Dress Shirt Monogram Styles

Proper Cloth offers a variety of monogram styles that can be applied to your custom shirt order. Monograms are a great way to personalize your custom dress shirt by applying your initials in a bold or complimentary color.

How to Add a Monogram

From the Design-A-Shirt tool, monograms can be added to any custom shirt order with the following steps:

  1. Navigate to the Style tab of Design-A-Shirt
  2. Click Monogram
  3. Enter your initials or desired monogram characters (no special characters of numbers)
  4. Choose a font style
  5. Choose the thread color for your monogram
  6. Choose where to place the monogram on your custom shirt

Monogram Font Styles

Block – A clean, modern font with minimal detail. As simple as it gets.


Serif – The Serif option has a little more character, though still simple to read.


Script – A little more decorative, the Script is a nice touch for formal shirts.


Monogram Placement Options

Monograms can be applied to one of six different places on custom dress shirt orders.

  • Back of the Collar – The monogram will be placed on the center of the inside of the collar band.
  • Left Breast/Pocket – For shirts with a pocket style selected, the monogram will be applied to the center of the top hem of the pocket. For shirts without a pocket, the monogram will be applied to the same spot on the left chest, about level with the 2nd button below the collar.
  • Left Stomach – Similar to the left breast monogram, the Left Stomach option is applied to the center of the left side of the torso, just lower. This option will be level with the 4th button below the collar.
  • Right/Left Center Cuff  One of the most popular monogram placement options for business dress shirts, this places the monogram right over the face of one’s watch. While we recommend opting for the watch side cuff (if applicable), the choice is yours.
  • Left Shirt Tail – Another discreet monogram option, this places the monogram just 2″ above the bottom hem on the front of the left side of the shirt, ensuring the monogram will be completely hidden when wearing your shirt tucked in.

Monogram Restrictions

Based on the design of the shirt, some monogram placement options may not be available. For example, Left/Right Center Cuff placement cannot be applied to short sleeve shirt orders. Additionally, certain chest monogram options are disabled based on the Front design detail chosen. The Pleated Tuxedo Front will disable all chest monogram placement options, while the Pique Bib Tuxedo Front will disable the left breast and stomach but still allow the shirt tail placement, as it falls below the bib.