When it comes to men’s apparel, who can miss that classic white shirt? Nothing looks better than a well-fitted, white shirt that can instantly draw attention.
There are many brands that offer shirts in this pristine hue. I too have a collection of whites, but there is always something amiss. So, either they’re too loose on the shoulder or the length of the sleeves reach well below my palm. After several failed attempts, I decided to go the ‘custom-made’ way. This led me to Vitruvien, an online store for custom-made men’s shirts. At first, I was quite a skeptic; is it possible to determine the perfect fit through an online medium? How would I know the feel and texture of the fabric? What if my measurements weren’t accurate? How do I explain the style I wanted?
A few minutes into the website, and my doubts were clear and how! In simple three steps, I was closer the perfect white crisp shirt. FMW takes you through the entire procedure that just takes a few minutes.
- Fabric: Vitruvien has over 100 options to choose from. Needless to say, I was impressed with the sheer variety.
- Style: The store has an array of patterns and colours that are trending this season.
- Measurements: When I had to submit my measurements, I got a tad nervous. Fortunately, Vitruvien has a ‘no-fail’ process for determining the best fit.
- 3D designer Feature: Their 3D designer feature enables you to see a real version of the shirt you have ordered.
I chose a shirt from the Milano Fabrics collection. It’s made of soft Giza Egyptian cotton and fits like a dream. I could also choose collar, cuff, and buttons of my preferred choice. Another enticing aspect is the return policy–if it doesn’t fit, you can return it within seven days, get free alterations and free shipping.
So, what are you waiting for?
By: Jeremy Cabral
Photography By: Ivan Pereira