Fine quality cotton for custom dress shirts and collared blouses come from fabric mills in various countries from around the world. The worlds finest mills are from Egypt, the Sea Islands, Europe, North and South America. The raw cotton is spun into yarn and is then woven into shirting fabric.
At this point, the woven fabric is subject to various “finishing” processes for optimal appearance and suppleness. Once you notice the uniqueness between the fabrics, it’s like a fine wine that comes from a specific grape varietal, there are different qualities for different tastes, all coming from that grape varietal. Shirting material can be looked at similarly.
Our shirting fabrics are two-ply unless otherwise noted. This means that two yarns have been twisted around each other to create a composite yarn for a refined finish with greater durability. The yarn will resists the normal tendency to shed or pill this way. The yarn number, (i.e.100’s/120’s/140’s/160’s/170’s and beyond ) measures the thickness of each yarn. It is also a way to to measure the fabric quality.
Our Custom Shirt Features from NELSON WADE
A. Single Needle Stitching for our custom shirt sleeves. Our Our sleeve connection to the shirt body has double row stitch. But only one row of stitching is visible for that finer, hand sewn custom tailored appearance.
B. Buttons. Extra Thick Real Mother of Pearl Buttons or regular durable plastic shirt buttons are available. Contrasting cross stitch thread color is another option. We provide additional buttons for longer shirt bodies.
C. Sleeve cuffs for our custom shirts are hand cut and hand turned. The fully finished two part placket with buttons and buttonhole or double button hole for French Cuffs.
D. Shirts Tails are always full in length, so that they don’t pop out.
E. Pockets for our custom shirts are all hand cut and hand matched to the fabric pattern.
F. Shirt Yoke is a two piece shirt yoke, that is top stitched at the front and back of shirt.
G. Collars. Our collars for custom shirts are hand cut individually designed to your personal taste.