Our bespoke shirting service is designed for clients to realise their own unique vision of The Sexton look, combining a beautiful make and fit with our signature silhouette. With their striking collars and deep double-cuffs, our pin, tab and point collar shirts lend drama and sophistication to our tailoring, whether you’re in need of a striped business shirt with a contrasting white collar, or a luxurious evening shirt in silk satin to lift a sleek flannel suit.
The Sexton spearpoint collar draws its inspiration from the sharp, close-cut shirt collars of the art deco period, as worn by individuals like Clark Gable, Fred Astaire and Humphrey Bogart. Our collars today are true to this nostalgic mid-century look, while remaining contemporary and sharp. We can offer clients over 50 different collar shapes to choose from, but our signature pin, tab, hidden-button-down and point collar designs remain firm favourites. Pin and tab collars breathe life into a tie, holding it high on the neck. Our hidden button-down collar sits comfortably when worn open beneath a jacket, and our retro point collar looks sharp spread over a jacket’s lapels. We offer slim and relaxed fits, and either a simple single cuff, or our signature deep double-cuffs, which compliment the proportions of our shirt collars.
All our shirts are made with set-in sleeves, and delicate single-needle stitching. We use nine stitches per centimetre in all our shirts for a very fine finish. The set-in sleeves are trickier to cut and sew than conventional shirt sleeves, but contribute to a cleaner shirt front. Our collars and cuffs are delicately sculpted and finished with swelled edges for a clean look. Real mother-of-pearl buttons and a traditional split yoke complete a shirt that is truly unique.
Our bespoke shirts are cut to your precise measurements, and we can accommodate clients of all shapes and sizes, from small necks to barrel chests. We cut collars to sit snugly inside a jacket’s lapels, and will tailor the lines and proportions of your shirt as is necessary to achieve a perfect fit. We like to cut our shirts with plenty of shape in the waist for an hourglass look, but are very happy to cut a more relaxed shape too.
“Elegance is about more than a bespoke suit. You have to romance the garment with the finer points of detail; a flowing silk tie that sits just so, a delicate silk hanky in your top-pocket, and of course, a handsome dress shirt”
– Edward Sexton