• We would like to welcome Exquisite Trimmings as an official Affiliate Vendor. Exquisite Trimmings is a UK based purveyor of the very best in clothing and accessories, from gloves by Thomas Reimer to leather portfolios from Il Micio, to watch rolls by Rapport London. Please visit their new thread and give them a warm welcome.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Shirts: Buying OTR & tailoring VS Buying MTM online?

demizzle

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 24, 2009
Messages
54
Reaction score
1
Looking to take a step forward in changing my wardrobe but I'm looking for opinions.

What are the pros/cons of buying a dress shirt or casual button up OTR and bringing it to a tailor for alterations vs measuring and buying MTM online? Price-wise I think they end up being similar if I'm buying the cheaper variety of MTMs shirts.

How many of your shirts fall in each category? Why do you choose one over the other?
 

lostron

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 18, 2011
Messages
303
Reaction score
6
imho, get a good fitting otr shirt with a great fabric and have it tailored to fit better - avoid shirts that need too much taioring

cheaper mtm shirts have cheaper fabrics that will not look well after a few wears
 

Liquidus

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 7, 2009
Messages
1,674
Reaction score
63
With MTM, the process will cost more as it will take you multiple iterations to get the fit down. However, once you do, you can buy multiple shirts customized to how you want and they will all fit the same.
 

emc894

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 17, 2009
Messages
515
Reaction score
32
You can always get the fabric and collar you want no matter what with MTM.

Often you have to wait a while to find a Borrelli/Barba/Finamore blue poplin shirt with barrel cuffs at a reasonable price and then get it tailored. I personally prefer MTM or bespoke, just order the shirt you want, how you want it, with fabric you want and it will fit perfectly. Easy.

For the price finishing is definitely better on B/B/F purchased at discount, though.
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

What's your favorite summer fabric?

  • Seersucker

  • Fresco

  • Linen

  • Silk


Results are only viewable after voting.

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
440,417
Messages
9,502,228
Members
198,921
Latest member
Phaenon
Top