I love bespoke dress shirts. There is nothing quite like the feeling of walking into a room with a custom-fitted, “tailored for you” dress shirt and OWNING the room.
Especially when they’re done right.
Today we’ll review a company called Solosso.
Based out of Singapore, they provide Egyptian cotton based bespoke dress shirts for men, at a great price. As with most companies offering bespoke clothing these days, they offer things like free shipping… a guaranteed perfect fit… and a variety of fabrics, designs, and personalizations when creating your shirt.
What My Bespoke Solosso Shirt Looked Like…
As you can tell, the fit is GREAT. As with most websites like this, I first gave them all my measurements at the time I was ordering, and then they have their expert tailors create a bespoke shirt based on those measurements.
The accuracy is going to come mostly from the measurements you give them, so make sure you’re accurate. You might want to even head to a local tailor to make sure it’s done correctly.
Here’s another one so you can see it from the side…
But What About The Quality?
Starting at around $89 (as of the time I’m writing this), you’re paying a little extra than you would from a typical shirt store. However you’re also paying for the tailoring upfront, and in this case, you’re paying for some impressive quality.
Here are a few things I liked about these bespoke shirts.
The shirt I got (and most others) is made from Egyptian two-ply cotton, handcrafted and pattern-matched so you get a lot more consistency throughout the entire shirt. This is especially important if you’re ordering a striped or checked fabric.
Most seams are joined with single-needle stitching, which is when the tailor sews one side of the garment at a time, with one needle. This is neater and cleaner than double-needle stitching because it leaves only one row of stitches visible from the outside. As you can imagine it’s a pretty laborious process. They also use 18-22 stitches per inch, which is good for this price range. I looked throughout the entire shirt and couldn’t find a single thread puckered out. That makes me happy, and I give my digital kudos to the tailor 🙂
I can’t stand getting a nice shirt, and having it be ruined by a crappy, plastic button. Once again, I smiled when I opened the package and saw a big, beautiful mother of pearl glaring back at me. Also notice the extra inner cuff stitching to help keep it more sturdy. These guys know what they’re doing.
My Overall Impressions Of Solosso
I’ve been trying to find something I don’t like about them. I hate writing reviews without SOME kind of critique. However I’m having a hard time finding one. If I had to choose anything, I would say that they could definitely make their ordering process easier and more intuitive. They have you choose your fabric (color/style) based on small images of the actual fabric… yet they don’t show you the actual shirt.
As a visual person, I would much rather see the actual SHIRT, on a PERSON (or even mannequin), rather than a swatch of material.
Beyond that, I think the price is a great bang for your buck.
Interested? Get $10 Off Your First Order
If you’re looking for a new dress shirt and want to try them out (it comes with a guaranteed fit, remember), the link below will give you $10 off your first order. In full transparency, I’ll also get a $10 credit towards a purchase I make from them in the future.