3 Steps to Creating the Perfect Custom Shirt for Summer!

Summer 2016 is in Full Swing. The Sun is out and the pool and beaches are beckoning. The most anticipated season of the year brings with it a minimalist Fashion sense that is easy to don with our step-by-step guide to creating your perfect custom shirt…

When it comes to Summer Fashion, or any other season for that matter, there are three main ingredients to consider for any article of clothing (i.e Custom Shirt / Pants / Jacket) for a successful fashion recipe (pardon the cooking puns!)

The Key Elements are Color, Fabric and Style

Step 1: Pick a Pastel Color

The Golden Rule For Summer Fashion is you can never go wrong with Pastel!

But what exactly are Pastel Shades?

Without going into the technicalities of spectrum, Pastel colors are Bright Colors that have a Soft Look. For Example the Baby Pink color below…

Pastel Shirt 1

iTailor.com – the World’s Leading Online Tailor, offers you over 30 shades of Pastel Shades to choose from – a One-Stop Shop to collect all your Pastel Colors. Furthermore, you can view the designs and shades in Real Time!


Why Pastel?

As mentioned earlier, pastel shades are bright in color. Scientifically speaking, the light colors will reflect the heat of the summer sun, thus keeping you cool. But because of their Soft tone, Pastel colors are very appealing to the eyes, especially in glaring, bright sunlight.

Pastel Custom Shirt are also highly adaptive – they pair perfectly well with lighter colored shorts as well as darker denim jeans, which allows you to wear them casually during the day, as well as for more formal summer events in the evenings.

Fan of White

I love white custom shirt but does White fall into the Pastel equation? Maybe, maybe not. Does it matter? Not really.

I’m a fan of white shirts because of their versatility in fashion. I can opt for a buttoned down, long-sleeve custom shirt to adorn formally with suit and tie for work. AND I can choose to wear the same shirt as an open collar, with sleeves rolled up for more relaxed occasions. The latter is an ideal option for Summer fashion as well.

Many may frown upon the idea of mixing crisp white working shirts as leisure wear. Firstly there is the worry that the shirt may be excessively worn out or crease relentlessly in odd places, rendering it inappropriate for work. Secondly, when worn casually, a plain white shirt may be deemed too boring on its own.

I on the other hand have simple solutions to both these issues, which are explored in the next steps

Step 2: Choosing the Right Fabric.

We are increasingly heading into the Fashion age where ‘there is no certain wrong or right.’ Anything goes! Just pause and reflect on the modern Fashion sense on your local commute to work in the subway (or tram? flight?). You’re as likely to be seated next to a person who’s dressed up in the latest GQ Suit Style, or someone who’s in the latest trend of Hoodie, Tee and Jeans.

However, when it comes to Summer Custom Shirt Fabrics there are only 2 acceptable Fabrics. Cotton and Linen.

Logically, these are the only two options because of their “breathable” properties, allowing your body to naturally ventilate in the summer heat.

iTailor.com only offers 100% cotton that are of the finest grade, as testament by their world’s largest customer turnover rate, as well as their highest ranked status on Truspilot.

White Shirt Designer


The cotton selection offered is easy care, which makes it ideal to be used as both formal and informal wear.

Step 3: Style it! Add Contrasts and Roll-Up Sleeves.

Alright I’ve selected my pastel shade (Pink), and it’s in 100% pure cotton. Now how do I eliminate the “plain old boring look”?

If you buy off the rack, then you’re probably stuck with the Plain Old Boring Look. So Go Custom!

Pastel Shirt 2

Here are simple ways to spice up your Pastel (or White) Shirts.

  1. Add Contrasts – Add contrasts to the cuff and collar. Inside contrasts (in Paisley or Patterned Cottons) are highly recommend for White Shirts.
  2. Roll-Up Sleeve – Because it is the Quintessential Summer Custom Shirt Style.
  3. Tri-Tab Bottom – So you can wear the Custom Shirt casually un-tucked.
  4. Personalise – Add a monogram at the bottom of the placket or on the cuff to exude confidence and attention to detail.

Now go be the Bond of your Summer!



Custom Shirts Pro* Designer | Top 3 Advantages

When it comes to custom shirts most people think of the custom fit, the price, and a few special features like monogramming. Here at iTailor it’s an entirely different story. We add design features you can’t find anywhere else online and offered at a price you won’t find anywhere else in the world. We then place that unprecedented design-ability directly in your hands. Now, when it comes to designing custom shirts on our site an argument can be made that the original 3D design engine is already on steroids and it does an excellent job. We agree, and we appreciate the thousands of customers who have let us know they feel this way. However, some, always want more and sometimes there is a yearning or a thirst that must be quenched; and we recognize that completely. Enter in our Custom Shirts Pro* Designer. We knew there were many of you that wanted even more design options for your custom shirts, so we figured why not set yet another precedent and give them what they want.

If you look at the original 3D Designer and the Custom Shirts Pro* Designer you will see that there are many similarities; the backgrounds are the exact same, you can still view all fabrics the same way, and you also have all the same shirt choices like our fabric of the week, solid colors, patterns, and certain new fabrics as well. But there are differences, subtle as they may be, they surface as YOU become the virtual master tailor and utilize our more advanced and enhanced design options as you create your custom shirts. Let’s take a more in-depth look at the top 3 advantages to the Custom Shirts Pro* Designer.


Custom Shirts Pro Designer - iTailor


Back Detail/Front Placket Design-Ability For Custom Shirts

As you venture through the 11 design areas within the tool you will find No.4 (Front) and No.7 (Back Detail). The unprecedented design options offered in these areas will make your custom shirts as unique as you could possibly imagine or want. Under the No.4 Front area you will see in the photos below you have the options to choose a single placket, a box placket, or hidden buttons on your front placket (if you need any assistance check out the HOW TO VIDEO located in the pop up box), you also have the options to place contrasting fabric on your placket on the inside and outside, if you want it to just be trim, and or keep your placket slim or on an angle. Under the No. 7 Back Detail area you will see in the photos below you have the options to choose a plain back, box pleats, side pleats or center pleats on your custom shirts(if you need any assistance check out the HOW TO VIDEO located in the pop up box) you also then have the option to choose a back york placket. These unparalleled features are NOT offered in the original 3D designer for custom shirts and one of the top 3 reasons why you pay a little more to play a lot more in our Pro* Designer.

Custom Shirts Pro - iTailor
Choose Your Placket Style
Custom Shirts Pro - iTailor
Choose Placket Fabrics & Specs
Custom Shirts Pro Designer
Choose A Slim or Angled Placket
Custom Shirts Pro Designer - iTailor
Choose Your Back Pleats
Custom Shirts Pro Designer - iTailor
Choose York Placket w/ Contrast Fabric


Collar/Cuff/Sleeve Detailed Design Features

Now when it comes the design features you can use to add truly unique style to your custom shirts, these next areas are where you can really have some fun. No.2 Collar, No.3 Sleeve, and No.5 Cuffs. Under the No.2 Collar area you will see in the photos below you have the option to choose from 13 different collar styles, and design from 7 different collar contrast styles with multiple fabricsUnder No.3 Sleeve you can choose a long sleeve, roll up, or short sleeve shirt as well as change your sleeve fabric, and add elbow patches. Finally, Under No.5 Cuffs you have the choice of 9 different cuff styles from round, mitered, and french, as well as choose from five different cuff contrast fabric styles. (if you need any assistance check out the HOW TO VIDEO located in the pop up box) These options are all offered in the Custom Shirts Pro* Designer.

Custom Shirts Pro - Collars
Choose From 13 Different Collar Styles
Custom Shirts Pro - Collar Details
Choose Your Collar Contrast Style And Fabric
Custom Shirts Pro - Sleeves
Choose Your Sleeve Fabric And Elbow Patches
Custom Shirts Pro - iTailor
Choose Your Cuff Style
Choose Your Contrasting Cuff Fabric
Choose Your Contrasting Cuff Fabric & Style


Front & Centered Visual Focus For Design

The biggest difference in the Custom Shirts Pro* Designer is the actual platform in which it sits. The design is centrally focused and right up in your face, it allows you see everything easily. All the design options are right at your fingertips as you create your custom shirts and there’s nothing distracting you from your main objective. Our data shows the majority of our customers prefer to design their tailor made shirts on either a desktop or laptop computer rather than mobile devices. This is understandably due to the vast amount of design options, colors, and intricate details that go into designing each custom garment. Which is one of the reasons behind the central focus with our Custom Shirts Pro* Designer. You can see all 11 categories to design with, circle back to any fabric choice on the left, and change the view of your shirt with an open or closed collar and give it a 360 degree turn to view the back as well. iTailor Custom Shirts Pro* Designer

Keep these features in mind the next time you log onto our site and plan to purchase some custom shirts, they will undoubtedly grant some stand alone style. That’s it for this week, if you liked what you read or have any questions please feel free to let us know and comment below! If you’d like to design your own custom shirts from nearly 450 fabric options click here and start designing your men’s custom shirts today! Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter below for free company updates and our weekly sales on men’s custom suits, shirts, luxury designer shoes, and more!

Collar Styles – How To Choose A Shirt Collar

There is actually a lot to know when it comes to collar styles. This overshadowed aspect of dress shirts is not something that should be overlooked. Every man should know how to choose the right collar for the type of dress shirt he purchases. You should know what collar styles mean, why collar styles matter, and why it’s an important nugget of style information for your overall polished look. iTailor offers you 11 different collar styles when creating your custom made dress shirts (which is also illustrated in this article).

The collar can say a lot about the man inside that collar. It can say you’ve worked hard and made something of yourself, it could say you don’t have a clue how to dress yourself, or it could say you’re an absolute style icon, whether you’re out for dinner with colleagues, on a date, or behind the desk. What we want to do is make certain you don’t fall into the second mentioned category. Collar styles, if chosen properly can help to accentuate certain structural features of your face in an effort to keep you looking polished like the dapper gent you are. Choosing the wrong collars will do the exact opposite. It will accentuate facial flaws and just make you look like something hideous, so pay attention these insights are important!

Collar Styles - Tab Collar
Tab Collar
ollar Styles - Spread
Spread Collar






Collar Styles - Band Collar
Band Collar
iTailor Collar Styles - Cutaway
Cutaway Collar






Collar Styles – Why They Matter

More often than not if you’re sporting a button down dress shirt there’s a reason for it. You’re either at work, on a date, at an event of some sort, or you’re just a dapper dressing gent all the time and your purpose is always looking your best. Regardless of which you fall into, you’re trying to look GREAT. Some say success is in the details, ok, I say success is in the details, but it is.. and in all things. Let me ask you something, if the goal is to look good why not pull out all the stops and do your very best? That being said, the wrong collar style won’t make or break you but it will certainly make a large impact on making or breaking you. There are three main collar types (Straight, Turndown, Round)  Arrow cut or straight point collars have closer set points and generally are known to elongate the face, this is of course more suitable for men with a rounder face or who are shorter in stature. Turndown collars like spread options are the most well known and have many different options for collar styles.(spread speaks about the distance between the collar points) Round collar types are also known as club collars and are predominantly worn to more dressy affairs, these collar type should only be worn by slender, in-shape and or taller men.

Certain collar styles are going to be more suitable for casual dress affairs, while others are more suitable for work, and or formal events. Understanding the difference is critical, no one wants to be seen wearing a corduroy or tweed blazer in Miami in July. The same applies to any style within your ensemble including the collars of your custom dress shirts. Button down collar styles are predominantly known for being worn in more casual places, however they can work very well with a bowtie for a more upscale event. Tab collars have a snap behind the tie area which makes the tie knot push up and out, these are usually worn in business settings by those who are quite confident in their fashions and want to draw attention to their tie, themselves, and overall ensemble. When it comes to making an impact being in-style we recommend a spread or cutaway collar for the office with a tie, if you work in a more relaxed industry like a marketing firm or tech company button downs can work very well. If you’re looking to stand out at any event or gathering we suggest looking at our modern and batman collars which will add a bit of rare flare to your collars. When it all boils down you have to ask yourself what makes you comfortable and happy with your appearance, always remember style is personal.


iTailor Collar Styles - Straight Point
Straight Point Collar w/ or w/out buttons
Collar Styles - Modern Collar
Modern Collar






Collar Styles – The iTailor Advantages

Now when it comes to the collar styles we offer on our custom made dress shirts, we try our best to cover everything and anything a man could want. This is why we have 11 different collar styles for you to choose from when designing your shirts. (pictured throughout this post) Whether you’re into showing your confidence as an up and comer with a cutaway collar or a bit more trendy and in a more relaxed workplace looking for button downs we’ve got you covered. From the “play it safe” but still stylish spread collars to the batman and rarely worn band collars, we have a multitude of collar styles to choose from that will certainly suffice. One of the great things about our current options for collar styles is we offer single or double buttons with each and every collar. One feature you will see on our site is that when you’re designing your shirt and choosing your collar we allow you to view what the shirt collar will look like when it is buttoned or unbuttoned. This way you can have a clear idea of what it will look like if you’re thinking about trying a style you’ve never worn before.

Collar Styles - Batman Collar
Batman Collar
Collar Styles - Tuxedo
Tuxedo Collar






Collar Styles - Round Collar
Round Collar
Collar Styles - Hidden Button Down
Hidden Button Down






That’s it this week, we hope you enjoyed this information on collar styles and were able to learn a bit. As always if you liked what you read or have any questions or comments please feel free to let us know and comment below! If you’d like to design your own custom made shirts click here and start designing your men’s custom made shirts today! Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter below for free company updates and our weekly sales on custom men’s suits, shirts, luxury designer shoes, and more!

Custom Dress Shirts Top 5 Advantages

Custom dress shirt were considered to be for the privileged, and well-off individuals. They added a dapper touch of style to the elite on Wall Street, certain celebrities, and others who were able to afford such a luxury. To us whether you fit into those categories or not shouldn’t dictate what clothing you have the ability to purchase and wear, and that’s precisely where iTailor comes in.

We have been creating men’s tailored goods since 1971, since that time many changes have taken place in our industry. Our goal however, has not. Our entire purpose is to provide the highest quality tailor-made clothing, with limitless options, at the most economical prices. That being said, we would like to cover what we feel we’ve seen to be the 5 main advantages of wearing our custom dress shirts.




  1. PRICE

We highlight this because it is usually a large part in the buying cycle of anything these days. Throw the old thought that custom wear is only for the well-off out the door because our world renowned men’s custom dress shirts range from $24.95 – $69.95. This comes with the choice of nearly 500 fabric choices, contrast fabrics for cuffs, collars and sleeves, monogramming, and many other unprecedented design features. That’s a price you can hardly find for ready to wear/off the rack shirts that won’t fit you half as well, let alone match our quality craftsmanship.

  1. FIT

We are the epitome of Made-To-Measure and pride ourselves on our tailoring heritage to offer custom-made choices and fitting – i.e. garments specifically tailored only for you. This arguably could be listed first but either way you look at it, fit is basically the reason anyone looks into custom clothing. If you’ve never gone this route before don’t worry we have step by step instructional videos not only on our site, but also on our YouTube channel on how to measure yourself at home. We also have options for choosing standardized sizing like small, medium, large, etc. for those who really only want to custom “design” their custom dress shirts.


At iTailor design-ability is key. Our focus has always been to give you the most design options possible when creating your custom dress shirts. It is impossible to mention them all, as the design combinations are limitless. You can choose from nearly 500 fabrics, 13 different collar styles (spread, cutaway, button-down,etc.), you can change your sleeve fabrics, buttons, button thread color, pockets, the details on your back and much more. Our design options are countless and when you couple this with the fit, price, and quality we offer, our shirts are truly second to none.


Men's Custom Dress Shirts - Collars
Choose From 13 Different Custom Collar Options


For many men, Custom Dress Shirts are all about style. From the customization that is available in our 3D PRO designer it’s actually quite difficult to argue that point. From multiple collar choices to shirt bottoms, cuffs, fabrics, threads, etc. we know many are building a complete work of art. Perhaps you noticed a specific pattern at Nordstrom’s or Macy’s that was three times the price, not custom fitted and off the rack. We ask the question why pay three times the price for a lack in fit, when you can design the style of the shirt exactly as you desire, have it custom tailored to your bodies specific measurements, and spend less? When it all boils down, what does custom clothing give you? It gives you a look that is like no other. Stand-alone unique style that was custom designed by you and custom fitted for you. If you want a better idea of what iTailor custom dress shirts look like in real life do yourself a favor and take a 5 minute look here.


So that’s it for this week, if you liked what you read or have any questions, please feel free to let us know and comment below! If you’d like to design your very own custom dress shirts from nearly 500 fabric options click here and start designing today! Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter below for free company updates and our weekly sales on custom shirts, suits, luxury designer shoes, and more!

Custom Shirts – Summer 2016 Must Haves

Spring Fashion may be daunting for many, as we shed from the Winter bulk to a more Vivant Spring/Summer Collection. Where does one begin? What style is right for the season? Or better yet, what colors should you be wearing? These are some of the many questions you may have asked yourself. However, fret not, spring is simple at iTailor.com.

Spring brings style! It is a season highly anticipated in the fashion world. It allows the overcoat to stay in the closet, and let’s everyone add some color back into their wardrobe, or should we say “custom wardrobe”.

So “where does one begin”? Whilst we offer fabrics that are ideal for year-round wear, we highly recommend our linen fabrics and pastel shades such as pink, white, lavender to welcome the warmer climate.

Brighter & Lighter Colors

Ditch the depressed winter looks and add in some brilliant colors like pink(many different shades), light blue or even purple. Spring is about more vibrant colors (think about your surroundings.. the green grass, the colorful flowers, and the bright blue skies above) Our custom shirts are made from 100% premium cotton that stands the test of time, so don’t worry about them fading out before next spring. On a side-note, most spring colors are perfect for summertime as well so.. 9 times out 10 if you style yourself right for spring you’ve got summer style nearly finished.

Fit Is Key

You made your new year’s resolution months ago, you lost the weight and you’re looking great! Now it’s time to show everyone what your discipline bought you. Men’s Custom Shirts are what started iTailor, and from a global perspective our quality is second to none. Not to mention our price too. Now, how you wear it and when you wear it is totally up to you. Whether you like to roll your sleeves or maybe you like a relaxed collar, your call. If you’re the type to tuck-in or leave out don’t worry. Remember, our men’s dress shirts are custom fitted and tailor made shirts. The tuck factor, well you’re the king of it now and your fit will have everyone turning your way.

Fabrics & Patterns

Break out the gingham check, plaid, and linen. Show a bit of classic taste but with a little modern style. If you’re not a fan of plaid and gingham you can still pull off timeless looks with stripes and solids, and for the very bold gents out there floral print options can work very well too. Pair these shirts with some iTailor Chino’s and you’re on your way to spring style royalty.

Men's Custom Shirts

Men’s Custom Shirt – Gingham


So that’s it for this week, if you liked what you read or have any questions please feel free to let us know and comment below! If you’d like to design your very own custom shirts from nearly 500 fabric options click here and start designing today! Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter below for free company updates and our weekly sales on custom shirts, suits, luxury designer shoes, and more!

Top 10 Must Tries on the New Ultimate 3D (Part 2)


A fond hello to our dear friends and valued customers of iTailor. This week’s much anticipated blog countdowns the top ten contendors of my Ultimate 3D must tries. Accolades have been pouring in from all over the world heralding our new look, and we would love to hear from you as well. Do send us your comments at info@itailor.com, or post, tweet or even video blog about it. We are offering an exclusive 50 GBP discount for the best review/feedback. Without further ado here’s number 5: Placket Trimming.

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Top 10 Must Tries on the New Ultimate 3D (Part 1)


Hello friends and treasured clients of iTailor. This week’s exciting blog follows last week’s introduction of our nouveau designer engine; The Ultimate 3D. To recap, after 3 years of leading the industry by storm, we have just launched our much awaited all-new designing interface. This platform takes into account all your requests for upgrades, options and much much more.

So let’s unravel some of the jewels of the Ultimate 3D. Here’s the fist part of my formidably New Features list (not in any rank or preference).

10) Back York placket.
Alright. Alright. Alright. You can just feel that Mathew McConaughey’s accent seep through you when contrasting your Back Yoke to give that laissez-faire cowboy look. Leather hats not included, mind you (but maybe coming soon. Wink.)

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