I’ve been neglectful.
Over the past decade, my custom shirt purchases have been heavily weighted toward spread collar, French cuff shirts. That means the few button down shirts I’ve invested in have gotten a pretty heavy workout, particularly as my tastes have gravitated toward a slightly more relaxed look.
I’ve been working to rectify that, by concentrating my custom shirt purchases on button down collars. Still, two button downs recently bit the dust, one with cuffs fraying beyond wearability and the other sustaining a rip from moving a piece of art.
So, off to Hamilton Shirts, my Houston custom shirtmaker, I went for replacements. Hamilton is replete with fabrics of many different patterns and hues, although their oxford cloth selection is a little thinner than I’d prefer.
Still, I was able to find two oxford cloth fabrics to my liking. One is white with a narrower navy stripe. The other is an aqua/cream plaid. Both are outstanding, particularly in the execution of the collar, which seems a bit more robust than Hamilton’s previous but still excellent button down collars.