We’ve taken the perfect fit of your dress trousers and now added an incredible selection of stretch cotton chinos, summer linens and dark denim. Available individually, as special packages (see pricing below) or mix and match one of each for 4/$1300. All fabrics milled in Italy by Hesworth for their casual BREZZA collection.
Stretch Cotton Chinos
Our most exciting offering. Long-staple fiber cotton blended with 3% elastane for stretch — and helps the chino not “bag” at the knees and seat. Classic tones of tan and blues alongside some non-traditional colors. Upgrade your everyday pant with the perfect fit and Italian-milled fabric.
1 for $350
4 for $1000
Cotton-Cashmere Premium Chinos
Treat yourself to the softest pair of chinos possible. Cashmere yarns give a brushed finish and luxurious hand feel. We also recommend this fabric for a full suit as it’s not as stiff as traditional chino fabric.
1 for $500
4 for $1500
Available in melange and plain weaves. Makes perfect airy trousers for humid summer days. Also, a great option for suits and blazers, too.
1 for $450
4 for $1300
For those looking for a perfect fitting pair of jeans in a dark tone, this stretch denim is available in several shades of blue, black and even with a red undertone.
1 for $500
4 for $1500
Los Angeles client Jeff P. wanted a bespoke tuxedo smoking jacket cut with a dark green cloth for his wedding. After carefully selecting cloth from Loro Piana’s Uniti collection, Jeff wanted a unique design by matching the shawl collar with a double-breasted front closure.
Photography by Sheldon Butler
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Scott R. is wearing a bespoke 2pc custom suit made with Zegna Trofeo Summer cloth. His shirt was made of a sturdy white cotton from Thomas Mason cloth. He was fitted by Andrew in the San Francisco Fit Studio.
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Go behind the scenes of the Albini Group’s Mill in Albino Italy just outside Bergamo and see what makes the world’s greatest cotton for dress shirts.
Sourcing Stories: The “Kings of Cotton”
It’s milled in Italy, but why are Egyptian-cotton fibres so sought after?
When the founder of modern day Egypt, King Mohammed Ali, brought with him seeds from Brazil (cotton & linen) and the Caribbean (cotton and linen) in the early 1800s - he found that in the Nile River Delta farmers were able to grow the longest, finest and softest cotton fibres. Long fibres make it easier and thus more cost efficient to produce. Ancient Egyptians were growing cotton and linen since antiquity and the new seeds yielded global leading results.
Extra-long fibres also make for a more durable garment. And the most noticeable benefit? The supremely soft “hand” touch. Think of extra-long staple fibers in cotton as the cashmere of shirting fibres. This is why Egyptian cotton is considered “the cotton of kings.”
The entrepreneurs of the Albini family as well as U.K. businessman Thomas Mason started sourcing the fibres from Egypt in the 1800s and the rest is history. More than a century of innovation has yielded the results you see today. When Albini Group purchased Thomas Mason more scale was reached. A lot of the workers are second or even third generational employees. The knowledge is not easily transferrable and passed down through the firm’s institutional knowledge.
Today the Albini Group leases thousands of acres from the Egyptian government to ensure they can provide sustainable farming and ethical development working conditions for the people. It is a win-win for Hall Madden to be able to source shirting fabric from Albini. Our clients receive the best cotton and linen shirts and Albini can continue their mission to create the best fabrics.
What kind of innovation has their been since computers?
In the “old days” mills would have to create their own swatch books and samples by glueing different pieces together to create just one swatch. This time intensive practice made it very difficult to scale out the business. Tailors would travel by boat to global locations. You would be lucky to see your bespoke garments in 6-12 months.
This is why in the past you didn’t see a lot of checks, but mostly solids and stripes. Making a check swatch was nearly impossible at the time.
Recently, Albini has harkened back to the old days of bespoke tailoring by making it easy to make one-off garments. When a client commissions a shirt the fabric, for which there are over thousands to choose from, is cut and shipped to our factory the next business day and arrives in as little as three days.
Why did we go visit Albini?
Well first off we are friends of the brand. We are also the fastest growing made-to-measure client they have ever had. For this visit, Albini Group wanted to spend time showing off their new sustainability and organic cotton initiatives — values we share with them. They also proudly unveiled their new women’s collection that we will be releasing in conjunction with our soon to be launched women’s line in the fall. Hall Madden will be the first U.S. brand to carry the women’s collection.
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Hall Madden now offers the entire range of our best selling collection; ‘Revenge’ by Vitale Barberis Canonico.
Our partnership with Italy’s Oldest and Largest mill now includes all of their fabric ranges. We went from dozens of fabrics to hundreds of fabrics in our best selling super 110 and super 150 collections.
Hall Madden custom dress shirts come in a variety of different cloths and styles. Take a look at some of our favorite styles of cloth perfect for business casual.
Jersey: Think of your favorite knit polo shirt. The same soft fabric is now available as a custom shirt. Some slight stretch combined with a melange yarn makes this a perfect casual shirt under a sport coat (think: cotton, linen) or on its own with a pair of chinos.
Seersucker: Ignore the images of preppy striped summer suits for a moment and think about the wonderful texture as a shirt with very wearable stripes. Perfect for humid days when you still need a proper dress shirt.
Denim Lino: Take the relaxed nature of your favorite jeans, weave it from linen instead of cotton, and combine a custom fit for the perfect shirt that looks great and will develop a unique faded character over time. Just like jeans, these are available in different “washes”, too.
Balmoral: Imagine your favorite cashmere scarf made into a dress shirt. These fabrics blend the perfect mix of high-end cotton with cashmere to make the softest shirt you’ll ever wear — and in a weight that’s appropriate for summer.