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What is Jantzen's Current Turnaround Time?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Eustace Tilley, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    My cousing just graduated undergrad and would like to give Jantzen a whirl for work shirts.

    What would you say is the more typical turnaround time with Jantzen (apologize for asking, as I know this has been discussed in mind-numbing detail elsewhere - I just don't feel like paging through 10,000 posts)?

    Thanks,
    ET
     
  2. Warren G.

    Warren G. Senior member

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    I order a few months ago, and it only took me roughly 4 weeks to get the shirt. But it always a dice roll when you order from Jantzen, ie wrong fabric or not instock, or delayed shipping. Why not try Moderntailor or CEGO? I think Carl basic shirts will run your cousin around $75ish.
     
  3. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Thanks Warren. He's based in SF so none of the NY guys are an option.
     
  4. ChicagoMediaMan

    ChicagoMediaMan Senior member

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    My cousing just graduated undergrad and would like to give Jantzen a whirl for work shirts.

    What would you say is the more typical turnaround time with Jantzen (apologize for asking, as I know this has been discussed in mind-numbing detail elsewhere - I just don't feel like paging through 10,000 posts)?

    Thanks,
    ET


    Honestly, 1-6 months, depending on nothing. There isn't really any consistency to it.
     
  5. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    Honestly, 1-6 months, depending on nothing. There isn't really any consistency to it.

    This is correct; when he does come through, it can be good value for money. But if you need it by a certain deadline, you may want to look elsewhere.
     
  6. Marcellionheart

    Marcellionheart Senior member

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    I think the forum consensus was that Modern Tailor has eclipsed Jantzen.
     
  7. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    I think the forum consensus was that Modern Tailor has eclipsed Jantzen.

    I am not sure there is such overall consensus, but there certainly is when it comes to (responsiveness of) customer service.
     
  8. Friedrich

    Friedrich Well-Known Member

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    What would you say is the more typical turnaround time with Jantzen (apologize for asking, as I know this has been discussed in mind-numbing detail elsewhere - I just don't feel like paging through 10,000 posts)?

    My last order developed as follows:

    Order placed: October 27
    E-Mail confirmation: December 7
    Package recieved: December 29

    Don't know if this will encourage your cousin...
     
  9. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member

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    Tell him to forget Jantzen altogether and go for cottonwork. Good product, great customer service and prices.
     
  10. Diavolo

    Diavolo Senior member

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    Tell him to forget Jantzen altogether and go for cottonwork. Good product, great customer service and prices.

    +1
     
  11. sellahi22

    sellahi22 Senior member

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    Consider MyTailor. They're like the WW Chan of shirts in the sense that they've dealt with enough OCD iGents that they really "get" how to create SF-approved shirts (collar, buttons, hand stitched shoulders, high armholes, overall workmanship quality, etc). Also their prices on Thomas Mason/DJA fabrics are unprecedented in the custom shirt industry.
     
  12. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    I think the forum consensus among those who favor Modern Tailor was that Modern Tailor has eclipsed Jantzen.

    FYFY
     
  13. jdldore

    jdldore Well-Known Member

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    +1 on Mytailor. Nice folks, easy to work with, highly responsive. If the emails I get from them about DC trips are any indication, they are likely in the SF area every eight weeks. Haven't ordered from them in a year or so, but, at that time, I think there was a four-shirt min. Prices might be a little too high for someone just out of school, but they are not especially expensive at the basic level IIRC.

    Consider MyTailor. They're like the WW Chan of shirts in the sense that they've dealt with enough OCD iGents that they really "get" how to create SF-approved shirts (collar, buttons, hand stitched shoulders, high armholes, overall workmanship quality, etc). Also their prices on Thomas Mason/DJA fabrics are unprecedented in the custom shirt industry.
     
  14. badsha

    badsha Senior member

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    Consider MyTailor. They're like the WW Chan of shirts in the sense that they've dealt with enough OCD iGents that they really "get" how to create SF-approved shirts (collar, buttons, hand stitched shoulders, high armholes, overall workmanship quality, etc). Also their prices on Thomas Mason/DJA fabrics are unprecedented in the custom shirt industry.

    Thomas Mason silverline is a good value $120-$175. Joe will give a good discount if you order 4 shirts at once. DJA will be to expensive, they start at $250 no?

    +1 on Mytailor. Nice folks, easy to work with, highly responsive. If the emails I get from them about DC trips are any indication, they are likely in the SF area every eight weeks. Haven't ordered from them in a year or so, but, at that time, I think there was a four-shirt min. Prices might be a little too high for someone just out of school, but they are not especially expensive at the basic level IIRC.

    Basic level shirt cloths are available that are branded mytailor (superfine) or something. I wouldnt recommend these.
     
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    Tell him to forget Jantzen altogether and go for cottonwork. Good product, great customer service and prices.
    Hell yes.
     
  16. spitfirees20

    spitfirees20 Senior member

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    My cousing just graduated undergrad and would like to give Jantzen a whirl for work shirts.

    What would you say is the more typical turnaround time with Jantzen (apologize for asking, as I know this has been discussed in mind-numbing detail elsewhere - I just don't feel like paging through 10,000 posts)?

    Thanks,
    ET


    In my experience with online MTM, you're not going to get what you want the first time around, or even the second or third. I know it doesn't answer your question, but for what it's worth I would look up a local place that does MTM shirts, introduce him to the process, and get him 1 or 2 quality shirts. If he really enjoys wearing nice clothing, he'll become a lifelong customer. I wish someone had done this for me when I was first getting into clothing.
     
  17. obiter dictum

    obiter dictum Senior member

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    None of the alternatives listed so far can compete with Jantzen on prices or customization. So it all comes down to if you're willing to pay more, don't need customization to that degree or don't want to deal with random delivery times and flimsy customer service.

    In answer to the OP: I'm on my eighth Jantzen order now. No mishaps yet, but delivery times are a bit random. One and a half months on average. Just remember to email asking for an order confirmation if you haven't received it after a month has passed.
     
  18. NORE

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    I once ordered from Jantzen, never got a reply or any shirts. I didn't pay anything but I think I still made off very well. YMMV
     

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