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I need a casual white shirt.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by mattjames, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. Brian SD

    Brian SD Senior member

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    I used to spend that kind of money on shirts from the aforementioned designers, but was never completely satisfied with fit, cut, details, fabric, etc. Going custom - MTM or bespoke - was one of the best decisions I've ever done, and I suggest it highly.

    The problem with MTM / bespoke is the fabrics. I know that in theory, the bespoke makers have access to the shirt fabrics before the designers do, but Jil Sander, Margiela, HL fabrics are generally amazing and you can't really ever find them for MTM selections.
     
  2. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    That's very true. It depends what you are looking for. For standard shirts, like white ones, I've not seen any fabric by the designers that beats what can be found in books.
     
  3. gza

    gza Senior member

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    I agree with Brian, especially on Margiela, who seems to work only with unique and quality fabrics. On the other hand, I would doubt that the Costume shirts linked to above are exceptional in that regard. That said, the fit of their shirts is reliably slim.
     
  4. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Senior member

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    Try Zara. Cheap. Slim fitting.
     
  5. mattjames

    mattjames Senior member

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    Pardon my ignorance but I don't have a clue what that means.
     
  6. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    MTM = made to measure - a stock (i.e. existing) pattern is tweaked for a better fit for you.

    Bespoke = a pattern is cut from scratch using your measurements.
     
  7. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Senior member

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    I used to spend that kind of money on shirts from the aforementioned designers, but was never completely satisfied with fit, cut, details, fabric, etc. Going custom - MTM or bespoke - was one of the best decisions I've ever done, and I suggest it highly.
    whoopee, what tailor do you use in town? Or is this one of those fashion secrets that is never shared? My morphology is unique and I rarely fit into anything off the rack. Thanks.
     
  8. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    I've no experience with local shirtmakers. Centofanti's shop does shirts, as do Barton & Donaldson and I think someone named Harris. I believe another forum member has posted his experiences with the latter.
     
  9. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Senior member

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    I know, I will use the search function! ::light bulb::
     
  10. StevenRocks

    StevenRocks Senior member

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    How about Steven Alan?
     
  11. gusgusterson

    gusgusterson Senior member

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    Band of Outsiders, Obedient Sons, and Groupe 16sur20 also make slim fit shirts in the order of about $150 (retail) that would fit this bill.

    I second Seize sur Vingt (www.16sur20.com). They fit me well and seem to be of good quality. I tend to destroy shirts, so I also like to have a few $9.90 H&M slim fit poly/cotton shirts on hand for summer.
     

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