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I need input on my first MTM slim fit shirt.

Surreal

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So I ordered a white test shirt for 20 bucks from moderntailor.com.

I tried to design this shirt to be wearable untucked as well as tucked and to be a slim fitting one.

So far personally the only problem I see is that maybe I could add darts on the back and the remove a couple of cm's from the lowest point around the legs (circumference wise) as well as biceps/arms.

Other than that I think the fit is best that I have had so far. However, I'd like my next shirts to be of a material that is not so raunchy and much smoother. Maybe I should choose a twill texture?

Disregard the low quality of the material, it's a test shirt. The main issue here is fit.

Thank you guys.

 

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A little too wide in the shoulders. Sleeves are definitely too big, possibly a bit too long. Can't really tell about the torso because it looks like you have all the excess fabric pulled back. If you want a shirt to have a slim fit and look clean, with your build, it will need darts
 

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I just tried the shirt on again to check and the shoulders are just at the right point. I think it might seem that they are a bit off because of my build and because the sleeves are so wide. I might add a kilo or two of muscle in the following months, so I think the shoulders will be just right. But everything else - yes, adjustments need to be made.

I added a pic I think of sending them as a reference for my next shirt with the same measurements. What do you think? The armhole must remain the same size though, if it is reduced a bit I might have problem moving arms, at least it feels like it, since my upper back is quite wide.

I added the things that should be changed in red:
 

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Maybe your posture is wierd or the shirt is hanging wierd in one of the pics but the left shoulder seam is definitely sagging. Higher armholes can give you more mobility. The explanation is a little long and I'm tired but trust me here. Its hard to tell what's going on with yours in the pics because your arms are at your side. Other than that, yeah, a little less faric in the torso and arms would work wonders.
 

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Here are slightly better pics with the lower hem taken in to give the shirt a straighter look.

I also added the sizing I used when ordering, so maybe you can recommend me how to alter the measurements for the next order.


 

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you need to raise the armhole a lot. it will help with your mobility and slim the sleeve at the same time.
 

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Originally Posted by ClambakeSkate
you need to raise the armhole a lot. it will help with your mobility and slim the sleeve at the same time.

How to do that? I can only give them the measurements. Should I reduce shoulder length?
 

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Originally Posted by Surreal
How to do that? I can only give them the measurements. Should I reduce shoulder length?

are you basing your MTM on a shirt that you own already and like the fit? Or is it totally from scratch?

I would say to measure the armhole and bicep of a shirt that you like the fit of and see how those compare to the MTM.
 

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do that by reducing the armhole measurement. i can't tell you what to reduce it to, though.
 

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No, I used body measurements and had them taken by a person who knows tailoring.

Here are the exact measurements I used:


Basically yes, it is from scratch.
 

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I couldn't get the arhmole thing fixed. We tried, but it made excess material in the back and looked really shitty. I managed to reduce the size of waist in the back and arm sleeves.

Here are two of my slimmest shirts. White and blue. I'm thinking that white fits perfectly in the waist and hips, while the blue is good in shoulders, chest and sleeves. Maybe if I took appropriate measurments from both shirts and combined them into 1, then I could get the perfect fitting shirt. What do you think?

 

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Of course you couldn't fix the armhole problem. You would have had to magically grow extra fabric there to reduce its size. It looks like all the tailor did was put in darts in the back, which made the waist/hip smaller.

So yeah, just compare the two shirts you have now and take the measurements from the best fitting areas. Use these to order the new shirt, and don't rely on the body measurements because you probably won't be happy with the extra allowances they will interpret for you.

FYI, the "bicep" measurement will the trickiest because I still have no idea at what point they actually measure it. So expect to have to tweak measurements at least one more time after this one.
 

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you have several fit problems. You can PM me for help or you might want to PM shirt maven. If you are going to have a custom made shirt have it done right.
 

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What do you think of the latest mtm shirt? I tried to fix all the problems that I had before, although sleeves are probably too short on this one still.



I know you don't like black, but the fit is what matters here most.
 

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Sorry to bring up an old thread, but I'm in the same situation as you OP - looking for slim MTM shirts that can be worn untucked occasionally. I appear to have a similar build although 8cm shorter and 4kg lighter.

The black one does look very good (although it's tough to see with the dark coloring). I also agree on the sleeves being short.

A few questions, if you're happen to look at the thread:

1. What type of bottom finish did you get? It looks like "round" to me, but it could be "cut."

2. What collar style did you get? I usually like spread, but their cutaway style actually looks better to me.

3. How have your shirt been in regards to wrinkling and ironing? The relative lack of wrinkle-free fabrics on MTM shirts is the #1 thing keeping me from buying.
 

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