Finding the well-made casual clothing can be tough, especially in a sea of fast-fashion options that weren't built to last. Sure, there are plenty of options for the man who wants a custom suit or a perfectly-fitted dress shirt, but work shirts and jackets for the everyday? Good luck.
To address this growing demand, a San Francisco brand with a Northeast sensibility set out to create a better version of the tailored clothing—long the domain of older men with sizable mid-sections.
Taylor Stitch was founded by three guys who after college, set out in pursuit of finding the best fitting shirt out there. Here’s a look at what you can expect to find on their website:
Tough, Sustainable Basics
Taylor Stitch promises to be a brand that focuses on bringing durability to the table. Clothing is built to last, adding modern fit updates to classic pieces. This is a brand that sets out to change the way young men dress--a sophisticated collection of basics that well, don't look so basic.
Taylor Stitch makes clothing for every occasion—but most of the separates they’ve got are the staples you can wear multiple times a week, if need be. Clothing is made in factories around the world, which aim to help their local economies—and usher more people into the middle class. The second part of their process is making sure they achieve their goals sustainably.
Part of what makes Taylor Stitch something of an outlier in the menswear space is the fact that these pieces were designed with the user in mind—to the extent that shoppers may invest in the creation of a new clothing item. The workshop is part Kickstarter, part Everlane—crowd-sourced, and transparent—and the brand only makes what gets funded. Nothing wasted. The benefit of crowd funding the projects is—you save 20%.
We like that customers get a say in what gets put out—how many times have we been baffled by weird stitching, odd-ball sleeves, and bad news patterns?
Taylor Stitch offers a wide range of clothing and accessories for men. From shirts and outerwear to bottoms to shoes and accessories. The tees are a consistently popular choice, shoppers rave about their softness and durability.
The Telegraph Collection was designed to give you suits that travel well—stick it on a hook, cram it in your suitcase, where it to dinner, drinks, or the office. You never have to worry about upkeep with the suits in this collection. The navy blazer (available for pre-order) is made from a stretchy wool and built to last. Other pieces include the Jack, a linen button down that gets softer with each wash, as well as the espresso-colored brogues—which look awesome with slacks and a suit or sans socks with a pair of rolled chinos.
The Heavy Bag Shop is a collection with clothing made using up-cycled and recycled yarns. The sustainable fabric is used to create clothes like the Heavy Bag Tee, a durable tee that brings more heft to the table than your average tee. Heavy bag tees and henleys run you $45 and $68, respectively—a price point that we get it, is a little hard to justify. But, clothing is recycled, and according to the site, the first-ever waterless clothing collection.
But there are some weird (ish) things about the website. For one, they have a women’s tab that does not contain any items for sale. The brand seldom posts any new designs in their workshop and doesn’t seem to restock any of the items—while we are here to talk men’s clothes, the empty tab looks pretty bad.
What’s more is some of the men’s clothes sell out, and TS doesn't restock them regularly. For example, you’ll see multiple shirts on the site out of mediums. We get the focus on no-waste is really cool, but it’s no good when a brand runs out of tees they’re famous for.
Conclusion—Worth the Price?
From everyday essentials to gear suited for the outdoors, we really like the Taylor aesthetic—. The clothes are well-designed and focus on the casual pieces you can wear just about anywhere, for years to come. The brand’s clothing is all about making you look and feel confident and comfortable, not to mention stylish.
Most of the reviews we came across reflect a positive experience with the clothing—and most customers reiterate that the clothes are tough, durable, and go with everything. The shirts and jackets might be a little pricey for some men, but overall—seem worth it.
Taylor Stitch gives you clothing that takes you throughout your day and looks as good in the city it does in the great wide open.