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tailor store MTM first attempt, please critique

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by elliottw, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. elliottw

    elliottw Senior member

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    First try on tailorstore MTM shirt. This shirt has been washed 3 times, and the only issue is the bunching in the armpit. any suggestions on how to adjust my measurements to get that out? sorry for the crappy phone pic.


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  2. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    need more pics man... full body pic, tucked and untucked. side and back too. plus self-pics (ie bad angle) messes with the visual proportions that have nothing to do with the actual fit.
     
  3. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    Sleeves look too tight, otherwise it seems ok

    What do you feel when you wear the shirt?
     
  4. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    chest too tight and sleeves too narrow, unless you want to show off those "guns"
     
  5. elliottw

    elliottw Senior member

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    i'll see if i can get someone to take pictures of me in the shirt manana. thanks for the help
     
  6. elliottw

    elliottw Senior member

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    here we go, another shot at pictures. I had to use photobooth with the 2 second delay.
    I'm pretty sure everything it too tight, but since I'm doing this myself, i would love some input as to which measurements exactly, i should be changing.
    thanks in advance.

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  7. Mandres

    Mandres Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a pretty good fit to my (untrained) eye. Collar looks right, sleeves look right. The waist is tapered well to accentuate your athletic build. It's definitely slim, but that's the predominant style I see these days. Can you move freely and easily in it?
     
  8. elliottw

    elliottw Senior member

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    honestly, it's probably the best fitting shirt i've ever owned, it feels great and i can move freely, i'm just trying to get rid of the bunching in the arm pits and i don't know what measurement i'd need to change to fix that.
     
  9. Harbin

    Harbin Senior member

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    chest is too tight, you can see from the back it looks like an under armor shirt.
     
  10. phxlawstudent

    phxlawstudent Senior member

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    It's really slim, but as has been said, that's the style these days. You certainly could have done much worse.

    Bunching in the pits can probably be reduced by increasing the chest measurement.
     
  11. inlandisland

    inlandisland Senior member

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    I'm no pro, but the bunching could be caused by the arm holes being too high. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  12. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    I think this is correct; it's also too tight in the chest though. More room there would also help.
     
  13. elliottw

    elliottw Senior member

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    cool, i think i'll add 2 inches to the chest and see how it goes.
     
  14. Original Intent

    Original Intent Active Member

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    I had this problem with a MTM shirt. Arm holes were too narrow, causing creases near pits and in the back at my lats. You would likely have tugging at the placket if the chest was the problem.
     
  15. Sceps

    Sceps Well-Known Member

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    I had the same problem with the shirt i picked up today, arm holes being too high. Easily fixed up for the next time. Maybe it has something to do with athletic body types?
     
  16. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    have you tucked the shirt in and sat down?
    attempted to sit at a desk and type on a computer.
    bend your arms. does it feel tight at the bicep?
    you cant even button the bottom buttons.
    I am not sure how you can move comfortably in this shirt.

    what is your work environment?
    will this shirt look inappropriate in your work enviroment.
    this is the male equivalent of abusty woman wearing a very tight outfit.

    Has this shirt been laundered yet?
     
  17. lostron

    lostron Senior member

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    shirt is overall a tight fit, adjust your measurements next time fora bigger chest, wider arms, and a not to tapered look
     

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