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Sebastian Ward Official Affiliate Thread

post #1 of 83
Thread Starter 

 

 

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

  • Double-button closure

  • Long collar points

  • High armholes

  • 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

 

www.sebastianward.com

 

    

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. 

 

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Collar point length: 4.25”
Back of collar: 2.125”
Back of collar band: 1.6”

 

 

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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 1 917-633-6161, which will put you directly through to me.

 

Thank you and all the best!

 

Christopher Berry

 

 

 

 


Edited by ChristopherBerr - 8/11/14 at 9:53am
post #2 of 83
Congrats and good luck on the venture. No comments to make, but I'm sub'd to see how things develop.

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post #3 of 83
Thread Starter 

Thanks for your support!

 

Christopher

post #4 of 83
Thread Starter 

Some good conversation about Sebastian Ward in the Folded Shirt P0rn thread

 

 

All The Best,

Christopher

post #5 of 83

Welcome guys.  Apropos of nothing, I had a good Italin childhood friend named Sebastiano.  Interesting concept, and I'm excited to see how you guys develop. Working with Gambert, you have a solid backbone to create a good product.  So it will be interesting to see how you develop and tweak the little things.

 

Incidentally, it might help if you posted some pictures of your shirts, swatches, and shirts being worn, here.  As @Shirtmaven suggested in the discussion above, your cut is pretty different from a lot of of what is out there right now, and more pictures of your shirts being worn in the wild would be interesting to see.

 

Cheers,

 

Fok.

post #6 of 83
Thread Starter 

Fok,

 

Thats a great coincidence! I love it! :D

 

You're dead on re: fit and "in the wild" pics. We will definitely post more of those types of photos here on SF. 

 

But if you want to see some right now, you can check out our accounts on:

 

 

Instagram 

 

 

Tumblr

 

 

Something I'd like to do for the Styleforum community is to post photo requests. If there is a specific type of photo you'd like to see, our shirts and shutters are always at the ready! 

 

 

Thanks for the warm welcome,  

 

Christopher

post #7 of 83
Thread Starter 

As per Fok's suggestion, I'll start to post a few more photos here that have not gotten a lot of play time (if any):

 

 

 

 

I'll post some more iphone photos a bit later!

post #8 of 83
I like the double button closure idea
post #9 of 83
Thread Starter 

Among other reasons, we like the double button closure because of the visual interest it adds when a tie is not worn.

 

Happy to hear you appreciate it, as well! 

 

Christopher

post #10 of 83
The watch on top of cuff is pretty interesting/unusual/bizarre/eye-catching/the very Essenece of dandyism. The shirts look good, and they look like they feel good. Sand papery shirts are bastard beasts from hell. Do you deliver to Nigeria?
post #11 of 83
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Originally Posted by afaminator View Post

The watch on top of cuff is pretty interesting/unusual/bizarre/eye-catching/the very Essenece of dandyism. The shirts look good, and they look like they feel good. Sand papery shirts are bastard beasts from hell. Do you deliver to Nigeria?

Hello there! Thank you for your thoughtful and supportive words!

 

Yes, we can ship to Nigeria. If you send me your shipping address, I can give you an exact shipping price quote.

 

All The Best,

Christopher

post #12 of 83

Hi - I'm intrigued by the design but also, as a smaller guy, slightly disappointed as you don't (yet) make 14.5" collar (XS) shirts. Any plans to do so?

post #13 of 83
Thread Starter 

Hi FlyingMonkey,

 

I'm sorry you couldn't find your size after becoming interested in our design. Having very wide feet, I personally understand how frustrating that can be at times. 

 

We do have plans to expand our size range for both larger and smaller neck sizes, 14.5 among them. 

 

I'll definitely use this thread to keep everyone apprised of new additions to our inventory.

 

All The Best,

Christopher

post #14 of 83
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Originally Posted by ChristopherBerr View Post
 

Hi FlyingMonkey,

 

I'm sorry you couldn't find your size after becoming interested in our design. Having very wide feet, I personally understand how frustrating that can be at times. 

 

We do have plans to expand our size range for both larger and smaller neck sizes, 14.5 among them. 

 

I'll definitely use this thread to keep everyone apprised of new additions to our inventory.

 

Great, very pleased to hear it. Although my wallet and my wife will not be.

post #15 of 83
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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post

I like the double button closure idea

It's an idea that had some steam in the earlier part of the noughties, and it makes sense for a shirt with a slightly higher collar like this, I think.  Of course, it got, as all things, a bit nuts.  At some point, Interno8 was making a 4 button collar.  

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