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Mytailor.com / hemrajani opinions?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ligament, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. Ligament

    Ligament Active Member

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    Hi All,

    Just recieved my first shipment from mytailor.com/Hemrajani brothers Hong Kong. My measurements were taken by one of their traveling tailors.

    Pretty happy with the fit, especially on a first run. The shirts seem to be of good quality right now, will see how they stand up to washing.

    All my special requests were performed correctly.

    Anybody else have experience with this firm? Can you compare Hemrajani shirts to Jantzen quality? I still want to try out Jantzen before I "settle" on a shirtmaker.

    best.
     
  2. bern

    bern Active Member

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    I find the construction quality of both Hemrajani and Jantzen to be similar: both make some small mistakes once in a while on the shirt measurements. Hemrajani is more pricey but has the advantage of better service (i.e. hemrajani can ship you tons of shirt samples for free and you can choose from them instead of trying to guess how it will look like from the jantzen website pics -- plus, the delivery time is less these days for mytailor.com).

    bern
     
  3. Ligament

    Ligament Active Member

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    bern, how many shirts do you own from hemrajani and jantzen? Wonder what your sample size is in comparing quality of construction.

    Would you recommend I bother with Jantzen if quality really is similar?

    thanks.
     
  4. regularjoe

    regularjoe Well-Known Member

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    I have four shirts from Hemrajani and three from Jantzen.

    MyTailor has far better customer service and their web site interface is much more sophisticated and comprehensible. However, they are nearly 3x the price for fabrics comparable to Jantzen (80s two ply at MyTailor starts at $65, the 100s and 120s are closer to $100-$125).

    The construction is the same IMO. MyTailor does not do side gussets, but they single needle, pattern match, have MOP buttons (extra $$$ for thick), and whatnot. They have a nice touch with brass collar stays as well.
     
  5. Ligament

    Ligament Active Member

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  6. bern

    bern Active Member

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    I own 5 from Hemrajani and 3 from Jantzen: so far, my experience has been that the construction quality is about the same. Pretty good, but not perfect. Would I recommend Hemrajani or Jantzen? If you're looking for lots of shirts with lots of different fabrics, then I'd say Jantzen is the way to go: I visited the shop in Hong Kong in April, and went through the shirt fabric samples. They have so many great ones, and charge less than half the price that Hemrajani charges for similar quality. Chances are that after ordering 10+ shirts from Jantzen, probably more than half will turn out to be with excellent fabric.. And the others can still be worn for a casual look.

    But, again, Jantzen's customer service is so, so bad.. It can be stressful at times.

    bern
     
  7. brescd01

    brescd01 Well-Known Member

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    I wanted to establish a support group for Jantzen anxiety, but after I received my delivery of four shirts (with which I was satisfied, the shirts fit very well), I just decided it wasn't worth it. I spend 120 dollars/shirt (or spent, I will not be buying any for a while) for RTW Barba or an obscure brand called Giam Paulo which is very similar. I think that if I had access to Jantzen fabric swatches, I might feel differently.
     
  8. MPS

    MPS Well-Known Member

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    I think you need CBT for your anxiety re. Jantzen.
     
  9. joseanes

    joseanes Well-Known Member

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    The custom one will probably fit better, asuming the meassurements are right (maybe on the 2nd iteration of shirt ordering). Given the fact it takes about 2 months to get a www.MyTailor.com or www.WWChan.com shirt, or 6 months for a www.jantzentailor.com shirt, this could take a long time. The price would be about the same when you consider shipping, customs duty, and any errors you may make along the way on meassurements. On the other hand, the Barba shirt from eBay arrives in two weeks - instant gratification from a manufacturer that I guess you trust a lot.
     

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