Just got an MTM shirt for the first time from Moderntailor and I couldnt be happier

MTM all the way going forward...forget the banana republic, brooks brothers, and CT slim fits.

Thanks WSO for putting me onto the modern tailor site.

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Jan 24, 2011 - 10:12pm

You like it? I was one click away from ordering. Describe some of the details.

Jan 24, 2011 - 10:30pm
twopaths:
what are mark to market shirts?

Basically custom made for your measurements type of shirts and you design the wso/">shirt.

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Jan 24, 2011 - 10:29pm

I ordered some CT shirts and am very pleased. I have also read mixed reviews. Mytailor.com is similar.

Banana Republic shirts blow hard. I have a handful of them and they are ill fitting and irritating.

Jan 24, 2011 - 11:01pm

I ordered the brooks brother extra slim fits, they are VERY slim, but they look kind of awkward on me. They are too tight in the midsection/chest and the taper of the wso/">shirt wasn't proportional on my body because I am about 5' 6" and have a more athletically proportioned frame.

As far as the Modern Tailor wso/">shirt goes, the sample wso/">shirt (the $30 deal or whatever) is very thin fabric (but I expected that for a cheap sample). The number of collar/cuff/buttons/cut options are ridiculous, you can literally design any wso/">shirt style you want (careful not to get carried away haha)

.I measured myself according to their visual guides and it came out damn near perfect. I chose the wso/">slim fit option, but I would advise taking 1/2-3/4 inch more off of the wrist size and maybe 1" more off of the bicep size (only because I like the slimmer more fitted cut through the arms).

I ordered a blue oxford wso/">shirt today with the modifications mentioned above and also the fabric swatch.

But best of all, I've never been able to pull of the "jeans with a tucked in button up look" because of my short torso, but with this fit of wso/">shirt it looks proper and not all goofy (no billowing in the back and excessive wso/">shirt overhang).

I think if the next wso/">shirt that I get comes in on point, I might pick up 5-10 more. But now that I've had a taste of MTM, I can't go back to any other retail shit.

Anyone know a decent place for MTM slacks? Let me know. Thanks.

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Jan 25, 2011 - 12:09am
trazer985:
because a human tailor makes them for you as well off a website, unless i'm really behind in web design software, except you dont have to leave your chair to do it, or waste 2 hours of your life.

Only a human tailor actually works with you and can actually make something to your body rather than just guess from a few measurements. Also, have fun fucking packaging shirts and mailing them back if you need any other work done.

But hey, I bet you like to say you have a "custom-made" wso/">shirt.

Jan 25, 2011 - 12:10am
trazer985:
because a human tailor makes them for you as well off a website, unless i'm really behind in web design software, except you dont have to leave your chair to do it, or waste 2 hours of your life.

Only a human tailor actually works with you and can actually make something to your body rather than just guess from a few measurements. Also, have fun fucking packaging shirts and mailing them back if you need any other work done.

But hey, I bet you like to say you have a "custom-made" wso/">shirt.

Jan 25, 2011 - 9:22am
optimus_prime:
trazer985:
because a human tailor makes them for you as well off a website, unless i'm really behind in web design software, except you dont have to leave your chair to do it, or waste 2 hours of your life.

Only a human tailor actually works with you and can actually make something to your body rather than just guess from a few measurements. Also, have fun fucking packaging shirts and mailing them back if you need any other work done.

But hey, I bet you like to say you have a "custom-made" wso/">shirt.

Whats the difference between a tailor taking measurements and taking the measurements yourself? As long as you can add and subtract, and know where to take the measurements you shouldn't have any issues. Its not rocket science and its not an art form...measurements are all the same.

Also I think alot of MTM shops let you get their shirts tailored in your local area if they dont fit properly and they cover the expense

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Jan 25, 2011 - 12:26pm

ModernTailor.com Shirts (Originally Posted: 04/18/2011)

Hi guys. I'm the one that started Ultimate Wardrobe Thread.

Now that I know about moderntailor.com, it's hard to judge which shirt specifics to use, especially the cloth type. Can some of you point me in the right direction for that classic light blue shirt and then just a plain white one. how many button downs should u have in compared to non BD? trying to get the most CLASSIC shirts. not flashy or over the top. just the ones that look really fucking good and they'll last forever even when styles change.

i am 15 1/2 33 and sometimes 34 depending on teh brand

first it asks:

  1. fabric - want some advice on nice ones. a classic light blue and a white. then a couple others u guys recommend
  2. collar - which i presume should be classic medium or button down medium since that is what is already chosen
  3. collar stays - do u guys have them sewn in collar stays? i was just gonna buy those nice metal ones (1 or 2 pairs) and then switch it out every time
  4. cuffs - going with round 1 or 2 buttons. i hate drench and i thin u can only wear em with tuxedo or if your vp+
  5. pockets - confused on this. should u have pockets or u look like IT?
  6. do u use slim fit or normal fit?

THANKS!

Jan 24, 2011 - 11:56pm

MTM = Made-to-Measure. You may want to check indochino.com too, they're also iffy in terms of reviews. Most large cities have bespoke shirtmakers... expect to pay $150-300 depending on fabric. Most require a minimum purchase too but can be worth it.

Jan 25, 2011 - 12:27pm

Online "bespoke" seems very risky to me. I've never done it and really don't ever think I will. Your best option, I think, would really be to go to a tailor in person and have bespoke stuff made on site.

Jan 25, 2011 - 12:28pm

I've ordered from MT (over 8 shirts so far), and the shirts are great, given that your measurements are right.

I'm a big fan of the oxford clothes, the weave is strong and it looks good.

But here are my findings on fabrics:

usually the shirts in the $50-$75 range are great materials

The really cheap stuff (sub $50) is usually a thinner material.

Collar: Get the medium, or button down medium. I bought some "small" collars, and they are okay but I wont buy them again

Collar Stays: I have the removable ones, they are okay (not brass, but you can get brass ones)
Cuffs: I usually go with the angle cut, 1 button. I bought 2 button once, and they are just inconvenient
Pockets: None
Cut: Slim Fit

One super important thing I should tell you is that get the extra thick mother of pearl buttons. The regular ones are whack!. Pay the extra $5

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Jan 25, 2011 - 12:33pm

ModernTailor and Ebay (Originally Posted: 11/16/2010)

Have any of you ever ordered from www.moderntailor.com ?

They have a ton of different shirt fabrics for pretty good prices, and there suits are extremely cheap at $300- $350. Everything is custom.

Also, do any of you have any experiences ordering suits on ebay. I know it sounds kind of sketchy ordering a used suit from a stranger, but some are barely used, and most give you all the measurements. I was skimming some brand names, and a lot are going for really low prices (some designer and brand names for under $100).

I don't wear suits everyday, but I only have 2 right now, so I wouldn't mind getting some extra reserve so I can add some variety.

You think either are worth it, or you think it's better to pay the extra few hundred bucks and take the risk out of it?

Thanks for the help.

Jan 25, 2011 - 12:46am

MTM is a lot different than bespoke. I would shelve the cock sucker attitude. I inquired on custom shirts in Philadelphia and I got quoted at $200+ a wso/">shirt, 3 wso/">shirt minimum. Pretty expensive for something I typically beat up. Modern Tailor will give you a better fitting wso/">shirt than off the rack at a slight premium to off the rack prices. Pretty good deal if you ask me.

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Jan 25, 2011 - 1:23am
ANT:
MTM is a lot different than bespoke. I would shelve the cock sucker attitude. I inquired on custom shirts in Philadelphia and I got quoted at $200+ a wso/">shirt, 3 wso/">shirt minimum. Pretty expensive for something I typically beat up. Modern Tailor will give you a better fitting wso/">shirt than off the rack at a slight premium to off the rack prices. Pretty good deal if you ask me.

Definitely agree with this... I like made to measure shirts for this exact reason. They fit better than an off the rack wso/">shirt will, but I don't feel like dropping $600 to get 3 shirts when I get get 3 that are well fit to me for around $100. I wear shirts over and over so it doesn't make a whole lot of sense for me to be dropping big bills on bespoke. That's just my take... they are comfortable and functional, and I'm not in a position yet where I need to be overspending on anything just for the sake of a label...

Jan 25, 2011 - 12:35pm

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Jan 25, 2011 - 12:37pm

You can really find some deals on ebay if you know what your looking for and/or feel like gambling a bit.

Last year I found a Canali in navy blue... was under 100 bucks. Contacted my tailor and asked him for tips on what to look for... Bought it asap on his advice. He said it was 100% legit... got it tailored and its perfect.

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Jan 25, 2011 - 12:39pm
dmcd:
You can really find some deals on ebay if you know what your looking for and/or feel like gambling a bit.

Last year I found a Canali in navy blue... was under 100 bucks. Contacted my tailor and asked him for tips on what to look for... Bought it asap on his advice. He said it was 100% legit... got it tailored and its perfect.

What did your tailor tell you to look for other than measurements?

Jan 25, 2011 - 12:40pm

I have tried moderntailor.com 3 times. I do not much cash for well-fitting tailored shirts... certainly can't afford anything more than $100. but moderntailor is a great solution. i always buy the weekly sales fabrics. simple guide to measure one's self is available on their website. i wear nice shirts now, well fitting and good quality. yes i was hesitant to try at first. but i really wanted unique shirts and the ones in gap, ae, etc seem to be worn by everyone already. need to make a statement. for a $35 first investment, i probably already saved $500 and now have 3 shirts

Jan 25, 2011 - 12:41pm

For eBay there's one suit vendor who has been featured in WSJ and a number of other places for the suits/apparel he sells. I think its called the Wizard of Ahhhs or something like that. You'll obviously have to get it tailored so Id buy it slightly larger than you normally would

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Jan 25, 2011 - 12:43pm

I've always found getting mtm shirts inconvenient as many off-the-rack slim shirts fit me well as im quite muscular (BB slim fit, for example).
EBAY is GREAT for shoes. Good for Suits and stuff too if you're willing to get it tailored.
also, go to styleforum.net and check out the buy and sell forums.Ive gotten mint condition 300 dollar shoes for 100 dollars before

Jan 25, 2011 - 12:44pm

MTM is especially good for athletes. Sports and weightlifting mess with your body's symmetry, and my shirtmaker correctly guessed that I was a RHP without even asking whether I'd played baseball. Apparently, my right shoulder is somewhat bigger than my left shoulder, which necessitates a > .5" differential--something nobody had ever pointed out before.

Jan 25, 2011 - 12:45pm

www.indochino.com may be an option for you since you want to do the online tailor thing. In all reality it's not what you wear but how you wear it. I've never tried ebay.

www.unabashedlyprep.com will keep you fresh.

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Jan 25, 2011 - 12:46pm

I would suggest buying some decent shirts and getting them tailored. MTM shirts are great and they can be had for $75-100 each, but it only takes one messed up washing machine to ruin them. Until you are making so much cash it doesnt matter, it would be smarter to just get some tailoring. Shoes are something you want to spend good money on, suits the same. Shirts are just too delicate.

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