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What do you all think of Hemrajani?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by The Louche, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. The Louche

    The Louche Well-Known Member

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    I’ve been incredibly pleased with Hemrajani recently, most notable their value proposition. I’ve been ordering shirts from them for a long time and continue to think their great, and I recently had them make me a jacket, which came out almost perfectly on the first try.

    I haven’t seen much discussed about them here in quite some time—particularly from any of the big timers that may have experience with them—so I’m starting this thread to gauge opinion. … So, what do you all think of them?
     
  2. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Well-Known Member

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    Assuming we're talking about Joe Hemrajani of MyTailor, I'd agree with your assessment. Solid value proposition, great selection of fabrics and Joe has a great eye for small details. I've been pleased with the fit and construction of my garments and will be placing another order when he next comes to Chicago in September.

    I've only ordered a few shirts from him but have generally liked what I saw. As far as jackets, I have a tuxedo, grey suit and 7 odd jackets. I like the way I look in all of them. Heavy tweeds to lightweight linen, fully lined to quarter lined to buggy lined.
     
  3. QVT93

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    I've been extremely satisfied with all my shirts from them as well as the tuxedo they made me for my wedding. I can't speak to really long term wear, but we did a test shirt and then made modifications to that and the fit has been perfect since then.

    As for their value, there are a lot of brilliant fabrics available under 150 per shirt. Thomas Mason silver and all that. One day I'd love to get one of their ultra lux 400 dollar sea island things, but I might be afraid to wear it.

    My only complaint/issue is that thus far I haven't been able to find a collar that I like the unbuttoned look of. They do a really nice spread for wearing with a tie, though.
     
  4. conradwu

    conradwu Well-Known Member

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    Back when I was in socal I got measured and had a suit made. It turned out really well.

    My test shirt didn't come out as well as I hoped. They need more collar options.
     
  5. The Louche

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    I'm glad to hear that others have been pleased. Come to think of it, I believe that Will of ASW fame gets shirts from Hemrajani -- that's a pretty good endorsement I suppose.
     
  6. JackFlash

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    Is MyTailor only worth it if fitted by Joe?
     
  7. The Louche

    The Louche Well-Known Member

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    I have not been fitted by Joe, although I get the impression that you should if you can (i.e, you are located in an area -- such as SoCal -- where he travels).
     
  8. Shirtmaven

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    what has walked through my door, is well made.
    One of my customers asks me to brutally find fault with the hemrajani suits
    sure, i can find some issues, but 99% of the population would never see what i am looking at.

    shirts are well made.
    I often end up with his shirt customers because the customer is looking for a trimmer fit.
    I guess Joe is afraid to slim down the shirts to aggressively.

    I also think his shirts are still made on old HK patterns which are a bit on the full side.
     
  9. Thanks SF (a new me)

    Thanks SF (a new me) Well-Known Member

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    my last 7 shirts are from Hemrajani and I am very satisfied. I like the fact that he makes a stop locally so any adjustments are discussed on a personal basis. I always insist that Joe takes my measurements. I plan to order a trial trouser this Sept and SC in the near future.
    As what Shirtmaven (CEGO?) pointed out, Joe is always cautious going too slim so it took us couple iterations to find a middle ground.
     
  10. The Louche

    The Louche Well-Known Member

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    As I have indicated, I am quite pleased with everything I've had them make; however, I do wish that I could work with Joe, just to get his assessment of and input on fit if nothing else. Apparently Joe doesn't travel to D.C., so we can only work with the representatives that he sends here.
     
  11. LEVOOSH

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    I've been very pleased with them although I've never had the opportunity to work with Joe. However, I too am struggling to find the right collar option. On their next visit I am going to see if we can come up with a hybrid option of one of their collars to address some of the failures.

    BTW if anyone has a Hemrajani button down with a nice soft roll I'd greatly appreciate an order # and a picture. We are still working to get it right on one of my most recent shirts.
     
  12. rob

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    I have had 15 or so shirts made my MyTailor and still wear a number of them. M Kenny did the fitting and he made the shirt in the dimensions I requested. Price is good. I have switched to a more expensive option mainly because of the fitting process. The new shirt maker has made adjustments to my lower right shoulder, added softer unfused cuffs and collars. The cost is more than double but I'm happier with the results than MyTailor.

    Rob
     
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    Does this mean that My Tailor shirts usually have fused collars/cuffs?
     
  14. GusW

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    I have 15 or so of his shirts. I asked for a soft non fused collar and cuff from the very start and have been pleased with the results. In fact , I may be ordering some more this weekend.
     
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    Some examples of clothing from Hemrajani other than shirts

    H&S Cape Horn High Twist Suit (H&S Fabric Number 232047)

    I live in Southern California, so I'm keeping my suit material light.
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    Fully lined

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    H Lesser 8/9 oz. Suit (HL Fabric Number 31402 - the Harrisons website shows this fabric at its lightest, like a flash really brightened it)

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    Quarter lined

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    Trouser interior, showing Zippo pocket

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    H&S Wool/Linen/Techlana blend jacket (H&S Fabric number 242303)

    When I outlined what I was looking for, Joe suggested I try this relatively new fabric offering. I know little about it, other than it breathes well.

    3-roll-2 with patch pockets all around, two-button cuffs. Replaced default buttons with blazer buttons by my local alterations tailor. I did not ask for double-stitching or swelled edges
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    Buggy lined

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  17. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    The two suits ^^^^ seem to have a low gorge, similar to mid 90's styles.
     
  18. wjdecker

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    Re: my suits and gorge height

    For my first visit with Joe I wore my best fitting suit - a late 90s Oxxford suit with the gorge at about the same place, and he took pictures that he sent to his shop. Also, I'm 6' 4" and didn't ask for the gorge to be higher. So I suggest the suits reflect my limited sense of out-dated style, rather than Joe's breadth of capabilities. My experience with Joe is he is willing to try and adjust anything when asked.

    (FYI - I don't need to wear suits for work, so my wardrobe updates tend to take decades.)
     
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  19. GBR

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    MyTailor has been responsible for some disasters as evidenced on the boards. Whether it is critical that a personal consultation with one individual is relevant has not been supported.
     
  20. The Louche

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    I have also seen some very clean stuff, too. Anyone have any pics? I will try to get some pics of my recent jacket to post, too.
     

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