The K&A Guide to Bespoke Shirts
As with suits, there are a number of choices you’ll need to make when ordering a bespoke shirt – which is, of course, part of the fun!
It goes without saying that you’ll have a professional guiding you through the process, but here are the basics you might want to think about before you begin…
1. Cloth – as in suiting, cloth choice is paramount. It will affect the look and feel of the shirt – as well as its longevity. For this reason we recommend Egyptian or Sea Island cottons. They strike the perfect balance between fine yarn and hardiness.
2. Features – collars and cuffs are the most important decisions here, and as you can imagine from the image there is a lot of choice! It’s worth also considering the style of placket (the panel down the middle) as well as back pleats, pockets and overall length (depending on how much, if any, you’d like to tuck in).
3. Cut – comfort is key when it comes to shirting. Style comes second. Moreover, if a shirt is comfortable it means it fits you well. If it’s too fitted it will be tight, and if it’s too loose the excess cloth will become an annoyance.
4. Personal embroidery – finally, have your initials or name embroidered on the sleeve for that extra bespoke touch.
Feeling inspired? For more advice, or to have something made to your size and requirements please get in touch.
Call 0800 0274430 or contact us here for more information about King & Allen. We have fitting locations in London: Liverpool St, Wilmslow and Surbiton. We also take appointments on Savile Row by appointment only.
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