The art of bespoke also works wonders with shirts.

The process is simpler, of course, with fewer layers, but the benefits of cutting the shirt to the exact measurements of the body are equally profound.

With stock shirts, you usually have to choose a shirt according to collar size, and then accept default measurements for the length of the sleeves and the body of the shirt. The result is that most men fit one aspect of their shirt but not the others. Add in other personal idiosyncrasies, such as width of neck, chest size, or having one arm longer than the other (as most men do) and it’s no surprise that men find bespoke shirting such a revelation.

First, you choose your cloth from our range of many thousands. Then, you choose your collar from over 30 different types, including spread, wing, cutaway, round, or button-down, and then your cuffs.

We then take your measurements and send them to our workshop. Your shirt will be with you in two weeks.





If you are looking for something that is focused on the latest style trends and you are lucky enough to fit off the peg clothing, then our recently launched shirt brand THE ENGLISH ARTISAN is for you. It is part of the Charlie Allen Tailoring house, we produce a collection of Ready To Wear shirts made in our North London workroom. Email or come in store to find out more.


Charlie Allen has been giving a playful spin to Savile Row quality for over 30 years. For bespoke and made to measure garments with all the Row hallmarks of quality, attention to detail and discretion, but also a softness and elegance that puts you immediately at your ease, visit our premises at 1 Cooper’s Yard Islington, or call 020 7359 0883.