Shopping for something as simple a shirt can be exasperating as a woman. Fabrics and quality don’t always measure up to the men’s department and forget about fit, as off-the-rack styles rarely suit anyone perfectly. These dilemmas are exactly what inspired Kelly Hamilton, a fourth-generation owner of Hamilton Shirts, to change the way women shop for shirting.
Hamilton Shirts, a Houston-based and family-owned bespoke shirt making company, has spent 135 years perfecting the man’s shirt. Kelly Hamilton is now bringing this renown expertise to the ladies by launching Hamilton Women’s, a collection that draws from the same tradition and craftsmanship as the men’s collection, but is carefully made with a woman’s form in mind.
“For the last few years, I’ve been working with our team of expert pattern makers and seamstresses to create five classic, customizable styles that I think every woman would want in her wardrobe,” says Hamilton. “They’re just beautifully made shirts, crafted from the finest Italian fabrics. The fit and style options really are what set them apart from what’s currently available for women in the market,” notes Hamilton.
Customers are encouraged to begin with their style selection from these 5 classics shirt silhouettes, sized 0-14 or XXS-XXL in both petite, regular, and tall cuts. Color and fabric options come next including the best quality linens, poplins, cotton cashmeres on the market, so you can decide what suits you seasonally. Styles can then be personalized to body type through bust size (a choice of either A/B or C/D) and button placket placement to find your true fit. Finally, the whole process rounds out with customizations such as collar type (choose from spread, button down and band), a pocket or no pocket, and of course monogram options in different fonts and thread colors.
The fitting experience is encouraged in store at their Houston retail front when possible, but all 5 styles are available online here in an edited fabric selection. Trust us—once you discover the quality and incomparable fit that is bespoke, you will never go back to shopping the sales racks.
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Scroll through all five fits below.