I have one top notch shirt, a cotton button-down collar version produced by Cego Custom Shirtmakers, situated not far from where I reside. The match is superb.

I discovered that shirt at Goodwill a few years back and that I 've gotten a great deal of wear from it. I truly splurged on this outfit.

The very first thing that you 'll find about this top is that the cotton is quite fine. Is it Italian, Egyptian, Swiss?

This Cego shirts design includes some very pleasant touches. It's a hidden button placket. I truly must determine how to create one of these.

It's the narrowest flat-felled stitches I've noticed, measuring roughly 1/8 inch.

It's back darts, giving the top a tapered fit.

You will find far more stitches per inch compared to the Thomas Pink shirt -- someone confirm this -- and also the ribbon seems nicer. (Note to self: reduction stitch length on tops.)

No doubt as a result of nice cloth, the top feels light, but sturdy. Building is excellent, while there are a couple thread problems here and there that the normal man wouldn't detect; I never did.

How much can a shirt like that price? Nicely Cego custom tops start at $100, also with this material and a number of the distinctive details (such as the concealed placket) that I 'd suppose double that. Perhaps not the priciest custom-made shirt on the market however, it's fine. BTW, Cego's tops aren't bespoke, but instead custom tailored with pre-existing block patterns altered on a computer application; a single pattern isn't drawn up especially for you. The majority of the true shirtmaking continues in neighboring Newark.

So what exactly do you believe? Before I plunked down $185 for a Thomas Pink RTW shirt I'd go to Cego or any other neighborhood custom shirtmaker, wouldn't you? Obviously, you have to understand exactly what you're searching for in a top and several individuals probably don't.

More pics of this Cego top . The Thomas Pink top pics are all here, the Gap top pics here. I'll be analyzing various other tops in the week beforehand.

I'm deciding on a solid grey cotton flannel with contrasting topstitching. No plaids.

We'll see how this ends up -- it's 's an odd layout by now 's criteria (it's 's a pullover) but must have been very well known in the mid-Fifties since there are a great deal of guys 's top notch patterns with this layout out there.

In Sew-Along news, our Sew-Along Flickr team is growing quickly and if you harbor 't published a photograph of your routine (if you're not sewing Negroni) or cloth please do this in the days beforehand. It's great fun to find out what folks are going and there's quite a bit of commenting going on also. You overlook 't need to connect the group to see it, naturally, simply to upload photographs and/or remark. Should you would like to join, email me (peterlappinnyc in gmail dot com).

Have a fantastic day everyone!

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