play around with that. They describe the various choices. Then discuss it with your shop.
 

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