Off-the-rack is an egalitarian dream.
If you have, say, a 15.5-inch neck and a 32-inch sleeve, most off-the-rack button-downs will fit.
But for those of us not so lucky to be “average,” there’s MTailor.
The gist: MTailor’s an app that takes your measurements and orders your shirts. It’s that simple.
No tape measure. No going to the tailor.
Instead, MTailor — designed by a couple of enterprising Stanford grads — uses your smartphone or tablet camera to 3D-scan your body.
The Stanford grads say that scanning provides you a 20% more accurate fit.
The ordering was simple: open the app, pick from 50+ fabric choices (wrinkle-free striped twill, blue and pink dobby grid, etc.), then select your preferred collar and cuff style.
At each step, the app makes recommendations.
Then, set down your phone/tablet. Walk back 10 feet. A voice will tell you to turn around.
You’re scanned, the image gets processed back at MTailor HQ, and your custom shirt ($69-$89) gets delivered in about a week.
Our results? An honest-to-goodness perfect fit — and (unsolicited) kudos from co-workers and this correspondent's girlfriend.
Nothing like that culture of constant approval.