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THE MADE SHIRT

The Detail Difference

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THE DETAIL DIFFERENCE

To achieve this high standard takes time. Each shirt  is hand cut from an individualized, hand-drafted pattern created especially to meet your exacting specifications.

 
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A COLLAR FOR EVERY FACE.

Many men use traditional point collar and button-down collar dress shirts as their wardrobe staple. It is understandable because in most cases they are all you can find in your local department store. The problem is that these collar styles may not be the best choice for you.  

You might be the sort of men  who likes to think how dress shirt collars works with the shape of your face. While this is by no means the only way to think, our specialist will explain how to choose your collar style that best  suits your face only

MADE FOR YOU.

 

 

 

The Fabrics We Use

 
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In House Shirt Fabrics

 
 
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It all starts with the fabric for every shirt that fits well. We work directly with some of the best fabrics mills. Using only 100% Japanese Cotton we are particular in the fabrics we work with and we’re also endlessly digging and sourcing the perfect styles and interesting looking fabrics.

We preselect the precise colours, patterns and construction to achieve the ideal look, comfort and performance. In all categories, we carry a wide range of fabric qualities from relatively basic constructions up to luxurious ply sea-island cotton.

We are looking to stock more high end quality shirt fabrics so stay-tuned .

 
 
 
MOPMADESUITS

MOTHER OF PEARL (MOP)

Mother of Pearl buttons in short MOP, are a classic favourite by high-quality shirt makers. Made from the inner layer of pearl oysters they have a little more depth of colour than plastic resin buttons do. MOP do not dissolve in colour after repeated washes unlike resin plastic buttons can which drop in colour overtime.

In terms of look wise it shows off the most resplendent glitter which adds instant glamour and elegance to any shirt. The unique thickness of the MOP and the curved back makes buttoning our shirts in the morning a breeze.

 
 

SPLIT YOKE.

 
SPLIT YOKE

SPLIT YOKE

ONE PIECE YOKE

ONE PIECE YOKE

Sample of a  SPLIT YOKE  Dress Shirt

Sample of a SPLIT YOKE Dress Shirt

Over at MADE SUITS we use split yoke for all our shirts. We ensure to provide the best comfort to our clients. Using special technical terms to education our consumers to let them have the best product possible.

You may wonder what a dress shirt yoke is it is the basically panel of fabric that is just behind your collar that goes over the tops of your shoulders.

 

What is the Difference between a “one piece yoke” &  “split yoke” ?

A one piece yoke is made from a single piece of fabric.  A split yoke is split down the middle and sewn together in the middle and split yoke uses more fabric and takes longer to make than a one piece yoke. 

 

Why is Split Yoke Superior than all one piece yoke?  

First you need to understand how woven cottons stretch.  Most dress shirt made from 100% cotton the fabric has threads running both vertically and horizontally.

For most high quality woven cottons, the fabric will not stretch very much at all if you try to stretch it vertically, or if you try to stretch it horizontally.  However, if you try to stretch it diagonally it stretches pretty easily. Thus, the real benefit of the split yoke is that by rotating the fabrics to the angled orientation, its basically adding stretch to the yoke across its width. 

It makes a real difference in comfort.  When you’re tying your shoes, or driving a car or lots of other every day activities you put pressure on the yoke behind your back and if it is a split yoke it will stretch to accommodate your movement better, providing more comfort. 

 

 
 
CLOSE UP OF OUR MADE SHIRTS WITH SPLIT YOKE 

CLOSE UP OF OUR MADE SHIRTS WITH SPLIT YOKE 

 
 

STIFF COLLAR FUSING

 
Canvassing our shirt plackets , Our Collar stands up well

Canvassing our shirt plackets , Our Collar stands up well

 
 
CUTAWAY COLLAR STANDING

CUTAWAY COLLAR STANDING

SHIRT COLLAR STANDING UP

SHIRT COLLAR STANDING UP

 
 

You have visions of wearing your shirt open collar and looking as sharp as David Beckham but for some reason your collar is not looking great. It’s sliding down rather than standing straight up. 

Our band design uses stiff fusing on both sides for a cleaner appearance that also contributes to their ability to stand up strong under a jacket. Be sure you also consider your straight placket. If you have plain placket there is less support for the collar. Our straight placket provide fusing which will provide the most support to help your collar stand up tall.

 

ALTERNATE

SIGNATURE STYLE

WITH

ONE PIECE COLLAR

 
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Enter the one piece collar or as it’s also known, the California Collar or Ludo Collar. An early 20th century classic, this collar was popularised in the 40s/50s by Hollywood icon Gary Cooper. Consequentially, it’s sometime also referred to as the Cooper Collar.

At first glance you’d probably look and think this collar is a type of button down collar. Then you look closer and go, “wait… something is different here…”

Features & Construction

The collar itself is distinguished in that it’s cut from a single piece of cloth that extends through the front torso and doubles as a placket. This reinforcing effect allows the collar to stand on its own, without collapsing under it’s own weight. There is no interlining or collar band whatsoever which gives it a roll that you won’t see with any other shirt collar. We make ours with no top button and a curved top placket which give it a unique casual look.

 
Inside the Construction of our One Piece Collar

Inside the Construction of our One Piece Collar

 

For it to look / function as described, the one piece collar requires a skilled pattern cutter, making it almost exclusively a custom or bespoke item. As such, one piece collars are rarely found in ready wear shirts. As the placket and collar are one, the pattern needs to be cut with absolute precision and with an exact curvature that give it such a distinct look. It’s an incredibly difficult construction that if cut poorly, ruins the entire shirt’s look. As a default, we build our one piece collar with visible collar point buttons however we can also make it with hidden buttons behind the collar points

 
One piece collar with a blazer  behind collar points

One piece collar with a blazer  behind collar points

 

The resultant effect is a shirt that looks totally natural sans tie. If you’re into collar roll, the one piece collar is the perfect casual shirt – appropriate with or without a blazer. The other benefit is comfort. You never have to worry about a one piece collar collapsing as some collars sometimes do with a blazer.

 
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ONE PIECE COLLAR

EMBRACE YOUR EGO

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OUR SIGNATURE STYLE AKA SPALLA CAMICIA. 

 
25 steps by hand our neapolitan shirt shoulders are unique and creates an ahletic look for the individual

25 steps by hand our neapolitan shirt shoulders are unique and creates an ahletic look for the individual

 

The true Neapolitan shoulder is almost never seen ready-to-wear. RTW patterns are very exacting. They are developed over time with a great deal of care. Here at Made Suits we create a neapolitan inspired tailoring over at all our garments.

Optional but special we provide our shirts with neapolitan shoulders aka spalla camicia gives the wearer  unique outlook create a more flattering and athletic look that complements all body also  shows a quality sign of a bespoken made shirt for the individual.

Our shirt neapolitan shirt shoulder  has a perfect cut  and the shoulder saddled with 25 steps by hand sew toward shoulders.

 

Do inform our specialist if your interested to get our signature style into your shirt garments.

 
25 steps by hand we create a neapolitan shirt cuff for the individual rather than Single or Double cuff pleats this gives the wearer something bespoken for.

25 steps by hand we create a neapolitan shirt cuff for the individual rather than Single or Double cuff pleats this gives the wearer something bespoken for.

We monogrammed our cuffs with your intials as well. Seen here with 25 steps by hand neapolitan shirt pleated on the cuff.

We monogrammed our cuffs with your intials as well. Seen here with 25 steps by hand neapolitan shirt pleated on the cuff.

 
 

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