Over the past 10 years, there has been a growing emphasis on the effectiveness of manufacturing due to the penetration of ROE management. This has resulted in the clothing industry emphasizing fabric yield and simplified processes. Form has also become a key consideration in the pursuit of a beautiful appearance, even if compromises on comfort.
However, there is still a focus on pursuing comfort, in the making suits and shoes, although this is not the case for shirts. Many manufactures have forgotten how to make comfortable shirts, even though the shirts is in direct contact with our skin and should be the most important item for comfort.
Our original shirts were researched from those made 20 or 30 years ago, and we have resurrected the traditional making process that takes 10 hours for one shirt to be made. Although these shirts may not look good when folded on a store shelf, we believe they will feel comfortable when worn.
Recent ROE management has resulted in a reduction of the variety of colors used in shirts, with plain white and blue becoming the norm. However, we are keen to offer the colorful fabrics like those seen in 'The Great Gatsby' . We also have many vintage textiles such as Carlo Riva and high-quality Japanese cotton and silk.
We provide three types of shirts.
1) All hand-made: we don’t use a sewing machine and make the shirt solely with needle and threat. While its durability may be affected, the comfort is great.
2) Ideal combination: we use a sewing machine for some parts which improves the durability.
3) Diffusion model: we use hand-sewn for certain parts which should be done by hand such as collar or sleeves and etc.
We have variety of vintage materials available for you to choose from, or you can bring us your own material when placing an order.