"Fashions fade, style is eternal" - Yves Saint Laurent
When you order a custom item from us, you can choose any style you want. In this way, you can use our unique fabrics and patterns to create your own fashion. When doing so, we are providing you with some guidance here for the various styles you can apply to your garment. Keep in mind that the more you deviate from traditional styles, the more careful you need to be in your description of what you want. Our tailors are skilled, but they are not mind readers. We will strive to meet your choice of styles to the best of our ability, based on the request you deliver to us.
For our prêt-á-porter clothes, we have selected a few styles that we think work well for a garment. This is our fashion. Our fabrics. Our patterns. Our styles. We hope that our selection will be pleasing for you. But anyone who wishes for something different, all you need to do is ask, and we will try our best to meet your expectations.
If you wish to design your own collar, here is a guide for what you need to keep in mind.
Don't make the circumference too narrow. You need room to breathe. If the collar is very high, you may need to provide two measurements for circumference. Otherwise, the main design difference in styles is usually the length and spread of the points.
There are many common types of collars which you will see frequently, and referring to these may help even if you want a custom style.
Mandarin collar is the most simple; just a ring around your neck. Shorten the ring and you get a Thai collar which allows a bit more heat exchange in the southern climate.
Fold the corners of a mandarin collar and you get a Milton style collar, commonly used with a tuxedo. Extend the fold all around the circumference and you get a Cambridge style collar (or Ascot with longer peaks); suitable for the colder English weather. Round off the peaks and you get a more relaxed Marlborough style collar; common in America.
At the present moment we are only offering short sleeved shirts. The reason for this is that the fabric has a printed pattern where the shirt parts are cut out to fit the pattern in the best way possible. If we were to change the sleeve length then the pattern would not fit in the same way.
We may offer long sleeves in the future, but presently this is not an option.
You choose a fabric when you choose a model of shirt in the shop. All shirts in the "Made to Order" category can be customized according to your wishes.
We have two general styles of buttons. One style is where we use the fabric of the shirt for the button too. The other style is buttons of the same color and style as the fabric.
We are working to bring more options in these areas, for those that want to create a truly custom garment.
There are many ways to cut a shirt. We offer different designs for men and women, but you can go on to customize this too.
Keep in mind that if you want to change the cut or design of a shirt, you need to know what you are doing. We do not accept returns on items that you designed poorly yourself. Even our generous warranty of fixing seams and buttons may be limited if you use this option of customization.