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5 Perfect Plaids for Thanksgiving

5 Perfect Plaids for Thanksgiving

November 10, 2021 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
Suit Up with Original Stitch Modern Suit Jackets

 

If you’re the Barney Stinson of your group – that’s Neil Patrick Harris’ character from How I Met Your Mother for those that don't know – then you’re probably always looking for fresh new ways to suit up and show off your best assets. We can help. The only thing better than a good suit is a well-fitted suit. So, whether you’re a suit jacket veteran or looking to dip your toes in the luxurious end of the fashion pool then read on. We break down how to suit up with tailor made Original Stitch suit jackets.

What is a Single-Breasted Jacket?

A single-breasted garment is a coat, vest, or jacket that utilizes a single row of buttons down the front face. The front closure of a single-breasted jacket is meant to line up down the center of the body with a small overlap in fabric when it’s fastened. The most common single-breasted jackets come with 2 to 3 buttons in a vertical assembly.

What is a Double-Breasted Jacket?

A double-breasted garment has a wider overlap and 2 rows of buttons on its face. These buttons are symmetrically laid and can number between 4 and 6. Double-breasted coats aren’t very popular in the U.S., but the U.K. adores the look. If you’re wanting to ease yourself into the double-breasted suit jacket category, then try an overcoat – such as a trench coat – to gauge how you feel about them.

Options to Customize Single or Double-Breasted Jackets with Original Stitch

With Original Stitch the differences between a single-breasted and double-breasted jacket don’t stop there because you can tailor each option to literally suit your needs. Are you a fan of notched lapels? There’s an option for that. Do you like side pockets? Great! Would you like them piped? Double piped? Laid flat or with a flap? How many buttons on the sleeve? You get the gist.

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirts, blazers, and pants. Use them to create a wardrobe that is completely unique to YOU. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from – and tailored in – Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than their off-the-rack counterparts.

November 02, 2021 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
4 Halloween Costumes That Use Men’s Dress Shirts

 

Halloween is right around the corner. If you haven’t situated a costume yet don’t worry. We’ve got a few ideas we think will help. Take a look at these 4 easy to wear Halloween costume ideas that use everyday items you likely already have in your closet.

Bill Lumbergh (Office Space)

If you’re looking for a classic Halloween costume that’s easy to put together, then look no further than Bill Lumbergh. Bill, portrayed by Gary Cole, is the obnoxious Division Vice President for Initech. His droning, monotonous leadership style is immortalized in cinematic history due to a casual disregard for the lives of his employees and virtually no insight into their day-to-day workload. Don’t be like Bill this Halloween. BECOME Bill instead. Design the perfect Bill Lumbergh dress shirt and bring a little Office Space magic to your office.

Clark Kent (DC Comics)

Everyone loves DC Comics’ Superman, and why shouldn’t we? He’s strong, virtuous, and faster than a speeding bullet. Become the hero from Krypton’s alter ego this Halloween with a simple suit, white dress shirt, and a tie. Don’t have a suit? We’ve got you covered. Customize a Clark Kent-like blue suit that works for Halloween and any other event that requires dressing up. Bonus points for wearing an S clad t-shirt underneath.

Ron Swanson (Parks & Rec)

Are you uninterested in participating in bureaucracy? Then you may be interested in going as Ron Swanson for Halloween. Swanson, played by Nick Offerman, is the no-nonsense Director of the Parks and Recreation department in Pawnee. His style is casual. All you’d need to become Ron is a maroon, long sleeve polo shirt and brown slacks. A healthy love of red meat and brown liquor also couldn’t hurt.

Dwight Schrute (The Office)

Dwight Schrute, played by  Rainn Wilson, is the know-it-all Dunder Mifflin salesman everyone loves to hate. He owns and operates a beet farm, loves Battlestar Galactica, and despises Jim. Kinda. It’s complicated. What’s not complicated is Dwight’s wardrobe. Simply don a mustard-colored short sleeve shirt, a dark tie, and brown slacks. The brown suit jacket is optional, but if you got it, flaunt it.

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirts, blazers, and pants. Use them to create a wardrobe that is completely unique to YOU. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from – and tailored in – Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than their off-the-rack counterparts.

October 26, 2021 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
How To Customize Your New Favorite Dress Pants With Original Stitch

 

If you’re looking for custom tailored pants that are fit for comfort, then you’ve come to the right place. Original Stitch offers a wide selection of pant fabrics to take your wardrobe from slacking off to slacks like a boss. Let’s take a look at how customizing your new favorite dress pants works with Original Stitch’s easy to use customization tools.

Step 1. Choose Your Fabric

First things first, you’re going to need to choose a base fabric. There are 10 different cloth types to choose from, so you can go casual, formal, or anything in between.

 

Step 2. Choose Your Tack Option

Next, you’ll have the ability to choose between tack options. Tacking just describes the pleat. We offer no pleat tacking or single pleat tacking. If you’re looking for a casual fit, then go no tack. If you want something a bit more business oriented, then the single tack option is your best bet.

 

Step 3. Choose Your Pocket Orientation

There are 2 choices for side pocket orientation. You can either go the slash option or the vertical option. This really comes down to taste, so pick whichever you like best.

 

Step 4. Choose Your Button & Hip Pocket Design

Next, you’ll be prompted to choose a button design. There are 4 choices for the front and 4 choices for the back. How you set up the buttons is completely up to you. Mix and match. Put an overlapping button on the front and a button over each of the back pockets. Or create clean lines and opt for the overlapping bar tack option and no back pocket buttons. The choice is 100% yours.

Step 5. Choose Your Waist Liner

Add a splash of originality to your pants by choosing a fabric liner. There are 10 to choose from and each one does its job to make your custom-made pants feel wholly unique!

 

Step 6. Choose Your Hemming

Lastly, choose your hem. There are 4 options. You can go with a single hem, double hem, sewing machine hem or an unfinished hem. Play around with the options to see what works best with your current style or step out of your comfort zone and into a hem you’ve never worn before.

And you’re done. Wasn’t that easy?

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirts, blazers, and pants. Use them to create a wardrobe that is completely unique to YOU. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from – and tailored in – Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than their off-the-rack counterparts.

October 19, 2021 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
How to Measure for your Perfect Fitting Pants

 

The right pair of pants can make or break an outfit. Don’t believe us? Recall your unflattering, but probably favorite, pair of jeans growing up. Did they pool at the seat or drag past your shoes? Or even worse, tent up at the crotch when you sat down?  With age comes wisdom. Here's the research on how to find the perfect fit in pants, let’s get into it.

Measuring Pants

What you Need:

  • Measuring tape
  • Your best fitting pants

Step 1

Lay the pants face up and flat on a hard surface. Make sure they are zipped and fastened. Once the pants are zipped and fastened pull the front and back together so that the waistlines – front and back – run parallel to one another. Now simply measure the line from left to right. Once you’ve got that number, double it and you’ve got your waist size.

Step 2

Now, with the pants in the same position, measure the inseam. Do this by finding the stitching that would normally sit on your inner thigh. Measure that line from crotch to cuff.

Step 3

To measure the thigh width, all you need to do is choose a pant leg. Any leg. Then measure two inches down from the crotch. Got it? Great. Now measure from left to right on that point. Voila. Thigh width attained. Repeat this step at the knee and at the leg opening.

 

Measuring Self

If you’re looking for a complete tear down to start over from scratch, then never fear. You can absolutely measure yourself to get the same information.

What you need:

  • Measuring tape
  • A partner

Step 1

Put on a light, close fitting layer. This is so that you can get the most accurate measurement without bulky garments getting in the way. Once you’ve got your close-fitting piece on, put on a pair of shoes that accurately represent the type you’ll be wearing most with the pants you plan to use these measurements for. For instance, if you’re measuring for custom dress pants, put on your favorite pair of dress shoes. If you’re outlining jeans, then your trainers or casual sneakers may be more apropos.

Step 2

Stand up straight. Are you doing it? Fantastic. Good posture is important. Now, have your partner wrap the measuring tape around your waist. Usually this is about two inches above the navel for women, but for men you’ll want to measure the general area where you like your pants to sit. Be careful not to pull the tape measure too tight.

Step 3

Next, have your partner measure the inseam from crotch to cuff. Where the cuff sits is up to you, but this is why we started with putting on a representative of the type of shoes you’ll likely wear with the pants you’re measuring for.

And that’s it. You’re done. Mission accomplished. Fin.

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirts, blazers, and pants. Use them to create a wardrobe that is completely unique to YOU. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from – and tailored in – Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than their off-the-rack counterparts.

October 13, 2021 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
Why Is Neck Size So Important In Men’s Dress Shirts?

 

Men’s dress shirts come in all colors, shapes, and sizes. But, there is none more mystifying than the neck size. Why does it matter? What does “16 32/33” mean? Why can’t we just use the standard small, medium, large donation for it? Well, let’s find out.

Why it Matters

Not all alterations are considered equal when it comes to getting a garment tailored. For pants that’s the crotch and inseam, for dress shirts, it’s the neck/collar followed by the sleeves. Ready to wear dress shirts are made with the intention of being fastened all the way to the neck, so the wrong size can feel too restricting if smaller than necessary or make you look ill fitted if too big. Making sure you have that particular measurement – followed by the sleeves – firmly in mind when shopping at big box stores is a surefire way to make sure your fit is off to a great start. Or you could always order custom-made. Going the custom-made route allows a perfect fit every time because it is tailored to your specific measurements. We’re talking neck, sleeves, chest, waist, the whole nine.

 

Reading Tag Sizes

So, what does “16 32/33” mean on a dress shirt and how can you use it to make the best decision for your purchase? Simply put, it’s the neck size – 16 inches – followed by the sleeve size – between 32 and 33 inches. A good rule of thumb here is to take your neck measurement and add a half inch to that number to get your most comfortable fit. For instance, if your neck size is 16, you’d want to go with a 16.5 32/33

Why Small, Medium, and Large Doesn’t Work

Small, medium, and large are actually used, but they can be viewed as arbitrary since every brand may consider different measurements to correspond to different sizes. So, what you’ll likely see is a neck size, sleeve size, and then a shirt size (S,M,L). These are 3 very different measurements and correlate to 3 different areas of the shirt. If you’re buying a dress shirt off the rack and can’t:

  • Find a neck or sleeve size
  • Try it on

Then leave it on the rack or you’re just gambling with your money at this point.

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirts, blazers, and pants. Use them to create a wardrobe that is completely unique to YOU. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from – and tailored in – Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than their off-the-rack counterparts.

October 12, 2021 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
New Fall Colors for 2021

 

It's that time of year again. The temperature is dropping, the leaves are turning, and your wardrobe is begging for a seasonal update. Luck for you, we've got 5 new fall colors perfect for 2021.


Indigo
This rich, blue-adjacent, color is a great way to shake things up this autumn. Wear it with a traditional fall color like brown to create a calm, soothing, effect. Indigo will also pop nicely alongside the changing foliage.


Army Green
Army green is a great fall color. It's deep, pairs really well, and adds a splash of color to any wardrobe. This is another traditional fall color family hue. There are many ways to wear it, but a personal favorite is to put it to work with an equally rich orange.

 

Clay
Clay is a neutral color that will give your ensemble a warm demeanor even on the chilliest day. Pair it with something neutral – a soft, dark grey, works well here - and give your outfit a gentle contrasting nudge into fall 2021.

Citrus Yellow
Citrus yellow is a fun twist to fall colors because it adds just the right amount vividness to any ensemble. It can be worn as a full piece - like a shirt - but where Citrus Yellow really shines is as an accent. Pair it with red or blue for a nice complimentary color scheme.


Fuschia

Fuschia, like citrus yellow, is a fantastic color for dress shirts but can also be utilized as an accent color. Think ties, socks, that kind of thing. It's such a fun and vibrant color that it fits in most anywhere but adds a special brand of pizazz to formal occasions like weddings.

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirts, blazers, and pants. Use them to create a wardrobe that is completely unique to YOU. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from – and tailored in – Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than their off-the-rack counterparts.

October 06, 2021 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
Fall Friendly Fabrics to Transition Into

 

Are dropping temperatures putting a damper on your summer fun wardrobe? We get it. It can be hard to ditch the lightweight cotton and denim for bulky coats and heavy scarves, but not to worry. We’re here to help you transition into some easy to wear fabric options that will keep you looking your best even when bundled up. Here are our favorite fall friendly fabrics that will make transitioning into autumn super chill.

Fleece

fleece

When it comes to warmth, softness, and comfortability, none do it quite as well fleece. It’s the cold weather fabric of choice for a reason. Fleece is breathable and fast drying, which makes it perfect as an outer layer piece. Fleece is, however, 100% synthetic. So, if you’re looking for sustainable alternatives then your best bet will probably be wool.

Wool

wool

Wool’s benefits are plentiful. It’s breathable as an outer layer, insulating as an inner layer, all natural and environmentally friendly. Wool is also very versatile. It comes in many variations including merino, which is an ideal insulator, cashmere, which is super supple, mohair, which is warm and durable. There is also: Flannel, Alpaca, Tweed, and Angora.

Silk

silk

Silk is made when silkworms create their cocoons. Now, we know what you’re thinking: silk is way too thin to be any kind of real deterrent against the cold. And you’re partly right. Alone, silk isn’t going to offer much protection, but think of it more like the frontline, not the entire defense. Silk is a layering piece. Keep it close to the body, like say a silk shirt, and it will do wonders to lock in body heat and start you on the road to warm and toasty.

Corduroy

corduroy

Corduroy may not have always had a very warm reception in the fashion industry, but all that’s changing. Recently, it’s been heating up menswear. Corduroy is made of pile-cut yarn woven in vertical lines (called wales). It’s as stylish as it is functional and works well as pants or a jacket. When the temperature dips, cords are going to hold up every time.

 

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirts, blazers, and pants. Use them to create a wardrobe that is completely unique to YOU. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from – and tailored in – Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than their off-the-rack counterparts.

 

September 28, 2021 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
Why Is Neck Size So Important In Men’s Dress Shirts?


Men’s dress shirts come in all colors, shapes, and sizes. But, there is none more mystifying than the neck size. Why does it matter? What does “16 32/33” mean? Why can’t we just use the standard small, medium, large donation for it? Well, let’s find out.


Why it Matters

Not all alterations are considered equal when it comes to getting a garment tailored. For pants that’s the crotch and inseam, for dress shirts, it’s the neck/collar followed by the sleeves. Ready to wear dress shirts are made with the intention of being fastened all the way to the neck, so the wrong size can feel too restricting if smaller than necessary or make you look ill fitted if too big. Making sure you have that particular measurement, followed by the sleeves,  when shopping at big box stores is a surefire way to make sure your fit is off to a great start. Or you could always order custom-made. Going the custom-made route allows a perfect fit every time because it is tailored to your specific measurements. We’re talking neck, sleeves, chest, waist, the whole nine.



Reading Tag Sizes

So, what does “16 32/33” mean on a dress shirt and how can you use it to make the best decision for your purchase? Simply put, it’s the neck size – 16 inches – followed by the sleeve size – between 32 and 33 inches. A good rule of thumb here is to take your neck measurement and add a half inch to that number to get your most comfortable fit. For instance, if your neck size is 16, you’d want to go with a 16.5 32/33

Why Small, Medium, and Large Doesn’t Work

Small, medium, and large are actually used, but they can be viewed as arbitrary since every brand may consider different measurements to correspond to different sizes. So, what you’ll likely see is a neck size, sleeve size, and then a shirt size (S,M,L). These are 3 very different measurements and correlate to 3 different areas of the shirt. If you’re buying a dress shirt off the rack and can’t find a neck or sleeve size or try it on, then leave it on the rack or you’re just gambling with your money at this point. 


At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirts, blazers, and pants. Use them to create a wardrobe that is completely unique to YOU. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from – and tailored in – Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than their off-the-rack counterparts.

September 23, 2021 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
5 Perfect Plaids for Thanksgiving

5 Perfect Plaids for Thanksgiving

 

Dressing up for Thanksgiving is a big part of what makes the holiday so special. We get to show off our knowledge of fall colors, enjoy brisk afternoons, and admire the changing leaves. Not to mention cornucopia of pumpkin spice, pumpkin pie, pumpkin patches – you get the gist. If you’re as excited for the season as we are, then these 5 perfect plaids for Thanksgiving will rev your autumn loving engines.

1. Red and Navy Festive Flannel

This Red and Navy Festive Flannel is what an outdoorsman would wear if he had access to an online tailor cough cough. It's soft, durable, and made to keep you warm against wild winter weather. Doesn’t hurt that the red, white, and navy pattern give off a Paul “the lumberjack” Bunyon vibe. Put this shirt to the test. You'll immediately feel like cutting down your own Christmas tree this year.

2. Big Beige Check

Big Beige Check is a supple broadcloth that allows easy breathability for folks whose thermostats don’t fall with the season. It pairs well with casual situations and looks darn crisp sitting atop clean, white, sneakers. Plus, it’s 100% cotton, so you know it’s built to last. Gift yourself a future proof shirt this year. You’ve been good. You deserve it.

3. Easy Care Pumpkin Plaid

If you really want to do Thanksgiving a little differently this year then, feast your eyes on this Easy Care Pumpkin Plaid shirt. The contrast of navy and orange work surprisingly well to put a little pep in any wardrobe’s autumnal step. Flex your holiday mood. Easy Care Pumpkin Plaid for the win.

4. Navy and White Flannel

The wool and cotton blended yarn of this Navy and White Flannel keeps you warm on the chilliest nights. It's 100% a roasting marshmallow over a roaring fire type of vibe. Cuddle up to comfort this holiday season. This thick, soft, Navy and White Flannel can help.

5. Red Buffalo Check

Red Buffalo Check is the casual outdoorsman's ideal attire. It breathes well in warm weather but can handle the crisp cool nature of an early morning hike. Take it for a spin and see for yourself. Tis' the season for deep reds and solid blacks.

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirts, blazers, and pants. Use them to create a wardrobe that is completely unique to YOU. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from – and tailored in – Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than their off-the-rack counterparts.

November 10, 2021 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
Suit Up with Original Stitch Modern Suit Jackets

Suit Up with Original Stitch Modern Suit Jackets

 

If you’re the Barney Stinson of your group – that’s Neil Patrick Harris’ character from How I Met Your Mother for those that don't know – then you’re probably always looking for fresh new ways to suit up and show off your best assets. We can help. The only thing better than a good suit is a well-fitted suit. So, whether you’re a suit jacket veteran or looking to dip your toes in the luxurious end of the fashion pool then read on. We break down how to suit up with tailor made Original Stitch suit jackets.

What is a Single-Breasted Jacket?

A single-breasted garment is a coat, vest, or jacket that utilizes a single row of buttons down the front face. The front closure of a single-breasted jacket is meant to line up down the center of the body with a small overlap in fabric when it’s fastened. The most common single-breasted jackets come with 2 to 3 buttons in a vertical assembly.

What is a Double-Breasted Jacket?

A double-breasted garment has a wider overlap and 2 rows of buttons on its face. These buttons are symmetrically laid and can number between 4 and 6. Double-breasted coats aren’t very popular in the U.S., but the U.K. adores the look. If you’re wanting to ease yourself into the double-breasted suit jacket category, then try an overcoat – such as a trench coat – to gauge how you feel about them.

Options to Customize Single or Double-Breasted Jackets with Original Stitch

With Original Stitch the differences between a single-breasted and double-breasted jacket don’t stop there because you can tailor each option to literally suit your needs. Are you a fan of notched lapels? There’s an option for that. Do you like side pockets? Great! Would you like them piped? Double piped? Laid flat or with a flap? How many buttons on the sleeve? You get the gist.

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirts, blazers, and pants. Use them to create a wardrobe that is completely unique to YOU. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from – and tailored in – Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than their off-the-rack counterparts.

November 02, 2021 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
4 Halloween Costumes That Use Men’s Dress Shirts

4 Halloween Costumes That Use Men’s Dress Shirts

 

Halloween is right around the corner. If you haven’t situated a costume yet don’t worry. We’ve got a few ideas we think will help. Take a look at these 4 easy to wear Halloween costume ideas that use everyday items you likely already have in your closet.

Bill Lumbergh (Office Space)

If you’re looking for a classic Halloween costume that’s easy to put together, then look no further than Bill Lumbergh. Bill, portrayed by Gary Cole, is the obnoxious Division Vice President for Initech. His droning, monotonous leadership style is immortalized in cinematic history due to a casual disregard for the lives of his employees and virtually no insight into their day-to-day workload. Don’t be like Bill this Halloween. BECOME Bill instead. Design the perfect Bill Lumbergh dress shirt and bring a little Office Space magic to your office.

Clark Kent (DC Comics)

Everyone loves DC Comics’ Superman, and why shouldn’t we? He’s strong, virtuous, and faster than a speeding bullet. Become the hero from Krypton’s alter ego this Halloween with a simple suit, white dress shirt, and a tie. Don’t have a suit? We’ve got you covered. Customize a Clark Kent-like blue suit that works for Halloween and any other event that requires dressing up. Bonus points for wearing an S clad t-shirt underneath.

Ron Swanson (Parks & Rec)

Are you uninterested in participating in bureaucracy? Then you may be interested in going as Ron Swanson for Halloween. Swanson, played by Nick Offerman, is the no-nonsense Director of the Parks and Recreation department in Pawnee. His style is casual. All you’d need to become Ron is a maroon, long sleeve polo shirt and brown slacks. A healthy love of red meat and brown liquor also couldn’t hurt.

Dwight Schrute (The Office)

Dwight Schrute, played by  Rainn Wilson, is the know-it-all Dunder Mifflin salesman everyone loves to hate. He owns and operates a beet farm, loves Battlestar Galactica, and despises Jim. Kinda. It’s complicated. What’s not complicated is Dwight’s wardrobe. Simply don a mustard-colored short sleeve shirt, a dark tie, and brown slacks. The brown suit jacket is optional, but if you got it, flaunt it.

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirts, blazers, and pants. Use them to create a wardrobe that is completely unique to YOU. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from – and tailored in – Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than their off-the-rack counterparts.

October 26, 2021 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
How To Customize Your New Favorite Dress Pants With Original Stitch

How To Customize Your New Favorite Dress Pants With Original Stitch

 

If you’re looking for custom tailored pants that are fit for comfort, then you’ve come to the right place. Original Stitch offers a wide selection of pant fabrics to take your wardrobe from slacking off to slacks like a boss. Let’s take a look at how customizing your new favorite dress pants works with Original Stitch’s easy to use customization tools.

Step 1. Choose Your Fabric

First things first, you’re going to need to choose a base fabric. There are 10 different cloth types to choose from, so you can go casual, formal, or anything in between.

 

Step 2. Choose Your Tack Option

Next, you’ll have the ability to choose between tack options. Tacking just describes the pleat. We offer no pleat tacking or single pleat tacking. If you’re looking for a casual fit, then go no tack. If you want something a bit more business oriented, then the single tack option is your best bet.

 

Step 3. Choose Your Pocket Orientation

There are 2 choices for side pocket orientation. You can either go the slash option or the vertical option. This really comes down to taste, so pick whichever you like best.

 

Step 4. Choose Your Button & Hip Pocket Design

Next, you’ll be prompted to choose a button design. There are 4 choices for the front and 4 choices for the back. How you set up the buttons is completely up to you. Mix and match. Put an overlapping button on the front and a button over each of the back pockets. Or create clean lines and opt for the overlapping bar tack option and no back pocket buttons. The choice is 100% yours.

Step 5. Choose Your Waist Liner

Add a splash of originality to your pants by choosing a fabric liner. There are 10 to choose from and each one does its job to make your custom-made pants feel wholly unique!

 

Step 6. Choose Your Hemming

Lastly, choose your hem. There are 4 options. You can go with a single hem, double hem, sewing machine hem or an unfinished hem. Play around with the options to see what works best with your current style or step out of your comfort zone and into a hem you’ve never worn before.

And you’re done. Wasn’t that easy?

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirts, blazers, and pants. Use them to create a wardrobe that is completely unique to YOU. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from – and tailored in – Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than their off-the-rack counterparts.

October 19, 2021 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
How to Measure for your Perfect Fitting Pants

How to Measure for your Perfect Fitting Pants

 

The right pair of pants can make or break an outfit. Don’t believe us? Recall your unflattering, but probably favorite, pair of jeans growing up. Did they pool at the seat or drag past your shoes? Or even worse, tent up at the crotch when you sat down?  With age comes wisdom. Here's the research on how to find the perfect fit in pants, let’s get into it.

Measuring Pants

What you Need:

  • Measuring tape
  • Your best fitting pants

Step 1

Lay the pants face up and flat on a hard surface. Make sure they are zipped and fastened. Once the pants are zipped and fastened pull the front and back together so that the waistlines – front and back – run parallel to one another. Now simply measure the line from left to right. Once you’ve got that number, double it and you’ve got your waist size.

Step 2

Now, with the pants in the same position, measure the inseam. Do this by finding the stitching that would normally sit on your inner thigh. Measure that line from crotch to cuff.

Step 3

To measure the thigh width, all you need to do is choose a pant leg. Any leg. Then measure two inches down from the crotch. Got it? Great. Now measure from left to right on that point. Voila. Thigh width attained. Repeat this step at the knee and at the leg opening.

 

Measuring Self

If you’re looking for a complete tear down to start over from scratch, then never fear. You can absolutely measure yourself to get the same information.

What you need:

  • Measuring tape
  • A partner

Step 1

Put on a light, close fitting layer. This is so that you can get the most accurate measurement without bulky garments getting in the way. Once you’ve got your close-fitting piece on, put on a pair of shoes that accurately represent the type you’ll be wearing most with the pants you plan to use these measurements for. For instance, if you’re measuring for custom dress pants, put on your favorite pair of dress shoes. If you’re outlining jeans, then your trainers or casual sneakers may be more apropos.

Step 2

Stand up straight. Are you doing it? Fantastic. Good posture is important. Now, have your partner wrap the measuring tape around your waist. Usually this is about two inches above the navel for women, but for men you’ll want to measure the general area where you like your pants to sit. Be careful not to pull the tape measure too tight.

Step 3

Next, have your partner measure the inseam from crotch to cuff. Where the cuff sits is up to you, but this is why we started with putting on a representative of the type of shoes you’ll likely wear with the pants you’re measuring for.

And that’s it. You’re done. Mission accomplished. Fin.

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirts, blazers, and pants. Use them to create a wardrobe that is completely unique to YOU. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from – and tailored in – Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than their off-the-rack counterparts.

October 13, 2021 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
Why Is Neck Size So Important In Men’s Dress Shirts?

Why Is Neck Size So Important In Men’s Dress Shirts?

 

Men’s dress shirts come in all colors, shapes, and sizes. But, there is none more mystifying than the neck size. Why does it matter? What does “16 32/33” mean? Why can’t we just use the standard small, medium, large donation for it? Well, let’s find out.

Why it Matters

Not all alterations are considered equal when it comes to getting a garment tailored. For pants that’s the crotch and inseam, for dress shirts, it’s the neck/collar followed by the sleeves. Ready to wear dress shirts are made with the intention of being fastened all the way to the neck, so the wrong size can feel too restricting if smaller than necessary or make you look ill fitted if too big. Making sure you have that particular measurement – followed by the sleeves – firmly in mind when shopping at big box stores is a surefire way to make sure your fit is off to a great start. Or you could always order custom-made. Going the custom-made route allows a perfect fit every time because it is tailored to your specific measurements. We’re talking neck, sleeves, chest, waist, the whole nine.

 

Reading Tag Sizes

So, what does “16 32/33” mean on a dress shirt and how can you use it to make the best decision for your purchase? Simply put, it’s the neck size – 16 inches – followed by the sleeve size – between 32 and 33 inches. A good rule of thumb here is to take your neck measurement and add a half inch to that number to get your most comfortable fit. For instance, if your neck size is 16, you’d want to go with a 16.5 32/33

Why Small, Medium, and Large Doesn’t Work

Small, medium, and large are actually used, but they can be viewed as arbitrary since every brand may consider different measurements to correspond to different sizes. So, what you’ll likely see is a neck size, sleeve size, and then a shirt size (S,M,L). These are 3 very different measurements and correlate to 3 different areas of the shirt. If you’re buying a dress shirt off the rack and can’t:

  • Find a neck or sleeve size
  • Try it on

Then leave it on the rack or you’re just gambling with your money at this point.

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirts, blazers, and pants. Use them to create a wardrobe that is completely unique to YOU. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from – and tailored in – Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than their off-the-rack counterparts.

October 12, 2021 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
New Fall Colors for 2021

New Fall Colors for 2021

 

It's that time of year again. The temperature is dropping, the leaves are turning, and your wardrobe is begging for a seasonal update. Luck for you, we've got 5 new fall colors perfect for 2021.


Indigo
This rich, blue-adjacent, color is a great way to shake things up this autumn. Wear it with a traditional fall color like brown to create a calm, soothing, effect. Indigo will also pop nicely alongside the changing foliage.


Army Green
Army green is a great fall color. It's deep, pairs really well, and adds a splash of color to any wardrobe. This is another traditional fall color family hue. There are many ways to wear it, but a personal favorite is to put it to work with an equally rich orange.

 

Clay
Clay is a neutral color that will give your ensemble a warm demeanor even on the chilliest day. Pair it with something neutral – a soft, dark grey, works well here - and give your outfit a gentle contrasting nudge into fall 2021.

Citrus Yellow
Citrus yellow is a fun twist to fall colors because it adds just the right amount vividness to any ensemble. It can be worn as a full piece - like a shirt - but where Citrus Yellow really shines is as an accent. Pair it with red or blue for a nice complimentary color scheme.


Fuschia

Fuschia, like citrus yellow, is a fantastic color for dress shirts but can also be utilized as an accent color. Think ties, socks, that kind of thing. It's such a fun and vibrant color that it fits in most anywhere but adds a special brand of pizazz to formal occasions like weddings.

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirts, blazers, and pants. Use them to create a wardrobe that is completely unique to YOU. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from – and tailored in – Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than their off-the-rack counterparts.

October 06, 2021 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
Fall Friendly Fabrics to Transition Into

Fall Friendly Fabrics to Transition Into

 

Are dropping temperatures putting a damper on your summer fun wardrobe? We get it. It can be hard to ditch the lightweight cotton and denim for bulky coats and heavy scarves, but not to worry. We’re here to help you transition into some easy to wear fabric options that will keep you looking your best even when bundled up. Here are our favorite fall friendly fabrics that will make transitioning into autumn super chill.

Fleece

fleece

When it comes to warmth, softness, and comfortability, none do it quite as well fleece. It’s the cold weather fabric of choice for a reason. Fleece is breathable and fast drying, which makes it perfect as an outer layer piece. Fleece is, however, 100% synthetic. So, if you’re looking for sustainable alternatives then your best bet will probably be wool.

Wool

wool

Wool’s benefits are plentiful. It’s breathable as an outer layer, insulating as an inner layer, all natural and environmentally friendly. Wool is also very versatile. It comes in many variations including merino, which is an ideal insulator, cashmere, which is super supple, mohair, which is warm and durable. There is also: Flannel, Alpaca, Tweed, and Angora.

Silk

silk

Silk is made when silkworms create their cocoons. Now, we know what you’re thinking: silk is way too thin to be any kind of real deterrent against the cold. And you’re partly right. Alone, silk isn’t going to offer much protection, but think of it more like the frontline, not the entire defense. Silk is a layering piece. Keep it close to the body, like say a silk shirt, and it will do wonders to lock in body heat and start you on the road to warm and toasty.

Corduroy

corduroy

Corduroy may not have always had a very warm reception in the fashion industry, but all that’s changing. Recently, it’s been heating up menswear. Corduroy is made of pile-cut yarn woven in vertical lines (called wales). It’s as stylish as it is functional and works well as pants or a jacket. When the temperature dips, cords are going to hold up every time.

 

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirts, blazers, and pants. Use them to create a wardrobe that is completely unique to YOU. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from – and tailored in – Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than their off-the-rack counterparts.

 

September 28, 2021 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
Why Is Neck Size So Important In Men’s Dress Shirts?

Why Is Neck Size So Important In Men’s Dress Shirts?


Men’s dress shirts come in all colors, shapes, and sizes. But, there is none more mystifying than the neck size. Why does it matter? What does “16 32/33” mean? Why can’t we just use the standard small, medium, large donation for it? Well, let’s find out.


Why it Matters

Not all alterations are considered equal when it comes to getting a garment tailored. For pants that’s the crotch and inseam, for dress shirts, it’s the neck/collar followed by the sleeves. Ready to wear dress shirts are made with the intention of being fastened all the way to the neck, so the wrong size can feel too restricting if smaller than necessary or make you look ill fitted if too big. Making sure you have that particular measurement, followed by the sleeves,  when shopping at big box stores is a surefire way to make sure your fit is off to a great start. Or you could always order custom-made. Going the custom-made route allows a perfect fit every time because it is tailored to your specific measurements. We’re talking neck, sleeves, chest, waist, the whole nine.



Reading Tag Sizes

So, what does “16 32/33” mean on a dress shirt and how can you use it to make the best decision for your purchase? Simply put, it’s the neck size – 16 inches – followed by the sleeve size – between 32 and 33 inches. A good rule of thumb here is to take your neck measurement and add a half inch to that number to get your most comfortable fit. For instance, if your neck size is 16, you’d want to go with a 16.5 32/33

Why Small, Medium, and Large Doesn’t Work

Small, medium, and large are actually used, but they can be viewed as arbitrary since every brand may consider different measurements to correspond to different sizes. So, what you’ll likely see is a neck size, sleeve size, and then a shirt size (S,M,L). These are 3 very different measurements and correlate to 3 different areas of the shirt. If you’re buying a dress shirt off the rack and can’t find a neck or sleeve size or try it on, then leave it on the rack or you’re just gambling with your money at this point. 


At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirts, blazers, and pants. Use them to create a wardrobe that is completely unique to YOU. Our high-quality yarns are hand-selected from – and tailored in – Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than their off-the-rack counterparts.

September 23, 2021 by Marketing Originalstitch.com