How do I add a pocket to my shirt?

Adding a Pocket to a Pre-Designed Shirt The ‘Shirt Gallery‘ features shirts that Proper Cloth has designed, produced, and photographed to simplify the ordering process. To add a pocket to one of the pre-designed Shirt Gallery shirts before adding it … Continue reading

Managing Your Custom Shirt Style Profiles

Creating A Style Profile Proper Cloth offers the ability to save your favorite collar, cuff, pocket, placket, yoke, button, and monogramming options as a ‘Style Profile’ in your account. Style Profiles can be created and modified in the Design-A-Shirt tool. After … Continue reading

How to Measure Glove Size

Lay your dominant hand flat, fingers together, palm facing upwards. Wrap the measuring tape around your palm, just below the knuckles, not including the thumb. Glove size should be measured in inches. Round up to the nearest half inch. For … Continue reading

How to Measure Your Belt Size

How to Measure a Belt Measuring a well-fitting belt you already own is the best way to determine your belt size. Lay the belt on a clean, flat surface. Start the tape measure at the hole you use and measure to the end … Continue reading


What Are Darts? Darts are two seams sewn into the back of a shirt that together remove a total of 1.5” of fabric. Each dart takes out .75” at its widest point. Darts start just below the armpit, gradually becoming … Continue reading

Managing Your Saved Shirt Sizes

Managing Your Sizes In your Proper Cloth account you can save several Shirt Size profiles. Perhaps for your casual shirts, you like a looser fitting shirt with a shorter body length, made to wear untucked. On the other hand, you … Continue reading

How to Submit Fit Photos

If you want to get a second (experienced) opinion, don’t hesitate to email photos of how the shirt fits to  We are very experienced at helping clients perfect their fit and we are more than happy to assist.  Please consider … Continue reading

Ordering Fabric Samples

How to order fabric samples from Proper Cloth We try our best to make our shirt fabric photographs and descriptions communicate the true essence of a fabric, but sometimes you just have to see the fabric in person to really … Continue reading

Special Events with Proper Cloth

Special Events at the Proper Cloth Showroom We’re more than happy to host your group for a special event at our showroom in Soho. We can comfortably accommodate group sizes of 5-25 people. Bring your own refreshments, hang out in … Continue reading

How to Request Dress Shirt Balance

You’ve carefully evaluated your test shirt or alteration and you’re ready to request the balance of your shirt order. If you’re totally happy with the fit, or if you only want to make minor changes, you can go ahead and … Continue reading

Button Down Collars

History Invented by Brooks Brothers in 1896, the button-down collar features buttons that fasten the collar points of the shirt. It was originally used on sport shirts rather than dress shirts. While button-down collars are occasionally dressed up with suit … Continue reading

High Quality Dress Shirts

How can you tell a high quality dress shirt?  Luckily, what distinguishes a high quality dress shirt, is more than just black magic and flashy marketing. There are a few things you can look for. These things are generally signs … Continue reading

The Perfect Dress Shirt

What makes the perfect dress shirt? A careful combination of premium materials, high quality construction, design and fit. Here we break down some pointers. Stiff, fused spread collar Collars can be constructed using either a fused or unfused construction, and … Continue reading