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Mille Stripes

mille stripesMille Stripes Stripes formed by individual threads that alternate in color. Unless you look at the fabric up close, you may mistake this for a solid. The mille stripe is a nice alternative to a basic solid custom shirt.

Jermyn Stripes

jermyn stripesJermyn Stripes/ˈjərmən/ Used generically to describe boldly colored but traditional stripes like the patterns favored by the bespoke shirt makers on London's Jermyn Street.

Hairline stripes

hairline stripesHairline Stripes Supposed to be the width of a hair, which makes them thinner than pinstripes.

Mercerized Cotton

mercerizedMercerized Cotton /mur-suh-rahyz/ A process applied to a cotton yarn or fabric, which increases its luster and shine and affinity for color dye. A 100% cotton, custom shirt is the best option for a hot Chicago summer.


lycraLycra /ˈlīkrə/ The DuPont trademark for its spandex fiber. Any time you see this synthetic fiber listed on a label, expect comfort, movement and shape retention that won't wash away. It's lack of breathability makes it less than ideal for a custom suit