Battle of the undershirts: Round 3 – Sloane Men vs Mr. Davis

sloane men vs mr. davis undershirts

Well, it’s official… the new-world undershirts are taking over my undershirt drawer and they have become my go-to undershirts. As you can see in the last two ‘battles’ (#1 & #2) I have now tried out three different undershirt brands: UnderFit, Mr. Davis, and Sloane Men. In this article I will not have any new brands, but will be comparing the skin-tone version of Sloane Men’s undershirts to my previously acquired Mr. Davis skin-tone undershirt. Both of these products are great undershirts and I will be pointing out the key details below about what I like and dislike about each.
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Lewis & Taylor Shirt Makers – Site Review

Lewis & Taylor Shirt Makers

I was recently contacted by Lewis & Taylor Shirt Makers and offered the opportunity to review one of their shirts. After discussion of the product with their friendly staff I accepted their offer and headed over to the site to order my shirt. The site is nice & clean, and there is a large button to take you over to the design process. In addition to the design process there is a page describing the company, a fabric guide explaining about all the different thread counts, weaves, etc., and an accessories page offering some reasonably priced cufflinks.
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iTailor – Suit Review

iTailor Suit Review

A few weeks back I received and reviewed my first iTailor product; a custom tailored dress shirt. You can read that review here, but today I want to showcase my next iTailor product review; a custom tailored suit. Shortly after completing my shirt review with iTailor they offered me the opportunity to review one of their suits. I graciously accepted and started the design process on their website, which was extremely similar to their shirt designer, except it was a full jacket and pants. Well, I am happy to say that after a short time, my suit has arrived and you can read my full opinion on it below! (more…)

BeltCraft – Belt Review

BeltCraft Craft Yours

A few weeks ago, I received the BeltCraft belt that I have been anxiously waiting for after I designed it a while back. You can read the details here, but basically I got to build my own belt, pick out the color/material, the accents for the loop and stitching, and the buckle design and metal.

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Battle of the undershirts – UnderFit vs Mr. Davis

undershirts faceoff

Recently, I was contacted by Ben Brockland (Co-Founder) at UnderFit Shirts to review an undershirt from them. I happily accepted and the shirt was on its way. Shortly afterward I noticed en emerging company that does undershirts in a similar way (similar meaning, better than the average department store undershirt). This company was call Mr. Davis and I found them through Kickstarter where they raised an impressive $65,000 (with a goal of $10,000). After talking with Jeremy Chrysler who was in charge of the Kickstarter project, I soon had a Mr. Davis undershirt on its way as well. With this fantastic opportunity I have the chance to check out both shirts and compare them side-by-side — Here begins the battle of the undershirts!
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Natty Shirts: Tiniest Brown Blue – Shirt Review

natty shirts

Recently, I received my shirt for review from Natty Shirts. The timing was spot on, it shipped in 7 business days and arrived within the 3-5 day shipping window. The shirt was packaged in your average DHL bag and inside was wrapped with clear plastic. The shirt was folded on a sheet of cardboard and pinned down pretty extensively. I would consider Natty Shirts site and order process to be very simplistic (which is a good thing) and their packaging process for the shirts is on the same level. No extra card or wrapping in the box, just what was needed: the shirt.

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iTailor – Shirt Review

iTailor Shirts

Over the weekend I received my iTailor shirt for review. You can view my initial review of iTailor here. The shirt came in a UPS bag and then wrapped in a plastic sleeve. It also had a small thank you/tell your friends note in the sleeve.
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Harry’s: The Truman Set – Grooming Review

Harry's

Recently I purchase a shaving set from Harry’s, a relatively new company (product launched in March 2013), offering a better option for shaving. Specifically, I purchase The Truman Set, which comes with a razor handle, 3 blades and a tube of shaving cream. I have now been using it for over a week and this is my review of the product.
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Tailor4Less: Quebec Fabric – Shirt Review

Tailor4Less Dress Shirts

Yesterday, my custom dress shirt from Tailor4Less (t4l) arrived, two days ahead of schedule. Wrapped in a manilla envelope came the shirt and a black envelope. Contained in the black envelope was a card, detailing how to launder and iron the product as well as how to submit for adjustments or a remake. Details of the order process and shirt can be found here in my previous post.
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Neronote – Site Review

Neronote

Bespoke Online Shirts

Neronote has been so kind as to offer me a shirt for review from them. At first glance, Neronote has a great looking website and it holds true to that with many features to offer. They have a lot of helpful shipping and customer information available, guides to how to utilize the features of the site, and of course, the actual selection and design process of your very own made to measure shirt. (more…)

Natty Shirts – Site Review

Natty Shirts

Purely Hand Made Custom Dress Shirts

Since 2003, Natty Shirts has been offering hand-made custom dress shirts. The boast quality, workmanship, customer service, and a seven-day delivery to your door. This is definitely the quickest I have heard of any custom-made shirts being produced and delivered. You can read more about their quality shirt making from them, but one thing that stuck out to me was the ‘Fabric Pattern Flow’ mentioned on their site. It explains that they match up the patterns of every piece of fabric from the cuffs to the pocket. I don’t know about you, but I have never seen another company mention that and I believe most don’t pay attention to it either.
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BeltCraft – Site Review

Belt Craft

Enter the BeltCraft Revolution

I have recently stumbled upon this fascinating new company, BeltCraft. Not only do they offer great-looking hand-crafted belts, but they actually let you design your own from scratch! You can choose all the details down to the color of the belt loop and stitching. After you have designed your belt, it gets even better. The next step allows you to post your belt as one of their ‘Recently Crafted‘ products for 30 days. And here’s the icing on the cake; every time someone purchases your design, BeltCraft will give you $2 and send $2 to the charity of the month. Pretty cool, hey? You get to design a belt, purchase it for a surprisingly reasonable price ($50-$65), and then if others purchase it you get some cash in your pocket and you get to feel good because money is sent to charity as well. Not a bad deal.
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The Tie Bar – Site Review

The Tie Bar

So, I have recently decided that I have as much interest in menswear accessories as I do in the actual menswear. With that in mind, I decided to splurge a bit at The Tie Bar (TTB) and purchase a few accessories for my upcoming rehearsal dinner and wedding (gotta always look fresh for the important stuff, right?).
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Indochino: Ultimate Summer – News & Updates

The Ultimate Summer Collection by Indochino

The Ultimate Summer Collection by Indochino

Just a month after Indochino released its Ultimate Spring Collection, they have now come out with a summer collection. This was probably an excellent decision because many people felt that the spring collection was a bit late, considering by the time you order and then receive your items weeks later spring is practically over. The summer collection seems to stem from their spring collection (makes sense) as it is also titled ‘Ultimate‘.
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Tailor4Less – Site Review

Tailor4Less

Tailor4Less – affordable elegance

Tailor4Less (t4l) offers custom suits and custom shirts at very affordable prices. You can also purchase just a jacket or pair of pants, as well as numerous accessories such as ties, belts and cufflinks. They have model pictures of men wearing their suits, coats, and pants and providing 3D renderings of their shirts. They offer a fabrics section that talks about the different fabrics used for there products. Suits come in 100% wool (100s, 130s, & 180s), shirts are offered as solid, stripe, and checks & plaids in 100% cotton, and coats are also 100% wool. You can also purchase samples of both the suit and coat fabrics to get an idea of what they look and feel like.
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Monte Carlo Tailors – Site Review

Monte Carlo Tailors

Your Tailored Clothes Experience

This is the tagline on Monte Carlo Tailors (MC Tailors) website, and that is exactly what they offer. A company based in Bangkok, Thailand; they provide online bespoke tailoring of both suits and shirts for men (and trousers, although that’s a given). They also have a ‘quick shop’, that offers made to measure clothing for both men and women. The quick shop has some pre-designed suits and shirts that you can select from. A nice bonus that MC Tailors offers is that of custom tailoring of many items. They can remake a garment that you already have, should you have somehow ruined it (spilt coffee or whiskey on it, etc.) or if you just want another one. Through their FAQ they provide an answer that states they can make nearly anything custom if you contact them with information and a photo of what you want.
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