Proper Cloth : GQ's "Favorite Online Custom Shirtmaker"

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  1. hellodocks

    hellodocks Senior member

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    GQ just endorsed a start-up I'm a bit familiar with, Proper Cloth, as it's "Favorite Online Custom Shirtmaker." Based out of New York, this young guy named Seth started obsessing over custom shirting, focusing on fit and construction. I'm a huge fan of the concept, I don't think I've seen any comparable website in the category, no matter how hard I've tried. I guess that's where the MIT degree comes in, he probably designed the thing entirely himself, but regardless, it's phenomenal. Navigating the site is painless and quick, 'building' your shirt is enjoyable, and wearing it even more so.

    Not feeling particularly creative at the moment? Don't worry, you can simply scroll through the community 'gallery,' where people submit their own creations for anyone else to peruse (and purchase). It's pricier than the majority of online shirtmakers I've seen, but higher in quality to match, and in service also (lost a button, or even a collar stay? Free of charge, of course . . .)!

    Read the full review at the GQ site, and check out the Proper Cloth page as well.
     


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    How are the MOP buttons? They don't look great on the website to be honest. They are also quite expensive.

    Price looks pretty decent for MTM though.
     


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    I've not had Seth make me anything but I can say his customer service in swapping several emails, answering questions etc has been very good.
     


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    He seems to be selling Thomas Mason 120s for $240 where other online MTM are doing it for $140-180. Website is nicely designed though, but I'll take a GQ recommendation with a pinch of salt.
     


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    I've ordered a total of two shirts from Proper Cloth.

    Their MOP buttons are pretty disappointing. They're relatively thick but they're dull and absolutely lusterless. You could easily mistake them for plastic even looking at them pointblank.

    The overall construction of their shirts is fantastic; everything is perfectly and neatly sewn together with no loose threads. The incredibly neat and thin hem seam separates PC from many other online MTM stores.

    Unfortunately, I don't think I'll be using their business again due to their lack of options and annoyingly stiff, lifeless fused collars. I just couldn't stand stiff fusing.
     


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    Wonders how much they paid GQ for this advertisement.
     


  7. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Senior member

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    They didn't.
     


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    I sent in for a cloth sample, I must say I was a little disappointed. The cloth was very thin and not too smooth. Not exactly what I was expecting for a shirt that would have cost over $120
     


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    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    You can't have looked very hard.
     


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    Comparable being subjective, clearly. I've seen a lot but haven't been impressed, at least as much as I was with ProperCloth.
     


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    Where else have you bought from?
     


  12. hellodocks

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    Not a single other online place. Like I said, if you go back and read the OP you'll see I was talking about the actual website. Not the quality/cloth samples/etc.
     


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    Everybody, please meet Hellodocks, aka Seth.
     


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    That's a little bit of judging a book by its cover don't you think?
     


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    When they were made in the USA by "nice Americans" I purchased two shirts.
     


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