My first ever client, yonks ago, ordered a few shirts a while back. It just so happens he lives in the neighbourhood nowadays, and he orders things from time to time. This shirt is made from cloth by Acorn. They make some of the best shirting cloth in the world. This one is a 2-ply egyptian cotton, and it’s just amazing how this material behaves. I have to admit, it takes a few times of washing before it really starts to live, but then, it’s just miraculous. For some reason, at first it seems to be hard to iron it without wrinkles, but once it’s been washed two or three times, it becomes silky and smooth and so very luscious. It’s got an ever so subtle sheen to it, almost as if it’s silken but it’s not, it’s simply 100 % cotton.
The pick-stitching is done by hand, as are the buttonholes. A fairly labour-intensive job, but this particular client has been my patron for many years so I went a bit further on this one. That is what people seek in tailor-made, designer clothes. Perfection, elegance, and style. They should not expect any less than the best, and designers should always try their best to create even more beautiful pieces.