How a Shirt Should Fit

If you are used to wearing off-the-rack shirts, your new custom shirts are going to feel very different. Here’s how a shirt should fit.

Our shirts are cut closer to the body than you may be used to and properly match your measurements. This means you will have a collar and armholes that are sized to your body and your posture.

Since we base the length of our shirts on your height, you will have enough shirt to tuck in—and stay tucked in—without being overwhelmed with fabric.

You may find that the sleeves of a custom shirt are shorter than you are used to. When you put on your custom-tailored jacket, however, you will reveal the perfect sliver of cuff and your monogram.

An off-the-rack shirt may be uncomfortably or unflatteringly loose in the collar or cuffs. It certainly won’t have that wider opening on just the left cuff to allow you to check your watch.

These shirts will have a lot of extra fabric in the body, particularly if—relative to your other measurements—you require a large collar size or must accommodate a large bust.

Ever have too much to tuck in… or not enough? Off-the-rack shirts are made for some “average” height, not yours, leaving you with either too much or too little fabric to tuck in neatly.

That “Spare” Button at the Bottom

Our shirts also have an extra button at the end, which is optional for use. If you find that your shirts gape when you’ve tucked them in, this last button will help hold the fabric together and give you a sleek tuck.

Mind the “Gap”

Our custom-made shirts include a button at the widest point of the bust. This will prevent the unfortunate gapping that occurs in most off-the-rack button-front blouses.

Matching Patterns

Have you ever bought a shirt with bold stripes or plaid, and the patterns didn’t line up—or blatantly ignored—the seams? With a custom-tailored shirt, the patterns match up everywhere that counts.

A bespoke shirt from Atlanta Custom Tailors will fit you the way a shirt should fit. Once you get used to how our shirts fit and make you feel, you’ll never want to wear an off-the-rack shirt again.

I have purchased all of my suits from department stores in the past. Even with the tailoring provided at the stores, the suits never seemed to fit quite right. Either the jacket was too tight or too big, or the pants were too long or too short. I had considered having a custom suit made for some time before, and I had looked at Atlanta Custom Tailors a number of times before deciding to actually order suits. I had concerns about the price of custom tailored clothes, but when I actually price compared, the tailored clothes were not much more than a nice suit from a department store.

Now that I have received my suits from Atlanta Custom Tailors, I will never buy a suit off the rack at a department store again. The fit is absolutely perfect. Each and every time I wear my suits from Atlanta Custom Tailors, I get compliments all day long, many of which involve questions concerning how much weight I have lost. The jackets fit perfectly, and I no longer look like the jacket is way too big or way too small. While I was at it, I got several custom shirts to go with the suits, and those are outstanding as well.

Right or not, people are judged, in part, on how they look. I think the custom suits from Atlanta Custom Tailors are sharp, and every day I wear them, I feel confident and dressed for success. For anyone considering updating their wardrobe, I would highly recommend Ken Sharma at Atlanta Custom Tailors.

L.H. Attorney at Law