Cad & The Dandy take as much pride and care in our shirt making as we do in our suits. Tailored from the finest quality Egyptian cotton, our exquisitely finished bespoke shirts are the perfect compliment to a gentleman’s wardrobe.
All of our bespoke shirts are made from a paper pattern taken from the customer’s personal measurements, neck circumference and height, shoulder width, chest and back size, and arm length, then hand cut using traditional Jermyn Street methods and skills. The yoke of our bespoke shirts are cut on the bias and in two halves, allowing the sections to naturally follow the shape of a man’s shoulder, creating a perfectly smooth line. We offer two pleats on the upper back, which will give more movement if needed.
With meticulous attention to detail we hand turn our two-piece collars, and the single needle stitching creates hardwearing but elegant seams. Using a small size stitch length also ensures the seams are kept very clean.
The splendid array of styles and designs we offer at Cad & The Dandy, elegant plains, interesting weaves, traditional Bengal and Butcher stripes, as well as a wide selection of ginghams, means you are sure to find the perfect choice for your requirements. We also have a fantastic range of bold designs and floral prints, perfect for informal wear.
We would always recommend nothing less than a two fold cotton with a thread count of 120, but we supply thread counts up to two fold 200, a luxurious breathable option of the highest quality.
As with all quality shirtmakers, each of our shirts is made using only real Mother of Pearl buttons, recognised for their translucent beauty, style and strength, and our horizontal bottom button hole allows for more movement across the hips. Our shirt tails are always cut generously so the shirt will never become un-tucked during wear.
Choosing a Cad & The Dandy bespoke shirt allows you to personally design the style features you desire, deciding exactly which collar, cutaway or button down, which cuff, single or double, perhaps bevelled, and also the placket you prefer. Our favourite collar, the slight cutaway is the most versatile, being perfect for wearing with a tie, but still having the needed weight at the front of a collar to wear without.
For easy reordering after your initial personal fitting, we keep our clients’ measurements on record so that a simple phone call or email with colour requirements is all that’s needed to add to your beautiful shirt collection.
A Cad & The Dandy bespoke shirt is the ultimate luxury.