Video: A bespoke shirt fitting
Akshat of 100 Hands was a little nervous before this, but he needn't have been. He is one of the most thoughtful people out there on shirts, their fit and their make.
Partly, this is because he's simply been through it all: building a shirt factory from the ground up, to the point that it makes one of the best hand-sewn shirts in the world; and teaching himself to fit bespoke shirts, with the help of the masters in the factory.
But it's also a result of how open and engaging he is. Everyone says this - there is no waffling, no evasion. He seriously considers every question you put to him, before answering in the most direct way.
These were some of the reasons I thought he would be good for this video.
I wanted to discuss not the process of ordering a shirt (we'll do that video later) but of fitting it.
Men are often very nervous themselves in this situation, and don't really know what they should comment on, whether it's the right time to do so, and if they'll look stupid when they do.
Hopefully Akshat's advice, and seeing me being fitted and pinned, will help. We try to discuss everything a customer could be thinking or worrying about - but if you have any other questions, please leave them below and myself or Akshat will answer.
Oh, and try to ignore how fat I look when I sit on the chair and slouch. It is not a flattering look.
Other videos in this series include:
- How to order bespoke shoes
- How to look after tailoring
- How polish shoes part 1 and part 2
- How to fold a handkerchief
- How to look after suede jackets
- How to look after good shoes
Many, many thanks to Akshat and Varvara of 100 Hands.
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