With today's Groupon, $50 gets you $110 toward an online order of an Alexander West custom-tailored shirt (normally priced between $105 and $150). Alexander West, which was rated one of the top three virtual tailors by Details Magazine, crafts specialty shirts to fit any incredibly unique upper-body shape or form. Specify your normal dress-shirt size or click here to learn how to take your measurements for the ultimate custom fit before buying online (easily done with measuring tape, or by laying in a sarcophagus full of solidifying Jell-O and measuring your indentation). See all the different collar, cuff, pocket, back, and monogram options here.
People who wear Alexander West custom-tailored shirts include Will Smith (former rapper), Steve Forbes (former presidential candidate), Eric Trump (a Trump), B. J. Novak (star of Punk'd), John Cho (Demetri Noh on FlashForward, Thursdays, 9/8 Central, on ABC), and Vincent Kartheiser (famous). The shirts are woven from premium cottons, including Thomas Mason and Alumo fabrics, and feature mother-of-pearl buttons, personal monogramming, and dual arm-sleeves.
Alexander West started custom tailoring after several years of working in a Wall Street investment bank shamed him into abandoning his fleet of Brooks Brothers dress shirts. When nothing on Madison Avenue fit his 16.5-inch neck, 38-inch chest, and 89-inch right arm, he decided to enter the world of custom-tailored clothing. He quickly discovered that all the reputed custom lines were vastly overpriced, while the affordable options were all from offshore tailors with poor quality standards and worse customer service. Faced with this black hole of shirt torment, the idea for Alexander West custom shirts was born. Current clients say the detail-conscious craftsman is so courteous and helpful, he'd give you the shirt off his back or the back of another man whom he could easily overpower.
If you've never bought a shirt, you've never bought a custom-tailored Alexander West shirt. The difference between a dress shirt that fits well and one that doesn't can be enormous. An expertly tailored shirt surrounds its wearer with an aura of comfort and confidence that is irresistible to potential lovers, employers, and coaches. On the other hand, people recognize when you're wearing a shirt that doesn't fit you or when you're wearing no shirt at all. A well-tailored custom shirt is like wearing no shirt at all, with all the warmth, protection, and opacity of a true shirt.
Alexander West was rated one of the top virtual tailors in Details Magazine:
- Go there for craftsmanship and an extensive selection of fabrics and patterns for both casual and business needs. An easy-to-use interface changes in real time with your choices to show you exactly how your finished shirt will look. Be prepared to fill out a thorough measurement form–here, too, if anything looks off, someone will contact you to review your order. – Details Magazine
- In terms of fabric quality, fit and price, you cannot beat Alexander West. I received my shirt in 2 weeks and that was much faster than other more expensive places. – nycdadomb, Insider Pages
- I had not purchased custom shirts before, but after trying my first Alexander West shirt, I purchased 11 more in my first round and an additional 10 in my second round. I also threw out my "off-the-rack" shirts. Alexander West shirts fit very well and are very good value for money. AW has excellent and vast material and design selection and good customer service. – TickleThis, Insider Pages
- The shirts are classy, man!...This is an affordable option for gents who don't always find stuff on the rack, and who don't have a strong relationship with a tailor. – Andrew B., Yelp