Feel The Difference
Bespoke shirts make an enormous difference to the final look of an outfit and as they are the closest item to a man’s skin we advise careful consideration when selecting the fabric and where you buy them from.
Every shirt at Marc Oliver is individually crafted to ensure it meets our exacting standards of construction, design and fit. We know from experience that the way a fabric is cut and then sewn has a significant influence on the final outcome and comfort of a shirt. However, first class construction, and a flawless cut count for nothing if your shirt does not fit correctly or is made from a low-grade fabric. Marc Oliver shirts come in two main fittings regular or slim fit and these are carefully discussed with the client during the measuring process, so we understand their preferences.
We Make High Quality Bespoke Shirts
A majority of our shirts are made using extra-long Egyptian cotton in soft yet strong two-fold compositions as these fabrics perform brilliantly allowing us to create a sharper crisper look that delivers supreme comfort. Our extensive collection of shirt fabrics come in a variety of the most popular weaves including classic herringbones, poplins or even a softer more casual oxford weaves.
We have a choice of over 3,000 cotton fabrics to choose from and carry an extensive range of fine linens and sublime Sea Island cottons. Shirts crafted from rare extra-long staple in Sea Island cotton provide the ultimate in luxury shirting.
Marc Oliver shirts go through rigorous quality checks at every stage of the making process and are made to the highest standards of craftmanship and design. As we believe in quality down to the smallest detail each shirt is finished using polished Australian mother-of-pearl buttons which are sewn on using either a strong crossed-locked or arrow stitch to prevent them from detaching. Finally, Shirts can then be monogramed, if desired in a variety of fonts, for the ultimate personal touch.
We believe that our passion and dedication for making shirts using only the finest fabrics and the best traditional methods make our shirts amongst the finest money can buy.
How It Works
Measurements & Style Consultation
We know that visiting a tailor for the first time can be a fairly daunting prospect for most people; however;our aim is to quickly dispel any fears our prospective clients may have by making the process as convenient and enjoyable as possible.
Most clients have an initial idea of what they are looking for; however,we are happy to recommend some aspirational designs after understanding their needs.
Our tailor’s ability to interpret these requests transforms a simple length of cloth into a suit with characteristics as unique as the person who is wearing it.
Although we have been making fine hand tailored clothing for many years we take particular care to ensure we understand your needs at every stage of the process.
We achieve this through a free-flowing dialogue between client and tailor where every detail and decision is discussed before moving on to the next stage.
Our tailors will simplify the selection and fitting process by using jargon free terms and demonstrate the benefits of the choices available to you.
Pattern Cutting & Construction
Elegance should never come at the expense of a wearer’s comfort, it is therefore vital for us to understand our client’s requirements before we start measuring.
We combine this information with our skilled measuring techniques to ensure the finished garment will fit perfectly and compliment the wearer.
An experienced tailor’s interpretation of a client’s body shape and measurements is extremely important as he can allow for subtle differences that would otherwise be missed and make any adjustments accordingly.
Once our client has selected the cloth we then take a comprehensive range of personal body measurements, these are all noted in a personalised record that is updated throughout the process and then stored for future use.
All fabrics are then ordered and sent to Milan ready for cutting on the next working day, turnaround around times vary depending on the individual order but normally fall between 6-7 weeks.
First & Second Fitting
After approximately 5 weeks we will be in touch to arrange your first fitting; at this stage your suit will be made, but unfinished. Your tailor will try your garment on you to assess where tweaks and other important adjustments need to be made to ensure the final suit will fit perfectly.
Finally, normally around a week or so later we will be in touch to arrange your final fitting when your suit will be ready to take home with you. All the adjustments and tweaks that we have made throughout our fitting processes will now be carefully applied to your individual pattern ensuring a quicker and more fluid process the next time you order from us.
Get In Touch!
Tel +44 (0) 207 129 7599
Ordering with us is by appointment only and this can be at a time and place convenient to you. We recommend choosing a relaxed and comfortable environment when selecting our visiting tailor. Marc Oliver prides itself on understanding each of our client’s needs and on delivering a personal and individual service.
We are available by appointment in Savile Row, Mayfair, London
Tel +44 (0) 207 129 7599
Our expert tailors are available by appointment at a time and place convenient to you although we recommend meeting them in a relaxed and comfortable environment when choosing this option.
Tel +44 (0) 207 129 7599
London – London City
Surrey – Farnham, Guildford, Virginia Water
Hampshire – Winchester
Berkshire– Sunningdale, Windsor , Ascot
If you need to book a tailor outside these areas, please get in touch with us to discuss your needs.