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Taylor Stitch - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by taylorstitch, Jun 7, 2012.

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    taylorstitch Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Please allow us to introduce ourselves.

    Taylor Stitch is an independent outfitter that designs and manufactures most all products in San Francisco, CA - with the exception of our custom tailored shirts, which are cut and sewn by the country's second oldest shirt maker, Mel Gambert, in Newark, New Jersey

    We have a shop in San Francisco (383 Valencia Street between 14th and 15th Streets) as well as online store ( taylorstitch.com ).

    Our focus is on creating classic and durable staples. The cut of our clothing is tailored but by no means skinny. The fit and style have successfully accommodated many gents, both young and old.

    We welcome questions about fit, construction and materials. Suggestions about what you want from us and pictures of your favorite pieces.

    Intelligent and friendly support available every day from 11AM - 7PM PST. Give our store a jingle at 415-322-8773 or shoot a note to contact@taylorstitch.com
     
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  2. meso

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    Welcome, huge fan over here. Have a few shirts, most recently the 10 oz cone denim shirt. I had to do an exchange and everything was super smooth.

    Let me ask you a question -- did your shirts used to be cut even slimmer? I bought a few size 42 shirts used and they were too slim (or previous owner shrunk them in the wash). They had an older label with the size imprinted on the label, instead of on a small tag below it. But your current 42 is just perfect.
     
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    I bought a linen tie a couple weeks ago that I really like, and I just ordered the white 100s 2-ply English shirt. I'm excited to get it, I've had problems finding good slim-fit shirts that work for me so I have high hopes.
     
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    taylorstitch Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Meso,

    Thanks for the more than kind words. Glad you are enjoying the 10 oz Cone shirt - we were happy with the result, being our first denim shirt.

    To answer your question, the shirt you purchased with the size imprinted on the label was the first round of shirts we ever made. We released those, this time, two years ago.

    Since our first run, two things have happened:

    1. The cut of the shirt is a little bigger.
    2. All of the shirts we release are pre shrunk (the first ones were cut slimmer and also shrunk down.)


    Don't worry - we are stoked on our fit and we will not touch a thing.
     
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    taylorstitch Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Jimney -

    Glad you enjoyed the tie - its Irish linnen sewed up in the Brooks Brothers Tie factory in NYC. Let me know what you think of the shirt. I hope it exceeds your expectations.
     
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    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Glad to see you on the forum! I own a few of your shirts and they are easily some of my favorites. The quality is fantastic as is the cut. I'll also vouch for the top notch customer service. :)

    I'm planning on trying your denim soon, now that you have 36 inch inseams.
     
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    Was at the store Friday, very cool shop!
     
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    Thanks for the info! I thought the cut got slightly bigger. Good to know I'm not going crazy.

    I'm surprised TS doesn't get more attention on this forum. Easily as good a cut as Epaulet and WvG.

    The nicer designs go quickly tho... I am still sad about sleeping on the white flower shirt a month or so back :(
     
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    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I do wish they would do bigger runs on the shirts. 5 per size can go quickly and I too have missed out on a few because of this.
     
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    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    Hey B, Great to see you here! I'm back in town, but just till Wed. Hope to pick up my jeans tomorrow so I can take them on my next trip to Maine and other parts back East.

    Edit: got them and they're great. Thanks!
     
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    great site and great clothes..when will you be restocking?
     
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    They come out with a small batch of clothes each week. Usually 5 per size. Usually something new each time, but on occasion they do a restock of the more popular items.
     
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    Stopped by the store a few weeks ago and love the fit on the shirts. Needed to do a return on some denim and TS totally took care of me. Will be back for more.
     
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    how does a 42/ 44 fit when compared to like a j crew or epaulet ?
     
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    some great looking stuff. admittedly i've never really looked into you guys, but I'm liking it so far. may have to grab a pair of your denims when i'm in the market for a new pair.
     
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    Welcome aboard, guys. I've seen some of your stuff online before, but I haven't tried anything for myself yet. I do like your offerings though and hope to try some of the shirts at least. If I am generally a size small in shirts for most brands (Gitman, Epaulet, Gant Rugger, Brooklyn Tailors, Black Fleece, Brooks Brothers, etc.), but a medium in tighter fitting brands like Band of Outsiders and Spurr would you suggest a 36 or a 38 in your shirts?

    Any chance I could get shoulder to shoulder measurements for both a 36 and 38?
     
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    I have yet to try EP, but TS fits much slimmer then J Crew.

    For reference I'm 6'6", 215lbs and wear a 44L suit jacket. I have been buying the XL/44 in Tailor Stitch and they fit me well enough. Only thing I would change is make the sleeves a little longer.
     
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    Love TS, just purchased the midnight italian chambray. It is my first shirt from you guys so I hope the fit is good, but I am sure it will be. Love the cone selvage canvas jeans i picked up a few weeks ago.
     
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    taylorstitch Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Y'all are great - answering questions for me. I would like to add a little clarification and insight to our manufacturing and product release cycle:

    We here in San Francisco are still blessed to have a somewhat vibrant garment district still alive. It is nothing compared to what it used to be (during the tech boom in the 90's, all the sew shops got booted from the factories because tech companies and loft developers sent the square foot prices of commercial property through the roof) but there are still 20 sew shops going strong.

    I work with a small factory called Fashion Apparel. It is a family owned business that owns the building it operates out of, and has been sewing there for the last 44 years. There is one cutter and 12 seamstresses and 2 quality control ladies that handle all of our production.

    Being that the factory is two miles from our office, we have a lot of control over production. So much so, that once fabric arrives, I can turn a new style around in about one week. Because we have these capabilities, we push ourselves quite hard to release 5 new styles of shirts every week. We usually do about 30-40 units in each color way (6-7 units in our most popular sizes - 38, 40, 42).

    Since things are selling out in a day or two in our popular sizes, we are going to start in increase the size of our runs to about 60 shirts in each color way of each release.

    I will give you a heads up - next week we are releasing a collection of khadi shirts. Khadi is an incredibly soft and lightweight hand loomed Indian cotton. The stuff is downright incredible - in terms of heat of the summer wear, it puts linnen to shame. Moreover, the price per yard of Khadi is significantly more than we we are usually willing to spend, but this stuff is so incredible, we could not pass on the opportunity.

    I will post some pictures of the shirts on the forum later this week.

    As always, ask any questions about materials, fabrics and construction that you might have. I am very proud of what we do and how we do it and want to make the manufacturing and design process as transparent as possible.
     
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