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This place looks great!
I remembered reading about a cool place in Vienna that the Post liked. Mentioned to wifey that we should try it, then we both laughed. Who goes to Vienna for dinner? Still, good luck! 😜
 

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I'm also a pretty easy fit as a 16.5/35. Simple to find excellent RTW shirts. MTM makes good sense for the reasons you listed.
I’ve tried $350 bespoke shirts and $150 MTM shirts. When I ordered a Spier & Mackay $80 MTM shirt last month, my mind was blown. It was on par if not better than the $350 bespoke shirt I got from a NY shirtmaker.
 

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I’ve tried $350 bespoke shirts and $150 MTM shirts. When I ordered a Spier & Mackay $80 MTM shirt last month, my mind was blown. It was on par if not better than the $350 bespoke shirt I got from a NY shirtmaker.
USA clothing factories just don’t have very good quality control. Lots of loose stitching/threads, etc. They just can’t compete with some of the overseas offerings.
 

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I’ve tried $350 bespoke shirts and $150 MTM shirts. When I ordered a Spier & Mackay $80 MTM shirt last month, my mind was blown. It was on par if not better than the $350 bespoke shirt I got from a NY shirtmaker.
Just received 4 mtm shirts from them with the new Cooper collar. Big fan of their stuff.
 

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I’ve tried $350 bespoke shirts and $150 MTM shirts. When I ordered a Spier & Mackay $80 MTM shirt last month, my mind was blown. It was on par if not better than the $350 bespoke shirt I got from a NY shirtmaker.
USA clothing factories just don’t have very good quality control. Lots of loose stitching/threads, etc. They just can’t compete with some of the overseas offerings.
Just received 4 mtm shirts from them with the new Cooper collar. Big fan of their stuff.
I've been thinking about the pricing for tailored clothing (shirts, pants, suits, sport coats) moving forward and how the prices will keep increasing given the cost of living in industrialized countries. I'm not sure I can afford to keep funding my tailor given the constant price increases and the dollar to pound ratio.

Spier and Mackay is starting to look like a great deal given the silhouette they've been able to achieve on their tailored pieces.
 

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I've been thinking about the pricing for tailored clothing (shirts, pants, suits, sport coats) moving forward and how the prices will keep increasing given the cost of living in industrialized countries. I'm not sure I can afford to keep funding my tailor given the constant price increases and the dollar to pound ratio.

Spier and Mackay is starting to look like a great deal given the silhouette they've been able to achieve on their tailored pieces.
I think it depends on what the item is. For garments with short life cycles like shirts, S&M is excellent. For suits/sport coats/trousers/coats, I would do either S&M or bench made bespoke. I definitely will never buy from a brick and mortar store again b/c you can simply get better quality/value from S&M or other direct-to-consumer brands.
 

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I think it depends on what the item is. For garments with short life cycles like shirts, S&M is excellent. For suits/sport coats/trousers/coats, I would do either S&M or bench made bespoke. I definitely will never buy from a brick and mortar store again b/c you can simply get better quality/value from S&M or other direct-to-consumer brands.
Bench made trousers are questionable as well. I went through two pair of flannel trousers in a three year timespan. Trousers aren’t particularly hard to make and shouldn’t be that far off from the price of shirts. Tailors and factories probably don’t receive great margins on them and have to sell them as a luxury item.
 

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CM Friday with Sartorio sport coat, Zegna shirt, Amidé Hadelin tie, Rota pants from NMWA's last MTO run in that great Loro Piana wool-silk-linen summer fabric.

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Really liking this. DBF stuff really works for me.

 

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