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Brand Spotlight: Marcella

If you're like me, you've always dreamed of the day where you could have your clothing custom made but felt it was light years away due to the typically laborious and expensive process.  Thanks to Marcella, you can make your custom clothing dreams come true now without breaking the bank or making a huge time commitment.  Based out of Singapore, the custom men's suiting and shirting brand opened its first US flagship on a cozy block in Soho earlier this year. Custom shirts are offered at an affordable range from $69-$139 and custom suiting starts at $449.  Custom pocket squares and polos are also available.  Upon walking into the shop, you're instantly involved in every part of the process of making your item.  I personally went through the custom shirt experience with Brand President Jeff Lee, and it was one of the easiest and most efficient processes I've ever been through.  In 15 minutes, I was able to select fabrics, contrast and button colors, and the style of my collar, placket, pocket, and fit.  I literally customized EVERY part of the shirt.  Plus, my measurements were taken within this 15 minutes.  And I'm not just talking standard chest and neck measurements.  The team at Marcella Custom even measures your bicep to ensure your shirt fits perfectly everywhere.  Your measurements are stored in their database so that you can order additional shirts from the comfort of your own home, and you receive an email notification when your order is ready for pick up.  To make things even easier, you can get in and out without an appointment.  Custom clothing orders have never been this hassle-free.  If you're interested in ordering your own custom shirt or suit or setting this up as a great gift for that special guy in your life, check out www.marcellacustom.com for more info. If you're in New York, check out the flagship store at 28 Grand Street in Soho.

Stay tuned for a special shoot in early January featuring my custom made Marcella shirt!

Like posts like these? Check out my other Brand Spotlights on Majls and Giovanni Beruccio of London.

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