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What clean fitting shirt should look like

May 13, 2012

What Clean Fitting Shirt Should Look Like

Our friend, Mistah Wong, demonstrates what clean fitting shirt should look like (as well as how to clean your teeth)….

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The Custom Shirts Series, Part VII: Talking with Ascot Chang

April 25, 2012

The Custom Shirts Series, Part VII: Talking With Ascot Chang

One of my favorite shirtmakers is Ascot Chang, a family-run business with almost sixty years of history. Founded in Hong…

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The Custom Shirts Series, Part VI: How to Tell if a Shirt Is Well-Made

April 16, 2012

The Custom Shirts Series, Part VI: How To Tell If A Shirt Is Well-Made

Whether you have something custom-made or buy ready-to-wear, it’s useful to know how to examine the quality of a shirt….

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The Custom Shirts Series, Part V: Using Online Tailors

April 12, 2012

The Custom Shirts Series, Part V: Using Online Tailors

The traditional way to have a custom shirt made is to go through a local or traveling tailor. Unfortunately, the…

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The Custom Shirt Series, Part IV: Where to Get a Custom Shirt

April 9, 2012

The Custom Shirt Series, Part IV: Where To Get A Custom Shirt

There are hundreds of places to get a custom shirt made. This week we’ll review some of them, starting with…

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The Custom Shirts Series, Part III: A Quick Primer on Fabrics

April 5, 2012

The Custom Shirts Series, Part III: A Quick Primer On Fabrics

The number of options available through a custom shirtmaker can be both a pleasure and a pain. Any good shirtmaker, for…

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The Custom Shirts Series, Part II: How Should a Shirt Fit?

April 4, 2012

The Custom Shirts Series, Part II: How Should A Shirt Fit?

Most men can find a well-fitting shirt off the rack. The question is just how well fitting they want it….

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The Custom Shirt Series, Part I: Intro

April 2, 2012

The Custom Shirt Series, Part I: Intro

I’ve been meaning to write a series on custom shirts for – oh, I don’t know – a year now?…

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The High Collar

February 20, 2012

The High Collar

I’ve always liked slightly higher collars. Such collars are made with a taller collar band, longer collar points, and are…

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We Got It For Free: Marshall Anthony tie

February 9, 2012

We Got It For Free: Marshall Anthony Tie

A relatively new men’s clothier, Marshall Anthony, recently sent me one of their indigo raw silk ties. I’m usually skeptical…

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Q and Answer: Can I Repair Frayed Shirt Collars and Cuffs?

February 6, 2012

Q And Answer: Can I Repair Frayed Shirt Collars And Cuffs?

David asks: I do a lot of thrifting button-down shirts. Sometimes I’ll get attached to a shirt even if it’s…

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This Fits has a good tip about a Lands End Canvas sale right now

December 5, 2011

This Fits Has A Good Tip About A Lands End Canvas Sale Right Now

This Fits has a good tip about a Lands End Canvas sale right now. There are certainly better oxfords out…

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CottonWork Deal

December 1, 2011

CottonWork Deal

If you’re a college student* and have a job interview coming up, CottonWork is running a promotion where they’ll make…

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Q and Answer: Can I Wear a Tie and a Button-Down Collar?

November 28, 2011

Q And Answer: Can I Wear A Tie And A Button-Down Collar?

Matthew asks: I’ll often wear a knit tie with a button-down collar.  I figure, a casual tie for a casual…

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

October 19, 2011

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…

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