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Where to get measured for MTM?

CarllraC

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Where would I get measured for some MTM shirts? I am gonna take the plunge and go Land's End Custom, but I want to get professionally measured.

Would dry cleaners that does alteration do it? Or Nordstroms or something? Or should I find a local "Tailor" (do "tailors" even exist in the USA?)

Thanks
 

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Go to some alterations tailor you trust.

Be sure to bring the land's end chart, so the tailor understands the goal.

Work out a fee for service.
 

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Lands End's system is so inexact for the first shirt that there's not too much point in being measured. I think the only exact measurements you get to provide are neck and arm, which you should be able to get from a well-fitting shirt.

Everything else is basics (height, weight, pants size) or subjective (how do your shirts usually fit, are you thin or thick, etc.)

You only get to play around with exact measurements once you receive your first shirt, at which point you can increase or decrease the size of different parts of the next shirt.

I got it mostly right on my second shirt. You can return tries that don't work out.

Err on the side of sleeves too long rather than too short, incidentally.
 

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Still better to go to a tailor, as this gives you another set of eyes.

You might measure your best fitting shirt as well, and compare those to the tailor's measurements.

This board is littered with photos of those who attempted to measure themselves and then dared to wear the results.

Yes, with Land's End you can return the botch jobs, but you've still spent the time.
 

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I don't have any shirt that fits the way I'd expect a shirt to, which is why I'm going MTM.

I guess I'll just do a best effort, save the data I input, and then if the result is crap I'll take it to a tailor and have him help adjust the input data.
 

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Originally Posted by bookish
Lands End's system is so inexact for the first shirt that there's not too much point in being measured. I think the only exact measurements you get to provide are neck and arm, which you should be able to get from a well-fitting shirt. Everything else is basics (height, weight, pants size) or subjective (how do your shirts usually fit, are you thin or thick, etc.) You only get to play around with exact measurements once you receive your first shirt, at which point you can increase or decrease the size of different parts of the next shirt. I got it mostly right on my second shirt. You can return tries that don't work out. Err on the side of sleeves too long rather than too short, incidentally.
I didn't realise you could work out the measurements on Lands End's' dime! How do people normally do this with Jantzen? How many shirts does the process usually take?
 

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get your nan to measure you!
 

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