New York: American Sember Closing Sale
A tip from our friend Carl Goldberg at CEGO Custom Shirtmaker in New York: the New York shirting wholesaler American Sember will be closing. That’s lousy news for shirt fans on the Eastern Seaboard, as the company was one of the best suppliers of fine shirt fabrics. In the short-term, though, it’s good news for New York clothing fans, as they’re clearing out their stock at discount prices, and they’re selling directly to customers, not just shirtmakers.
Here are the details from Carl:

This is strictly cash and carry. There will be fabric available from the following mills Albrecht & Morgan (Swiss) Alumo (Swiss) Grandi & Rubinelli (Italy) Ferno (Italy) Testa (Italy) S.I.C Tess (Italy) Thomas Mason Silver Line $25-33 per yard and Goldline $40 per yard D. J Anderson and Soyella $45 The rest of the fabric 36” is $10 per yard and 60” is $20 per yard. (Check with your shirt maker to see how much you will need.) There are also MOP buttons from Gritti (italy) no white 18L lots of colors Tuxedo pleatings Lining for inside collars and cuffs.

Give them a call before you stop by. Here’s their info:
American Sember 29 West 30th St #702 btw 5th and Broadway. 212 889-6188 Amsember@aol.com
And if you don’t already have a shirtmaker, Carl has offered to make up any 60” fabrics from the sale for $125. He’ll do you right. His info is on his site.

New York: American Sember Closing Sale

A tip from our friend Carl Goldberg at CEGO Custom Shirtmaker in New York: the New York shirting wholesaler American Sember will be closing. That’s lousy news for shirt fans on the Eastern Seaboard, as the company was one of the best suppliers of fine shirt fabrics. In the short-term, though, it’s good news for New York clothing fans, as they’re clearing out their stock at discount prices, and they’re selling directly to customers, not just shirtmakers.

Here are the details from Carl:

This is strictly cash and carry.
There will be fabric available from the following mills
Albrecht & Morgan (Swiss)
Alumo (Swiss)
Grandi & Rubinelli (Italy)
Ferno (Italy)
Testa (Italy)
S.I.C Tess (Italy)
Thomas Mason Silver Line $25-33 per yard and Goldline $40 per yard
D. J Anderson and Soyella $45

The rest of the fabric 36” is $10 per yard and 60” is $20 per yard. (Check with your shirt maker to see how much you will need.)
There are also MOP buttons from Gritti (italy) no white 18L lots of colors
Tuxedo pleatings
Lining for inside collars and cuffs.

Give them a call before you stop by. Here’s their info:

American Sember
29 West 30th St #702 btw 5th and Broadway.
212 889-6188
Amsember@aol.com

And if you don’t already have a shirtmaker, Carl has offered to make up any 60” fabrics from the sale for $125. He’ll do you right. His info is on his site.

Q and Answer: Which Shirt Cuff Button Do I Use?
Brandon asks: I was wondering which button to use on a barrel cuff shirt.  There  are two buttons to fasten my sleeves, those that would make the cuff  tighter and those that would allow them to be looser.
This is an easy one!
As Carl Goldberg demonstrated in our “Body” episode, commercial cuffs are almost always too big, not too small. They should never be able to slide further than the midway point between your wrist and thumb.
That means you should always use the button that makes the cuff smaller, unless you’re wearing a very large watch or have exceptionally big wrists.

Q and Answer: Which Shirt Cuff Button Do I Use?

Brandon asks: I was wondering which button to use on a barrel cuff shirt.  There are two buttons to fasten my sleeves, those that would make the cuff tighter and those that would allow them to be looser.

This is an easy one!

As Carl Goldberg demonstrated in our “Body” episode, commercial cuffs are almost always too big, not too small. They should never be able to slide further than the midway point between your wrist and thumb.

That means you should always use the button that makes the cuff smaller, unless you’re wearing a very large watch or have exceptionally big wrists.

Put This On Episode 6: Body

Jesse Thorn visits Carl Goldberg, owner of CEGO Custom Shirtmaker in New York City, to learn the difference between a custom shirt and an off-the-rack shirt. Then it’s off to Alan Flusser Custom in New York for a visit with the proprietor, a menswear legend. Flusser offers some tips on dressing for your body with the help of three associates of Put This On. Finally, a visit with Ryu Kwangeol at Pro Tailor in Los Angeles to answer a viewer’s question about altering off-the-rack dress shirts.

Previously: Put This On: A Conversation with Alan Flusser

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One of the stops on our whirlwind tour of New York last week was my shirtmaker, Carl Goldberg of CEGO Custom Shirts in the Flatiron district.  Carl gave us a quick guide to shirt fit for an upcoming episode, and was exceptionally charming and gracious, as per usual.
Carl sent us word that he’s planning his annual sample sale on Thursday and Friday in New York.  Plenty of shirts, pocket squares and boxer shorts that didn’t quite fit or were part of an overage for very cheap prices.  If you’re in New York, stop by.  The sale isn’t at CEGO, but it’s right nearby:
 Flatiron Workshop 225 West 35th St  10th floor  between 7-8th ave Thursday  11-7 Friday 11-5 cash and check with ID.

One of the stops on our whirlwind tour of New York last week was my shirtmaker, Carl Goldberg of CEGO Custom Shirts in the Flatiron district.  Carl gave us a quick guide to shirt fit for an upcoming episode, and was exceptionally charming and gracious, as per usual.

Carl sent us word that he’s planning his annual sample sale on Thursday and Friday in New York.  Plenty of shirts, pocket squares and boxer shorts that didn’t quite fit or were part of an overage for very cheap prices.  If you’re in New York, stop by.  The sale isn’t at CEGO, but it’s right nearby:


Flatiron Workshop
225 West 35th St 10th floor between 7-8th ave
Thursday 11-7
Friday 11-5
cash and check with ID.