Alert: Steven Alan Online Sample Sale

— Mon, 17th May 2010 —

While you still need a big city zip code to experience the awesome physicality of sample sales, the Web has made their prices — what everyone really cares about — accessible to all. Indeed, is hosting a spring sample sale, today and tomorrow, 5/17-5/18, featuring $68 reverse-seam long-sleeve shirts, $54 short-sleeve shirts, $99 navel… Read more »

Hands On: Alexander West

— Thu, 6th May 2010 —

Mr. Alexander West is on a crusade to single-handedly rid the world of ready-to-wear dress shirts. This affable young banker-cum-custom shirt-maker spends his days doing one-on-one consultations with clients who’ve had it with billowing fabrics, unflattering collars, and inferior construction. Customers can also order online, or send in their favorite shirts, which West will gladly… Read more »

The Real Deal Rugby

— Wed, 5th May 2010 —

The ever resourceful Valet. turns our attention to Portland, OR-based Columbiaknit — the original suppliers of rugby shirts to Lands’ End and L.L. Bean. Today, Columbiaknit produces “private label goods for some of your favorite brands,” writes Valet — but it’s not say which ones. “Actually built for the pitch, [these shirts] sport functional details… Read more »

Hands On: Camicissima’s Package Deal

— Mon, 3rd May 2010 —

Late last year, word traveled fast that Italian shirtmaker Camicissima had opened its first U.S. boutique on Madison Avenue, and was shopping for additional real estate downtown. Selling shirts in packs of four (for $99.90), the company combined Italian craftsmanship — or so the rumors went — with Costco-like efficiency!  Several month on, we had… Read more »