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Two New Custom Shirts! (Tailstore.com, 3rd Try)

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So, this is my third order from tailorstore.com, taking into feedback from my second order (also see the first order). Here were the changes I made from last time: +1.0" to the Hips +0.5" to the Waist -0.5" from the Back -0.5" from the Overall Length -1.0" from the Arm Length "Square Shoulders" Option If you check out the photos from the second order, I think those changes led to some solid improvements. What do you think? I'm about to place another order. I think I'm only going to make two changes: +0.5" to the Collar (very tight if I button it.) +1.0" to the Armhole (or "wide sleeves" option -- which would be better?) (I didn't iron / wash the white striped shirt prior to putting it on... so you can see that the inner elbow wrinkles like crazy after a full day. When I bend my arm it's skin tight... maybe I have large elbows.) Any other thoughts? Would be appreciated!
I've had both of these shirts for almost six months now, so they've been through the wash many times (although, the graininess is due to my bad photography skills).
 

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Those look *good*

I've been on and off about whether or not to try tailorstore for my first MTM shirt and I think you have convinced me.

What level fabric are those?
 

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You seem to have a fairly average build, I don't think it should be much of a problem finding shirts that fit OTR, IMO. I never understood why people that don't have an unusual build (athletic) feel the need to buy custom shirts.
 

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Originally Posted by suited
You seem to have a fairly average build, I don't think it should be much of a problem finding shirts that fit OTR, IMO. I never understood why people that don't have an unusual build (athletic) feel the need to buy custom shirts.

That's a much better fit than any OTR unless he happens to be the exact size of the OTR shirt.
 

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Nice fit. I approve of custom shirts wholeheartedly - for a little extra, get something that fits you perfectly.
 

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Originally Posted by suited
You seem to have a fairly average build, I don't think it should be much of a problem finding shirts that fit OTR, IMO. I never understood why people that don't have an unusual build (athletic) feel the need to buy custom shirts.

It's a question of buying cheap OTR that fits the neck and shoulder + $15 alteration vs. custom made...
 

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i have been going back and forth about buying a shirt from this store. what is your opinion on the fabric?
 

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I'm glad it looks like I'm a "normal size"... since I'm actually 6'4" and 165lbs, MTM seems to be the only choice for me. I envy those of you who have your pick of shirts OTR, but I've yet to find one with a 15" neck x 37" sleeve, let alone one that's cut properly for my shoulders. Both shirts were from fabrics priced at $46. I added removable collar stays for an additional $6 / shirt. I think they've raised their prices since then (blast the US dollar!), so a comparable fabric would probably be whatever their new "second tier" is. A warning: I also ordered a basic $39 poplin fabric, and it shrunk after 3-4 washings to an unwearable point. Alternatively, I have a few of their $39 oxfords that are still holding up well after a year... Any suggestions on ways to improve the fit before I place another order?
 

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tje balance of these shirts is off. first the hips are still too tight.

the back of the shirt is much larger then the fronts.
you could use some darts to get rid of the fullness at waist level.
Carl
 

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I just checked out the website, I'm probably gonna place an order. Do you know where these are made in? Are they pre shrunk? I'm pretty slim, 5'9 135lbs, and judging from your height and weight you're pretty slim as well for someone who's 6'4". What is your bicep and forearem diameter if you don't mind me asking, I'm not sure if I should go for the slim sleeve or normal sleeve as your white one seem kinda tight when you bend your arm.
 

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shirtmaven beat me to it. hips on a shirt should be loose. i bet you did not give a seat measure.
 

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looks like the hips could be a tad looser, then put in darts if you want to make the lower back fit tighter

I'd add a bit to the sleeve width all the way down. I think the "honeycombing" at the elbows might partly be a thick fabric but probably mostly becuase it's too tight around there.
Maybe also consider making the sleeves a tiny bit longer, that way there's more fabric to pull into the elbow when you close it.

Also, if you're planning on tucking them in, maybe get them a bit longer... if not then get it more square cut as your tail is starting to curl up (too long to be left out)
 

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Originally Posted by Master-Classter
looks like the hips could be a tad looser, then put in darts if you want to make the lower back fit tighter I'd add a bit to the sleeve width all the way down. I think the "honeycombing" at the elbows might partly be a thick fabric but probably mostly becuase it's too tight around there. Maybe also consider making the sleeves a tiny bit longer, that way there's more fabric to pull into the elbow when you close it. Also, if you're planning on tucking them in, maybe get them a bit longer... if not then get it more square cut as your tail is starting to curl up (too long to be left out)
Thanks! Great observations... I've been trying to figure out how to deal with the "honeycombing", and didn't even notice the curl on the tail...
 

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Originally Posted by Shirtmaven
tje balance of these shirts is off. first the hips are still too tight.

the back of the shirt is much larger then the fronts.
you could use some darts to get rid of the fullness at waist level.
Carl


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shirtmaven beat me to it. hips on a shirt should be loose. i bet you did not give a seat measure.

no escaping these guys.
you both should have a pinned thread, "ask the tailors" or something.
 

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i'm not a pro, but i agree on the hips. Also you have a lot of bunching below your shoulders... Perhaps you can give them your across the back measurement or something
 

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