A DHL guy just rang my door and handed me my t-shirt from Son of a Tailor. I unpacked it, tried it on, took a couple of pictures, and now I’m going to tell you my first impressions.
A small Copenhagen based company that wants to raise the bar for how good your tshirts should be. They don’t settle for mediocracy – they want you to treasure your t-shirts as much as your shirts.
A t-shirt should fit you perfectly, measured out by a tailor and it has to be made of quality garments. This is what goes into Son of a Tailor’s concept of high quality, tailor-made t-shirts.
They contacted me because of Tallsome.
What if tall people just had their t-shirts tailor-made?
Then there wouldn’t be any problems with torso length, baggy fit or any other tall people problems. I said yes – please make me a perfect t-shirt, and shortly after, a tailor called me.
The initial idea is that you yourself go on their website to put in your measurements. And that’s a great way to do it – if you already know them. Measuring out yourself is fairly easy, but it takes a little bit of effort and a some measure tape. That’s why they are now considering the phone call from a tailor instead.
The guy who called me was really friendly and asked questions about my body’s dimensions, how ‘normal’ t-shirts fit me and what kind of styling I liked.
A few weeks passed, and now I sit here with my t-shirt on.
How did it turn out?
First impressions are really good. Stylish packaging and a really good experience to unpack and unfold the t-shirt.
Putting it on for the first time, it felt like it is made of high quality materials. It is a bit thin in the fabric, which I think is fine, but that’s up to you what you prefer.
The fit is custom made – that is clear. Normal t-shirts are baggy, short and kinda square. This one is longer, more fitted at the waist and long enough for my 6’8” body.
The sleeves are rolled up and stitched to stay that way – I think I asked for that.
What I also asked for is minor detail: Embroidery at the waist with my initials RCR. Personalized without being flashy that the letters are there. I like that, but that’s not what makes the big difference.
What this is all about for me is the general fit. Considering length first, it’s a great length. Not too short and also not too long, which some of the Asos Longline stuff can be at times.
That it is fitted at the waist means that I look a little slimmer. That’s alright, as I am pretty thin, but if it was much more than it is, it would have been to much.
The sleeves are very well made, but a little short. You can almost see the beginning of my shoulders. I’d prefer a couple of extra inches there.
Something that needs to be changed is the width around the chest. When talking to the tailor, I specified my chest dimensions.
Make sure to make it wide enough!
But the shirt is kind of tight underneath the arms. The shirt is up in the armpits, and it shouldn’t be.
BUT! This is the good thing about Son of a Tailor – you get a second t-shirt for free!
First t-shirt to test – Second t-shirt to love
This first one is just to adjust the aim and see, whether they are totally off or pretty close. This t-shirt is overall really great, and it will surely turn out great with minor adjustments.
I’m gonna ask for longer sleeves and wider chest – that’s pretty much it. Did I say they do the second one for free? That is, when you have paid approximately $55 for it all. Then they are prepared to first hit home-run the second time around.
When you’ve found your perfect t-shirt with Son of a Tailor, then it’s all about choosing the style, you like.
They save your dimensions, so all future t-shirts will fit you perfectly.
Tailor made t-shirts – a great thing for us tall people. Go have a look and see if there’s something for you.
I’ll make sure to give an update on the second t-shirt I get – I hope it’s gonna be spot on! 🙂
Have a good day,