Yves Saint Laurent couldn’t have been more accurate when he said that, Fashions
fade but the style remains eternal. The statement seems to be more relevant
than ever and is likely to stay that way for many more centuries and
generations to come. Though, ready-made shirts are not vogue yet, the perpetual
style of bespoke shirts is drawing more and more attention everyday.
As the people connect through social media,
opportunities increase per day, and the general standard of living is also
improving, so has the need to stand out from crowd and ready-made shirts made
for the masses doesn’t seem to be fulfilling the same. The fictitious belief of
higher cost benefit of the ready-made shirts, is what has been aiding it for
the sales through the time but a closer perusal tells that same is not true in
relation to the bespoke shirts.
There are more than a handful of good and
practical reasons as to why one should go for bespoke shirts over ready-made
version of the same considering both, economy and convenience.
One can choose his own fabric, design, colour,
collar and sleeve style, fitting and much more. It saves the pain of visiting
zillions of showrooms and brands, just to find out a single shirt, and check,
if it even fits you correctly or not. The quality of bespoke shirts always
remain a notch higher when it comes to stitching, designing or even the level
of detailing. In addition to all of this, ready-made shirts will never provide
the comfort and confidence that a bespoke shirt will do. A ready-made shirt
will cost somewhere around 1500 to 2500 bucks and one will always get a better
quality and options to choose within innumerable personalizations within a
range of 2000 bucks.
The whole process of designing a shirt can be a
time consuming process for the first few times keeping in consideration the
overage of choosing between different collar types – button down or wide
spread, cuffs – french style or barrel, pocket designs, buttons, monograms and
stitching, etc. but the experience of designing a bespoke shirt is always
rewarding as all these minute details assures you to reflect your individual
personality and way of presentation.
Usually a person gives his measurements and initially a mock trial shirt
is made and once the customer is satisfied he can choose the fabric and other
detailings, this is how the apparel is created