Originally Posted by mr_archiechan
all the fabric cutting and stitching is executed by machine (obviously operated by humans) - this is arguably better than hand!!! sadly humans have a habit of generating errors..over time....not something that James & Longbourne would tolerate within their shirts - unless of course you are tailoring a "one off" bespoke shirt, where a hand made one is economically more viable...that said, machines do operate wihtin certain levels of tolerance and therefore ALL James & Longbourne shirts are hand finished - i.e. ALL shirts are examined by hand/eye - every feature of every shirt - and any that do not meet the exceptionally high standards are rejected....I hope this answers your question?
Thanks but my question was whether any of the stitching was done by hand (sleeves attached by hand, buttonholes hand-sewn), not if the shirt was inspected by a human eye and hand. Also you did not answer the question about the buttons: are they plastic or mother of pearl?
I'm trying to differentiate these shirts from the basic run-of-the-mill "Jermyn St" shirt (TM Lewin, Pink...).
Removable collar stiffeners aren't exactly a differentiator if you know what I mean...