We recently had a new MTM shirt come in from our new friends at Modern Tailor. We had read several other reviews of the company and product and we decided to give it a try ourselves. We admit we were a bit skeptical of the $20 MTM dress shirt made in 3 days and shipped in 10-14. Fortunately it turned out to be a good choice.
Details: 100% 2 play pinpoint cotton. Unstructured/unfused club collar with contrast portifino cuff (AKA the cocktail cuff, AKA the James Bond Cuff) and collar. No pocket, split yoke, no pleat, darted, MOP Buttons with contrast thread, colored cuff holes, monogrammed on left rib.
Good: The fit is great. The shoulders snug, the waist is tailored without being tight. The armholes and sleeves are slim without being constricting. The cuffs hit just right at the wrist. The collar is just right even after washing. Not too big and not too tight. This is our first shirt with an unstructured/unfused collar which makes for a more comfortable and relaxed fit than the standard structured/fused. The style is durable and not too flashy. We can wear this shirt now and 10 years from now. Provided we don’t gain too much weight. The customer service was great. All questions and were answered quickly and thoroughly. There was no hand holding through the selection process so we’re glad we do this on a regular basis since there are over 1000 fabrics to choose from. They offer an expedited service which will get your shirt made faster, not necessarily shipped faster, but at least its an option.
Bad: The tail is too short for our liking. It seems to be a full inch shorter than our other MTM shirts. We were concerned about it staying tucked. However, after our first wearing it turned out OK. The collar is too high. In these days of the shrunken collar its easy to forgot most men of true style wear higher collars. The collar points sit higher and gives the chin a more structured stance. Having a longer neck requires a taller collar while having a shorter neck requires a shorter collar. After wearing it through the day the height ended up not being as much of a problem as we thought. This is probably due to the softness and flexibility of an unfused collar. With a structured collar it would most likely be too rigid and stiff.
Overall we had a good experience with Modern Tailor and their process. The shirt wears well and looks good. We look forward to try them again.