Made to Measure Shirts

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Your Shirt. Your Design. Our Craftmanship

Budd's Made to Measure service is perfect for those who wish to be creative and design their own unique shirt according to their personal tastes, or who require a specially tailored solution. Convenient and simple, with a choice of three fits, your shirt will be cut and sewn with all the precision and care of our bespoke shirts.

Your shirt is the backbone of your outfit, so feeling like this second skin works for you, befits your occasion and feels fantastic to wear is of paramount importance to us.

The detail and care that goes into crafting each of our shirts make for the very best wearing experience. The superior quality of all of our cloths will ensure that your shirts launders and wears beautifully, improving even more with wash and wear.

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The Where And The When

Whether you need your shirt for days in the office, your Big Day, or just for a wardrobe refresh, our choice of Swiss and Italian shirtings will include the perfect shirting just right for you.  A shirt doesn’t just have to serve a purpose, it should bring you pleasure and a little spontaneity too.  Peruse our cloths, or use our filters to fit your occasion.

The making of a Budd shirt
 

What makes a Budd shirt?

We make beautiful shirts at Budd. They are the cornerstone of what we do and a great source of pride. Whilst so much changes around us, a Budd shirt remains a constant. Very little has changed in the way we make our shirts over the past 110 years.

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The Process

  • Select your cloth, fit, collar and cuff.
  • Choose the fit that works for you: Classic, Tailored or Slim.
  • Provide your neck size and sleeve length.
  • Your shirt is then hand cut and hand machined especially for you at Budd's own Andover workshop, using the same methods of construction as our bespoke service. Hand cut, single needle stitching, hand turned collars, and hand cut button holes are just some of the elements that make your shirt special.
  • Hand monogramming is available for an extra personal touch.
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The Measuring

Budd offers several ways of ordering your made to measure shirt, ensuring you feel confident in your measurements and selection:

  • In store – We love to see you face to face. Let one of the team measure you up and take you through cloth and styling options in person.
  • Virtual appointment – book an online video call with one of our experts and have them guide you through the measuring process, step by step, advise you on best fit and talk you through your cloth and design.
  • Online – Follow our simple step by step process on how to measure either yourself or your favourite shirt and input your measurements and selections.

Monogramming

Add a personal touch to your made to measure shirt with an embroidered monogram. Simply choose your initials, the position and thread colour on our guided order form.

Our live chat facility is active throughout the day, so feel free to ask us any questions.

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The Nitty Gritty

Delivery time of 3 - 4 weeks.

Minimum order - one shirt.

Prices start at £225.

Monogramming from £25 + (two letters).

The Cloth

Choose from our broad library of shirtings online and hundreds more in store. We offer the highest quality cloths by Europe's finest shirting mills, including Alumo, Thomas Mason and Monti. Whether you are after a superior Soyella, or the softest cotton and cashmere blend, we have something for every taste. Can't find what you are looking for? Simply contact our shop team for more help.

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The Fit

We offer three different fits within our Made to Measure service, ensuring that we have the ideal cut for each of you.

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Classic Fit

Our Classic Fit has a clean shoulder line and enough fullness for those who have lived well. This is Budd's original shirt block, and reflects the traditional shirt cut of old favoured by Jermyn Street.

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Tailored Fit

Our Tailored Fit is cut with room and comfort in the chest and shoulders, but with a neat, not tight waistpoint. A compromise between our fuller, Classic Fit and our trim, Slim Fit.

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Slim Fit

A more contemporary cut, our Slim Fit has been designed with a trimmer sleeve and is an altogether closer fitting shirt across the body, providing clean lines. A shirt that shows off your silhouette.

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The Collar

How to choose the right collar when buying a shirt? Discover what collar shape will suit you best in our definitive collar guide.

The Cuff

Showing a little cuff under a jacket or sweater always looks elegant. Typically, a ¼” or ½” flash of cuff is best. In fact, a lack of visible cuff is often perceived as untidy or ill-considered, lacking polish.

Cuffs have always served to anchor the sleeve. Traditionally, they would fasten with ribbon, replaced by traditional links as time went on. These were double cuffs, and the term still applies today, with double cuffs sometimes referred to as French cuffs instead.

Recent years have seen a rise in popularity in button cuff shirts, known more generally as single cuffs. This is thanks largely to their increased acceptance into the work wardrobe as well as the perfect, most convenient and comfortable option for casual dress too.

A single cuff with a cufflink is best saved for white tie dress only.

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