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Visiting New York City-MTM shirts

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I've been keeping close tabs on the various online MTM shirt debates as of late as I live in Orlando, a sort of fashion hell.

It just occured to me that I'm visiting New York City next week. Could you guys reccomend a place there where a tailor would take my measurements for an MTM shirt? It occurs to me that if they took my measurements once I could just order from them at will in the future.

Of course I would order one shirt on the spot so they knew I wasn't wasting their time/to reward them for their time. I'm willing to spend as high as around 70-80$ per shirt. I'm shooting for a range between the painfully unpredictable Jantzen and shirts in the 100+ range.

Also, like most young MTM shoppers, I'm looking for a slim fit.
 

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If you work in discounts and open a credit card, you can get MTM shirts from Brooks Brothers for under $100 each. Of course, I've only bought OCBDs from them, so finer fabrics might be a different story.
 

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I'm not sure anyone does shirts that cheap in the city. Most of the local alterations tailor-type places which also make shirts start at about $100.

Pay a visit to Carl (Shirtmaven) on 5th near Madison Square Park. Though his prices run a little higher, and I think his minimum order is 2 shirts, you will not be disappointed: http://www.cego.com/
 

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Originally Posted by highball
I'm not sure anyone does shirts that cheap in the city. Most of the local alterations tailor-type places which also make shirts start at about $100.

Pay a visit to Carl (Shirtmaven) on 5th near Madison Square Park. Though his prices run a little higher, and I think his minimum order is 2 shirts, you will not be disappointed: http://www.cego.com/


+1

And have lunch at Eisenberg's. Get the Sandwich #9 (aka "The Spitzer," which is hot tongue on rye) and a Lime Rickey. It's a real New York experience.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions. It's always beena dream of mine to have a shirtmaker I could call comfortably call by first name.

Does he have a website so that I could continue ordering shirts after returning home?
 

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Originally Posted by BostonRussell
Thanks for the suggestions. It's always beena dream of mine to have a shirtmaker I could call comfortably call by first name.

Does he have a website so that I could continue ordering shirts after returning home?


He has a website - www.cego.com - but you could just order via phone. Either specify what sort of fabric you want, or maybe he could mail you a couple swatches and you could choose. (Or take a couple swatches when you visit him for future orders.)
 

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you take swatch books to him? how is that going to help anything if he doesn't have the materials?

just wondering, since i have a specific shirt i'm looking to get recreated.
 

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Originally Posted by effang
you take swatch books to him? how is that going to help anything if he doesn't have the materials?

just wondering, since i have a specific shirt i'm looking to get recreated.


I am confused! what is all of the fabric I have on my shelves!!! there is a lot to choose from.
Carl
 

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Originally Posted by Shirtmaven
I am confused! what is all of the fabric I have on my shelves!!! there is a lot to choose from.
Carl


I'm confused too. I'm not sure why customers would bring fabric. I meant that customers could take swatches from you for future orders.
 

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Originally Posted by Shirtmaven
I am confused! what is all of the fabric I have on my shelves!!! there is a lot to choose from.
Carl


Hi Carl, probably see you in about a week. I hope the weather is bearable, I don't even OWN clothes for that weather.
 

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I'm very interested in visiting, my shoulders seem to be broad (really), and my arms are too short.

I checked out the webpage, but I didn't see a pricing chart -- can you give a general rundown?
 

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I too would try Cego...I was a customer in the past and would still be but for the fact I don't live in New York and Cego advised I try Freddy bespoke here in Parts Unknown.

Freddy still contacts Cego for fabric supply when something special is requested
 

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Originally Posted by mafoofan
If you work in discounts and open a credit card, you can get MTM shirts from Brooks Brothers for under $100 each. Of course, I've only bought OCBDs from them, so finer fabrics might be a different story.



What's the state of BB's M2M prog.? Aren't they using plastic buttons across fabric levels, even for the "finer" cloths? Also, I quickly handled their high class fabrics and was impressed by some patterns. Your impressions if you've felt the stuff?
 

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IIRC, Izzy offers Individualized at a significant discount; probably the best deal for MTM in NYC.
 

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