Quality men's custom dress shirts and quality tailored shirts

You will probably notice by now that not all custom dress shirts or tailored shirts are created equal. There is a great variation in quality of custom dress shirts or tailored shirts depending on where you buy them and the experience of the custom dress shirt-maker. So how do you spot a high quality custom dress shirt and high quality tailored shirts? What are the features of the quality men's custom dress shirt or tailored shirt? Some people think the price tells you a lot about whether a quality custom dress shirt or tailored shirt is quality. There is some truth in this, however, you must remember that just because a custom dress shirt or tailored shirt has an expensive price tag does not necessarily mean that it is a high quality product.

We list out below the features that quality custom dress shirts and tailored shirts should have:

  • High quality custom dress shirts or tailored shirts have 22 stitches per inch stitching. This high level density will mean that the threads will not become loose. In contrast, average quality shirts only uses 15-17 stitches per inch.
  • High quality custom dress shirts and tailored shirts have gussets at the hem giving added strength to the custom dress shirt and tailored shirt.
  • High quality custom dress shirts and tailored shirts have removal collar stays.
  • High quality custom dress shirts and tailored shirts split yoke for extra comfort around the shoulders of the custom dress shirt and tailored shirt.
  • High quality custom dress shirts and tailored shirts use shirt buttons made of natural mother of pearls (sea shells).
  • High quality custom dress shirts and tailored shirts are made using 100% two ply yarn cotton fabrics.


Note: All of the features highlighted above are standard fixtures in every single Michellozzo custom dress shirt and tailored shirts.

Obviously, if you see flimsy custom dress shirt that looks like it's about to fall apart as soon as you touch it, you can be pretty confident that it's definitely not a high quality custom dress shirt and tailored shirt. So how do you tell if a shirt is a great quality one?

Firstly, look at the material. The fabric of the custom dress shirt and tailored shirt should feel natural, comfortable when you touch it. Go for custom dress shirts and tailored shirts that are made of 100% cotton as they are the most comfortable and breathable fabric. Make sure that the fabric is constructed using a two ply yarn - this means two threads of cotton are twisted together to create the yarn before they are woven. Two ply yarns fabrics are softer and more durable. This is particularly important as you will be wearing your custom dress shirts and tailored shirts for years to come.

Secondly, look at the workmanship of the custom dress shirt and tailored shirt. It must be apparent that the shirt-maker has paid attention to the small details of the custom dress shirt and tailored shirt. Loose threads are a tell tale sign that the custom dress shirt and tailored shirt won't last. You don't want to see your custom dress shirt or tailored shirt fall apart after the first wash.

The stitching should be straight and secure using 22 stitches per inch. There shouldn't be loose thread all over the place. Buttons should be sewn on securely. The buttons must be securely fastened using a cross stitching pattern rather than parallel. You don't to be searching for a missing shirt button when you've got an important event to attend. A quality custom dress shirt and tailored shirt will not have wrinkles or bubble in the collar and cuffs as these are tell tale signs of poor material or improper construction.

Generally, a positive sign that a custom dress shirt and tailored shirt is quality is if the custom dress shirt and tailored shirt has a removable collar stays in the collar flip. Removal collar stays helps reduce damage to the custom dress shirt and tailored shirt in the cleaning and ironing process. Quality custom dress shirts and tailored shirts which have been well looked after, will last for years and years.