I have recently been in contact with Carlos Solorio of Arden Reed, a Custom Suiting company. He has informed me of a new venture that they are taking the business on. Literally, they will be driving around the States supplying men with custom fitting suits and shirts.
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Today, I would like to talk about InStitchu, an online tailor-made suit and shirt company. Founded in 2010, by two businessmen who had a need for well-fitting clothing. InStitchu has since rocketed to the elite ranks of being one of the top start-up companies to watch in 2013 (BRW ‘Emerging Companies 2013’). Based in Australia, they offer free worldwide shipping (for orders over $100), free measuring services, and free returns & alterations (details here). InStitchu truly is an online company serving every man, everywhere.
iTailor is a tailoring factory that offers custom dress shirts, tailored suits, custom jeans, and ties; all made to your measurements. iTailor also offers women’s custom blouses and they just opened a new division called iShoes, that specializes in creating custom shoes. They have been around for more than 40 years and pride themselves on offering affordable factory prices for quality products. Other than quality and price, iTailor also utilizes an excellent IT staff to offer ‘limitless designs’ and excellent customer service (24-48hr response time).
I have been looking into an exciting custom tailor company that I just found out about, called MatthewAperry. They are an online Custom Clothier company that started in 2005 and has been offering bespoke suits, shirts, coats & blazers, pants, vests and accessories such as ties, tie clips and cufflinks. They have great pictures of models wearing the many different clothing options.
Over the weekend, Blank Label released the Boardroom Collection. With this collection Blank Label is emphasizing how important it is to look your best in the best fitting clothes for your business life. The choices range from a few standard solid shirts to stripes and grids. They are all professional looking, which makes perfect sense. The price ranges from $95-$145. While all these shirts look fantastic I can not currently comment on Blank Label’s fit and or quality of their products as I have yet to try one out. Perhaps I will test the waters after a few of my current review plans are complete.
Custom Dress Shirts, The Ratio Way
This is the concept offered over at Ratio Clothing. They have three staples of their custom dress shirt shopping experience; Impeccable Quality, Ratio Sizing, and Risk Free Shopping. I wont go to in-depth here about their process, because they do an excellent job explaining it all on their site, but I’ll touch on each item briefly.
Today I took some time and implemented a forum page to go along with my review site! You can sign up through multiple services (e.g., FaceBook, Google, etc.). In addition, the forum is built-in to the site, so once you sign up you can then also comment on posts using that same account.
Yesterday afternoon, Indochino released a brand new line called The Ultimate Spring Collection. Due to it being Spring now, Indochino has decided to go with some new cotton/wool and linen/wool suits to make them a bit lighter and more comfortable in warmer weather.
My first trip to JackThreads.com as a member spawned a purchase of 3 v-neck tees and a pair of shoes (more on the shoes later).
The v-neck tees were all from a merchandise manufacturer, named Massive LLC. Never heard of them? Me neither. Some details about the shirts listed on JackThreads:
- Material: 60% Cotton/40% Polyester
- Fit: True to size
- Banded neck
- Origin: Pakistan
Alright, so I know that I told you this was going to be an MTM review site, and Jack Threads products certainly aren’t made to measure… but I have fallen for making numerous purchases from this site (specific product reviews to follow) and think they deserve a detailed review.
Jack Threads is a members only site that offers exclusive discounts on ‘top-tier street, skate, surf and contemporary fashion brands’. These items are provided from established corporations, such as Supra Footwear, and up-and-coming companies alike.
Hello and welcome, to my new review site. In the future you will be able to read reviews here on some of the greatest made to measure companies online today. Each review will include information on the specific product, my interaction with the company, the company policies, and my thoughts on the product. I can ensure that I will always be entirely honest in my reviews and provide you with only the facts.
Plans down the road include, but are not limited to:
- A forum for users to interact and discuss companies and products.
- Ability to become a member to comment more conveniently.
- Coupon section for popular MTM companies.
- A more vibrant and picture heavy website with additional functionality.