The Aloha Shirt: History and Style

The origins of the Aloha shirt can be traced back to 1920s and early 1930s Hawaii. It was inspired by and first made out of Japanese work kimono fabrics, and took the name “Aloha” from the propensity of the 1930s … Continue reading

Proper Cloth Custom Washed Indigo Shirts

In 2015, Proper Cloth became the first menswear brand to offer custom Washed Indigo shirts. Here you’ll find answers to the most common questions we get about them. What is Washed Indigo? Washed indigo shirts go through a unique garment … Continue reading

The Custom Knit Shirt

Knit shirts have long been a staple of business casual menswear. Comfortable and versatile, they can be styled with garments of different texture, weight, and formality to achieve a wide variety of looks. Our custom knit shirts are fully customizable … 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

Dress Shirt Hem Types

The shirt hem, often defined by its shape, is the bottom end of the shirt, which is folded and hemmed to create a finished edge on the garment. Proper Cloth has three types of hem to choose from for both business … Continue reading

Shirt Size Update June 4, 2020

We’re excited to announce that we’ve made some updates to our custom shirt sizing algorithm. Here are the updates, what they provide, and how they will affect custom sizes created prior to the updates. Tenth Inch (0.1″) Increments for All … Continue reading

Thomas Mason Fabric Mill

Thomas Mason is widely considered one of the top Italian mills for dress shirt fabrics. Founded in England over 200 years ago by the enterprising industrialist Thomas Mason, the storied mill was purchased by Italy’s Albini Group in 1992. With … Continue reading