Would you buy a good quality MTM or high-end RTW shirt?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Omega, Aug 6, 2012.

Would you buy a good quality MTM or high-end RTW shirt?

  1. RTW high end shirt (Charvet, Kiton etc)

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  2. MTM shirts - (WW Chan etc)

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    80.0%
  1. Omega

    Omega Well-Known Member

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    RTW shirts can be bought at a discount, MTM - hard to find. However, high-end ready to wear shirts are at about the same price as some MTM shirts, so there is no real savings.
     


  2. TM79

    TM79 Senior member

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    Now that I've had 6 MTM shirts made I will not go back to RTW for dress shirts. I'm fine still buying some casual RTW shirts.
     


  3. Naka

    Naka Senior member

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    There are a number of factors involved, including fit, fabric, and time.
    I buy OTR if I find the fit is satisfactory and the fabric/detail of the shirt is unavailable to me with my current MTM situation. If it's just a staple business shirt, I find I get a better fit with MTM.
    If I need a shirt immediately, OTR is obviously going to be the option I choose.
    It all depends on your personal situation.
    I'm sure most of the posters here will have a mix, even the ballers.
     


  4. tim_horton

    tim_horton Senior member

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    I will usually go with MTM because the fit is much, much better - I'm short with broad shoulders so most RTW shirts are either tight up top or have sleeves that are way too long. I also like choosing the fabric/pattern, even though I wind up being pretty conservative in my choices. I would go RTW if I needed a shirt in a pinch.
     


  5. imanewbie

    imanewbie Senior member

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    high end RTW is for folks who can then tell their peoples that my clothing costs XXXX amount.
     


  6. sidkane

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    Any suggestions for good mtm shirts?
     


  7. Omega

    Omega Well-Known Member

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    From my experience it is better to get it from a local tailor in order to correct it faster and with less hassle. Never, never go with travelling tailor Ravis Tailors and bear in mind they trade under other names too - while fabric is good, the stitching is not straight everywhere, their travelling agent is taking measurements badly, they ignore your requests by email (they reply, but then do what they want) and they don't want to give your money back. So if you have a choice to buy Ravis Tailors or something RTW in store for £15 I would say go for store.
     


  8. malat

    malat Senior member

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    I usually go for RTW on sale, and then I have my tailor make it perfect for a few bucks.

    The advantage of MTM, for me, is the power to pick and choose the details, not necessarily fit (if you have a great tailor).
     


  9. Thanks SF (a new me)

    Thanks SF (a new me) Senior member

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    MTM for me, due measurements, fabric selection, and details (i.e. collar design/construction, cuff, placket) ...my issue are always sleeve length and armholes.. the only RTW dress shirts that fits me reasonably well are BB, CT, and sometimes Paul Stuart...If I spend more than $50-60 (+plus tailoring) on a shirt, I'll rather go MTM...

    MyTailor (Joe Hemrajani) has been my go to lately..He actually took my initial measurements and made very few and minor adjustments since...My next step is to try affiliate Luxire; been hearing/reading great things about them...
     


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    aussiejake Senior member

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    Luxire is getting a good rap lately, or one of the guys that do Thomas Mason fabric (Nialma is one).
     


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    I buy ralph lauren purple label on sale and for $15 my tailor takes in the sides. Oh so sweet!
     


  12. DerekS

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    this is absolutely fucking ridiculous.
     


  13. DerekS

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    Ive found that RTW shirts fit me fine....for the same price and even less than a well made MTM, i can buy a borrelli or finamore on sale with a better collar, handstitching, etc.
     


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