How Jacket Midsection Should Fit

How It Should Fit: Gently hugging your torso A well–tailored jacket should lightly hug your midsection and follow the curve of your back in a smooth, uninterrupted drape. There should be no pulling or bunching when you button the jacket … Continue reading

How Jacket Chest Width Should Fit

How It Should Fit: The jacket lapels should rest flat against your chest When you button the top button of your jacket, the lapels should rest smoothly and unbent on your chest. There should be no folds of excess fabric, … Continue reading

How Jacket Sleeve Length Should Fit

How It Should Fit: Above your wrists, never past the heel of your palm The Proper Cloth rule of thumb holds that a jacket sleeve should expose 0.25”- 0.50” of your dress shirt cuff for a stylish, universally appropriate look. … Continue reading

Perfecting Your Straight Hem Shirt Size

We offer three hem shape options for your custom shirt design: the Rounded Hem, Straight Hem, and Polo Hem. The Straight Hem and Polo Hem are great options for casual shirts you intend to wear untucked, as they’re considered less … Continue reading

Top Button Placement

Proper Cloth offers the ability to adjust how high or low you’d like the first button below the shirt collar to be placed, but it may not be obvious why you would like to adjust this part of your shirt. Typically, … Continue reading

Dress Shirt is Too Tight at the Stomach

Problem description The dress shirt is too tight at the stomach, causing it to pull uncomfortably or simply look unflattering. This could be a problem at all times or primarily when sitting. Solution The answer to this problem is fairly … Continue reading

Collar Does Not Stand Up When Unbuttoned

The Problem You have visions of wearing your shirt open-collar and looking as sharp as Clooney/Pitt/Beckham, but for some reason your collar isn’t on the same page. It’s folding over, flopping to the side, or sliding down rather than standing … Continue reading

Placket Bumps Out Just Below the Collar

Problem description The placket of the shirt just below the collar button seems to pop out slightly making a gap.   Potential Solutions It’s difficult to say exactly what causes this in all cases, but some adjustments that have worked … Continue reading

Sleeves are too Long

Problem description It feels like the sleeves are coming down too far over your hands.  Perhaps when you wear a jacket you are showing too much cuff, etc. How the sleeve length should fit With your arms hanging relaxed at … Continue reading

Sleeves are too Short

Problem description Standing straight up, with your arms at your sides, the sleeves of the shirt are not quite reaching the large wrist bone. How the sleeve length should fit With your arms hanging relaxed at your sides and the … Continue reading