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Behind The Scenes

Mel Testing Pains for Design ImageFinding the exciting, luxurious, rare items we offer, cajoling the artisans into making what doesn't exist, getting it here, and the ongoing photography which makes it possible for you to see everything isn't as hedonistic as wearing cashmere socks or fine Swiss underwear! But the ongoing two-continent, multi-country quest can be fun ... or funny ... so we decided to share some of it with you in a short photo essay.

Is it wonderful to wear a different pair of socks and underwear every day. Absolutely! But laundering them, before and after measurements, judging the fit and feel of hundreds of items gives pause to the pleasure. Nonetheless, when we say we test everything we sell, we mean it.

Do we enjoy working with gorgeous models? Duh! But around the 2,500th photo in the tenth hour under 6,000 watts of halogens, beauty tends to become obscured by sweat. Truthfully, we wouldn't trade it for anything! Here's a peek behind the scenes of CustomShirt1.com.

All of what we do begins in the design department either here in our East Hampton-Amagansett studios or at one of our Western European artisans.

 

 

Working in the Design Department

 

 

We grow this story often. More photos. More insight into our quest for quality. More insider's views of the way it comes to fruition.

It's kind of like a combination of the Science Channel's How It's Made & How Do They Do It combined with the loftiest dreams of a Fashion Institute professor tempered by the grouchy old engineer in the corner beating his drum to the tune of Only The Best Will Do.

 

Here's a quick Behind-the-Scene at a couple of recent photo shoots ...

Behind the Scenes at a Luxury Clothing Photo Shoot

Behind the Scenes at a Luxury Clothing Photo Shoot Behind the Scenes at a Luxury Clothing Photo Shoot
Behind the Scenes at a Luxury Clothing Photo Shoot Behind the Scenes at a Luxury Clothing Photo Shoot
Behind the Scenes at a Luxury Clothing Photo Shoot
Behind the Scenes at a Luxury Clothing Photo Shoot