My adventure with Original Stitch made-to-measure shirts
In this review of Original Stitch, I walk through each step of creating a shirt from scratch (well, nearly from scratch…)
If you’ve never purchased a made-to-measure shirt, you’re missing out.
Imagine if you could get clothes fitted precisely to your body measurements, without the hefty prices that usually go along with “bespoke” or “custom” clothing.
That’s what you can get with made-to-measure.
Recently I had a chance to create my own shirt through Original Stitch, a company based in San Francisco that makes all its shirts by hand in Japan.
Full disclosure, Original Stitch did give me a shirt for free. But they had no input into this review, and I’m not an affiliate of Original Stitch. Nor are they an advertiser or sponsor.
In the video review above, I bring you along through the entire experience of ordering a shirt from Original Stitch—from my initial selection of fabric, to the collar I choose, to the cuffs…even down to entering my custom measurements and selecting my “fit feel.” At the end, you’ll see the shirt I created and find out my assessment of the process and the final product.
Let me know what you think of the video. I can’t lie—I had some fun making this one…
Also, if you’ve tried Original Stitch or a similar made-to-measure company, I would love to hear about your experience. Leave a note below in the comments!
Note: Since my experience ordering a shirt, Original Stitch has now rolled out an even more comprehensive “full bespoke” service that involves taking 10 different body measurements.