Mens Custom Dress Shirt

The mens custom dress shirt is a special element in a mans business attire. Custom made dress shirts allow you to choose every aspect of the shirt to meet your needs and desires.

Let's review the many ways a custom made dress shirt can meet your fancy...

Custom Fit

Mens custom dress shirts allow you to create a perfect fit based on your own measurements as well as your own preferences. Apart from your personal dimensions, if you like more room in the neck or body, you can make those adjustments.

If you're more comfortable with a trim fit dress shirt, you can simply select that style and the dress shirt will be customized for a slim fit relative to your measurements instead of a standard retail template.

The following are fit aspects of custom dress shirts that you have complete control of:

  • Neck Size
  • Collar Height
  • Collar Length
  • Collar Stitching Options
  • Sleeve Length
  • Cuff Diameter
  • Chest Diameter
  • Waist Diameter
  • Hip Diameter
  • Overall Shirt/Tail Length
  • General Fit (classic, slim, roomy etc)

Fabric Selection

Mens custom dress shirts allow you to chose the fabric as well. Many men who opt for custom will chose a higher quality cotton which may not be widely available in the retail marketplace.

The following is just a short list & description of cotton fabric options available to the custom shirt shopper. In addition to these selections, you may also be able to choose thread counts which will increase the fineness of the shirt as well as the expense.

  • Oxford : Common for dress shirts, soft and comfortable but probably the most coarse cotton material
  • Pinpoint Oxford : Similar to oxford but slightly finer yarn
  • Royal Oxford : finest of the oxford weaves
  • Poplin : Similar weight as Oxford
  • Twill : characterized by diagonal rib pattern, great for color
  • Broadcloth : Breathable, soft, finer than poplin; used extensively in finer dress shirts
  • Herringbone : Interesting arrow head pattern, luxurious look & feel

Shirt Style Options

Mens custom dress shirts come with an opportunity to select various style options. This is yet another luxurious aspect of going the custom route when it comes to mens dress shirts.

The following are options typically available to men who have dress shirts custom made

  • Collar Styles
  • Cuff Styles : rounded, squared or angled corners, french cuff, one or two button etc.
  • Pocket Styles : no pocket, 1 or 2 pockets, rounded, flapped etc.
  • Front Styles : hidden button, plain front, placket front etc.
  • Back Styles : shoulder pleats, middle box pleat, middle inverted pleat, no pleat etc.


Lastly, custom made dress shirts allow you to personalize with monogramming. You can have monograms on your shirt front, the shirt tail, the cuff etc.

There are many features provided by custom made dress shirts. The cost is higher than what you can find in a department store or a mens specialty clothing store but the options and particularly the fit is unmatched by anything you can find in stores. There a many online custom shirt providers. You should try one out, you may find a new approach to your shirt wardrobe.

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