Think about the dress shirts in your closet right now. How many have something wrong… wrong enough that you notice it every time you wear them?
Maybe it’s the fit, maybe it’s the style, or maybe it’s both. They looked good in the store, but just never were quite right.
Now, for the punch to the nose: How many of them cost more than $100, maybe even $200 (don’t forget the cost of alterations)?
The big question: Why haven’t you considered custom-made shirts?
We think we know why, and we’re about to prove you wrong.
People Will Notice a Great-Fitting Custom Shirt
First, you probably think custom shirts are too expensive. Stick with us and we’ll show you that a custom shirt that ALWAYS fits perfectly – no matter your body type – isn’t that much more expensive than a name-brand off the rack shirt at the department store.
Second, you may think the process of buying custom shirts is too complicated. We have to admit, the process of going to one store to choose between hundreds of styles and fabrics that will fit you perfectly might not be as easy as choosing between three or four styles and a couple of fabrics in a department store. That assumes you’re not underweight, overweight, too tall, too short, or… well, you get the drift.
Third, you probably don’t think others will know the difference. Here’s what we are 100% sure of: people notice when something doesn’t fit, doesn’t look right for the situation, or, most importantly, doesn’t help you put your best foot forward. That insecurity radiates through, and people will always notice.
If you have all the time in the world to bounce from store to store, looking for shirts that fit great in colors that you actually want, then skip the rest of this article – we’ll see you in a week, when you finally find what you’re looking for.
What an Off the Rack Dress Shirt Will REALLY Cost You
A relatively high-end men’s dress shirt off the rack is going to run $100 or more. A truly high-end dress shirt off the rack will easily be more than $200.
Now, it’s off to the tailor because off the rack shirts typically need alterations. Maybe you have a large neck but average stomach… the shirt is going to need quite a bit of surgery to get smaller, such as shortening sleeves, bringing in the sides and possibly more. Depending on the alterations you need, your $100 shirt can quickly become $150 or more.
This also doesn’t count the time and gas spent running all over the city from store to store. Off the rack shirts appear are affordable, but for more discerning customers, they’re only as economical as your personal standards allow.
How Much Does a Custom Dress Shirt Cost?
At Savile Row Custom Clothiers in St. Louis, a shirt made with custom measurements, fabric, lining, buttons – anything you can imagine – starts at $170.
No alterations needed, no dashing from store to store.
Your shirt fits like it’s supposed to… first time, every time. It’s actually more economically savvy to go custom in the first place.
The Case for Going to a Custom Clothier
Getting a custom shirt is more than just saving money at the tailor, it’s setting the standard for yourself, and raising the bar for your personal and professional appearance to a new high that says, quite simply, you are on top of your game.
Forget about shuffling around town hoping to find what you want. Forget about wearing the same thing as someone else. Forget about compromising on fit and style. And, for sure, forget about not getting what you deserve because it’s too expensive (or so you think).
With off the rack shirts, you’re at the mercy of what’s trendy, and what’s in stock in your size, not what you actually want. With a custom shirt where you’ll be measured once and it’s done.
Custom Shirts That Are Made to WOW
Custom clothiers like Savile Row Custom Clothiers carry fabrics from all over the world, unlike what you’ll find adorning hangers in department stores. Natural fibers are at your disposal, in any color or pattern you want, and you can coordinate any suit or sport coat with your custom shirt, because you’re the architect.
The fit is never a guessing game either – just tell the clothier exactly what you want in terms of fit and style and that’s exactly what you will get. You can forget the days of deciding between a full cut or a trim cut. You deserve more than two or three choices of fit and a handful of choices for style.
Custom Shirts: An Investment in Your Personal Success
A smart person once said that you dress for the job you want. The typical Savile Row Custom Clothiers customer is a businessman looking up the ladder, rather than down. He understands that clothes tell a story about who he is and what’s important to him.
If you’re sick of rumpled shoulders, twisted sleeves, and constantly adjusting poorly fitting (and expensive) shirts, come to Savile Row Custom Clothiers today (or call or email David Shockley) and say goodbye to the humdrum days of waiting in line at the register. Start designing your first custom shirt today.