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!

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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 – 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!