Paradoxically, it seems that the more in depth one goes into a subject, whatever the subject may be, the more interested one gets with the aspects that at first glance seems rather mundane. In classic menswear, the new aficionado might be focusing on extravagant fabrics or eye-catching shoulder lines of different tailoring houses. Along the way, however, the aficionado generally puts an increasing amount of focus on the so called basics. The stuff you keep coming back to. The white shirt being one of these things.
In the atelier we try to keep it simple when talking shirting. The shirt is quintessential to making an outfit "work", although, it is important that the shirt does not attract any particular attention. The shirt is to be considered a canvas that the outfit is "painted on". Meaning that the white shirt acts like a crisp backdrop which enables the other elements of the outfit to shine.
The atelier's shirts are made totally by hand featuring pick stitching that after a few washes makes the product come to live. The optional pleating details on the shoulder, cuff and yoke are also to be considered as they are also aspects that gives the shirt an increased character over time.
Talking fabrics, we suggest starting off with something suitable for any occasion. Why not a royal oxford with som subtle structure or a fine twill for a more refined look? Options are numerous, but why make it complicated?
Read more about our shirting program here.