Cotton & Buttons
We use only two-fold Egyptian cotton (grown in Egypt) with a yarn count of 100+ or Sea Island cotton (grown in the West Indies) with a yarn count of 160-200. This cotton is woven in the Acorn Mills, in Nelson, Lancashire – although some cottons woven in Italy and Switzerland are also available. While many shirt makers are happy to save money using plastic buttons, Russell & Hodge’s buttons are always made from Mother of Pearl.
Measure & Make
15 separate measurements are taken and recorded. As with all true bespoke tailoring, a paper pattern is made, unique to the customer which we store for future reference. Once our expert cutter has shaped your shirt, our in house sewing team, runs each shirt through the sewing machine twice.
Watch our video on bespoke shirt making on YouTube
The first shirt we make for you is a test bed for all your future orders. We ask you to run it through the washing machine a couple of times, wear it around for a couple of weeks and then bring it back for final adjustments.
Minimum order & cost
The minimum order is three shirts at £195 per shirt.
Our clients are wide ranging, united by their appreciation of a truly bespoke shirt. The process begins with a visit to our factory and a chat about your requirements with Kerry or Jimmy. Testimonials from some of our more notable customers can be seen below.
“Kerry – Thanks for all the great shirts.”
“Best Shirt Company.”
Russell & Hodge
London SW1Y 6JE
(strictly by appointment only)
Phone: 020 8521 3139
Email: Please use the contact form
Russell & Hodge is one of the last truly bespoke shirtmakers, measuring, cutting and sewing shirts of the highest quality, on the premises, in London, since 1978.