Everything you need to know about our shirts.
Good stitching is an important part of the shirtmaking process> The stitching improves the overall durability of the shirt. It won't break down in time when you move around a lot. The best density is about 7 stitches per inch. Dense stitching requires more expensive sewing machines.
Single line stitching
When the stitching is dense, the tailor is able to use single line stitching. This will prevent puckering over time when the shirt has gone through a couple of washings. With single stitching the shirt will keep it new and clean look.
Nowadays we have the ability to "pre-shrink" fabrics, thus avoiding unwanted shrinkage during washing.
It gives a certain security that you will be able to enjoy the same size for years.
100% High end cotton
The difference between low-end and high-end cotton is the length of the fiber used in the weaving. If the staple length is short, the microscopic weaving can untie after a few washings. You can see this clearly on the fabrics of cheaper brands (also on some high-end brands too). The shirt will feel woolly over time.
While long staple cotton will retain it's weaving, making it a better choice for shirts. The fabrics last a lot longer while also retaining the look and feel of being brand new.
Mother of pearl buttons
Mother-of-pearl are exclusive buttons that are a must on high-end shirts. They are known for their premium look, but well-known for their durability. They do not break like plastic buttons. You can recognize the sound of pearl buttons. They make a clear sound when you tap them to a metal object.
Perfectly matched patterns
Pattern matching is the fine art of shirt tailoring. Every fabric has its own distinctive pattern which needs to be matched during the stitching process. A trademark for high end shirts.
The fit of a made-to-measure garment is superior to that of a ready-to-wear garment. The garments are constructed to fit each customer individually based on their body measurements. It gives the wearer a full range of motion, while retaining comfortable and tailored fit.
We only use trusted sustainable suppliers. We ship our fabrics from the United States, which is known as the cradle of cotton fabrics. We always hand pick and test all our fabrics.
Fair and honest workshops
Our workshops are exclusively based in Europe. We do not use children, forced labor, unfair pay or any unethical practice of any kind. We can guarantee this because we know all our tailors and their families by name.
Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certification
STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is an independent product label for all types of textiles tested for harmful substances from yarns and fabrics. Oeko-Tex certificates confirm the human-ecological safety of textile products from all stages of production along the textile value chain. They also attest to socially and environmentally sound conditions in production facilities.
Proud of CE certificate that marks conformity with health, safety, and environmental protection standards for products sold within the European Economic Area (EEA).