About Custom Dress Shirts

Dress shirts are the cornerstone of formal and semi-formal attire, encapsulating elegance, sophistication, and personal style in one garment. As the foundation of any suave ensemble, the right dress shirt can elevate your look and boost your confidence. Sam specializes in crafting bespoke dress shirts, meticulously designed to enhance your individual style and ensure the perfect fit. From business meetings to special occasions, our custom-tailored dress shirts are designed to impress.

In the realm of dress shirts, the details matter. We pay careful attention to the collar style, cuff design, fabric selection, and shirt front, tailoring each element to your preferences. This focus on detail allows us to create dress shirts that not only look exceptional but also offer unparalleled comfort. Experience the luxury of a perfectly fitting dress shirt, tailor-made to your measurements. Whether you prefer a classic white dress shirt or a vibrant patterned design, we’re here to bring your vision to life.

The Experience and what to expect

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Dress Shirt Collars: The Defining Detail

In the realm of dress shirts, one detail that powerfully defines your look is the collar. A well-crafted collar frames your face, complements your facial features, and conveys your personal style. At Sam’s Menswear, we offer a variety of collar styles to ensure your dress shirt perfectly suits your needs and preferences.

Spread Collar: A modern classic, the spread collar suits a wide range of face shapes and tie knots. It’s versatile and works well for both business and special occasions.

Cutaway Collar: Broad and stylish, the cutaway collar is a bold choice that accommodates wider tie knots. It’s particularly flattering on men with narrow or medium face shapes.

Point Collar: This traditional style has a narrow distance between the collar points. It’s ideal for a classic professional look and works well with narrower tie knots.

Button-Down Collar: A casual and preppy choice, the button-down collar works great for a relaxed yet polished look. It’s versatile and can be worn with or without a tie.

Club Collar: This vintage-style collar with rounded points adds a distinctive touch to your dress shirt. It’s a great way to showcase your individuality and fashion-forward approach.

Band Collar: For a contemporary, minimalistic look, the band collar, also known as a Mandarin collar, provides a neat and casual style. It’s best worn without a tie, adding a unique spin to your dress shirt.

Dress Shirt Fronts: The Canvas of Sophistication

The front of your dress shirt, often undervalued, is a key element that significantly impacts the overall aesthetics of your attire. It’s the canvas upon which your suit and tie artfully rest. At Sam’s Menswear, we offer a selection of shirt front styles, each offering its unique character and suiting different occasions and tastes.

Plain Front: The epitome of minimalist elegance, a plain front dress shirt offers a clean and modern look. It pairs well with any suit and tie, making it a versatile choice for your wardrobe.

Pleated Front: Pleated fronts, characterized by small folds of fabric, add a touch of texture and visual interest. Perfect for formal occasions, they’re traditionally paired with tuxedos and bow ties.

Piqué Front: For a truly formal affair, a piqué front, with its rich, woven texture, exudes sophistication. It’s a classic choice for black-tie events when worn with a well-tailored tuxedo.
Placket Front: A standard placket is a strip of fabric where the shirt buttons, providing a structured look. For a more contemporary style, a concealed placket, also known as a ‘French placket,’ offers a seamless appearance by hiding the buttons.

Fly Front: A fly front conceals the button line entirely for a sleek, uninterrupted look. This understated style is gaining popularity for its modern and clean aesthetic.

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Dress Shirt Cuffs: The Finishing Touch

The cuffs of a dress shirt might seem like a minor detail, but they play a significant role in refining your overall appearance. They add a functional and aesthetic finishing touch to your custom dress shirt, showcasing your attention to detail. At Sam’s Menswear, we offer a range of cuff styles, each tailored to your specific preferences and requirements.

Button Cuffs: Also known as barrel cuffs, these are the most common and versatile type of cuffs. They fasten with one or two buttons, and their straightforward style makes them suitable for business and casual wear.

French Cuffs: These double-folded cuffs exude elegance and formality. Fastened with cufflinks, French cuffs are an excellent choice for formal events or when you want to make a bold style statement.

Convertible Cuffs: Offering the best of both worlds, convertible cuffs can be fastened with buttons or dressed up with cufflinks. They’re perfect for those who appreciate versatility in their wardrobe.

Rounded Cuffs: These cuffs offer a soft, rounded edge that lends a subtle touch of uniqueness to your dress shirt. They’re a middle-ground option between the standard and more formal cuff styles.

Angled Cuffs: Also known as mitered cuffs, they feature a diagonal corner for a slightly more formal look than button cuffs but less so than French cuffs. They’re a stylish choice for business settings.


Dress Shirt Fabrics: The Foundation of Comfort and Style

The fabric of your dress shirt sets the foundation for its look, feel, and longevity. It determines the comfort, wrinkle-resistance, and breathability of your shirt, making it an essential aspect to consider in custom tailoring. At Sam’s Menswear, we offer a wide range of high-quality fabrics to suit varying tastes and needs.

Cotton: Revered for its comfort, durability, and versatility, cotton is a classic choice for dress shirts. Its breathable nature keeps you cool and is gentle on the skin. We offer a range of cotton fabrics, including poplin, twill, and Oxford.

Linen: Ideal for warmer climates, linen is lightweight and highly breathable. It lends a casual, laid-back charm to your dress shirt but does tend to wrinkle easily.

Silk: Luxurious and lustrous, silk adds a touch of opulence to your dress shirt. It’s lightweight, comfortable, and perfect for special occasions.

Blends: Combining the strengths of different fibers, blended fabrics offer the best of both worlds. Cotton-polyester blends, for instance, deliver the comfort of cotton with the wrinkle-resistance of polyester.

Performance Fabrics: For those leading an active lifestyle, performance fabrics with properties such as stretch, moisture-wicking, and easy-care can make your dress shirt both stylish and functional.


Dress Shirt Fit: The Key to a Flawless Look

The fit of your dress shirt is the cornerstone of your overall ensemble. No matter how high-quality the fabric or how beautifully designed, if your shirt doesn’t fit right, it won’t look or feel as good as it should. At Sam’s Menswear, we prioritize the perfect fit, offering tailored solutions that adhere to your specific body measurements and comfort needs.

Classic Fit: Also known as a regular fit, this style offers a comfortable and relaxed fit. It’s a timeless choice, perfect for those who prioritize comfort and ease of movement.

Slim Fit: This fit is narrower around the chest and waist, providing a well-tailored look. It’s ideal for those with a leaner build, highlighting the body’s natural shape while maintaining comfort.

Modern Fit: Striking a balance between the classic and slim fit, the modern fit offers a slightly tapered silhouette. It provides a tailored appearance without being overly snug.

Athletic Fit: Designed for those with a broader chest and narrower waist, the athletic fit accommodates a muscular physique. It offers more room in the upper body and tapers down at the waist.


The beauty of a custom dress shirt often lies in the details – those subtle elements that add a layer of personalization and uniqueness to your attire. At Sam’s Menswear, we offer a variety of customizable details that allow you to infuse your personal style into your dress shirt.

Monograms: Add a personal touch to your dress shirt with a custom monogram. Choose your initials, select the perfect location, and decide on a font style that reflects your personality.

Contrast Fabrics: Make your dress shirt stand out by using contrast fabrics for the inner collar, cuffs, or placket. This not only adds visual interest but also allows you to showcase your creativity and style.

Button Threads: Choose from a range of thread colors for your shirt buttons. Match them to the shirt for a classic look, or opt for a contrasting color to make a style statement.

Pocket Styles: Opt for a classic chest pocket, go pocket-less for a sleek look, or choose an embroidered pocket for a distinctive touch.

Back Pleats: Back pleats can add both style and functionality to your dress shirt. They provide extra room for movement and create a stylish aesthetic.

Collar and Cuff Styles: From the collar and cuffs’ shape to their lining (stiff, soft, or none), these details can significantly influence your shirt’s look and feel.

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