Question on mtm shirts

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by PeterMetro, Jun 2, 2004.

  1. PeterMetro

    PeterMetro Senior member

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    I've ordered several shirts from Hong Kong that are by far my favorite shirts. However, I ordered them when I was in Hong Kong, so I was there for a few fittings. I'd like to order some more. I'm pretty sure he did not keep a paper pattern, so, as I see it, I have two options:

    1 - Meticulously measure my shirt and send the measurements.

    2 - Send him one of the shirts and have him copy that.

    I'm hoping one of the resident shirt experts can shed light on the best course of action. If there's something I haven't considered, I'd appreciate the advice.
     
  2. retronotmetro

    retronotmetro Senior member

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    If you think the shirts fit exactly as you like them, I'd send your shirtmaker one of the shirts. That way there is no chance for error or confusion in your taking/forwarding the measurements by yourself.

    You should contact him to see if he kept your measurements--you might be surprised. It is very a pretty simple matter to write down the measurements used for a shirt, and a shirtmaker has every reason to keep those on file. Ascot Chang once made me a couple of shirts from 10 year old measurements (which in the end proved to me that I needed to get the measurements updated).
     
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    imageWIS Senior member

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    Just take into consideration that when sending a shirt, that you have repeatedly washed the shirt and it has shrunk ever so little (or lot) from its original measurements. Take the shrinkage factor when ordering more shirts based on your current shirting dimensions.

    I have unfortunately already made this mistake.

    Jon.
     

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