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My first made to measure shirt. Photos. Need advice.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Sushi, May 22, 2012.

  1. Sushi

    Sushi Member

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    Hi, I finally got my very first custom tailored shirt from Propercloth.com. I really love the material, but the shirt looks awkward on me. The collar is a bit too tight, yoke looks wavy, and it might be a bit too small in the shoulders when I button up the collar. On pictures, it looks like it's a bit loose in the mid-section, but in reality it hugs my stomach pretty close. I can take the shirt off without unbuttoning the cuffs. Is this normal? Since I have no idea what I'm doing, I need advice on what measurements adjustments I should send to Propercloth in order to get a better fitting version 2 of this shirt. Thanks :)
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    Shirt Details:
    Shirt Number: AC10706a, Fabric: Lavender Broadcloth PCF159, Collar: English Spread, Cuff: One Button Barrel, Pocket: No Pocket, Front Placket: Yes, Rear Pleats: No, Yoke: Split, Collar Accent: None, Cuff Accent: None, Monogram: None, Buttons: Standard, Size: Size based on Body Measurements (Modified), Dimensions: Collar Circumference: 14.75, Sleeve Length: 35.00, Chest Width: 21.00, Midsection Width: 19.50, Shoulder Width: 18.50 Shirt Length: 31.00, Sleeve Width: 8.50, Cuff Circumference: 9.00, Bottom Width: 20.00, Watch Allowance: None, Shoulder Slope: Normal, Forearm: Slim (One Pleat at Cuff)
     
  2. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Don't order a 'version 2' - save your money, wait until mytailor.com visits your city, and get measured and fitted in person by a professional. That shirt is a mess.
     
  3. Sushi

    Sushi Member

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    Version 2 is free. You just send it back and point out what needs to be changed.
     
  4. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    I'm surprised it feels tight - the shoulders (point to point) are too large and the it looks like you're swimming in the rest of it.

    You shouldn't be able to take the cuffs off without unbuttoning, at least not when they're that long.
     
  5. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    As a general comment, the shirt is quite big and needs to be tapered more elegantly. Importantly, many of the horizontal creases around the chest / collarbone would best be tackled by adjusting the shoulders and armholes. I am not qualified to detail those particular changes (and save people like Despos, others on here aren't either). Your best bet may be to simply email them these pics.
     
  6. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    before this gets more out of hand:


    +2
     
  7. rick07

    rick07 Well-Known Member

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    I just feel like there's too much fabric that's why it gathers along the waist making too many creases.
     
  8. Romp

    Romp Senior member

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    Can you hold your arms out? I think someof the issue is the arm holes too large.

    Also have you washed the shirt? There will be a bit of shrinkage especially in the sleeve length, cuff and collar. Seeing that the collar is already tight then this may be an issue
     
  9. duggyald

    duggyald Senior member

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    The shirt is too loose in my opinion, it needs to be taken in along thesides.
     
  10. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Senior member

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    Way too loose. You'd need a) higher armholes, b) smaller armholes, c) much less fabric around the waist, d) less fabric around the chest, e) sleeves seem a touch long.

    Color is growing on me. The quality seems poor, though. I imagine it wasn't an expensive shirt, right? I'd just go to BB if I were you, go ESF and then you're set and don't have to bother with MTM.
     
  11. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Senior member

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    How was Sushi available as a Forum nick? That's like the coolest ever.
     

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