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7 Items Every Well-Dressed Man Should Own

 

Tailored Clothing

It’s said that clothes don’t make the man, and while that is true, there are things one can do to make an outfit take on some of the heavy lifting. Things like playing with color, texture, and most importantly, fit. A good fit goes a long way to turn a decent ensemble into great looking one. That’s why at Original Stitch we take pride in customizing every shirt, pant, and suit jacket or blazer to your unique size and shape. Getting the perfect fit is as easy as using our Bodygram tech to digitally and accurately record your measurements!

A Basic Mani-Pedi Kit

The little details can make all the difference between a well-dressed man, and a man who is well put together. The tools to keep an eye out for in a readymade kit are as follows: a nail cutter, cuticle trimmers, a nail file, dead skin plies, and an oblique knife. A basic mani-pedi kit runs anywhere from 10 to 25 dollars but the end results will have you feeling like a million bucks.

Mattress Cover

Mattress covers are important for many reasons. They can prolong the life of your mattress, keep it free of stains and other fluids, and most importantly, protect you and others from dust mites, bed bugs, and all manner of allergens. Cleaner mattresses promote better sleep, and better sleep leads to a bright eyed and bushy tailed you.

Dedicated Face Wash

Using a dedicated facial cleanser is a fantastic way to clear away any buildup without subjecting such sensitive skin to harsher chemicals found in bar soap and body wash. It’s also a great way to keep your face feeling hydrated throughout the day. Healthy skin is happy skin. A face washing routine will do wonders to keep you looking youthful as the years wear on.

Dedicated Moisturizer

We said it above but the sentiment is worth repeating: healthy skin is happy skin. Your skin’s oil production peaks around mid-day and produces far less oils at night. Those oils help keep your skin hydrated by slowing down the loss of water through actions like sweating. Using a moisturizer before bed will replenish any water loss felt throughout the day, resulting in a firmer, more supple feeling.

Beard Oil/Aftershave

Anyone growing or maintaining a beard who doesn’t have beard oil is doing it all wrong. Beard oils are an essential way to both soften and strengthen beard hair. A good oil will replenish your facial follicles with natural vitamins and minerals while keeping the skin underneath from drying out and feeling itchy. Aftershave, for those who partake in a clean face look, does wonders to keep your skin looking healthy. It reduces swelling, itching, and closes pores to prevent dirt and bacteria from causing nasty blemishes or breakouts.

Electric Shaver

Another way to help prevent nasty blemishes – such as razor burn – or breakouts is by using an electric shaver. Some electric shavers even have a space to add moisturizing agents that coat the skin as you groom. Electric shavers don’t cut as close as you’d like? Well then look into wet shaving. Wet shaving with an electric shaver will give you that baby-skin smooth closeness while also preventing in-grown hairs.

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.

July 13, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
3 Dress Shirt and Shorts Combinations Great for Summer Vibes

 

Let’s start with an easy concept: dress shirts with dress shorts. These two garments are easy to pair and can facilitate a great alternative motif that can be worn as far up the “is this appropriate?” ladder as summertime work function attire. But just because you’re going for a less formal feel with shorts doesn’t mean you can half-assess it. Clean lines and a good fit will work wonders to sell the look. Dress up the ensemble with a lightweight summer blazer and go sockless on the shoes (boaters or loafers for work events) and you’re off to a great start.


For more leisure activities try opting for solid colored, lightweight, dress shirts with patterned boardshorts and flip flops (or vice versa). What we love about this look is that it comes off as very well put together for something as simple as a day at the beach, and it does so without trying too hard. There is a good chance you have all the necessary pieces to put this recommendation to use already. Linen shorts also work well for this style. If you’re unsure how to wear this look then start small. Wear a white dress shirt with your favorite pair of boardshorts. Add a sturdy pair of flip fops. Accessorize to taste and that’s it. You’re ready for some pool/lake/beachside lounging.

If all else fails to spark your fashion interest, then try jean shorts, or Jorts, for short. Jorts can do it all. They make it easier to pair more rugged button-down shirts like denim or cargo variants. They can also be given an urban slant when worn open with graphic tees and sneakers. Jean shorts are as versatile as their long pant counterparts, but what they lack in coverage, they more than make up for with heat beating summertime 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. 

July 07, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
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

 

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
Fun New Summer Fabrics

Fun New Summer Fabrics

 

Summer is in full swing; shouldn’t your wardrobe catch up? Embrace the sunshine with these 5 fun new summer fabrics as hot as rising temperatures. They’re a cool way to beat the heat and look good doing it. Whether your summer style is beach ready or slants more toward urban crawler, these dress shirt fabrics await your personal touch to shake things up this season.

Watercolor Floral Print

Liven up any wardrobe with this Watercolor Floral Print fabric. It combines the attractiveness of form and function in one easy to wear cloth. Use Watercolor Floral Print to give workwear a stylish edge or design yours with short sleeves for a more casual look that says bring on the warm weather. However you decide to use it, Watercolor Floral Print will inspire artist vibes that paint a unique picture.

  

Honeycombed Leaves

Symmetry and style collide in this gorgeous Honeycombed Leaves dress shirt fabric. The black and white motif make it a breeze to pair with just about anything. Design it as a casual shirt with short sleeves and a band collar for tropical vibes that can easily fit into an urban cityscape. The Honeycombed Leaves print is Miami style with New York attitude. It’s hard to find a more stylish pairing.

Orange Limon

Give your wardrobe a refreshing summer makeover with this Orange Limon fabric. It’s got citrus on the brain and it’s not afraid to show it. The orange, yellow, and green colored fruit do a great job of popping off the crème background, giving the cloth a vibrant air that will liven up any ensemble. The time of year makes no difference, if you want to add a little flavor to your wardrobe then the Orange Limon fabric has got you covered.

Big Blue Retro Stripe

Throwback your style with an updated template. This Original Stitch Big Blue Retro Stripe fabric can help. It’s a mashup of tan, green, and blue stripes of varying thickness. So not only will it look great paired with just about anything, but our customization tools will also make sure it’s the best fitting thing in your closet.

Pineapple Floral Print

Say aloha to island vibes with this Pineapple Floral Print fabric. It’s the perfect dress shirt fabric to try our Hawaiian style customization options. The relaxed fit and Cuban camp collar fit right into Pineapple Floral Print’s aesthetic. But don’t take our word for it. Choose the style that best suits you and Pineapple Floral Print will not hesitate to bring the beachy feels.

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.

July 27, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
7 Items Every Well-Dressed Man Should Own

7 Items Every Well-Dressed Man Should Own

 

Tailored Clothing

It’s said that clothes don’t make the man, and while that is true, there are things one can do to make an outfit take on some of the heavy lifting. Things like playing with color, texture, and most importantly, fit. A good fit goes a long way to turn a decent ensemble into great looking one. That’s why at Original Stitch we take pride in customizing every shirt, pant, and suit jacket or blazer to your unique size and shape. Getting the perfect fit is as easy as using our Bodygram tech to digitally and accurately record your measurements!

A Basic Mani-Pedi Kit

The little details can make all the difference between a well-dressed man, and a man who is well put together. The tools to keep an eye out for in a readymade kit are as follows: a nail cutter, cuticle trimmers, a nail file, dead skin plies, and an oblique knife. A basic mani-pedi kit runs anywhere from 10 to 25 dollars but the end results will have you feeling like a million bucks.

Mattress Cover

Mattress covers are important for many reasons. They can prolong the life of your mattress, keep it free of stains and other fluids, and most importantly, protect you and others from dust mites, bed bugs, and all manner of allergens. Cleaner mattresses promote better sleep, and better sleep leads to a bright eyed and bushy tailed you.

Dedicated Face Wash

Using a dedicated facial cleanser is a fantastic way to clear away any buildup without subjecting such sensitive skin to harsher chemicals found in bar soap and body wash. It’s also a great way to keep your face feeling hydrated throughout the day. Healthy skin is happy skin. A face washing routine will do wonders to keep you looking youthful as the years wear on.

Dedicated Moisturizer

We said it above but the sentiment is worth repeating: healthy skin is happy skin. Your skin’s oil production peaks around mid-day and produces far less oils at night. Those oils help keep your skin hydrated by slowing down the loss of water through actions like sweating. Using a moisturizer before bed will replenish any water loss felt throughout the day, resulting in a firmer, more supple feeling.

Beard Oil/Aftershave

Anyone growing or maintaining a beard who doesn’t have beard oil is doing it all wrong. Beard oils are an essential way to both soften and strengthen beard hair. A good oil will replenish your facial follicles with natural vitamins and minerals while keeping the skin underneath from drying out and feeling itchy. Aftershave, for those who partake in a clean face look, does wonders to keep your skin looking healthy. It reduces swelling, itching, and closes pores to prevent dirt and bacteria from causing nasty blemishes or breakouts.

Electric Shaver

Another way to help prevent nasty blemishes – such as razor burn – or breakouts is by using an electric shaver. Some electric shavers even have a space to add moisturizing agents that coat the skin as you groom. Electric shavers don’t cut as close as you’d like? Well then look into wet shaving. Wet shaving with an electric shaver will give you that baby-skin smooth closeness while also preventing in-grown hairs.

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.

July 13, 2022 by Marketing Originalstitch.com
3 Dress Shirt and Shorts Combinations Great for Summer Vibes

3 Dress Shirt and Shorts Combinations Great for Summer Vibes

 

Let’s start with an easy concept: dress shirts with dress shorts. These two garments are easy to pair and can facilitate a great alternative motif that can be worn as far up the “is this appropriate?” ladder as summertime work function attire. But just because you’re going for a less formal feel with shorts doesn’t mean you can half-assess it. Clean lines and a good fit will work wonders to sell the look. Dress up the ensemble with a lightweight summer blazer and go sockless on the shoes (boaters or loafers for work events) and you’re off to a great start.


For more leisure activities try opting for solid colored, lightweight, dress shirts with patterned boardshorts and flip flops (or vice versa). What we love about this look is that it comes off as very well put together for something as simple as a day at the beach, and it does so without trying too hard. There is a good chance you have all the necessary pieces to put this recommendation to use already. Linen shorts also work well for this style. If you’re unsure how to wear this look then start small. Wear a white dress shirt with your favorite pair of boardshorts. Add a sturdy pair of flip fops. Accessorize to taste and that’s it. You’re ready for some pool/lake/beachside lounging.

If all else fails to spark your fashion interest, then try jean shorts, or Jorts, for short. Jorts can do it all. They make it easier to pair more rugged button-down shirts like denim or cargo variants. They can also be given an urban slant when worn open with graphic tees and sneakers. Jean shorts are as versatile as their long pant counterparts, but what they lack in coverage, they more than make up for with heat beating summertime 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. 

July 07, 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