Semi-Wide Spread Collar Formal ShirtThis is a sketch of a shirt that we made for a customer for his wedding, along with some pics of the finished shirt. You won’t find anything like this at Macy’s!
The problem with dress shirts today is that they are fitted merely by the measurements of the shoulder/sleeve and neck. And, in many brands one is stuck with a shirt that is made to fit the largest of these measurements. Formal Shirt
Last time I bought a shirt from a department store (when I was interviewing for “real” jobs, before I started this little crazy tailoring shop) the only shirt that would fit my neck had 2″ extra on each shoulder, 8″ ease at the chest and perhaps 20″ at the waist (and I am not exactly a skinny guy).
Semi-Wide Collar

Semi-Wide Collar

On the other hand, when I buy a fashionable name brand shirt (fitted in S-M-L-XL) there simply isn’t a size that doesn’t stop my breathing.
Am I the exception?
Not exactly. Nearly everyone has some “abnormal” feature. Perhaps you are too tall, too short, large in the chest, long arms, or a beer belly. But does that mean that you should be doomed to wearing a shirt that fits only this one feature?
Semi-Wide Collar with Tie

Semi-Wide Collar with Tie

The shirt in these pics, fit the groom exactly. The back darts tucked in the waist, so that the whole piece was shaped exactly to fit his body.
Made from a white-on-white striped cotton with French cuffs and a semi-wide spread collar for an extra touch.
Made -to-measure in only the best fabrics starting at $165. Choose from over a dozen different collar and cuff options, and many more fit, hem, and yoke options.
Custom Wool Gabardine Dress Coat

Custom Wool Gabardine Dress Coat

This is yet another version of our custom tailcoats, cut from wool gabardine with brass buttons.
Rather than our standard straight hemmed double-breasted style, this piece cuts away at the front to match the angle of a notch-hemmed vest.
A piece in this style can be worn as part of a modern wedding ensemble or a as a costume piece, depending on the details.
We made another version of this coat, from velvet and flocked taffeta with a fleur-de-lis design for a wedding over the summer.
As you can see, the two tailcoats are almost completely different, despite the similar design. One other thing that is of note is the different lapels and collar shape.
The black gabardine version has a stand-up collar and slightly wider lapels, while the velvet/taffeta version has more standard notch-lapels.Dress Coat in Wool Gabardine
When we begin designing a tailcoat many factors go into making many choices. What type of event will you be wearing it to?
To a steampunk ball, to a white-tie wedding? Every detail can be changed to match the shape of a vest or the color of a gown.
Contact us now to begin designing the perfect piece.