Yes, you read that correctly. Now everybody knows Sid does bespoke and custom work. But in this case, he’s actually having a shirt that they used to stock *remade* by their shirtmakers overseas out of the original fabric, and in my case doing it as a point of customer service, not for extra profit. They are THAT awesome over there.
I’ll take this time to give a brief update on the Sid Mashburn clothing I purchased a while back, as well.
The canvas trousers are absolutely amazing and definitely one of my favorite pieces in my entire lineup, both for their comfort, their 4-season wearability, and their incredible texture and butterscotch color. They’ve held up exceptionally well and are some of the most versatile pants I’ve ever owned, going effortlessly from executive meetings to weekend socializing. It seems I get compliments nearly every time I wear them. I wear them with everything, navy blazers, boat shoes, hardbottoms of all kinds, polo shirts to broadcloths, and especially with oxfords. Speaking of…
The pink oxford shirt is the one they are remaking for me, and I have to say hands down its my absolute favorite shirt ever. Unfortunately thanks to the production lead time I will have to wait another couple weeks to get it. The oxford weave that cloth had was simultaneously luxurious and rugged, it felt and looked more 3-dimensional than almost any other oxford cloth I’ve ever seen. And wearing it, as well tailored as it was, was literally more comfortable than wearing my favorite t-shirts. Its a shame I can’t wear it 100% of the time. Really.
Which leads me to the blue and white striped broadcloth. Still one of the boldest blue and white stripes I’ve seen in a minute, this shirt stood out without being “chunky” or losing its finesse. Sharp describes the choice of both color and stripe width and ratio. As impeccably tailored as the pink oxford, I keep this one dry cleaned and pressed and pair it more often with classier fabrics like wool gabardine and silk, though I’ve been known to add a burst of chunky texture with a knit tie. Now that fall is here, it will get paired quite often with wool flannel and tweed, the smooth fabric but bold visual texture complementing the textured fabrics but finer-patterned flannels and tweeds.
And as for Sid’s habit of pricing the Tory belts slightly higher - all I can say is, when you’re in the store, getting such crazy good service with amazing products, you don’t mind paying a small surcharge for the convenience of getting the whole look in one place. Its worth it, and the experience is worth it.
Kudos, Sid & Co., and my thanks.