Kirby Allison has collaborated with Budd Shirtmaker to bring to life his bespoke Budd 100% Cream Spun Silk Dinner Shirt as an item available on KirbyAllison.com! Nothing surpasses the elegance of black tie, but it is becoming increasingly difficult to find the proper black tie "kit" without going "full bespoke."
Kirby Allison has collaborated with Budd Shirtmaker, a true British heritage brand located in the Piccadilly Arcade in London, to bring to life one of the bespoke dinner shirts that he had made. This shirt offers to discerning RTW customers, perhaps not able to travel to London to commission their own bespoke dinner shirt, all of the elegant, subtle details of quality, craftsmanship, and tradition normally only accessible full bespoke.
This shirt is crafted from an exceptionally elegant cream spun silk fabric. Perhaps the most elegant of any fabric with which one could have a dinner shirt made, cream spun silk has a nuance to it that really can only be experienced. The spun silk does not have the sheen of typical satin silk, giving this shirt a beautiful visual texture and comfort simply not possible with even the finest cottons. Furthermore, the unbleached cream color of the silk gives this shirt a softness that balances out the contrast between one's dinner shirt and black tuxedo.
In addition, these shirts are hand-plated not with the standard 1/2" pleats found on Budd's standard RTW dinner shirt, but with a finer 1/4" pleat normally only available to bespoke clients. The smaller pleats can only be achieved by hand - with only two seamstresses at Budd's Andover factory qualified to sew these - and doubles the amount of work involved in the pleating.
The result is a dinner shirt that truly represents the pinnacle of elegance. Available only here at KirbyAllison.com as part of this Budd x Kirby Allison collaboration.
100% Spun Silk - Cream Color
Constructed for four studs; comes with button placket
Care Instructions: Delicate machine wash. Do not tumble dry (this leads to cracks in the collar and cuff). Hang dry and press while damp with a iron on the silk heat setting.
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