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MTM shirts online (besides Jantzen)

uriahheep

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http://www.angelojrpacinelli.com http://www.belisariocamicie.it http://www.ragusacamicie.it http://www.cammisella.it http://www.baybarb.it http://www.margutti.com http://www.salvatorepiccolo.it/lecamicie/index.html and these companies: http://www.lanceri.it http://www.mariomuscariello.com don't seem to have an online MTM shirt option, but they look pretty good. You could always try contacting them and asking if they'd be willing to make MTM shirts for long-distance customers. Another forum member told me about them. Considering how far Jantzen is backed up these could be alternatives. They are more expensive, but I think that they're also a step up in terms of fabric and construction.
 

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Some of those look really good. I felt like a kid in a candy store on the second site where you can choose excacly the amount of extra handwork that will be put into your shirt. Handsewn buttonholes ? €30. MOP buttons ? €10 please. Damn, I would not know where to stop...

Does anyone have experience with those stores ?

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The shirtmaker should offer at least the following:

variety of collar styles
variety of cuff styles
edge stitching or 1/4" stitching
removable collar stays
variety of back styles(plain back, side pleats, shirring, center box pleat, inverted box pleat)
variety of front styles(plain front, placket front, edge-stitched placket front, french front)
MOP buttons
single-needle stitching
pattern matching
 

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re: mungai

the shirt i configured came out to $156. for that kind of money, i think one should go to a local shirtmaker.

re: jantzen

i think their construction is impeccable, and many of the fabrics are excellent too--particularly the twills. if only they were more consistent when cutting the patterns...

re: pacinelli

i am awaiting some fabric swatches from them. i'll post about them then.
 

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They are more expensive, but I think that they're also a step up in terms of fabric and construction.
Well, the websites certainly are slicker than Jantzen's, but I'm curious about how you reached the conclusion that the fabric and construction were are step up from Jantzen's.
 

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The Margutti site has some nice-looking 170s fabrics for reasonable prices.
 

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Well, the websites certainly are slicker than Jantzen's, but I'm curious about how you reached the conclusion that the fabric and construction were are step up from Jantzen's.
Belisario, Ragusa and Cammisella offer handsewn buttonholes and handsewn monograms. Pacinelli has a nice variety of fabrics, Margutti has 140/2 and 170/2 cottons, and Belisario and Ragusa have a good range of a fabrics.
 

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Thanks for those great links. Another I found is http://www.patro.it/ I haven't yet placed an order for shirts, but I did get the fabric book. I have difficulty telling what a fabric will be like from the online images.
 

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Only one of the English-compatible sites has cutaway collars. The others seem to insist on only offering straight-pointed ones. Hurgh.
 

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why do you need to read italian? there are plenty of pictures.

if you really need to know what something means, post it on this board. there are several here who speak italian.

foxx,
i'm also curious why hong kong tailors are not an option. for $300 ww chan would probably make you a shirt made out of gold.
 

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why do you need to read italian? there are plenty of pictures.

if you really need to know what something means, post it on this board. there are several here who speak italian.
Meh, pictures. Sometimes the pictures aren't linked correctly.

I forget which page this was, but on one of them it listed "groin" or something. Shirts have groins? I get to select from "standard", "max", "button up" or "low"? what

The first link, Angelo Pacinelli, offers cutaway collars. They call them "French" collars. At least one of the Italian ones does also, under the same name.

I'll definitely give at least one of these sites a shot. I'll probably ask Giona or someone over pm with regards to language. It's definitely easier and less frustrating than trying to find a decent shirtmaker here. About 99.9% of them insist on selling factory-made junk with plastic buttons.
 

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the groin is the collar band, or possibly just the front of the band. you select a short band if you have a short neck.

italians call wide-spread collars 'french'. i believe the french call wide-spread collars 'italian.'
 

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