• J.Hilburn

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    Once you go custom, you will wonder how you ever settled for off-the-rack clothing. Bespoke shirting can be expensive (my Ascot Chang shirt was upwards of $300) but it doesn't always have to be.  The gentlemen behind J.Hilburn offer custom shirting, not out of the confines of a  brick and mortar shop, but from a stable of style advisors who meet you in your home or office.

    Admittedly, the custom shirting process can be overwhelming given the myriad of options at your fingertips. Fit, fabrics, collars, cuffs, pockets—the list goes on; however, J.Hilburn simplifies this in a very smart way. For example, they refined what is traditionally a conversation about how you like your shirt to fit on your body with an illustrative diagram of four precise fits ranging from "traditional" to "European" (slim but not skinny). Custom shirting is no longer solely for the guy who knows exactly what he wants but for the guy who has an idea of what he likes.

    J.Hilburn custom dress shirt with repp tie by The Windmill Club

    While J.Hilburn has built their reputation on offering a great value, they aren't cutting any corners.  The (indestructible) buttons feel really good in between your fingers. It's the first thing you notice while buttoning up.  Shirt bags and metal collar stays are also included.  After being measured, I opted for a pale pink oxford fabric (Monti) in a European fit with a spread collar, side pleats, barrel cuffs, and my monogram (left side at the bottom of my rib cage)*...all for around $120.  At that price, you may never want to go back to off-the-rack.

    *courtesy of J.Hilburn

    Nov 10, 2011 | Permalink (26) Total Comments

    Bri Euton left a comment on 12/19/2011 at 1:07 PM:

    Boulder/Denver, Colorado guys-shoot me an email bri.euton@jhilburnpartner.com or give me a call at 720-443-2383

    Susan Klapkin left a comment on 11/20/2011 at 8:41 PM:

    Anyone in Central New Jersey or manhattan- please contact me for your person J. Hilburn appointment

    Chris Anderson left a comment on 11/18/2011 at 6:49 PM:

    I love this New England style.

    I do.

    Jennifer left a comment on 11/18/2011 at 3:39 PM:

    Any Boston gentleman interested in looking at the J.Hilburn line can check out my personal site jennifercasner.jhilburn.com

    Hilton left a comment on 11/18/2011 at 11:46 AM:

    This is a great shot of you, Mr. Castleberry. (You appear to be more sophisticated and manly.)

    Michael left a comment on 11/15/2011 at 11:52 PM:

    Same pose without the sport coat would have synced better with a piece about the shirt you are wearing.  True?

    Al left a comment on 11/14/2011 at 6:46 PM:

    Woah…I have that exact same jacket.

    c^left left a comment on 11/14/2011 at 10:43 AM:

    Although initially dismissed by scanning eyes as another tweed jacket, the subtle plaid pattern gestured at by the blue trousers is exquisite.

    Susan Kantor left a comment on 11/12/2011 at 8:27 AM:

    CTBAKER or other Fairfield County CT guys, I would be happy to show you the J. Hilburn line.  Check out my website at http://susankantor.jhilburn.com.

    cam left a comment on 11/12/2011 at 1:10 AM:

    Socks no? It is November after all….

    Laguna Beach Fogey left a comment on 11/12/2011 at 12:16 AM:

    Wonderful. Hilarious photo!

    I wonder what song you were jiving to…

    I’m thinking Elvis.

    Or, are those jazz hands?

    Please advise. ;-)

    Andi left a comment on 11/11/2011 at 3:46 PM:

    You kind of look like Cosmo Kramer in that picture (in a good way).

    BTW, I usually have my shirts made at CottonWork, and I nothing but good things to say about those guys.

    kelly johnson left a comment on 11/11/2011 at 2:07 PM:

    Hey L.A. area guys!
    Click here

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 11/11/2011 at 12:52 PM:

    @ML—My moleskin jeans are Ralph Lauren and my sportcoat is J.Press.

    @logicsalmon—From the photo, it looks like I’m very happy with the fit. I described the options I chose within the copy above. Because the shirt is custom, showing you all the little details of mine isn’t extreme relevant because your shirt will inherently be different.

    @ctbaker—When you visit the website you can request a style advisor contact you I’m order to establish the relationship and measure you up.

    ML left a comment on 11/11/2011 at 12:14 PM:

    Great jacket and pants, makers?

    RBC left a comment on 11/11/2011 at 10:20 AM:

    Something worth noting is that an individual pattern is cut for each shirt just like at bespoke shirting outfits Charvet or T&A (both of which cost a TON more than J.Hilburn).

    logicsalmon left a comment on 11/11/2011 at 2:55 AM:

    Really intriguing.  Although the website has some great swatches of the fabrics, would you mind maybe showing us how it fits and what options you decided to get?  I do trust your word, but it would be nice to see the shirt itself.


    Joey Dee left a comment on 11/10/2011 at 11:18 PM:

    I must agree, this photo of you has a great energy!

    AEV left a comment on 11/10/2011 at 10:49 PM:

    For the money, my J. Hilburn shirts are the nicest I own. If you live in/around DC, and want to get in touch with a great local sales/fitting rep, let me know - I’d be happy to share her contact information…

    ctbaker left a comment on 11/10/2011 at 10:11 PM:

    if J. Hilburn doesn’t have stores how do I get one?

    emjkmj left a comment on 11/10/2011 at 9:46 PM:

    @FEC- Don’t get me wrong, this is one of your best portraits.  A few detailed pics of the shirt, would have served well.

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 11/10/2011 at 9:36 PM:

    @emjkmj—There are plenty of detailed fabric swatches available for viewing on the J.Hilburn website.

    @gotleib—My cordovan tassel loafers are Ralph Lauren (Crockett & Jones).

    emjkmj left a comment on 11/10/2011 at 9:16 PM:

    Maybe next time you will show the shirt…

    gotleib left a comment on 11/10/2011 at 8:26 PM:

    Will definitely have to try one of those shirts! What’s the brand/model on the shoes?

    Richard Ross left a comment on 11/10/2011 at 8:21 PM:

    Hey, nice jeans.

    K. Cooper Ray left a comment on 11/10/2011 at 8:16 PM:

    J. Hilburn is amazing. And that is quite the dapper photo, Mr. Castelberry.