THREE KEYS TO DESIGNING THE WHITE OXFORD BUTTON-DOWN SHIRT
The reliable white oxford button-down is a workhorse of a shirt. You can confidently wear it during graduation ceremonies, weddings, funerals, some interviews, and at just about any day at work. Your custom oxford looks deliciously crisp when ironed, yet warm and casual when un-tucked. As a custom clothier, here are three key steps we take to ensure each custom button-down oxford we build is truly outstanding.
First, we select a fabric with a firm, tight weave. This density of thread makes your shirt last longer and feel smoother than clothing constructed from a lesser fabric.
Second, we insist on using only high-quality buttons. For most gentlemen, the ideal buttons are forgettable-without looking cheap. We have an excellent selection for you to choose from, including traditional mother-of-pearl.
Our third step is to customize your collar roll, which ensures your collar arches gracefully from your neck to the buttons instead of clinging tightly to your neck or wilting sadly.
Insisting on these seemingly tiny details gives your shirts a luxurious infusion of panache that simply cannot be matched by the off-the-rack clothing. If your preferences include button-down oxfords, we can ensure yours are the best of the breed.
Q & A - ASK CHRIS & THERESA
Question: Most of my outfits are based on blues and blacks. How do I wear earth tones?
Answer: Earth tones are fantastic color options, and we're glad you're considering them. Here are a few points to consider as you incorporate these hues into your existing wardrobe.
Each outfit should generally focus on either warm or cool tones. Cool earth tones include taupe, olive, sky blue, avocado, gray, and plum. Warm earth tones include beige, camel, yellow, ivory, chocolate, and pumpkin.
Vary the intensity of colors by building ensembles that include both dark and light shades, along with a splash of a brighter accent color.
While navy or black trousers will work with earth tones, wearing tan or taupe trousers are a better complement to colors from nature's palette.
If you're still unsure, don't worry-we can help you put earth tones together to create a natural look you'll absolutely love. Call today to schedule a private consultation.