MADE-TO-MEASUREMENT

A BETTER-FITTING SHIRT,
MADE JUST FOR YOU

A perfectly-fitting shirt can be found anywhere. Sometimes it’s an old button-down from Norman Shirtmakers that belonged to your dad. Sometimes it’s a Trimingham one-off you found in a Salvation Army (and, of course, could never find again.) And sometimes it’s a full-on Jermyn Street bespoke shirt that cost a good portion of your paycheck. But there’s some unpredictability when you have to just stumble upon your personal shirting holy grail. (Is this the master tailor measuring you, or just the apprentice? will SA maybe have another gem? what happens when your dad’s falls apart from age?). And mainly: what do you do when you need another one?

The romance of a shirt made just for your body is pretty cool, and we think it’s the only way to nail every man’s ideal fit. We set out to create a made-to-measurement program that was rooted in a designer’s, a tailor’s, and an engineer’s collective point of view. Not a marketer, or a brand specialist, or a corporate strategist, but people with a deep and profound understanding of the human body, of tailoring, of stitches per inch and French seams and the right amount of interlining to make the collar act just the way you like it. That means subtle tweaks to the patterning process that – we think – yield a well-fitting shirt every time, for every man, asymmetrical shoulders and right-handed wristwatch and all.

Because a great shirt makes everything look and feel better – your suit, your tie, your belt, even your hair. It’s a foundational piece (almost literally). We always say that you don’t need a lot of choices – just the right choices – and we think our made-to-measurement program embodies that idea. Fifty-some fabrics, five collars, and a few more features that we’ve vetted and pored over and want to make work for you, whatever that looks like. Maybe that’s a slimmer cut than our standard, or a slit in the pocket for your favorite pen. Maybe it’s just a plaid that you love.

We believe in economy – economy of time, economy of mind, economy of wallet. So we structured our program with two paths for two different mindsets: the quick fix – for the guy who wants to get in & out the proverbial door with as few decisions as possible, and then a real journey – for the guy who wants to get deep into options and really take his time going through different fabrics and pockets and cuffs. You have the choice at the very beginning of going as the crow flies, or taking the more scenic route. Whichever path you take, you’ll end up with what we think is a really great shirt that’s been made just for you.

You probably wear a shirt every day — and a custom one shouldn’t be this rarefied luxury. While it should feel special and thoughtful and, yes, completely unique… it should feel, most of all, approachable. It's your own. And we want everyone to have one. One that feels good against your skin, one that looks good under your jacket, one that makes you feel like you can make the grade, close the deal, and get the girl.
Let’s make you that shirt.

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Here is how it works

Begin

Go through the steps below to select the fabric and features of your perfect shirt — you can either breeze through, or really peruse the options.

Fit

If you’re not a perfect stock size, you can take your own measurements, or schedule a gratis in-person or online fitting with us to get your best fit.

Pattern

We use those measurements to create a custom pattern just for you – in fact, we’ll keep it on file for simple reordering.

Cut & Sew

Our factory uses that pattern to create your shirt, using 22 stitches per inch, single-needle tailoring, German interlinings and New Zealand Trocas shell buttons.

Spec

Your finished shirt is checked (and checked and checked) against the pattern and your measurements, first on the line, then at inspection, and then again in-house.

Ship

We ship your finished shirt to you, where (we hope) you’ll love it and hang it in your closet... or, better yet, put it on right away.

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  • 1. FABRIC

    Expand Select your favorite from our tightly-edited collection – each of these is, in its own way, the best of the best, and foundational to a wardrobe.
  • 2. FEATURES

    Expand Your chance to find that very particular combination of collar, pocket, cuff, and so on…
  • 3. FIT

    Expand We’ll make sure you get the right fit — whether you’re at your computer in Glendora or just down the street from us in Georgetown.

    Dress shirt sizing

    Your neck size

    measured in inches around the base of your neck, below the adam’s apple but above the collarbone

    /

    Your sleeve length

    measured in inches from top of your spine at the back of your neck, over your shoulder, down to your wrist

    Sport shirt sizing

    Neck

    Chest

    Waist

    Arm length

    Stock S

    14-15” 36-40” 28-32” 33-34”

    Stock M

    15-16” 40-44” 32-35” 34-34.5”

    Stock L

    16-17” 44-48” 35-38” 34.5-35”

    Stock XL

    17-18” 48-52” 38-41” 35-35.5”

    Stock XXL

    18-19” 52-56” 41-44” 35.5-36”

    Click on each underlined item to learn how to take the corresponding measurement.

    Enter the measurements in decimals, not fractions (e.g. 16.125, not 16 1/8).

    1. Neck in
    2. Cross-Shoulder in
    3. Chest in
    4. Waist in
    5. Hip in
    6. Left Sleeve in
    7. Left Wrist in
    8. Right Sleeve in
    9. Right Wrist in

    Tips for self-measuring

    Stand up straight.

    Breathe naturally. Don’t suck in or puff your chest out; just be at ease.

    Enlist a friend to help you measure... it’s more accurate, and a lot more fun.

    Don’t have a tape measure?
    We'll send you one. For free!

    Fig. 1 Neck

    Measure around the base of the neck, starting in the center, well below the Adam’s apple but above the collarbone. Wrap the tape around the back of the neck, under the collar, and bring it around to the front, keeping it flat against the skin. This won't necessarily match your neck size – don't worry about it.

    Fig. 2 Cross-Shoulder

    Measure from the edge of one shoulder to the edge of the other shoulder – this is where your shoulder drops off into your arm, not necessarily at the shoulder seam of your shirt. Make sure the tape crosses over the most prominent bone at the back of the neck. Remember to be at ease, without puffing out or sucking in.

    Fig. 3 Chest

    Measure around the fullest part of the chest, keeping the tape flat against the body, with no excess fabric. Make sure it's level all the way around... think of it as the equator of the chest.

    Fig. 4 Waist

    Measure around the waist, right over the bellybutton. Keep the tape flat against the body, with no excess fabric, and make sure that it's level all the way around.

    Fig. 5 Hip

    Measure around the fullest part of the hips, beginning at the side seam of your jeans or trousers. (Make sure your pockets are empty first.) Keep the tape flat against the body, with no excess fabric, and make sure that it's level all the way around.

    Fig. 6 Left Sleeve

    To get in position, make a soft fist and relax both of your arms at your sides, with your thumb behind the side seam of your jeans or trousers. Measure from the most prominent bone at the back of your neck, across to the edge of your left shoulder, down the left arm, all the way to the first knuckle of your middle finger. Subtract 2 from that number.

    Note: this is the most difficult measurement to take on yourself – you will need a friend

    Fig. 7 Left Wrist

    Measure around the left wrist, over the wrist bone, keeping the tape flat against the skin.

    Fig. 8 Right Sleeve

    To get in position, make a soft fist and relax both of your arms at your sides, with your thumb behind the side seam of your jeans or trousers. Measure from the most prominent bone at the back of your neck, across to the edge of your right shoulder, down the right arm, all the way to the first knuckle of your middle finger. Subtract 2 from that number.

    Note: this is the most difficult measurement to take on yourself – you will need a friend.

    Fig. 9 Right Wrist

    Measure around the right wrist, over the wrist bone, keeping the tape flat against the skin.

    Do you wear a watch?

    Don’t have a tape measure?
    We’ll send you one. For free!

    Great. Your appointment has been scheduled, and we’re looking forward to seeing you.

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