Ask Our Stylist: Top 5 Collar Types

Ask Our Stylist: Top 5 Collar Types

July 22, 2020 by Marina Carroll
Ask Our Stylist: Fix Your Pant Break Before It Breaks Your Look
What is a pant break and why is it important to know the distinctions? Pant break refers to the breaking point of your trouser hem when your trouser hits the top of your shoe. Although pant break is ultimately a matter of personal preference, acknowledging and knowing the...
June 30, 2020 by Marina Carroll
Ask Our Stylist: How to Properly Iron Your Shirt

Ask Our Stylist: HOW TO PROPERLY AND SWIFTLY IRON A SHIRT

It breaks my heart every time I see a person who’s wearing what would have been a crisp and clean look...with the exception of it's ruined by wrinkles. 

Listen, I get it, we all lead busy lives and have a hundred more pressing matters to think about than whether or not we’ve got time to iron our shirts before leaving the house. However, it is arguably one of the easiest and least expensive ways to ensure that you look intentional and put together (and won’t be a dead giveaway that you just rolled out of bed). 

Depending on the garment’s fabric, proper ironing takes a maximum of 10 minutes (5 mins if you’re efficient, which will come with practice). 

“So...how do I properly iron my shirts?” you ask. Lucky for you, you’ve landed in the right place as we have mapped out the basic rules and steps to follow.

IRONING SHIRTS 101

  1. Before pressing or ironing, it’s best for your shirt to be a little damp.
  2. Set your iron on the low to medium setting.
  3. Avoid placing the iron directly on top of shirt seams as the head of the iron may cause the seams to pucker. 
  4. Begin with ironing the shirt’s sleeves, then move onto the back, front, and lastly, your collar
  5. Hang the shirt promptly after pressing.

The hardest part is now done! Once your garment is ironed, it is less likely to wrinkle from normal wear. This, of course, is determined by the weight and grade of the cloth (heavier weighted garments generally require little to no ironing).

At Original Stitch, we offer a collection of 30 Easy Care fabrics that are notable for their wrinkle-resistant weaving technology. Our high-quality yarns were hand-selected from Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than regular button-up shirts. 

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June 24, 2020 by Marina Carroll
Ask Our Stylist: Top 5 Collar Types

Ask Our Stylist: Top 5 Collar Types

Ask Our Stylist: Top 5 Collar Styles

When it comes to your new customized button-up shirt, finding the right collar can seem like a daunting task.
But don’t make it hard on yourself. Here are some easily digestible tips that break down our top 5 collar styles to help you make the right selection for any occasion.
Forward Point Collar

Best Use Case:
With bowties, narrow ties, formal shirts, and guys with round faces.

What Makes It Unique:
There is very little space between the two collar points which means that these collars are not usually covered by jacket lapels (show off those collar points). 

Occasions:
Great for the traditionalist, minimalist, and any other occasion where dress shirts are accepted (everywhere).


Button Down Collar

Best Use Case:
Preppy looks (with a tie), students, non-tie wearers.

What Makes It Unique:
Two visible buttons on the collar point ends.

Occasions:
Best for more casual settings.


Cut Away Collar

Best Use Case:
Business environments, wider tie knots, wider neckties, men with large necks.

What Makes It Unique:
The collar points sit at a 45-degree angle.

 Occasions:
An alternative to the forward point, this collar works well in semi-formal spaces like your office, board room, or a nice dinner.


Round Collar


Best Use Case:
Oblong or heart-shaped faces, preppy looks, always with a tie (bow or regular).

What Makes It Unique:
Rounded collar points.

Occasions:
Works in casual and semi-formal settings



Best Use Case:
Outdoor activities, lounging and get-togethers

What Makes It Unique:
It’s a neckband with no collar.

Occasions:
Only in casual settings!

At Original Stitch, we offer a fully customizable collection (yes, even the collar type!) of premium quality shirts. Customers can create a shirt completely unique to them. 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 regular button-up shirts. 
To get notified of new product launches and receive style bits from our stylists, sign up here.
July 22, 2020 by Marina Carroll
Ask Our Stylist: Fix Your Pant Break Before It Breaks Your Look

Ask Our Stylist: Fix Your Pant Break Before It Breaks Your Look

What is a pant break and why is it important to know the distinctions? Pant break refers to the breaking point of your trouser hem when your trouser hits the top of your shoe. Although pant break is ultimately a matter of personal preference, acknowledging and knowing the...
June 30, 2020 by Marina Carroll
Ask Our Stylist: How to Properly Iron Your Shirt

Ask Our Stylist: How to Properly Iron Your Shirt

Ask Our Stylist: HOW TO PROPERLY AND SWIFTLY IRON A SHIRT

It breaks my heart every time I see a person who’s wearing what would have been a crisp and clean look...with the exception of it's ruined by wrinkles. 

Listen, I get it, we all lead busy lives and have a hundred more pressing matters to think about than whether or not we’ve got time to iron our shirts before leaving the house. However, it is arguably one of the easiest and least expensive ways to ensure that you look intentional and put together (and won’t be a dead giveaway that you just rolled out of bed). 

Depending on the garment’s fabric, proper ironing takes a maximum of 10 minutes (5 mins if you’re efficient, which will come with practice). 

“So...how do I properly iron my shirts?” you ask. Lucky for you, you’ve landed in the right place as we have mapped out the basic rules and steps to follow.

IRONING SHIRTS 101

  1. Before pressing or ironing, it’s best for your shirt to be a little damp.
  2. Set your iron on the low to medium setting.
  3. Avoid placing the iron directly on top of shirt seams as the head of the iron may cause the seams to pucker. 
  4. Begin with ironing the shirt’s sleeves, then move onto the back, front, and lastly, your collar
  5. Hang the shirt promptly after pressing.

The hardest part is now done! Once your garment is ironed, it is less likely to wrinkle from normal wear. This, of course, is determined by the weight and grade of the cloth (heavier weighted garments generally require little to no ironing).

At Original Stitch, we offer a collection of 30 Easy Care fabrics that are notable for their wrinkle-resistant weaving technology. Our high-quality yarns were hand-selected from Japan to be extra resistant to wear and tear while maintaining a softer feel than regular button-up shirts. 

To get notified of new product launches and receive style bits from our stylists, sign up here.
June 24, 2020 by Marina Carroll