Hamilton is a lesser-known company, but it deserves more attention. We choose this company because they offer the best quality create-your-own shirt on the market. Whereas other create-your-own business models (as with Brooks Brothers and Polo) are quite limited in the possibilities for your design and the quality of the fabrics and stitching, Hamilton lets you create your own shirt in every way possible at the highest quality. Select among some of the best double-ply fabrics from Italy and Switzerland.
Almost exclusively e-tail (that’s online retail), go for linen, go for cotton, get stripes, get checks, get no pattern, get a herringbone twill, get French cuffs, get turnback cuffs, or just regular cuffs. Get a narrow collar, get a medium collar, get a wide collar, get a buttondown collar, and try it out as a contrasting collar (or not). The point is Hamilton has an incredibly diverse list of options and their shirts are fashioned nearly flawlessly. First you select your fabric. Then you choose a collar style, collar fabric, cuff style, cuff fabric, pocket, and monogram. Finally you give them your fit. You can even give them bespoke measurements so that your shirt literally fits your torso perfectly. Maybe the only flaw is the price: starting at around $275 and heading upwards quickly, these badboys aren’t for the tight-fisted. But you definitely get what you pay for. Check it out here.
Top 10 Buttondowns: #4 Hamilton (any style you want)
June 9, 2009 by prepidemicmag