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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
Ask Our Stylist: How Long Should My Tie Be?

Ask Our Stylist: The Simple Guide To Proper Tie Length

Dressing well is an act of courtesy, and in menswear, it is all about the delicate balance of creating visual harmony between lines and proportions. What is the correct necktie length? Proper tie length depends on your body shape and height but the resting point of your tie end will always remain the same.

In short, the tip of your necktie should rest at the top of your waistline or in the middle of your belt buckle. Give or take an inch and you risk your outfit looking sloppy!

Missing the mark on the correct tie length is one of the most common “mistakes” made in menswear, but one that is easiest to fix. As a simple guide to eyeball, use the photo below for reference.

correct neck tie length

 

For when you’re ready to complete your look by pairing your necktie with a dress shirt, Original Stitch, a custom menswear brand, offers 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.



May 28, 2020 by Marina Carroll
Tiger King Joe Exotic Shirt

TIGER KING INSPIRED OUTFIT

Joe Exotic, the star of Netflix phenomenon Tiger King, combines giant cats, wild outfits, and truckloads of bravado into one bleach blonde mullet sporting persona. That's his style, his way. Since the public’s fascination with the show, recreating Joe’s signature look for memes and Tik Tok videos has become a noticeable trend on everyones’ social feeds.

For your next Tiger King inspired dinner party or zoom happy hour, check out our exclusive collection of Kimono Cloth™, especially our customer-favorite Green Tora Tiger print above. The 100% cotton fabric is woven and printed in Japan, featuring gold accents that pop against the muted greens, blacks, grays and oranges of a tiger on the hunt.

Tiger King Inspired Outfit

As a custom shirting company, Original Stitch enables and encourages every customer to combine our hundreds of fabrics and dozens of different features into a personally perfect shirt. From styles like Hawaiian casual to French cuff formal, we have customization for everyone’s (life)style. That’s your style, your way.

So, how do you get your Tiger King groove on with the Original Stitch Shirt Builder? Are you an all-over print kind of person? Or would you hide the tigers inside your collar or under your cuffs, only bringing the big cats out for happy hour with your sleeves rolled up?

Check out our Green Tora tiger print, other Kimono Cloth™ options, or check out what other users have created recently and design your personally perfect shirt today at Original Stitch.

Follow along on social media! 

Original Stitch Instagram
Original Stitch Facebook

May 05, 2020 by Marina Carroll
Tags: Inspired By
Quick Stitch Tip: How to Properly Wash and Dry Dress Shirts at Home

Quick Stitch Tips: How to Properly Wash and Dry a Dress Shirt at Home

 

How do I wash my dress shirts at home? 

In our first video of the Quick Stitch Tips series, Nathan explains the most popular at-home washing and drying settings for your dress shirts to come out wrinkle free.

With the proper care, a high quality dress shirt can last several years and will continue to look and feel great.


So, what is the easiest way to wash and dry your dress shirts at home?

1. Wash darker fabrics on the "cold" setting, while lighter colors can be washed on "warm"
2. Set your washer's spin speed to "medium"
3. Depending on your available dryer options, either "casual", "delicate" or "low heat" setting will work
4. After 15 minutes of drying, take your dress shirt out while it is still damp. It is recommended that you air dry your shirt, as air drying minimizes the possibility of shrinking your dress shirt.

We release new Quick Stitch Tips multiple times per month! Don't miss a video by signing up for our emails on OriginalStitch.com 
April 24, 2020 by Marina Carroll
The Best Men’s Winter Fashion: A 2020 Style Guide

The Best Men’s Winter Fashion: A 2020 Style Guide

Winter is coming. And with it an influx of men’s winter fashion opportunities. We’d like to introduce you to some of our favorite men’s fashion Instagram accounts that take casual outfits for men and give them a cold-weather makeover. Keep calm and stay warm this winter. Our 2020 style guide for the best men’s winter fashion will show you how.

#1. Use colors to contrast the drab greys of winter weather

What we love most about this winter fashion style choice is the dark blue suit contrasted by the bright orange peacoat. On paper, these colors read as they should clash but Brian – @Bchanism for those who want to follow suit – clearly knows the rules of color theory. What he invokes here is a classic complementary color scheme that offers high impact contrast that makes each piece sing to their strengths. 

Brian also employs the same technique with his Original Stitch custom-fit shirt and tie pairing, opting for a lighter blue pinstripe motif to complement the deep richness of red. Now, here is where things get interesting. Red, blue (and green for this example) are evenly spaced on the color wheel. We call these triadic colors. Triadic colors offer another vibrant contrast opportunity, and Brian has used this knowledge to pull his entire outfit together in a casual style that plays anything but. Nice work, Brian. 

@Bchanism

Customizable Fitted Shirts

#2. Men’s winter fashion is all about layers

And layers are what Vince Lee – a.k.a @MrVstyle – is all about. His outfit is one that positively identifies the key to layering up. I.e, it’s all in the fit. Vince starts this process with a custom-fit dress shirt complete with monogrammed cuffs, adds a slimming checkered vest, and tops off the torso with a maroon overcoat. With all of that going on up top, Vince decides to simplify the bottom half of this casual style by using black as an anchor. Notice the classic newsboy cap paired with modern aviator sunglasses.

Now, step back and take this men’s outfit as a whole. What Vince has done here is skillfully blend a few staples of men’s fashion styles. His vest and cap are reminiscent of garb worn by New York paperboys in the early 1920s while the overcoat, custom-tailored shirt, and jeans bring this winter fashion squarely into the 2020s.

@Mrvlstyle

Want to give this look a try? Check out these similar pieces!

Newsboy Cap

Maroon Overcoat

Customizable Fitted Dress Shirts

#3. Brown is for fall, but works for winter fashion too

Who doesn’t love the warm embrace of earth tones when the weather starts to dip? If brown is your thing, then let Owen Cain – @Iamowencain – be your guide. His page is filled with sultry, fall colors properly pivoted to give winter fashion a run for its money. What he has done here is keep it very casual by using a monochromatic color scheme to accent his pinstripe custom fit shirt. The monotony of dark chocolate is broken up with a sweet caramel leather jacket strategically placed to draw the eye. At the same time, his patterned newsboy cap is the perfect juxtaposition to the thin stripes adorning his shirt. What looks like a simple ensemble is accented by Owen’s experienced use of textures. Be like Owen. Build a winter outfit that has fond memories of fall.

@IamOwenCain

Want to give this look a try? Check out these similar pieces!

Light Brown Leather Jacket

Dark Brown Overcoat

Customizable Fitted Dress Shirts

#4. When in doubt, go the classic route

Not everyone wants to rely on flashy colors or memorize the color wheel to put together a winter wardrobe. That’s where Mohammed Al Nazal – @mohammedalnazal – comes in to play. His men’s winter fashion style can best be described as classic with a splash of modernization. Take this winter outfit, for example. It’s got clean lines, very few colors, and almost no bells and whistles. Yet it works. What Mohammed has done with this elegant look is start with a striped custom fit dress shirt and add a big round collar to give it a bit of personality. He then pairs the blue and white dress shirt with a classic navy suit and tops the whole thing off with a long grey overcoat. The colors are subdued, which makes the entire outfit feel effortless, but the combination of rounded collar and red tie add just the right amount of confidence boosting appeal.

@mohammedalnazal

Want to give this look a try? Check out these similar pieces!

Grey Overcoat

Customizable Fitted Dress Shirts




January 17, 2020 by Anthony Nelson
A Glimpse into the Life of NFL Rookie Chase Winovich

A Glimpse into the Life of NFL Rookie, Chase Winovich

If you already know who Chase Winovich is, congrats, you’re a true football fan. For those of us not in the know, 24-year-old Winovich is the New England Patriots’ 3rd round – 77th overall – 2019 defensive end draft pick. And his NFL career could not be off to a better start. He’s already logged 4 games played, 5 total tackles, and 3 sacks. Suffice it to say, fans are starting to take notice. It’s not like the long, golden mane of number 50 is easy to miss, but when you mix raw athleticism with such luxurious locks, well, you’re bound to turn a few heads. We got a chance to catch up with Chase at the gym to get some insight into the motivation, success, and discipline that has gotten him to where he is today. Here is what we found:

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Original Stitch: Congrats on being drafted to the New England Patriots. We’re sure you’ll be getting many requests for autographs going forward, but have you ever gotten an autograph from someone? If so, who, and how did you go about getting it?

Chase Winovich: I definitely asked for autographs as a kid from athletes. But the only autograph that will ever matter to me is my fearless quarterback, Tom Brady's.

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Original Stitch: We’d also like to congratulate you on that beautiful head of hair. Do you have any special tips or routines for active men sporting similar looks? 

Chase Winovich: You just have to love and take care of your hair. Spend the time brushing it out, shampooing, conditioning, really just a lot of maintenance. But it is the price you pay for great hair.

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Original Stitch: How often do you train per week? What, if there is such a thing for you, does a cheat day look like?

Chase Winovich: I work out every day. I want to be the absolute best I can be and want to make sure my body is in the best possible condition. On an off-day, I will take time to relax, get a massage, go out to eat with some teammates.

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Original Stitch: As a football player, your uniform is your calling card. How would you describe your style off the clock?

Chase Winovich: For game days I love to dress up and look good. But when I am with my family and friends I like a more comfortable look. I also have my own clothing line (https://cwino.com/) which has some really comfy sweatshirts and t-shirts that everyone should check out!

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Original Stitch: We recently hooked you and your dad up with custom Original Stitch shirts for Father’s Day. How did you guys like them?

Chase Winovich: The shirts were awesome and fit perfectly. What I really liked were the several design options I had for the shirt. I went with a simple blue design, but I had the option to do something crazier if I wanted.
__________

So, there you have it straight from the work horse’s mouth. But if you think that Chase Winovich is just a great head of hair with a penchant for football then you’ve got it all wrong. Sure, he is a star football player, but he also takes the time to give back through collaboration with The ChadTough Foundation – an organization whose mission is to fund research for Pediatric Brain Tumors. If you want to follow Chase’s incredible journey as a rising star in the NFL then check out his Instagram here, or help him spread awareness about PBT by supporting his athleisure clothing line here. And why wouldn't you? Chase is a hard-working defensive end who has put in the blood, sweat, and tears to make a difference both on and off the field. I may be a diehard Dolphin’s fan, but a good guy is a good guy. Winovich is the kind you can’t help but wish a long, and successful, career. Even if he did bring Rosen to his knees in week 2.  



October 09, 2019 by Anthony Nelson
How Shopping Online Can Save You Time (and Money)

How Shopping Online Saves You Time, And Money

Food, entertainment, clothing. If there is a way to get a few precious percents off, we tend to be all over it. This is one of the ways in which online shopping has exploded over the past decade. Shopping online is a time-saver, but more importantly, it can save you money. Here is how it's done. 

Lower Overhead

Brick and mortar stores may offer the convenience of immediate purchase, but that’s about all they do better than online shops. Department stores cater to a wide variety of people, and its space is set up to attract as many of them as it can. Each lighting fixture, rack of clothes, candle holder and sofa cover comes with an unlisted cost. Online stores rarely have this caveat; therefore, they can offer more discounts on a regular basis. 

The Wishlist

Let’s say you’re shopping in a store and find something you do like, but it’s a bit too pricey for you at the moment. What do you do? Well, you either leave without it or purchase it at the chagrin of your bank account. Those are your only real options. But online, there is a third. The Wishlist. The concept is simple enough – find the item you want, add it to a Wishlist, and get an alert when said item goes on sale. Let’s see a box store do that.

The Online Coupon Distributors

One of the biggest ways to save money with online shopping is the coupon codes. Lots of online shops offer discounts on a daily basis. So much so that finding all of them is near impossible. However, a quick Google search can bring a bevy of them to your fingertips via companies like Retail Me Not and Groupon. Many online retailers even reward their patrons’ due diligence by allowing savvy shoppers to double up coupon codes with onsite discounts. What a time to be alive!

September 16, 2019 by Anthony Nelson
A conversation with Model, Globetrotter, and Original Stitch Influencer Jeff Kasser

A conversation with Model, Globetrotter, and Original Stitch Influencer Jeff Kasser 


If you don’t know who Jeff Kasser is, let us introduce the two of you. He is one of Instagram’s biggest lifestyle influencers, but to only describe him as such would be a foolhardy endeavor. Sure, Jeff is a professional model, but did you also know he has a great sense of style? Check out his YouTube channel if you don’t believe us. We sat down to talk with him about his experience in the social media limelight paired with his tales of travel. Here is what we found out.

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Original Stitch: Tell us about what it means to be an Influencer and what inspires you to keep creating content on Instagram?

Jeff: Being an influencer means you are the creative director, photographer, and model all in one. You come up with the inspiration and you set up the entire shoot. It’s amazing! I’ve been modeling for quite some time and becoming an influencer has allowed me to be creative behind the camera as well.

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Original Stitch: What is the coolest place you’ve visited?

Jeff: The coolest place I’ve traveled to is Dubai. That place is wild! Everything is next level there - from the hotels to the clubs to the shopping. They have the tallest buildings, the largest shopping malls, and the really nice hotels charge a few hundred bucks for a steak!

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Original Stitch: What do you usually wear to the airport when traveling?

Jeff: When I travel, I go super comfy and casual. My girlfriend is always dressed up. But I want to be comfy on the flight, so I am always in sweatpants and a hoodie.

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Original Stitch: You mentioned that your girlfriend got you your first Original Stitch Shirt as a gift. What was the process like for her to get your correct measurements? 

Jeff: Well she knew a lot of my measurements from my modeling comp card. She secretly called my parents and they ‘casually’ asked me, haha. My girlfriend said the Original Stitch website made it super easy to input the
measurements for a tailor-made shirt!

__________


So, there you have it. A taste of what makes up Jeff Kasser. If you’d like a broader look into a day in his life, then check out his Instagram for yourself. 750k people can’t be wrong.

September 10, 2019 by Anthony Nelson
Ask a Stylist: Blazers Are Not Sports Coats

Ask a Stylist: Blazers Are Not Sports Coats

The Unspoken Rules of Menswear

The Rules:

A blazer is not a sports coat.
A suit jacket is not a blazer.
A dinner jacket is as it sounds...a jacket for dinner.

How do you tell these apart and what occasions are they suitable for?

These days the lines for occasion-specific lapeled jackets are blurred. Thanks to confusing marketing language across the tailoring industry, many people find it hard to know what jacket type will help them make the most appropriate style decision for important events.

An easy breakdown:

Blazer:
What - A navy double-breasted lapeled jacket with 6 golden buttons and flap pockets.
When - Blazers can be worn in a semi-formal or casual manner.
Where - Acceptable in most instances except for black tie events.
How - Mismatched trousers (in khaki, or grey), or with jeans.
Why - Blazers are a staple with those who are affiliated with maritime events and occupations (Navy officer, boating club members).

Sports Coat:
What - Derived from mid-century needs of an outdoor sporting garment, sports coats (or sports jackets) are the more functional, sporty alternative to your suit coat.
When - There's no better time than right now.
Where - Any semi-formal event, job interview, dinner soiree, or grocery shopping.
How - Pair with your favorite chinos, jeans, or trousers (sport coats are usually not sold with matching trousers.)
Why - Easy option when you need to dress up a casual look and provides an alternative to wearing a full suit.

Suit Jacket:
What - A lapeled jacket that has a matching pair of trousers.
When - Anytime but especially in spaces where traditional standards of dress are required.
Where - The sky is the limit (just not in space...we have "space suits" for that).
How - You should only wear your suit jacket with its matching trousers to keep cleaning times consistent (and avoid discoloration).
Why - Presentation is key in all aspects of life and there is a suit for every occasion.

Dinner Jacket:
What - A more formal jacket than your sports coat yet slightly less formal than a full tuxedo. Dinner jackets can be constructed in superfine wool, velvet, or mohair and may be printed, embroidered, and or garnished with satin lapels.
When - Best for a semi-formal, or formal dinner party, gala, or various black-tie affairs.
Where - Ballrooms are its favorite habitat but its not afraid of a nice steak meal.
How - The easiest way to wear a dinner jacket is similar to how you'd wear a tuxedo: black trousers, black formal oxfords or loafers, white shirt, and a black bowtie.
Why - This jacket style provides a more expressive look in a sea of expected black tuxedos.

 

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 CarrollMarina
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
Ask Our Stylist: How Long Should My Tie Be?

Ask Our Stylist: How Long Should My Tie Be?

Ask Our Stylist: The Simple Guide To Proper Tie Length

Dressing well is an act of courtesy, and in menswear, it is all about the delicate balance of creating visual harmony between lines and proportions. What is the correct necktie length? Proper tie length depends on your body shape and height but the resting point of your tie end will always remain the same.

In short, the tip of your necktie should rest at the top of your waistline or in the middle of your belt buckle. Give or take an inch and you risk your outfit looking sloppy!

Missing the mark on the correct tie length is one of the most common “mistakes” made in menswear, but one that is easiest to fix. As a simple guide to eyeball, use the photo below for reference.

correct neck tie length

 

For when you’re ready to complete your look by pairing your necktie with a dress shirt, Original Stitch, a custom menswear brand, offers 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.



May 28, 2020 by Marina Carroll
Tiger King Joe Exotic Shirt

This Custom Menswear Brand Created Tiger King Inspired Shirts

TIGER KING INSPIRED OUTFIT

Joe Exotic, the star of Netflix phenomenon Tiger King, combines giant cats, wild outfits, and truckloads of bravado into one bleach blonde mullet sporting persona. That's his style, his way. Since the public’s fascination with the show, recreating Joe’s signature look for memes and Tik Tok videos has become a noticeable trend on everyones’ social feeds.

For your next Tiger King inspired dinner party or zoom happy hour, check out our exclusive collection of Kimono Cloth™, especially our customer-favorite Green Tora Tiger print above. The 100% cotton fabric is woven and printed in Japan, featuring gold accents that pop against the muted greens, blacks, grays and oranges of a tiger on the hunt.

Tiger King Inspired Outfit

As a custom shirting company, Original Stitch enables and encourages every customer to combine our hundreds of fabrics and dozens of different features into a personally perfect shirt. From styles like Hawaiian casual to French cuff formal, we have customization for everyone’s (life)style. That’s your style, your way.

So, how do you get your Tiger King groove on with the Original Stitch Shirt Builder? Are you an all-over print kind of person? Or would you hide the tigers inside your collar or under your cuffs, only bringing the big cats out for happy hour with your sleeves rolled up?

Check out our Green Tora tiger print, other Kimono Cloth™ options, or check out what other users have created recently and design your personally perfect shirt today at Original Stitch.

Follow along on social media! 

Original Stitch Instagram
Original Stitch Facebook

May 05, 2020 by Marina Carroll
Tags: Inspired By
Quick Stitch Tip: How to Properly Wash and Dry Dress Shirts at Home

Quick Stitch Tip: How to Properly Wash and Dry Dress Shirts at Home

Quick Stitch Tips: How to Properly Wash and Dry a Dress Shirt at Home

 

How do I wash my dress shirts at home? 

In our first video of the Quick Stitch Tips series, Nathan explains the most popular at-home washing and drying settings for your dress shirts to come out wrinkle free.

With the proper care, a high quality dress shirt can last several years and will continue to look and feel great.


So, what is the easiest way to wash and dry your dress shirts at home?

1. Wash darker fabrics on the "cold" setting, while lighter colors can be washed on "warm"
2. Set your washer's spin speed to "medium"
3. Depending on your available dryer options, either "casual", "delicate" or "low heat" setting will work
4. After 15 minutes of drying, take your dress shirt out while it is still damp. It is recommended that you air dry your shirt, as air drying minimizes the possibility of shrinking your dress shirt.

We release new Quick Stitch Tips multiple times per month! Don't miss a video by signing up for our emails on OriginalStitch.com 
April 24, 2020 by Marina Carroll
The Best Men’s Winter Fashion: A 2020 Style Guide

The Best Men’s Winter Fashion: A 2020 Style Guide

The Best Men’s Winter Fashion: A 2020 Style Guide

Winter is coming. And with it an influx of men’s winter fashion opportunities. We’d like to introduce you to some of our favorite men’s fashion Instagram accounts that take casual outfits for men and give them a cold-weather makeover. Keep calm and stay warm this winter. Our 2020 style guide for the best men’s winter fashion will show you how.

#1. Use colors to contrast the drab greys of winter weather

What we love most about this winter fashion style choice is the dark blue suit contrasted by the bright orange peacoat. On paper, these colors read as they should clash but Brian – @Bchanism for those who want to follow suit – clearly knows the rules of color theory. What he invokes here is a classic complementary color scheme that offers high impact contrast that makes each piece sing to their strengths. 

Brian also employs the same technique with his Original Stitch custom-fit shirt and tie pairing, opting for a lighter blue pinstripe motif to complement the deep richness of red. Now, here is where things get interesting. Red, blue (and green for this example) are evenly spaced on the color wheel. We call these triadic colors. Triadic colors offer another vibrant contrast opportunity, and Brian has used this knowledge to pull his entire outfit together in a casual style that plays anything but. Nice work, Brian. 

@Bchanism

Customizable Fitted Shirts

#2. Men’s winter fashion is all about layers

And layers are what Vince Lee – a.k.a @MrVstyle – is all about. His outfit is one that positively identifies the key to layering up. I.e, it’s all in the fit. Vince starts this process with a custom-fit dress shirt complete with monogrammed cuffs, adds a slimming checkered vest, and tops off the torso with a maroon overcoat. With all of that going on up top, Vince decides to simplify the bottom half of this casual style by using black as an anchor. Notice the classic newsboy cap paired with modern aviator sunglasses.

Now, step back and take this men’s outfit as a whole. What Vince has done here is skillfully blend a few staples of men’s fashion styles. His vest and cap are reminiscent of garb worn by New York paperboys in the early 1920s while the overcoat, custom-tailored shirt, and jeans bring this winter fashion squarely into the 2020s.

@Mrvlstyle

Want to give this look a try? Check out these similar pieces!

Newsboy Cap

Maroon Overcoat

Customizable Fitted Dress Shirts

#3. Brown is for fall, but works for winter fashion too

Who doesn’t love the warm embrace of earth tones when the weather starts to dip? If brown is your thing, then let Owen Cain – @Iamowencain – be your guide. His page is filled with sultry, fall colors properly pivoted to give winter fashion a run for its money. What he has done here is keep it very casual by using a monochromatic color scheme to accent his pinstripe custom fit shirt. The monotony of dark chocolate is broken up with a sweet caramel leather jacket strategically placed to draw the eye. At the same time, his patterned newsboy cap is the perfect juxtaposition to the thin stripes adorning his shirt. What looks like a simple ensemble is accented by Owen’s experienced use of textures. Be like Owen. Build a winter outfit that has fond memories of fall.

@IamOwenCain

Want to give this look a try? Check out these similar pieces!

Light Brown Leather Jacket

Dark Brown Overcoat

Customizable Fitted Dress Shirts

#4. When in doubt, go the classic route

Not everyone wants to rely on flashy colors or memorize the color wheel to put together a winter wardrobe. That’s where Mohammed Al Nazal – @mohammedalnazal – comes in to play. His men’s winter fashion style can best be described as classic with a splash of modernization. Take this winter outfit, for example. It’s got clean lines, very few colors, and almost no bells and whistles. Yet it works. What Mohammed has done with this elegant look is start with a striped custom fit dress shirt and add a big round collar to give it a bit of personality. He then pairs the blue and white dress shirt with a classic navy suit and tops the whole thing off with a long grey overcoat. The colors are subdued, which makes the entire outfit feel effortless, but the combination of rounded collar and red tie add just the right amount of confidence boosting appeal.

@mohammedalnazal

Want to give this look a try? Check out these similar pieces!

Grey Overcoat

Customizable Fitted Dress Shirts




January 17, 2020 by Anthony Nelson
A Glimpse into the Life of NFL Rookie Chase Winovich

A Glimpse into the Life of NFL Rookie Chase Winovich

A Glimpse into the Life of NFL Rookie, Chase Winovich

If you already know who Chase Winovich is, congrats, you’re a true football fan. For those of us not in the know, 24-year-old Winovich is the New England Patriots’ 3rd round – 77th overall – 2019 defensive end draft pick. And his NFL career could not be off to a better start. He’s already logged 4 games played, 5 total tackles, and 3 sacks. Suffice it to say, fans are starting to take notice. It’s not like the long, golden mane of number 50 is easy to miss, but when you mix raw athleticism with such luxurious locks, well, you’re bound to turn a few heads. We got a chance to catch up with Chase at the gym to get some insight into the motivation, success, and discipline that has gotten him to where he is today. Here is what we found:

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Original Stitch: Congrats on being drafted to the New England Patriots. We’re sure you’ll be getting many requests for autographs going forward, but have you ever gotten an autograph from someone? If so, who, and how did you go about getting it?

Chase Winovich: I definitely asked for autographs as a kid from athletes. But the only autograph that will ever matter to me is my fearless quarterback, Tom Brady's.

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Original Stitch: We’d also like to congratulate you on that beautiful head of hair. Do you have any special tips or routines for active men sporting similar looks? 

Chase Winovich: You just have to love and take care of your hair. Spend the time brushing it out, shampooing, conditioning, really just a lot of maintenance. But it is the price you pay for great hair.

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Original Stitch: How often do you train per week? What, if there is such a thing for you, does a cheat day look like?

Chase Winovich: I work out every day. I want to be the absolute best I can be and want to make sure my body is in the best possible condition. On an off-day, I will take time to relax, get a massage, go out to eat with some teammates.

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Original Stitch: As a football player, your uniform is your calling card. How would you describe your style off the clock?

Chase Winovich: For game days I love to dress up and look good. But when I am with my family and friends I like a more comfortable look. I also have my own clothing line (https://cwino.com/) which has some really comfy sweatshirts and t-shirts that everyone should check out!

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Original Stitch: We recently hooked you and your dad up with custom Original Stitch shirts for Father’s Day. How did you guys like them?

Chase Winovich: The shirts were awesome and fit perfectly. What I really liked were the several design options I had for the shirt. I went with a simple blue design, but I had the option to do something crazier if I wanted.
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So, there you have it straight from the work horse’s mouth. But if you think that Chase Winovich is just a great head of hair with a penchant for football then you’ve got it all wrong. Sure, he is a star football player, but he also takes the time to give back through collaboration with The ChadTough Foundation – an organization whose mission is to fund research for Pediatric Brain Tumors. If you want to follow Chase’s incredible journey as a rising star in the NFL then check out his Instagram here, or help him spread awareness about PBT by supporting his athleisure clothing line here. And why wouldn't you? Chase is a hard-working defensive end who has put in the blood, sweat, and tears to make a difference both on and off the field. I may be a diehard Dolphin’s fan, but a good guy is a good guy. Winovich is the kind you can’t help but wish a long, and successful, career. Even if he did bring Rosen to his knees in week 2.  



October 09, 2019 by Anthony Nelson
How Shopping Online Can Save You Time (and Money)

How Shopping Online Can Save You Time (and Money)

How Shopping Online Saves You Time, And Money

Food, entertainment, clothing. If there is a way to get a few precious percents off, we tend to be all over it. This is one of the ways in which online shopping has exploded over the past decade. Shopping online is a time-saver, but more importantly, it can save you money. Here is how it's done. 

Lower Overhead

Brick and mortar stores may offer the convenience of immediate purchase, but that’s about all they do better than online shops. Department stores cater to a wide variety of people, and its space is set up to attract as many of them as it can. Each lighting fixture, rack of clothes, candle holder and sofa cover comes with an unlisted cost. Online stores rarely have this caveat; therefore, they can offer more discounts on a regular basis. 

The Wishlist

Let’s say you’re shopping in a store and find something you do like, but it’s a bit too pricey for you at the moment. What do you do? Well, you either leave without it or purchase it at the chagrin of your bank account. Those are your only real options. But online, there is a third. The Wishlist. The concept is simple enough – find the item you want, add it to a Wishlist, and get an alert when said item goes on sale. Let’s see a box store do that.

The Online Coupon Distributors

One of the biggest ways to save money with online shopping is the coupon codes. Lots of online shops offer discounts on a daily basis. So much so that finding all of them is near impossible. However, a quick Google search can bring a bevy of them to your fingertips via companies like Retail Me Not and Groupon. Many online retailers even reward their patrons’ due diligence by allowing savvy shoppers to double up coupon codes with onsite discounts. What a time to be alive!

September 16, 2019 by Anthony Nelson
A conversation with Model, Globetrotter, and Original Stitch Influencer Jeff Kasser

A conversation with Model, Globetrotter, and Original Stitch Influencer Jeff Kasser

A conversation with Model, Globetrotter, and Original Stitch Influencer Jeff Kasser 


If you don’t know who Jeff Kasser is, let us introduce the two of you. He is one of Instagram’s biggest lifestyle influencers, but to only describe him as such would be a foolhardy endeavor. Sure, Jeff is a professional model, but did you also know he has a great sense of style? Check out his YouTube channel if you don’t believe us. We sat down to talk with him about his experience in the social media limelight paired with his tales of travel. Here is what we found out.

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Original Stitch: Tell us about what it means to be an Influencer and what inspires you to keep creating content on Instagram?

Jeff: Being an influencer means you are the creative director, photographer, and model all in one. You come up with the inspiration and you set up the entire shoot. It’s amazing! I’ve been modeling for quite some time and becoming an influencer has allowed me to be creative behind the camera as well.

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Original Stitch: What is the coolest place you’ve visited?

Jeff: The coolest place I’ve traveled to is Dubai. That place is wild! Everything is next level there - from the hotels to the clubs to the shopping. They have the tallest buildings, the largest shopping malls, and the really nice hotels charge a few hundred bucks for a steak!

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Original Stitch: What do you usually wear to the airport when traveling?

Jeff: When I travel, I go super comfy and casual. My girlfriend is always dressed up. But I want to be comfy on the flight, so I am always in sweatpants and a hoodie.

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Original Stitch: You mentioned that your girlfriend got you your first Original Stitch Shirt as a gift. What was the process like for her to get your correct measurements? 

Jeff: Well she knew a lot of my measurements from my modeling comp card. She secretly called my parents and they ‘casually’ asked me, haha. My girlfriend said the Original Stitch website made it super easy to input the
measurements for a tailor-made shirt!

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So, there you have it. A taste of what makes up Jeff Kasser. If you’d like a broader look into a day in his life, then check out his Instagram for yourself. 750k people can’t be wrong.

September 10, 2019 by Anthony Nelson