Who makes the best dress shirt for men? That’s an impossible question to address definitively, because the answer depends on how you prioritize fit, fabric quality, style, design features, price, convenience and returns. Below are 22 dress shirts for different budgets, preferences and offices.
This post revisits my first review of Proper Cloth’s custom dress shirts for men, originally published in 2013, to explore whether the New York-based menswear startup’s shirts are worth the cost. This article provides more information about Proper Cloth, how much their shirts, suits and other menswear essentials cost, and an honest, unbiased and updated review of the Proper Cloth custom dress shirt.
Black Lapel Custom Clothiers was one of the earlier and more refined entrants in a now crowded field of digital custom suiting. This review of Black Lapel’s made-to-measure suits is based on my experience wearing 5 of their custom garments over more than 6 years.
While you may have not heard much about affordable custom suit brand Kashiyama the Smart Tailor before, you’re likely to hear a lot more in the coming months thanks to a major push by the Japanese brand into the U.S. market. Keep reading for Modern Fellows’ review of Kashiyama, which offers made-to-measure suits for men as low as $300, and take a glimpse inside their WeWork studio in Washington, DC.
Modern Fellows sat down with Derek Tian, one of the co-founders of online custom tailor Black Lapel, at the menswear startup’s showroom on a recent visit to New York City. Derek spoke about the upcoming launch of a collaboration with Spanish-made shoe brand Quero and how to serve customers in a time of change for retail.
Affordable-luxury dress shoe startup Paul Evans has “come along way since launching 4 years ago,” according to co-founder Evan Fript. Modern Fellows first profiled Fript’s fledgling brand in 2014, when the company was working to expand an initially limited selection and sizes. Fript reflects on how the brand has evolved and signals the arrival of bespoke footwear and design upgrades in the fall in a new interview with Modern Fellows.