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Red White and Blue: 5 Summer Shirts Perfect for 4th of July

Red White and Blue: 5 Summer Shirts Perfect for 4th of July

June 28, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
Celebrate National Pink Day in Style

 

National Pink Day (June 23rd) is upon us. Get your wardrobe ready to take part in the celebration with one of Original Stitch’s many pink shirting options. Not only are they made from the finest materials around, they’re each 100% customizable so you get a superior fit in a style that is wholly unique to you. We’re putting pink on a pedestal because if we know shirting – and we do – this won’t be the last holiday (hint: Valentine’s Day) that you’ll want to dabble in the soft seduction of this rosy hue.

Etched in Pink Linen

Put summer heat out of your mind with this Etched in Pink Linen fabric. It’s a vibrant, canvas-like, cloth that promotes ample airflow to keep you cool when the temperature is adamant about losing its own. Thin wisps of white thread etch through the fabric resulting in a subtle smoky effect that comes out in the light. Etched in Pink Linen – it’s a refreshing take on pink that lives for beachy vibes. Add it to your wardrobe and see for yourself.

Pale Pink & Proper

If your goal is to beat the heat and look good doing it, look no further than this Pale Pink & Proper fabric. It is an ultra-lightweight cloth that breathes easy even in the most stifling weather. Pale Pink & Proper also boasts moderate stretching qualities, meaning it’ll stay loose and limber all day long, allowing you to move without feeling constricted where it matters most.

Quick Dry Pink Dobby Plaid

Wake up your wardrobe’s ethereal senses with this Quick Dry Pink Dobby fabric. It’ll easily be the most comfortable thing you’ve worn in weeks. That’s because the cloth itself is ultra-lightweight, making it the perfect counter to warm summer days. Airflow aside, this quick drying cloth utilizes a loose-knit weave that promotes movement and minimizes unsightly bunching. What you’re left with is a functional shirt that’s as casually chill as it is delicately pink.

Salmon Pink Mesh

Get versatility and comfort in a superior fit. Salmon Pink Mesh can help. This cloth is to warm weather what mesh is to liquid – it promotes airflow like water through a net. A hot day feels much more refreshing when every breeze it musters makes its way through. Bank on the adaptability of Salmon Pink Mesh. It fits into myriad occasions and can be styled to suit jeans or slacks.

Barely Blush Micro-Diamond

The Barely Blush Micro-Diamond fabric takes performance wear and gives it an office-ready makeover. It makes use of a supple tight-knit weave with just enough give to move when you do, making it a great everyday wearer. The moisture wicking properties present the perfect canvas to customize the ultimate warm-weather shirt. When it comes to sweat, this cloth isn’t having any of it. That means you stay cool, dry, and comfortable until the very end of your day.

 

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirt, suit blazer, and pant fabrics. 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.

 

 

June 21, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
Summer Shirts for Summer Sun

 

It’s getting warm out there. Beat the heat in style this summer with custom tailored dress shirts that will leave you looking and feeling like a million bucks. But how? And where would one find such shirts? Right here! We’ve put together 5 summer shirts perfect for dealing with intense summer sun!

Grey Based Multi-Stripe

The Grey Based Multi-Stripe Shirt Fabric dress shirt fabric is style and function rolled into one easy to wear warm weather cloth. It’s a lightweight construction that breathes easy and promotes good airflow for those stifling days. The thin blue, white, and yellow stripe pattern turns Grey Based Multi-Stripe into a versatile piece that can go with just about anything in your wardrobe. Casual and work attire will benefit greatly from adding it into the mix.

Blue and White Glen Plaid

Dress for warm weather without worry. This Blue and White Glen Plaid fabric is lightweight, breathable, and perfect for doing exactly that. It promotes airflow to keep you feeling cool all day long and presents as a silky-smooth fabric that won’t bunch or pool around the middle. Look as good as Blue and White Glen Plaid feels to wear by customizing it to fit any desired style.

White on White Stripe

Embrace hot days without breaking a sweat. This White on White Stipe dress shirt fabric can help. It’s a lightweight rendition of classic white dress shirts with one caveat: it breathes well and promotes great airflow. Warm weather won’t be a problem when White on White Stripe is used to greet it. Design it to be a casual or formal piece. It will not disappoint.

Quick Dry Brown Gingham Check

If you’re looking for a performance dress shirt with a side of style, then look no further. This Quick Dry Brown Gingham Check is constructed using a super durable oxford weave that also implements Cool Max airflow technology. Add the attractive gingham check pattern and you’ve got a fully functional, versatile shirt that breathes easily in warm weather. Design Quick Dry Brown Gingham Check with short-sleeves and a breast pocket for casual pairings or give it long-sleeves and a point collar for more formal situations.

Etched in Pink Linen

The Etched in Pink Linen fabric is what happens when comfort meets shirt appeal. It’s constructed using lightweight pink and white threads woven together in such a way that results in a vibrantly smoky etching effect. Etched in Pink Linen is easy to wear, ultra-breathable, and perfect for warm weather activities.

 

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirt, suit blazer, and pant fabrics. 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.

June 16, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
Father’s Day Styles That Look Better Tailored

 

Father’s Day is just around the corner. If you’re stumped on what to get the man who has everything (or won’t say he needs anything, more likely) then why not try your hand at something truly unique? Yup. We’re talking one hundred percent customizable dress shirts, suit jackets, and slacks. Not only will your be able to order the specific fit to your dad’s measurements, but you can also design the look, feel, and cut of the clothes. If your dad’s an aficionado of all things anime then check out our One Piece collection, but for everyone else, here are 3 outfit ideas for you to get started making the perfect tailored Father’s Day gift!

For Work

A good-fitting suit is worth more to a closet than the sum of all its other parts. Use our Cool Dots jacket and pant fabric to create one that promotes maximum airflow. That way not only will your father look stylish, but he’ll feel like a million bucks even as days get hotter. Our Cool Dots line is an ultra-lightweight collection that complements many pairings with a laidback, gravel-like visual texture. Warm weather doesn’t stand a chance against its micro-dot weave. Pair Cool Dots with another breathable, 100% cotton, fabric like this Powder Blue Oxford dress shirt to complete the ensemble.

Around The House

The best thing about this Deep Blue and Brown Flannel is that while it carries the aesthetic of a cool weather shirt, it is lightweight and breathable enough to fit into summer months. Basically, it comes with everything you love about flannel, minus the thick, warm, weave. Keep the easy, breezy, vibe going with a Beige Linen pair of slacks and your dad will be cruising in comfort this Father’s day.

Date Night

Your dad will look and feel fresh in this Baby Blue and White Striped Linen. It is an ultra-lightweight cloth that breathes easy even in the most stifling weather. Moderate stretching qualities means it’ll stay loose and limber all day long, allowing you to move without feeling constricted where it matters most. Pair Baby Blue and White Striped Linen with our Mori Tone Blue slacks and you’ve got a winning combination your father’s sure to love.

Or send your dad an Original Stitch gift card card so he can mix and match and build his perfect shirt, pants, or jacket. Half the fun is designing a completely unique piece!

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirt, suit blazer, and pant fabrics. 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.

June 08, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
How to dress down slacks

 

When it comes to dressing casual not much emphasis is put on pants. Well, that’s about to change. We’ve put together a handy little guide to incorporating your favorite slacks into dressed-down styles to give them more versatility. Here are 3 tips to turn your dress pants into everyday wearers.

Button Downs and Band/Stand Collars

Not all dress shirts are created equally. For instance, a standard white dress shirt should easily be paired with slacks or jeans. But have you noticed that sometimes, when dressing down slacks, some white dress shirts just feel off? There is one main reason for this: the collar. Most standard white dress shirts come with a standard point collar. These are made to be more business casual than casual, so when put into rotation with say, casual sneakers, the styles clash. To fix this, stick to “casual collars”. Casual collars like the button down – equipped with buttons on the point of the collar – and the band/stand collar work wonders to tie together more dressed down looks.

Choose the right footwear

Speaking of casual sneakers, they are a great way to dress down slacks. Combo them with dress tees and slacks that cuff around the ankle for a casual Friday vibe that can go from workday to after work drinks without skipping a beat. When trying to find casual sneakers, versatility is key. Clean lines are imperative for office attire, so we’d suggest solid white, black, blue, brown, and grey, as starter colors. Outside of the office, though, any sneaker is fair game. Play around with a few styles and choose the one that best suits you.

By the same token, going sockless with dress shoes like loafers, oxfords, and boaters is also a viable and stylish option.

Sweaters and Cardigans and Dress Tees

Button downs aside, there are many ways in which to dress down slacks by choosing between other shirt options. We are referring to sweaters, cardigans, and dress tees. Here are a few tips to incorporating each of these into your wardrobe.

Sweaters: Sweaters come in two main styles – V-neck and Crew neck. V-Neck sweaters are great for pairing with button downs whereas Crew necks can be worn with dress tees or a simple undershirt. Your sweater of choice should never show off the shirt worn under it unless, of course, the shirt worn under it is a collared one. But that wouldn’t really be dressing down, would it?

Cardigans: Cardigans are a great way to dress down dress pants. How casual the outfit gets is dependent on how casual the cardigan. Solid colors and fits that are more form fitting tend to work in office settings. Don’t be afraid to add cardigans with an aesthetic motif to casual situations where a little more heft (read: baggy) fits are welcome.

Dress Tees: Dress tees only have one hard rule that shouldn’t be ignored until you’re comfortable with the style – NO GRAPHICS. That’s it. Keep it simple. Chose solid-colored shirts that fit well and you’ll be ahead of the game.

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirt, suit blazer, and pant fabrics. 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.

June 02, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
The Best Dress Shirt Styles for Men

 

Not all dress shirts are created equally. Some are formal while others fit more casual outings. Some are made with collars meant to accommodate specific tie knots and others are made with cuffs that go the extra mile. While style is subjective, there are ways in which to determine the best make for the dress shirt you want. So here are a few tips to creating the best dress shirt style with its usage in mind.

Collars and their uses

A collar can make or break a dress shirt depending on its intended use. For instance, a standard point collar is the norm and can go pretty much anywhere, but a point collar with buttons is strictly casual. But what about the more eccentric collar styles out there? Well, lets run down a few of our favorites.

  • The Stand/Band Collar: This nifty collar is unlike any other in that it doesn’t have wings. It, like the name implies, stands straight up approximately one inch off of the shirt’s neck. Stand collars are generally used for informal situations like casual Fridays. 
  • The Cutaway Collar: The cutaway collar, also known as the Windsor collar, is a modern style choice that follows the longer, more narrow structure of collars prevalent in the 1930s. These collars look best when worn with big knot tie styles, like the Windsor, and are formal in nature.
  • The Club/Round Collar: These rounded collars are very versatile and fit in almost anywhere depending on how you style them. More formal attire would see one worn with a collar pin and tie while more casual scenes will leave those accessories at home. Whatever the use case, a club collar adds a pinch of panache to any ensemble bold enough to break it out.

When to go rounded hem vs straight hem

It’s important to know how to design the shirt you want to get the look and feel you imagine. To that end, lets talk about hems. A good rule of thumb is that casual ensembles that want to go untucked should opt for the straight hem. More formal occasions that call for a clean, tucked, look should put their money on a rounded hem. Does this mean a round hemmed dress shirt can’t go untucked or vice versa? Not at all. Your style should suit you, first and foremost. Everything else is just a technicality. When you know the rules, you can break them to greater effect.

Everything you need to know about cuffs

There are generally 3 shapes to cuffs. These are the rounded cuff, the squared/straight cuff, and the mitered cuff. Rounded cuffs are the most common because they are extremely versatile. Rounded cuffs can work well for casual or business attire – i.e., suits – but should not be worn for formal gatherings. To picture what a rounded cuff looks like, imagine a standard barrel cuff with the edges rounded off. Squared cuffs, on the other hand, have no rounding on the edge. When the cuff is closed the barrel cuff meets at a 90-degree angle. Mitered cuffs are considered more formal and are cut at the ends in a 45-degree angle. Original Stitch offers 2 cuff cuts in the rounded style, the Round and the Big Round cuff, 2 in the mitered style, the Angle and Big Angle, and one Square cut option. If you really need to pull out all of the stops, however, then French cuffs are the way to go.

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirt, suit blazer, and pant fabrics. 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.

 

May 25, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com

 

Memorial Day means sun, fun, and lots of barbeque. For most of us, it also marks the time of year when milder weather takes a turn towards the top of the thermometer. But high heat doesn’t always equal stuffy outfits and unsightly sweat stains. Not with one of Original Stitch’s custom-made, summer ready, dress shirt fabrics, at least. To get you started, here are 6 of our favorite warm weather shirts to make sure you keep your cool.

Cool Max Navy Micro Houndstooth

Dress to impress without sacrificing comfort with this Cool Max Navy Micro Houndstooth fabric. Use it to design the perfect Memorial Day warm-weather shirt. Cool Max is a moisture wicking feature that pulls sweat away from the skin and disperses it among the cloth's fibers allowing it to quick dry without sticking or bunching up. Combine that with the ultra-lightweight thread count and you've got an everyday wearer that breathes easy and looks great doing it.

Quick Dry Sax Konoko Knitting

The Quick Dry Sax Kanoko Knitting fabric takes performance wear and gives it a Memorial Day in the office makeover. It makes use of a supple oxford weave with just enough give to move when you do. The quick-drying technology is perfect for this warm-weather shirt because when it comes to moisture, this cloth isn’t having any of it. That means you stay dry, cool, and comfortable until the moment you take it off.

Easy Care Navy Plaid

Easy Care Navy Plaid makes comfort look, well, easy. That’s because it is constructed using a poly-cotton blend that resists wrinkles before they can even begin. Spend more time styling and less time ironing. Use Easy Care Navy Plaid to design a warm-weather dress shirt that won’t show bunch lines. Whatever your plans for the Memorial Day holiday, rest assured Easy Care Navy Plaid will keep you looking fresh until the very end of it.

Salmon Pink Mesh

Breathe easy in warm-weather with a shirt that does the same. This Salmon Pink Mesh fabric can help. It is a bright and airy cloth that you can tailor to your exact specifications, so not only do you get an exceptional fit, but you also get it in exactly the style you want. Bright, airy colors and Memorial Day weekend – name a better duo.

Charcoal Pinstripe

Charcoal Pinstripe is a silky-smooth fabric that’s as fetching as it is comfortable. It utilizes a tight knit weave of fine cotton thread to withstand even the warmest afternoon sun. The pattern alternates from charcoal to white stripes, making it an easy pair, hassle free, garment. Use Charcoal Pinstripe to create the ultimate Memorial Day ready dress shirt.

Brown Blue Glen Check

Brown Blue Glen Check takes the same classic style used in the wool suit variation and puts it into an easy to wear cloth. The deep brown lines are broken up periodically with vivid blue stripes, giving this fabric a regal look that can be dressed up or down. Use Brown Blue Glen Check to create a milder weather Memorial Day ensemble that props up earth tones as a summer adjacent style.

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirt, suit blazer, and pant fabrics. 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.

May 17, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
Classy, Custom, Original Stitch Shirts Limerick Style
 
National Limerick Day is on May 12th and for most of us, the weather is also starting to lose its chill. To celebrate the day and changing season, we thought we’d have a little fun with some of our favorite Original Stitch fabrics. So, here are our 4 favorite warm weather fabrics but presented in limerick form!

* National Limerick Day pays homage to the man who made short poems widespread — Edward Lear. Lear was an English poet who is known for his nonsense-style, often writing with made-up words.  A favorite of his: “There was an Old Man of Peru, who watched his wife making a stew; But once by mistake, In a stove she did bake, That unfortunate Man of Peru.”



Cover yourself in Brown Navy Plaid
If you do, then you’ll be comfy and glad
You deserve a great fit
So, choose Original Stitch
And you’ll always be uniquely clad.
 
With Original Stitch, making a shirt is easier than not
Just choose a great fabric like Navy Lightweight Polka Dot
It’s 100% cotton
Made by Japanese craftsmen
So, you’ll look, as the kids say, “hot”.
 
 
 If you need a shirt that says “WINNIN’”
Like this summertime earthy brown linen
You can make it yourself
With tools from O.S.
You’ll become a designer who won’t stop grinnin’
 


Greet the weekend in Denim Tan and Brown Rancher
It’s so cool money, you’ll feel like a banker with banter
Design it short sleeve or long
There’s no right or wrong
It’s your style and Original Stitch has the answers.
 
At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirt, suit blazer, and pant fabrics. 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.
May 11, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
3 Workweek Looks from Original Stitch

 

If you’re looking for a little workweek wardrobe inspiration, then look no further. We’ve put together a beginner’s guide to set your closet on a path to the new you. The beauty of Original Stitch is that not only can you recreate our model’s looks, but you can also make them specific to your distinct shape and style. Consider the suggestions below a canvas. Add your finishing touches via our interactive shop and get a wholly unique ensemble made for you, by you.

Casual Friday

Black, white, and gray is a classic color scheme. It’s sleek, modern, and can be dressed down easily via casual white sneakers. If you’ve been looking for a way to incorporate this style into your workweek rotation, then try this on for size. Start with a classic white dress shirt like Quick Dry White Ox. Pair it with Etched in Light Grey slacks and add a Black Seersucker Stripe jacket to top off the ensemble.

 

Mixing Textures

Mixing textures can be done on two planes: visual and touch. On the visual side we have the rough-hewn style of this Black and White Wide Stripe Chambray dress shirt fabric. Add in an etch effect that can be felt with this Mori-Tone Blue jacket and Beige-Brown slacks. Pair your favorite tie and shoes as you see fit and voila. You’ve successfully mixed textures. 

Welcome to the Dark Side

Some prefer darker tones. If that’s you, then try pairing deep hues like navy with muted neutral colors such as grey. This Tessitura Monti Denim-Like Satin fabric makes for a rich blue dress shirt. Complete the look by adding this Medium-Grey Blended Wool suit fabric in the form of pants and a matching jacket. Every inch of this look can be customized, so not only will you get a superior fit, but you’ll be able to create the style that best suits your taste.

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirt, suit blazer, and pant fabrics. 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.

May 03, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
Red White and Blue: 5 Summer Shirts Perfect for 4th of July

Red White and Blue: 5 Summer Shirts Perfect for 4th of July

 

4th of July is just around the corner. With it comes a long weekend of family, friends, and outdoor activities. Keep your cool when the thermometer reaches its boiling point with these 5 summer shirts perfect for beating the heat.

 

Navy Lightweight Polka Dot - $63

This Navy Lightweight Polka Dot dress shirt fabric is 4th of July personified. It’s so versatile that the hardest part of pairing it will be whittling down the options. Put it atop festive red shorts, wear it open with a light blue or white t-shirt, dress it down with casual sneakers or dress it up with a pair of loafers. There are endless possibilities with a cloth this easy going, and we haven’t even begun to discuss the customization options yet.

 

Blue and White Tie Dye Paisley - $112

Celebrate the fun and sun of July 4th in style with this Blue and White Tie Dye Paisley dress shirt fabric. The bandana print begs to be put with board shorts and flip flops. Finish off the look by wearing the shirt YOU designed using Blue and White Tie Dye Paisley open with a white undershirt on underneath. Shades to taste, and voila, you’ve got a summer ready outfit with a focus on the barbecue smoked holiday.

 

Bright White Canvas Denim - $77

If you're looking for classic style with rough and tumble attitude, then you're looking for our Bright White Canvas Denim dress shirt fabric. This canvas-like cloth is not only super durable, but the heavy texture will hold its shape to fight off wrinkles. That means you can take Bright White Canvas Denim on a 4th of July trip to your favorite lakeside, beach, or a night on the town. Either way, you'll be crisp, clean, and ready for whatever weather comes your way.

 

Lightweight Softened Denim - $77

Swap your jean pants in for this Lightweight Softened Denim dress shirt fabric. It’s the perfect way to beat the heat during any 4th of July activities on the docket. It goes great with sunny afternoons spent in front of a grill or on the side of a pool. When the weather heats up Lightweight Softened Denim becomes the perfect alternative to heavy dungarees.

 

Thick Red Windowpane - $72

Thick Red Windowpane is a lightweight cloth made using 100% cotton. So, not only is it easy to pair as part of a red, white, and blue motif, but it also breathes well. Summer sun might cause sweat, but cotton’s good for moisture absorption. This means you stay looking and feeling cool all day long. Now that’s a happy 4th of July.

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirt, suit blazer, and pant fabrics. 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.

June 28, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
Celebrate National Pink Day in Style

Celebrate National Pink Day in Style

 

National Pink Day (June 23rd) is upon us. Get your wardrobe ready to take part in the celebration with one of Original Stitch’s many pink shirting options. Not only are they made from the finest materials around, they’re each 100% customizable so you get a superior fit in a style that is wholly unique to you. We’re putting pink on a pedestal because if we know shirting – and we do – this won’t be the last holiday (hint: Valentine’s Day) that you’ll want to dabble in the soft seduction of this rosy hue.

Etched in Pink Linen

Put summer heat out of your mind with this Etched in Pink Linen fabric. It’s a vibrant, canvas-like, cloth that promotes ample airflow to keep you cool when the temperature is adamant about losing its own. Thin wisps of white thread etch through the fabric resulting in a subtle smoky effect that comes out in the light. Etched in Pink Linen – it’s a refreshing take on pink that lives for beachy vibes. Add it to your wardrobe and see for yourself.

Pale Pink & Proper

If your goal is to beat the heat and look good doing it, look no further than this Pale Pink & Proper fabric. It is an ultra-lightweight cloth that breathes easy even in the most stifling weather. Pale Pink & Proper also boasts moderate stretching qualities, meaning it’ll stay loose and limber all day long, allowing you to move without feeling constricted where it matters most.

Quick Dry Pink Dobby Plaid

Wake up your wardrobe’s ethereal senses with this Quick Dry Pink Dobby fabric. It’ll easily be the most comfortable thing you’ve worn in weeks. That’s because the cloth itself is ultra-lightweight, making it the perfect counter to warm summer days. Airflow aside, this quick drying cloth utilizes a loose-knit weave that promotes movement and minimizes unsightly bunching. What you’re left with is a functional shirt that’s as casually chill as it is delicately pink.

Salmon Pink Mesh

Get versatility and comfort in a superior fit. Salmon Pink Mesh can help. This cloth is to warm weather what mesh is to liquid – it promotes airflow like water through a net. A hot day feels much more refreshing when every breeze it musters makes its way through. Bank on the adaptability of Salmon Pink Mesh. It fits into myriad occasions and can be styled to suit jeans or slacks.

Barely Blush Micro-Diamond

The Barely Blush Micro-Diamond fabric takes performance wear and gives it an office-ready makeover. It makes use of a supple tight-knit weave with just enough give to move when you do, making it a great everyday wearer. The moisture wicking properties present the perfect canvas to customize the ultimate warm-weather shirt. When it comes to sweat, this cloth isn’t having any of it. That means you stay cool, dry, and comfortable until the very end of your day.

 

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirt, suit blazer, and pant fabrics. 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.

 

 

June 21, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
Summer Shirts for Summer Sun

Summer Shirts for Summer Sun

 

It’s getting warm out there. Beat the heat in style this summer with custom tailored dress shirts that will leave you looking and feeling like a million bucks. But how? And where would one find such shirts? Right here! We’ve put together 5 summer shirts perfect for dealing with intense summer sun!

Grey Based Multi-Stripe

The Grey Based Multi-Stripe Shirt Fabric dress shirt fabric is style and function rolled into one easy to wear warm weather cloth. It’s a lightweight construction that breathes easy and promotes good airflow for those stifling days. The thin blue, white, and yellow stripe pattern turns Grey Based Multi-Stripe into a versatile piece that can go with just about anything in your wardrobe. Casual and work attire will benefit greatly from adding it into the mix.

Blue and White Glen Plaid

Dress for warm weather without worry. This Blue and White Glen Plaid fabric is lightweight, breathable, and perfect for doing exactly that. It promotes airflow to keep you feeling cool all day long and presents as a silky-smooth fabric that won’t bunch or pool around the middle. Look as good as Blue and White Glen Plaid feels to wear by customizing it to fit any desired style.

White on White Stripe

Embrace hot days without breaking a sweat. This White on White Stipe dress shirt fabric can help. It’s a lightweight rendition of classic white dress shirts with one caveat: it breathes well and promotes great airflow. Warm weather won’t be a problem when White on White Stripe is used to greet it. Design it to be a casual or formal piece. It will not disappoint.

Quick Dry Brown Gingham Check

If you’re looking for a performance dress shirt with a side of style, then look no further. This Quick Dry Brown Gingham Check is constructed using a super durable oxford weave that also implements Cool Max airflow technology. Add the attractive gingham check pattern and you’ve got a fully functional, versatile shirt that breathes easily in warm weather. Design Quick Dry Brown Gingham Check with short-sleeves and a breast pocket for casual pairings or give it long-sleeves and a point collar for more formal situations.

Etched in Pink Linen

The Etched in Pink Linen fabric is what happens when comfort meets shirt appeal. It’s constructed using lightweight pink and white threads woven together in such a way that results in a vibrantly smoky etching effect. Etched in Pink Linen is easy to wear, ultra-breathable, and perfect for warm weather activities.

 

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirt, suit blazer, and pant fabrics. 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.

June 16, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
Father’s Day Styles That Look Better Tailored

Father’s Day Styles That Look Better Tailored

 

Father’s Day is just around the corner. If you’re stumped on what to get the man who has everything (or won’t say he needs anything, more likely) then why not try your hand at something truly unique? Yup. We’re talking one hundred percent customizable dress shirts, suit jackets, and slacks. Not only will your be able to order the specific fit to your dad’s measurements, but you can also design the look, feel, and cut of the clothes. If your dad’s an aficionado of all things anime then check out our One Piece collection, but for everyone else, here are 3 outfit ideas for you to get started making the perfect tailored Father’s Day gift!

For Work

A good-fitting suit is worth more to a closet than the sum of all its other parts. Use our Cool Dots jacket and pant fabric to create one that promotes maximum airflow. That way not only will your father look stylish, but he’ll feel like a million bucks even as days get hotter. Our Cool Dots line is an ultra-lightweight collection that complements many pairings with a laidback, gravel-like visual texture. Warm weather doesn’t stand a chance against its micro-dot weave. Pair Cool Dots with another breathable, 100% cotton, fabric like this Powder Blue Oxford dress shirt to complete the ensemble.

Around The House

The best thing about this Deep Blue and Brown Flannel is that while it carries the aesthetic of a cool weather shirt, it is lightweight and breathable enough to fit into summer months. Basically, it comes with everything you love about flannel, minus the thick, warm, weave. Keep the easy, breezy, vibe going with a Beige Linen pair of slacks and your dad will be cruising in comfort this Father’s day.

Date Night

Your dad will look and feel fresh in this Baby Blue and White Striped Linen. It is an ultra-lightweight cloth that breathes easy even in the most stifling weather. Moderate stretching qualities means it’ll stay loose and limber all day long, allowing you to move without feeling constricted where it matters most. Pair Baby Blue and White Striped Linen with our Mori Tone Blue slacks and you’ve got a winning combination your father’s sure to love.

Or send your dad an Original Stitch gift card card so he can mix and match and build his perfect shirt, pants, or jacket. Half the fun is designing a completely unique piece!

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirt, suit blazer, and pant fabrics. 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.

June 08, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
How to dress down slacks

How to dress down slacks

 

When it comes to dressing casual not much emphasis is put on pants. Well, that’s about to change. We’ve put together a handy little guide to incorporating your favorite slacks into dressed-down styles to give them more versatility. Here are 3 tips to turn your dress pants into everyday wearers.

Button Downs and Band/Stand Collars

Not all dress shirts are created equally. For instance, a standard white dress shirt should easily be paired with slacks or jeans. But have you noticed that sometimes, when dressing down slacks, some white dress shirts just feel off? There is one main reason for this: the collar. Most standard white dress shirts come with a standard point collar. These are made to be more business casual than casual, so when put into rotation with say, casual sneakers, the styles clash. To fix this, stick to “casual collars”. Casual collars like the button down – equipped with buttons on the point of the collar – and the band/stand collar work wonders to tie together more dressed down looks.

Choose the right footwear

Speaking of casual sneakers, they are a great way to dress down slacks. Combo them with dress tees and slacks that cuff around the ankle for a casual Friday vibe that can go from workday to after work drinks without skipping a beat. When trying to find casual sneakers, versatility is key. Clean lines are imperative for office attire, so we’d suggest solid white, black, blue, brown, and grey, as starter colors. Outside of the office, though, any sneaker is fair game. Play around with a few styles and choose the one that best suits you.

By the same token, going sockless with dress shoes like loafers, oxfords, and boaters is also a viable and stylish option.

Sweaters and Cardigans and Dress Tees

Button downs aside, there are many ways in which to dress down slacks by choosing between other shirt options. We are referring to sweaters, cardigans, and dress tees. Here are a few tips to incorporating each of these into your wardrobe.

Sweaters: Sweaters come in two main styles – V-neck and Crew neck. V-Neck sweaters are great for pairing with button downs whereas Crew necks can be worn with dress tees or a simple undershirt. Your sweater of choice should never show off the shirt worn under it unless, of course, the shirt worn under it is a collared one. But that wouldn’t really be dressing down, would it?

Cardigans: Cardigans are a great way to dress down dress pants. How casual the outfit gets is dependent on how casual the cardigan. Solid colors and fits that are more form fitting tend to work in office settings. Don’t be afraid to add cardigans with an aesthetic motif to casual situations where a little more heft (read: baggy) fits are welcome.

Dress Tees: Dress tees only have one hard rule that shouldn’t be ignored until you’re comfortable with the style – NO GRAPHICS. That’s it. Keep it simple. Chose solid-colored shirts that fit well and you’ll be ahead of the game.

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirt, suit blazer, and pant fabrics. 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.

June 02, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
The Best Dress Shirt Styles for Men

The Best Dress Shirt Styles for Men

 

Not all dress shirts are created equally. Some are formal while others fit more casual outings. Some are made with collars meant to accommodate specific tie knots and others are made with cuffs that go the extra mile. While style is subjective, there are ways in which to determine the best make for the dress shirt you want. So here are a few tips to creating the best dress shirt style with its usage in mind.

Collars and their uses

A collar can make or break a dress shirt depending on its intended use. For instance, a standard point collar is the norm and can go pretty much anywhere, but a point collar with buttons is strictly casual. But what about the more eccentric collar styles out there? Well, lets run down a few of our favorites.

  • The Stand/Band Collar: This nifty collar is unlike any other in that it doesn’t have wings. It, like the name implies, stands straight up approximately one inch off of the shirt’s neck. Stand collars are generally used for informal situations like casual Fridays. 
  • The Cutaway Collar: The cutaway collar, also known as the Windsor collar, is a modern style choice that follows the longer, more narrow structure of collars prevalent in the 1930s. These collars look best when worn with big knot tie styles, like the Windsor, and are formal in nature.
  • The Club/Round Collar: These rounded collars are very versatile and fit in almost anywhere depending on how you style them. More formal attire would see one worn with a collar pin and tie while more casual scenes will leave those accessories at home. Whatever the use case, a club collar adds a pinch of panache to any ensemble bold enough to break it out.

When to go rounded hem vs straight hem

It’s important to know how to design the shirt you want to get the look and feel you imagine. To that end, lets talk about hems. A good rule of thumb is that casual ensembles that want to go untucked should opt for the straight hem. More formal occasions that call for a clean, tucked, look should put their money on a rounded hem. Does this mean a round hemmed dress shirt can’t go untucked or vice versa? Not at all. Your style should suit you, first and foremost. Everything else is just a technicality. When you know the rules, you can break them to greater effect.

Everything you need to know about cuffs

There are generally 3 shapes to cuffs. These are the rounded cuff, the squared/straight cuff, and the mitered cuff. Rounded cuffs are the most common because they are extremely versatile. Rounded cuffs can work well for casual or business attire – i.e., suits – but should not be worn for formal gatherings. To picture what a rounded cuff looks like, imagine a standard barrel cuff with the edges rounded off. Squared cuffs, on the other hand, have no rounding on the edge. When the cuff is closed the barrel cuff meets at a 90-degree angle. Mitered cuffs are considered more formal and are cut at the ends in a 45-degree angle. Original Stitch offers 2 cuff cuts in the rounded style, the Round and the Big Round cuff, 2 in the mitered style, the Angle and Big Angle, and one Square cut option. If you really need to pull out all of the stops, however, then French cuffs are the way to go.

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirt, suit blazer, and pant fabrics. 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.

 

May 25, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com

Beat the Heat with 6 Summer Shirts Perfect for Memorial Day

 

Memorial Day means sun, fun, and lots of barbeque. For most of us, it also marks the time of year when milder weather takes a turn towards the top of the thermometer. But high heat doesn’t always equal stuffy outfits and unsightly sweat stains. Not with one of Original Stitch’s custom-made, summer ready, dress shirt fabrics, at least. To get you started, here are 6 of our favorite warm weather shirts to make sure you keep your cool.

Cool Max Navy Micro Houndstooth

Dress to impress without sacrificing comfort with this Cool Max Navy Micro Houndstooth fabric. Use it to design the perfect Memorial Day warm-weather shirt. Cool Max is a moisture wicking feature that pulls sweat away from the skin and disperses it among the cloth's fibers allowing it to quick dry without sticking or bunching up. Combine that with the ultra-lightweight thread count and you've got an everyday wearer that breathes easy and looks great doing it.

Quick Dry Sax Konoko Knitting

The Quick Dry Sax Kanoko Knitting fabric takes performance wear and gives it a Memorial Day in the office makeover. It makes use of a supple oxford weave with just enough give to move when you do. The quick-drying technology is perfect for this warm-weather shirt because when it comes to moisture, this cloth isn’t having any of it. That means you stay dry, cool, and comfortable until the moment you take it off.

Easy Care Navy Plaid

Easy Care Navy Plaid makes comfort look, well, easy. That’s because it is constructed using a poly-cotton blend that resists wrinkles before they can even begin. Spend more time styling and less time ironing. Use Easy Care Navy Plaid to design a warm-weather dress shirt that won’t show bunch lines. Whatever your plans for the Memorial Day holiday, rest assured Easy Care Navy Plaid will keep you looking fresh until the very end of it.

Salmon Pink Mesh

Breathe easy in warm-weather with a shirt that does the same. This Salmon Pink Mesh fabric can help. It is a bright and airy cloth that you can tailor to your exact specifications, so not only do you get an exceptional fit, but you also get it in exactly the style you want. Bright, airy colors and Memorial Day weekend – name a better duo.

Charcoal Pinstripe

Charcoal Pinstripe is a silky-smooth fabric that’s as fetching as it is comfortable. It utilizes a tight knit weave of fine cotton thread to withstand even the warmest afternoon sun. The pattern alternates from charcoal to white stripes, making it an easy pair, hassle free, garment. Use Charcoal Pinstripe to create the ultimate Memorial Day ready dress shirt.

Brown Blue Glen Check

Brown Blue Glen Check takes the same classic style used in the wool suit variation and puts it into an easy to wear cloth. The deep brown lines are broken up periodically with vivid blue stripes, giving this fabric a regal look that can be dressed up or down. Use Brown Blue Glen Check to create a milder weather Memorial Day ensemble that props up earth tones as a summer adjacent style.

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirt, suit blazer, and pant fabrics. 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.

May 17, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
Classy, Custom, Original Stitch Shirts Limerick Style

Classy, Custom, Original Stitch Shirts Limerick Style

 
National Limerick Day is on May 12th and for most of us, the weather is also starting to lose its chill. To celebrate the day and changing season, we thought we’d have a little fun with some of our favorite Original Stitch fabrics. So, here are our 4 favorite warm weather fabrics but presented in limerick form!

* National Limerick Day pays homage to the man who made short poems widespread — Edward Lear. Lear was an English poet who is known for his nonsense-style, often writing with made-up words.  A favorite of his: “There was an Old Man of Peru, who watched his wife making a stew; But once by mistake, In a stove she did bake, That unfortunate Man of Peru.”



Cover yourself in Brown Navy Plaid
If you do, then you’ll be comfy and glad
You deserve a great fit
So, choose Original Stitch
And you’ll always be uniquely clad.
 
With Original Stitch, making a shirt is easier than not
Just choose a great fabric like Navy Lightweight Polka Dot
It’s 100% cotton
Made by Japanese craftsmen
So, you’ll look, as the kids say, “hot”.
 
 
 If you need a shirt that says “WINNIN’”
Like this summertime earthy brown linen
You can make it yourself
With tools from O.S.
You’ll become a designer who won’t stop grinnin’
 


Greet the weekend in Denim Tan and Brown Rancher
It’s so cool money, you’ll feel like a banker with banter
Design it short sleeve or long
There’s no right or wrong
It’s your style and Original Stitch has the answers.
 
At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirt, suit blazer, and pant fabrics. 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.
May 11, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
3 Workweek Looks from Original Stitch

3 Workweek Looks from Original Stitch

 

If you’re looking for a little workweek wardrobe inspiration, then look no further. We’ve put together a beginner’s guide to set your closet on a path to the new you. The beauty of Original Stitch is that not only can you recreate our model’s looks, but you can also make them specific to your distinct shape and style. Consider the suggestions below a canvas. Add your finishing touches via our interactive shop and get a wholly unique ensemble made for you, by you.

Casual Friday

Black, white, and gray is a classic color scheme. It’s sleek, modern, and can be dressed down easily via casual white sneakers. If you’ve been looking for a way to incorporate this style into your workweek rotation, then try this on for size. Start with a classic white dress shirt like Quick Dry White Ox. Pair it with Etched in Light Grey slacks and add a Black Seersucker Stripe jacket to top off the ensemble.

 

Mixing Textures

Mixing textures can be done on two planes: visual and touch. On the visual side we have the rough-hewn style of this Black and White Wide Stripe Chambray dress shirt fabric. Add in an etch effect that can be felt with this Mori-Tone Blue jacket and Beige-Brown slacks. Pair your favorite tie and shoes as you see fit and voila. You’ve successfully mixed textures. 

Welcome to the Dark Side

Some prefer darker tones. If that’s you, then try pairing deep hues like navy with muted neutral colors such as grey. This Tessitura Monti Denim-Like Satin fabric makes for a rich blue dress shirt. Complete the look by adding this Medium-Grey Blended Wool suit fabric in the form of pants and a matching jacket. Every inch of this look can be customized, so not only will you get a superior fit, but you’ll be able to create the style that best suits your taste.

At Original Stitch we offer a fully customizable collection of premium quality dress shirt, suit blazer, and pant fabrics. 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.

May 03, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com