Posts Tagged ‘Fabric’

Dressing Up A Denim Jacket

Author: Zachary Lowell

Denim Jacket With Dress Shirt

In the realm of men’s outerwear, denim jackets have a somewhat spotty track record. They never quite go out of style, although some years – like this one – they enjoy more popularity than others. While it’s pretty easy to look like a biker or a buckaroo in a denim jacket, incorporating one into a classy outfit with nice custom shirts takes some know-how. Read More

The World Of Eco-Friendly Fashion: Organic Cotton

Author: Zachary Lowell

Organically Grown Cotton

Over the past couple of years, the word ‘organic’ has become a major buzz word for shoppers and retailers. Basically any product you might be in the market for even if it isn’t custom shirts – from coffee and toilet paper to cosmetics and carrots – has any organic option these days. It should come as no surprise the new-found love for all things organic has reached everyone’s favorite source of textile yarn, cotton. Read More

Black Tie, White Tie: A Guide To Formal Attire

Author: Zachary Lowell

Men's Black Tie Attire

In this age of comfortable casual, the mores and standards of formal attire are become increasingly obscure. Some day in the future perhaps, formal dress codes, such as they exist today, may only be mentioned as tid-bits of historical curiosity. But whether you’re awaiting such an era with hope or fear, it hasn’t arrived yet and guys everywhere still need to know how to dress themselves appropriately in social situations that call for more than jeans and polo shirts. Read More

What’s The Deal With Fabric Finishing?

Author: Zachary Lowell

Close-up View: Finished Yarn For Shirt Fabric

What makes a great shirt? Of course the first-glance visual appeal of a shirt – its style, color, fit – is an important factor in how most of us judge and appraise our favorite tops. But, as with most things, when it comes to the essence of an awesome shirt, there is more to quality than meets the eye. All good shirts begin with outstanding fabric, and outstanding fabrics require top-notch finishing. Read More

The Fabric With The Midas Touch

Author: Zachary Lowell

Gold Particles Under Magnification

Over the past few years, nanotechnology has lead to some pretty exciting developments in the clothing industry. For example, we’ve seen (and written about) a range of stylish fabrics which incorporate nanofibers designed to fight disease, reduce odor, and generate electricity. But what have these space-age fabrics lacked so far? Gold! Read More

Amazing Custom Shirt Accents

Author: Zachary Lowell

Custom Shirt Accents

Many guys turn to custom dress shirts for one reason and one reason only: they want the fit to be perfect. For other men though, custom shirts present both an artistic challenge and an opportunity to make a one-of-a-kind fashion statement. But even for the most adventurous guys, finding the right place to add accents can be challenging. Let’s take a look at some of the more fun and unexpected ways to bring color and creativity to your next custom dress shirt. Read More

Fear And Clothing

Author: Zachary Lowell

Fear Of Buttons A Problem For Many

As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, when it comes to buying dress shirts, some guys – namely the tall, the short, the overweight, the athletic – could definitely benefit more from custom clothing than others. For some people physical size and shape has nothing to do with their decision to see a tailor. Believe it or not, there are actually several phobias which can make wearing of-the-rack shirt shopping impossible. Let’s take a look at some of the most common. Read More

Monster In The Closet: The Hidden Risks of Wrinkle-Free

Author: Zachary Lowell

No Wrinkle Clothing Could Harm Your Health

When wrinkle-free/non-iron clothing made its debut a years ago, for many guys it was like a gift from the gods. But the convenience of these low-maintenance threads could come with a trade off. We don’t want to start a sartorial storm or rile up any hypochondriacs out there, but after some careful research, we’ll make one of our boldest claims to date: wrinkle-free/non-iron clothing may pose a threat to your health. Read More

Get To Know Your Weaves

Author: Zachary Lowell

Weaving Fabric

Since the Stone Age, humans have used a variety of techniques and methods to weave fabrics for clothing. Unfortunately for modern men the subtle difference between weaves though can be as mysterious as the Sphinx. So consider this a sartorial public service announcement for all you would-be gentlemen hampered by a lack of knowledge, as we guide you through the wonderful world of weaving. Read More

The Great Cotton Debate: 100% Vs. Blended

Author: Zachary Lowell

Cotton Plants

Without looking at the collar tag, do you know what your material your shirt was made with? For those who aren’t sure the go-to guess is most likely going to be cotton. And, odds are, this educated assumption is probably going to be correct – or at least partly correct. Most shirts today are made from either pure cotton or cotton blended with some other fiber. But which is better? While this question has been the subject of vigorous debate in the sartorial world for years, many less fastidious dressers may still be unsure which camp they should support. Read More