I’ve always been a slim guy…at least I think so. I don’t remember “off-the-rack” shirts ever fitting perfectly: they have always seemed to be too large around the torso and waist. The closest I have come is, when I lived in Denver, I invested in a bunch of shirts from the Brooks Brothers store that was there.
You have my attention…
“Customize the collar, cuff, placket, pockets, shoulders, buttons and more on your personalized dress shirt. Individualize it with a personalized monogram or a custom label…
“Make it a slim fit dress shirt meant to be untucked for Friday nights out, or a fitted dress shirt long enough to be tucked in for a serious day at work…make it your own. Designed by you, stitched by us.”
(That’s a good line: “Designed by you, stitched by us”…)
“There are 100% cotton fabrics as well as polyester cotton blends, ranging from broadcloth, poplin, pinpoint and oxford.
“…All our dress shirts are individually made for you so we can pretty much do anything with it that you want, including making short sleeves. On the Sizing Page of the Dress Shirt Application, on the bottom right, look for the ‘ Measurements’ box. Please just state there ‘Short Sleeve’.
“Find yourself a measure tape, watch instructional videos, make sure the tape is perfectly horizontally straight and you’re measuring at precisely the right positions…
“We don’t encourage self-measuring. There are too many variables that could go wrong with you measuring yourself.
“…we cannot make sizes bigger than XXL with a 18.5 collar and 37-38 sleeve…”
You design/”co-create” your shirt on their website. I was amazed at the options:
forty types of fabric
collar (complete contrast, inner lining)
cuff (sleeve, complete contrast, inner cuff, single or double button, french/cufflinks)
placket (standard, french, covered)
shoulders (complete contrast, military/epaulet, double strip, clean shoulder)
pocket (complete contrast, double flaps, single notch, no pockets)
buttons (blue, red, brown, black, lavendar, standard)
monogram (collar, pocket, cuffs)
label (collar, placket)
It’s fun just to design a shirt so you can play with all of the options. When you’re done, URLs can be provided for you to share the design and the shirt!
Danny Wong of Blank Label sent a package to me:
“…Here’s a shirt from my personal collection…
“I have included return shipping inside the bag…”
Oh, well…so much for my birthday present from him…
I’m impressed by the quality of the shirt…to my surprise, he customized the inside of his sleeves…and, it appears we have similar measurements…
(Oh, calm down everyone: I plan on returning his shirt. I “plan” on it…today, I plan on it…)