Online bespoke tailored shirts are too expensive

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  1. BostonElitist

    BostonElitist Well-Known Member

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    My only complaints with online tailors, such as ModernTailor, are that:
    1. They should have a size-guide based on your dress-shirt size. By doing this, this would mitigate the chances of a shirt not fitting well. I've bought 3 shirts which all went to waste because I always put one or more variables wrongly.
    2. They are too dang costly! At Jos. A. Banks, a 80s 2-play is $20, and they look great. However, a similar shirt at ModerTailor would be at least $70 with S&H.

    Now that I know my body measurements very well, I have been quite pleased with ModernTailor. But they are still quite expensive, and they don't have bulk S&H. If it costs $10 to ship one shirt, then it should cost an extra $1-$2 to include another purchased shirt, since the mass/bulkiness of a shirt is very little.

    I've looked at Winston Tailors of Hong Kong, but it's not possible to order shirts from his website. Moreover, he doesn't have an e-commerce site.

    Who makes the cheapest, online bespoke shirts?
     
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    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    $20 is a reasonable budget for a "bespoke" shirt
     
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    WhateverYouLike Senior member

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    Obvious voxpuppet is obvious.
     
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    What part of writing "bespoke" and "too expensive" in the same sentence don't you understand?
     
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    My only complaints with online tailors, such as ModernTailor, are that: 1. They should have a size-guide based on your dress-shirt size. By doing this, this would mitigate the chances of a shirt not fitting well. I've bought 3 shirts which all went to waste because I always put one or more variables wrongly. 2. They are too dang costly! At Jos. A. Banks, a 80s 2-play is $20, and they look great. However, a similar shirt at ModerTailor would be at least $70 with S&H.
    The section I have emphasized in bold is false.
    If you are looking for cheap but with some measure of quality your best bet is to buy OTR shirts from Brooks on sale then have them tailored for $20. I used to do this before I started buying from propercloth. If you are looking for the cheapest possible stuff you will get garbage. These shirts are the physical presentation of yourself to the outside world, why would you want to cover that in trash? Have some pride in your appearance and buy quality.
     
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    So you got your measurements wrong and are upset that you wasted money. Did you consider going to a tailor to be measured so that the measurements would be correct? A lot of on-line MTM shirt companies have traveling tailors to make sure the process works properly.

    I use MyTailor and always get measured and/or wear the last shirt they have made for me and let them adjust based upon the fit.
     
  7. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My only complaints with online tailors, such as ModernTailor, are that:
    1. They should have a size-guide based on your dress-shirt size. By doing this, this would mitigate the chances of a shirt not fitting well. I've bought 3 shirts which all went to waste because I always put one or more variables wrongly.
    2. They are too dang costly! At Jos. A. Banks, a 80s 2-play is $20, and they look great. However, a similar shirt at ModerTailor would be at least $70 with S&H.

    Now that I know my body measurements very well, I have been quite pleased with ModernTailor. But they are still quite expensive, and they don't have bulk S&H. If it costs $10 to ship one shirt, then it should cost an extra $1-$2 to include another purchased shirt, since the mass/bulkiness of a shirt is very little.

    I've looked at Winston Tailors of Hong Kong, but it's not possible to order shirts from his website. Moreover, he doesn't have an e-commerce site.

    Who makes the cheapest, online bespoke shirts?


    I'll say it for Vox. You're really living up to your name
     
  8. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    1. They should have a size-guide based on your dress-shirt size. By doing this, this would mitigate the chances of a shirt not fitting well. I've bought 3 shirts which all went to waste because I always put one or more variables wrongly.

    Most online MTM places do allow you to order standard sizes. Kinda defeats the whole object of buying MTM though...

    As for the price, do you honestly expect a business which makes shirts to order to specific measurements to be able to produce them for the same price as one which churns them out in standard sizes? Are you really that stupid? If the $20 RTW shirt fits you perfectly then just buy that, MTM is for people who don't fit well in RTW sizes, or who want more customisation than RTW provides; these extra options cost money.
     
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    Yeah, have to disagree pretty hard with the OP here.
     
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    If you cannot measure yourself correctly it is hardly the tailor's fault. As to price I assume that you prefer not to pay at all. You mention no prices which are unreasonable - merely your view of them is.
     
  11. voxsartoria

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    I'll say it for Vox. You're really living up to your name

    Thank you for the assist.


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    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Anytime.

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  14. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    BE, you may be the cheapest man I ever met. Come buy some clothes in Canada. $70 is less than a BR shirt.

    BTW, I mean that as a compliment.
     

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