Posted on May 1, 2012, by admin

Question: How much shrinkage should I allow for when I select new dress shirts? Answer: As your custom tailor, naturally we allow sufficient fabric for shrinkage, so you never have to worry about ending up with a shirt that’s too small. If you still want to know the basics of shrinkage, remember that cotton fabrics will generally shrink more lengthwise (from top to bottom) than across (from side to side). Some shirts may shrink up to half an inch in length. Check that you can fit one to two fingers between your neck and the collar. This allows room for
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Posted on May 1, 2012, by admin

Tie Quality Ties add more than a splash of color to your work attire – the quality of your tie contributes to your image as well. The next time you’re selecting new ties for your wardrobe, make sure they are of long lasting, high-quality workmanship. When comparing ties, the first consideration is the “hand” or feel of the tie. Check that the fabric feels pleasant to the touch. A scratchy or stiff tie is likely to be of lower-quality fabric than one that simply feels luxuriant. This “touch test” applies equally well to thick and thin fabrics. Next, check the
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Posted on April 1, 2012, by admin

Choosing A Belt: Four Classic Styles Pairing a belt with clothing can be a tricky business: you want it to look perfect with today’s outfit, and yet coordinate with several outfits. Each type of belt has its own built-in style. Here are five classics for different looks. Canvas – With its relaxed look, the canvas belt works well with casual-wear such as chinos or corduroys. Tans and browns work best with khaki slacks, while darker belts look best over darker trousers. Plaited –While dressier than a canvas belt, plaited leather belts are still on the relaxed end. Wear them with a
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Posted on March 1, 2012, by admin

Question: How many dress shirts do I need? Answer: First of all, you can never have enough shirts in your closet. Secondly, at a minimum you need to have at least 18 custom shirts. You need to have six in the laundry bag, six at the cleaners to be picked up or delivered, and six pressed and ready for action.