www.tailorstore.com - anyone try ordering any of their $40 MTM shirts?

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  1. Roy Biggins

    Roy Biggins Senior member

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    Yes, I did go with slim fit, and extra narrow sleeve width, but I am also abnormally thin (5'9, 117 pounds).

    I'm thinking that the fit option does not apply when you are measuring a shirt as you give them all of the measurments of the areas that they would slim, so how could it affect anything?

    I assume it's really only for when using body measurments, or when ordering their standard sized shirts.

    You might want to ask them about this.
     


  2. Lel

    Lel Senior member

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    If you don't mind, could we see pics and measurements?

    You and I are extremely similar, except I have about 8 lbs. on you. I have a sport shirt that is ok for casual wear but tucked in looks great, except it is way to short so I was thinking about taking measurements off of it.

    How high are your arm holes on the shirt? Good high, or not high enough, or too high?
     


  3. Roy Biggins

    Roy Biggins Senior member

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    If you don't mind, could we see pics and measurements?

    You and I are extremely similar, except I have about 8 lbs. on you. I have a sport shirt that is ok for casual wear but tucked in looks great, except it is way to short so I was thinking about taking measurements off of it.

    How high are your arm holes on the shirt? Good high, or not high enough, or too high?


    The armholes on my shirt are as high as possible without being too high, I guess. I think I will lower them by .75 inches next time, though.

    I will take some pictures soon, but for now, you will have to settle for a low quality video of me wearing the shirt. [​IMG]

    By the way, the sleeves are not as short as they appear to be -- they are pushed up with the cufflinks undone.

    Edit:

    Here are the measurements that I gave Tailor Store:

    Collar: 14.5
    Chest: 19.5
    Waist: 17.5
    Bottom: 19.5
    Length: 27.5
    Sleeve: 24.75
    Back: 16
    Armpit: 8.5
    Cuff: 8.25
     


  4. thewildpig

    thewildpig Well-Known Member

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    Fuck tailorstore.com. execshirts.com is the way to go.

    Exactly six months later, I am no longer singing the praises of execshirts.com. Their shirts are good quality, but WAY over-priced. The worst part is their customer service. I asked them what country they get their cotton from during a live chat session. I logged in a couple of weeks later, and, having forgotten what their reply to my question about the country was, I asked them the question again. They asked me why I was asking the question again. I told the live chat rep where to go, and I got an email a few minutes later that they had cancelled my account. I contacted the Better Business Bureau, and later execshirts.com offered to not only reinstate my account, but send me any three shirts of my choosing. I declined their offers. I may check out tailorstore.com, but as of now, I'm happy with stuff from the store.
     


  5. KlezmerBlues

    KlezmerBlues Senior member

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    Exactly six months later, I am no longer singing the praises of execshirts.com. Their shirts are good quality, but WAY over-priced. The worst part is their customer service. I asked them what country they get their cotton from during a live chat session. I logged in a couple of weeks later, and, having forgotten what their reply to my question about the country was, I asked them the question again. They asked me why I was asking the question again. I told the live chat rep where to go, and I got an email a few minutes later that they had cancelled my account. I contacted the Better Business Bureau, and later execshirts.com offered to not only reinstate my account, but send me any three shirts of my choosing. I declined their offers. I may check out tailorstore.com, but as of now, I'm happy with stuff from the store.

    Perhaps you're a bit too generous with the F-word.
     


  6. thewildpig

    thewildpig Well-Known Member

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    It was actually the h-word. Nevertheless, execshirts clearly realized they were in the wrong, offering me these shirts that I turned down. The customer is always right.
     


  7. KJT

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    I'm a new member here, and it was actually a google search on this topic that lead me to this site. First of all, I can tell that this site is a real treasure of information and full of helpful people. I'm excited to get involved. About www.tailorstore.com - I'm excited to order a shirt, but I'm wondering what the quality is vs Land's End's custom shirts. I didn't see any direct comparisons in this thread. Also, has anyone ordered a tie from www.tailorstore.com? They look nice, and the price is very reasonable.
     


  8. phaedrus

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    Has anyone used clickanbuy to pay for their order? This is the first time I have seen this payment service.
     


  9. JoeWoah

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    It looks like you can add removable collar stays, shell buttons, and just about every option at tailorstore for a slight extra charge. Seems pretty decent, but I haven't bought from them, so I can't really say for sure. I might try them when I get my measurements.
     


  10. skunkworks

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    Ordered an oxford button-down and it just came in today. I don't have an eye for shirt quality so I will reserve judgment on that, but I don't see any major flaws in the craftsmanship. I went with the Parma fabric which is a light blue oxford cloth -- looks nice.

    Instead of using body measurements, I decided to go off of the measurments of the best-fitting shirt I had in my closet -- a Brooks Brothers Black Fleece oxford. The only deviation I made was shortening the sleeve measurement by 2 cm to get it to hit right at the top of my hand.

    They delivered exactly what I wanted: a slim-fitting, MTM shirt. The fit is almost perfect. Shoulders fit great, sleeves are slim and are the perfect length, chest is not billowy, waist is taken in nicely... it fits just like the shirt I got the measurements from. I'm relieved they followed the measurements I gave, pretty much to the T.

    The one quibble I have with the fit is that the shirt is too tight at the hem and kind of hugs my hips a bit -- it should flare out more. Another odd choice is that it has 8 buttons on the placket and the last one is too low. One too many buttons in my opinion, even though I did have them make the shirt pretty long so that it stays tucked. Considering the tightness at the hem, I have no choice but to keep that last one unbuttoned.

    I'm also not too impressed with their MOP buttons. They're flat on top and not that interesting, and not too thick either.

    All in all, it cost me about $80 shipped. I'm very happy with it. It's not quite up to the Black Fleece shirt I copped the measurements from, but at half the price it's very good.

    Conclusion: if you have a good fitting shirt, use those measurements.
     


  11. Dewey

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    I ordered a shirt from this site after receiving a first-shirt coupon by email. Total cost $30 shipped for the basic non-non-iron oxford cloth.
     


  12. Toad

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    I ordered a shirt from this site after receiving a first-shirt coupon by email. Total cost $30 shipped for the basic non-non-iron oxford cloth.

    How did you get this e-mail?
     


  13. Sublime_Law

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    anyone else having trouble with their painfully slow website?
     


  14. Dewey

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    How did you get this e-mail?
    I don't know. I created an account a few months ago. So that's how they got my email address.
     


  15. padronlover

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    The armholes on my shirt are as high as possible without being too high, I guess. I think I will lower them by .75 inches next time, though.

    I will take some pictures soon, but for now, you will have to settle for a low quality video of me wearing the shirt. [​IMG]

    By the way, the sleeves are not as short as they appear to be -- they are pushed up with the cufflinks undone.

    Edit:

    Here are the measurements that I gave Tailor Store:

    Collar: 14.5
    Chest: 19.5
    Waist: 17.5
    Bottom: 19.5
    Length: 27.5
    Sleeve: 24.75
    Back: 16
    Armpit: 8.5
    Cuff: 8.25


    LOL at your youtube tags...
     


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