Hi there! 今日は！
To all who don't know me yet, I'm relatively new to posting here on Styleforum. Though I've benefitted from the knowledge base here for much longer. I'm really glad people have been enjoying my Men'sEx scanlations, and I promise more are on the way!
Today, I have something else to offer.
I designed a line of dress shirts with what I believe to be a unique blend of features.
Tall, curved collar band
Long collar points
Sleeves and body cut for full movement, but with a slightly tapered shape
Long, slim cuffs that stop at your wrist
A classic-length tail that stays tucked-in all day
Seasonless fabric and colors
Australian Mother of Pearl Buttons (3.1mm thick)
Made in the USA by Gambert Shirts
We wanted to make sure the shirt presents well under a jacket, whether buttoned to the first or second button under the collar band. One thing we did to achieve was lowering the front buttons by about 0.75” from what is typical for the factory we use. The shirt above has been freshly washed (3 washes total) and hand pressed for this photo.
For all curious, Sebastian Ward is the synthesis of two names in my family:
Sebastian - My middle name which originates from my Sicilian great grandfather.
Ward - My father’s middle name originating from an English ancestor on my father’s side.
In setting out to make an ideal ready to wear dress shirt, I wanted to rectify three major problems my colleagues and I found on dress shirts in general:
Collars on most shirts collapse and don't stand up to the lapels and melton of a well-made coat.
Slim fit shirts have a frustrating tendency to continuously get un-tucked, especially when worn with jeans.
It is hard to find the right blend of details in a shirt, in classic colors.
You may see us moving around a lot in a good deal of our photographs:
We always want to convey the fullest sense of what its like to live in our garments, not just how they look in a cold, scientific photo studio.
Collar point length: 4.25”
Back of collar: 2.125”
Back of collar band: 1.6”
18mm x 3.1mm Australian Mother of Pearl Buttons (milled with a slightly beveled lip)
We want to use this thread to test and introduce new ideas like an ambassador program, updates to our product, and new products that the community would like to see made.
If anyone is in New York and would like to wear a try-on shirt or feel our fabrics, we would love to have you over at our Fulton Street office, at your convenience!
We want to make sure that you are comfortable when interacting with Sebastian Ward in any capacity. We’re always thinking of ways to improve, so if you have a suggestion or concern of any sort please contact us through PM here on Styleforum or at 1 , which will put you directly through to me.
Thank you and all the best!
Edited by ChristopherBerr - 8/11/14 at 9:53am