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MyTailor.com/Hemrajani first shirt -- advice needed!


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Jun 18, 2008
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I'm going to be doing an in-person visit with MyTailor.com (not with Joe, but with someone else) soon.

Anything to watch out for? Anything to specify?
What is the impact of getting a fused versus non-fused collar? Is one stiffer? Is one preferable to the other?

What collar would be closest to a classic English collar (like H&H): http://www.harvieandhudson.com/produ....phtml?id=1566

What collar would be closest to a cutaway like H&K's?

Is it necessary to specify longer collar points or taller collar band? How good are the tailors at assessing the right collar height and point length on their own? Is it necessary to wear a suit to assess collar height?

Any guidance on fabrics? Would one be okay with the two-ply superfine cottons for ~$79? Or is it necessary to go for Thomas Mason fabrics if one wants something of decent quality (e.g., H&H or H&K-level quality)?

Any other suggestions?

Sorry this post is a bit crazed!


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Oct 30, 2007
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The $79 shirts are okay IMO... The ~$60 shirts are not... But once you go Thomas Mason, it's hard to look back...

The guy that does the measuring at the Costa Mesa office takes into account shrinkage... After a couple of trips to the cleaners, the shirts fit great...


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Oct 15, 2007
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I ordered one shirt and am getting ready to make my second order. They all take shrinkage into account, so don't worry about that. They used excellent quality MOP buttons as their standard, I didn't make any special requests about buttons. I personally couldn't care less about split-yoke as this is more or less a useless feature from my experience.

As for the collar, I wanted the same one as that H&H pic you posted. I went with the "classic spread", but it's much narrower than I expected. I think I need the "English Wide Spread" for that look.

All my previous MTM shirts were Monti Prince Rose or Thomas Mason from another maker. I tried their 2-ply superfine which is noticeably less soft. I'm going to spring for something a little better next time.

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