How Jacket Shoulder Slope Should Fit

How It Should Fit: Resting flat along neck and shoulders A proper Shoulder Slope should match the natural pitch of your shoulders. Whether you have broad, squared, rounded, or sloped shoulders, Proper Cloth offers six Shoulder Slope adjustments to meet … Continue reading

How Jacket Bicep Width Should Fit

How It Should Fit: Close to the biceps, tapering slightly to the cuff When standing upright with your arms at rest, the jacket sleeves should hug your biceps, but not so tight as to cause creasing, twisting, or pulling at … Continue reading

How Jacket Midsection Width Should Fit

How It Should Fit: Gently hugging your torso A well–tailored jacket should lightly hug your midsection and follow the curve of your back in a smooth, uninterrupted drape. There should be no pulling or bunching when you button the jacket … Continue reading

How Jacket Chest Width Should Fit

How It Should Fit: The jacket lapels should rest flat against your chest When you button the top button of your jacket, the lapels should rest smoothly and unbent on your chest. There should be no folds of excess fabric, … Continue reading

How Jacket Sleeve Length Should Fit

How It Should Fit: Above your wrists, never past the heel of your palm The Proper Cloth rule of thumb holds that a jacket sleeve should expose 0.25”- 0.50” of your dress shirt cuff for a stylish, universally appropriate look. … Continue reading

Perfecting Your Straight Hem Shirt Size

We offer three hem shape options for your custom shirt design: the Rounded Hem, Straight Hem, and Polo Hem. The Straight Hem and Polo Hem are great options for casual shirts you intend to wear untucked, as they’re considered less … Continue reading

Top Button Placement

Proper Cloth offers the ability to adjust how high or low you’d like the first button below the shirt collar to be placed, but it may not be obvious why you would like to adjust this part of your shirt. Typically, … Continue reading

Dress Shirt is Too Tight at the Stomach

Problem description The dress shirt is too tight at the stomach, causing it to pull uncomfortably or simply look unflattering. This could be a problem at all times or primarily when sitting. Solution The answer to this problem is fairly … Continue reading

Collar Does Not Stand Up When Unbuttoned

The Problem You have visions of wearing your shirt open-collar and looking as sharp as Clooney/Pitt/Beckham, but for some reason your collar isn’t on the same page. It’s folding over, flopping to the side, or sliding down rather than standing … Continue reading