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Mercer and Sons

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by waitwhat, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. waitwhat

    waitwhat Active Member

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    I've lurked a bit on askandy, and I noticed that Mercer and Sons was a brand of shirt that was often recommended. As I am a pretty slim guy, I was wondering about their "full cut". I have been pondering a purchase for about the last 2 months. Does anyone have pictures to confirm how much fullness to expect?
     
  2. Teacher

    Teacher Senior member

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    I don't have a pic, but from everything I've heard and seen, they're big. However, and alterations tailor can take in the side seams for very little money. I've had it done before.
     
  3. gracian

    gracian Senior member

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    You can also ask Dave Mercer to make a slimmer fit shirt for you. Yes, the regular shirts are fuller in comparison to a typical Brooks Brothers shirt of the same size.
     
  4. waitwhat

    waitwhat Active Member

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    How much can a tailor take in? I have never really used a tailor to take in the side seams, so I could try that. Another problem to factor in is that I have a size 16 neck in a 14.5 body which means that when I buy a shirt to fit my neck, it looks really bad at the waist. I heard that Mercer was open to using a smaller size body(eg. a 15 body for a 16 neck) for big-necked people like me. Still, awaiting on pictures...
     
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    Unless you are a freak of nature resembling a Pez dispenser (I don't think you are...at least, I hope not!), the tailor can take in more than you will need. There are no things like side pockets, darts, etc. to be concerned with, unlike a coat. However, I hadn't even considered gracian's idea of asking Mercer to do it from the beginning...probably better.
     
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    waitwhat Active Member

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    Sorry about the flurry of questions, but can a tailor also take in the sleeve width?
     
  7. Steve B.

    Steve B. Senior member

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    Why buy a shirt that has to be tailored every which way?

    Try custom...Or quite a few slim fits can be found online for a more reasonable price.
     

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