The perfect, I mean absolutely perfect shirt is hard to find. It’s too long, it’s too short, the arms are too wide. And when you take your tie off and undo a button you are either still choking or it looks like you forgot to finish getting dressed.
These are things you learn to deal with over the years, you either get it tailored or work with what you’ve got. Until you stumble upon the company that does it all right: Ledbury.
After you find the perfect shirt for you, click here and get $25 off!
The Start of Ledbury
In 2008 two Oxford grad students by way of Virgin realized what they had been missing out on in the US for so many years: the tailoring of Savile Row and the clean-cut English look that comes with it. Due to the poor economy at the time, these two grad students, Paul and Paul, decided to forget about the traditional career path to chase a dream instead, and we are damn glad they did.
After having an apprenticeship with one of London’s great tailors the two men knew what gift they were going to bring back stateside, their love of shirting.
Paul and Paul moved back to Richmond, Virginia where they turned an old tobacco factory into what is now their headquarters for our favorite shirts. Thank you, Paul’s for realizing the path that was right for you and bringing the US some of the best shirts on the market today, lovers of proper men’s clothing everywhere appreciate it.
Ledbury offers three styles of shirts: slim fit, classic fit and their short run shirting, which is a different limited edition line they release each month. Here’s a look at the different styles with a brief explanation of how each fit is perfect in their own way.
Their slim fit shirts (of which there are currently 59 styles) are available for $115 – $185 and are just as perfect with a suit as they are with a pair of slim-cut jeans. These shirts are cut with slightly less fabric in the waist and torso than you are probably used to, creating a slimmer, more flattering shape.
For the man that just isn’t quite cut for the slim fit, Ledbury offers a slightly looser fitting cut, the classic fit. Made to fit virtually all shapes and sizes, these shirts are perfect for anyone who wants a little extra room.
Short Run Shirting
With a limited number of shirts made each month, the short run shirting line is always changing. Last month’s line was full of tuxedo shirts and black tie acceptable formalwear. This month, Ledbury is helping us cope with the cold with their winter line, featuring lots of moleskin, twill and herringbone.
Ledbury’s outstanding fit and style doesn’t just stop at shirts, their full line of blazers and sport coats keep you looking good in every occasion. Ranging between $625 and $675, these slim fitting, European fabric blazers are exactly what every man needs hanging in his closet.
Ties and Accessories
Now that you know where to find the ideal shirt and blazer it’s time to take care of the details. Whether you need to finish it off with a tie and pocket square, or need a new garment bag to keep everything fresh, Ledbury has you covered.
Ledbury runs a referral program where all new customers get $25 off their first order if they use this link.
Additionally, Ledbury runs special offers where if you buy 3 or more shirts you also receive 25% off. All sales are announced through email, so make sure to signup for the Ledbury mailing list.
Like what Ledbury has to offer? Thankfully they are not the only up-and-coming menswear brand that is changing the game. Here is a list of similar brands that are carving out their piece of the pie one shirt, coat and tie at a time.
- Hugh and Crye, offering everything from blazers to collar stays, this is another company you want to keep an eye on. Click here and learn how to get $10 off your first purchase!
- Proper Cloth is a great custom shirting company that we love. Choose your cut, fabric and all the other details you’d like to make the perfect shirt for you. Click here and get $25 off your first shirt.
- Bonobos is another brand we can’t shy away from. They do everything right from head-to-toe but our favorite pieces are easily their outerwear.
- Alton Lane gets our last shout out for companies who make exquisite custom shirts, starting at $89 you really can’t go wrong. Plus click here and get $25 off your first purchase.
Our Parting Words on Ledbury
Ledbury has done something we have all longed for, made quality shirts with an amazing fit. We here at Life, Tailored love Ledbury and can’t wait to see what their lines grow into. Check out more of their stylish products for yourself, including their ties, accessories and sale section.
Don’t forget to click here and get $25 off your first purchase at Ledbury!
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