I don’t know about you, but I’ve always had a tough time finding button-up shirts that not only fit well, but are also comfortable.
There’s been tons of hype about custom tailored shirts, especially with the increasing popularity of sites like Blank Label, Indochino, Black Lapel, Knot Standard and others that make ordering them super simple.
While custom tailored shirts do fit your frame better and compliment your physique moreso than a traditional off-the-rack shirt, there’s one inherit problem — them being truly comfortable to wear.
For men with a slim or athletic build (wider shoulders, narrower waist), custom fitted shirts are usually a good alternative. But, for us guys that are more average built, the minute you sit down, move around, or cross your arms, the shirts start to feel constricting.
Why? Because most custom shirts are made with non-stretch woven fabrics. So while you’ll look super duper and dapper standing up, you’ll likely be feeling frumpy and frustrated while sitting down, trying to suck in your gut.
I own two custom tailored shirts that are handsomely made. But do I ever wear them? Nope, because I don’t feel comfortable in them other than when I’m standing up.
This is the #1 reason I generally buy standard cut button up shirts that offer a more relaxed fit in the chest & mid section.
I’ve always been surprised there aren’t more long sleeve & short sleeve button-up shirts made for men with lycra (spandex, elastane) in them. I now have a total of 4 button up shirts that are made with stretch fabrics, and they are not-so-surprisingly my favorite shirts to wear.
While I don’t have the opportunity to sport a tuxedo shirt all too often, I’ve generally had the same experience with tuxedo shirts as I’ve had with button up shirts. Simply put, lack of comfort.
Coregami Comfortable Tuxedo Shirts
I was pretty excited when I got the following email from the founder of Coregami (link):
I just googled moisture wicking versus cotton and your site came up. Had a chance to browse through your forums. I should have visited your site sooner.
Chances are, you get a million emails a day. I bet you have never heard of “Performal” wear before. That’s because I made it up.
I’m a violinist in Dallas, Texas. I HATE my formal wear.
After two years of research and development, I have created “The Most Comfortable Tuxedo Shirt in the World”.
I knew it would be difficult to get the word out. No one has ever seen such a thing! But I put it in the hands of some of the best musicians in the world. After countless rounds of testing and prototypes, it is finally available.
Don’t believe the hype?
Come check it out: www.coregami.com
Kevin @ Coregami
The Gershwin Tuxedo Shirt
- Website: coregami.com (link)
- Price: $119.99
- Fabric: Fortissimo Polyester Power Mesh, with 4-way stretch
- Features: Ergo shoulder design, Softer-than-butter front pleats, Flat seams
- Fits: Regular, Slim
- Care: No dry cleaning necessary. Just wash/dry with like clothing
Gershwin Tuxedo Shirt Photos