dress shirts

Business Casual Shirt Cloth

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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.

 

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BLUE HOUNDSTOOTH

We took the classic pattern and blew it up to a bolder woven shirt. Think of it as the shirt you wear when you’re not wearing a tie with a suit. The robust fabric also has a wrinkle-resistant weave. Wear it with grey and blue suits alike.

PINK OXFORD

We found the heaviest oxford cloth fabric we could find for this shirt because we know when it comes to oxford cloth it’ll only get softer over time. While we got rid of the classic button-down collar, we did include a pocket as a nod to this Ivy-League era staple. And pink works great as a shirt to give your face some color — we think it’s a great shirt to wear to Sunday brunch.

BLUE STRIATED

We’re always looking for fabrics that have an interesting texture and definitely found it in this cloth. Subtle variations in the yarns give a melange effect that shows off the texture as well. And with warmer weather coming up, who doesn’t want a blue shirt that’s a bit happier in tone, too?

Styles are designed personally by founders Richard Hall and McGregor Madden. Quarterly subscribers receive a box of 3 dress shirts that fit great and are both office and casual appropriate. 

Thomas Mason 1796 Bespoke Custom Shirting

 

Hall Madden is proud to announce that we are one a few selected custom clothing businesses in the world to carry this prestigious collection in its entirety.

 
Hall Madden X Thomas Mason 1796 Bespoke Collection

Hall Madden X Thomas Mason 1796 Bespoke Collection

British inspired, with a touch of eccentricity, Thomas Mason Bespoke collection is characterized by double twisted fabrics, crafted using only the finest yarns from the extra-long staple Egyptian cotton.

Founded in Lancashire in 1796 by entrepreneur Thomas Mason, the eponymous label has been a landmark for elegance and quality, in the world of English shirting traditions.
Acquired by Albini Group in 1992, Thomas Mason reinterprets its rich heritage in a modern and original way, through precious and colourful double twisted fabrics, crafted using the exceptional Giza 45 and Giza 87 Egyptian cotton and the refined linen from Normandy.

Hall Madden has been working directly with Albini Group since 2018.


Questions about Thomas Mason fabric or our custom shirt program? Call (872)228-9910 or email support@hallmadden.com to speak with us.


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BLUE CROSSES  We saw this unique fabric and knew it’d be a fun addition to this box. The small navy crosses on a white background make for a shirt that can be worn with denim or even under a dark suit in the evenings. The blue buttons bring color when worn without a necktie.  LIGHT BLUE DOUBLE WINDOWPANE  The perfect business casual dress shirt in a classic color that goes with everything, but a unique pattern that’s not too loud. Wear this with khaki chinos, 5-pocket corduroys, and dress trousers. Or dress it up under a grey suit.  GREY HOUNDSTOOTH  It’s not too often wen find grey dress shirts that have something different about them in the weave. But we really like this houndstooth weave that gives great visual interest and has a nice hand feel. It works well with charcoal trousers and suits, and as an alternative color for under a navy jacket.

BLUE CROSSES

We saw this unique fabric and knew it’d be a fun addition to this box. The small navy crosses on a white background make for a shirt that can be worn with denim or even under a dark suit in the evenings. The blue buttons bring color when worn without a necktie.

LIGHT BLUE DOUBLE WINDOWPANE

The perfect business casual dress shirt in a classic color that goes with everything, but a unique pattern that’s not too loud. Wear this with khaki chinos, 5-pocket corduroys, and dress trousers. Or dress it up under a grey suit.

GREY HOUNDSTOOTH

It’s not too often wen find grey dress shirts that have something different about them in the weave. But we really like this houndstooth weave that gives great visual interest and has a nice hand feel. It works well with charcoal trousers and suits, and as an alternative color for under a navy jacket.

Styles are designed personally by founders Richard Hall and McGregor Madden. Quarterly subscribers receive a box of 3 dress shirts that fit great and are both office and casual appropriate. 

Custom Emerald Green Blazer and Suit

A surprisingly frequent request from new Hall Madden clients is an emerald green suit or blazer. While most suiting and jacketing fabrics are shades of grey, blue and brown, green — especially in an emerald jewel tone — is quite uncommon from fabric mills.

A Chicago client, David R., liked this Super 120s birdseye wool fabric from Pallazo. This italian emerald green wool is year-round in weight (220g/m) and has a slight bit of texture to give it some shine. It’s slightly brighter than the famous Master’s Golf Tournament green jacket.

For design, the emerald jacket has a peak lapel, two-button closure with horn buttons, and slanted “hacking” flap pockets and a ticket pocket with dual rear vents. As an emerald green blazer, David has a wide range of options on how to wear it with Hall Madden custom dress shirts.

First, with a crisp white French-cuffed shirt and glen-plaid grey odd trousers for a more dressed-up look, finished off with a white linen pocket square.

Next, David wears the emerald green blazer jacket with a dark-navy, wide-striped dress shirt and white denim and a navy dotted silk pocket square.

Finally, for the most casual look, the emerald green blazer is worn with a light blue shirt and dark denim blue jeans.

We also envision that as a full suit in emerald green, this fabric could be paired quite easily with a lavender shirt or even a black merino polo turtleneck sweater.

Available as a blazer ($1150) or full suit ($1400) custom-made by Hall Madden.

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Styles are designed personally by founders Richard Hall and McGregor Madden. Quarterly subscribers receive a box of 3 dress shirts that fit great and are both office and casual appropriate. 

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BLACK POPLIN

Made for evenings to be worn without a necktie. The fly front placket offers a modern, streamlined look that hides the buttons for a clean finish. Pair it with dark denim or under a black, charcoal or burgundy suit or jacket.

BLUE ROYAL OXFORD

An elevated and refined take to the Oxford cloth shirt. A bit more sheen and diamond weave gives a dressed-up appearance to the wardrobe staple. We’ve added a pocket, spread collar and plain placket to create a balanced business casual shirt.

BLUE-BROWN WINDOWPANE FLANNEL

Perfect shirt for the cooler months ahead. Horn buttons add a unique casualness to a hearty fabric. Pair it with your favorite jeans, five-pocket corduroys or rugged chinos and under tweed jackets.

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Styles are designed personally by founders Richard Hall and McGregor Madden. Quarterly subscribers receive a box of 3 dress shirts that fit great and are both office and casual appropriate. 

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WHITE LINEN

Perfect for the humidity and heat of the summer months, this classic white linen shirt goes great with a tan and with any combination from a standard wool suit to more casual cotton suiting. Wear it untucked with your favorite shorts with the sleeves rolled up. Linen — the oldest natural fiber in the world — breathes well, is incredibly strong and allows moisture to evaporate off your skin faster.

 

BLUE DIAMONDS

We love a complex weave in a classic color and this shirt offers a unique take not often seen. The texture has a great hand feel while giving you all the versatility that a blue shirt offers from formal to business casual dress. Taking any sort of necktie, this shirt runs the gamut, but consider picking up a tie with bottle green in it for a surprising and uncommon pairing.


RUBY-BLUE GINGHAM

An ideal shirt to wear sans neckwear with a colorful checked pattern. Pairs easily with chinos (navy or khaki) and can liven up a navy suit quite well. Attending a wedding? Wear it under a light grey sharkskin suit with a darker navy necktie.

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Styles are designed personally by founders Richard Hall and McGregor Madden. Quarterly subscribers receive a box of 3 dress shirts that fit great and are both office and casual appropriate. 

WHITE PINPOINT OXFORD  A formal business shirt with a classic weave, our French-cuffed white shirt has a clean French placket to match. This is a great go-to shirt for any formal event and under any suit. Make it your go-to for interviews and evenings. Have some fun with silk knot cufflinks or use your own.  BLUE CHAMBRAY WINDOWPANE  Our chambray shirts in the past were hits, so we’ve found a new one with a subtle white windowpane pattern. With a placket front, this shirt balances the casual nature that pairs well with chinos and denim.  PINK GINGHAM  Just in time for spring and summer, this new take on a previous style features some fun details. With a contrast navy buttonhole stitching at the top, there’s a unique bit of color when worn tie-less. And a placket front and pocket to add to this more casual shirt. Wear it on its own or under a light grey suit for summer weddings.

WHITE PINPOINT OXFORD

A formal business shirt with a classic weave, our French-cuffed white shirt has a clean French placket to match. This is a great go-to shirt for any formal event and under any suit. Make it your go-to for interviews and evenings. Have some fun with silk knot cufflinks or use your own.

BLUE CHAMBRAY WINDOWPANE

Our chambray shirts in the past were hits, so we’ve found a new one with a subtle white windowpane pattern. With a placket front, this shirt balances the casual nature that pairs well with chinos and denim.

PINK GINGHAM

Just in time for spring and summer, this new take on a previous style features some fun details. With a contrast navy buttonhole stitching at the top, there’s a unique bit of color when worn tie-less. And a placket front and pocket to add to this more casual shirt. Wear it on its own or under a light grey suit for summer weddings.