I came across J.Hilburn before launching this blog back in September. I was on the hunt for great southern based companies, and this gem in Dallas was one of those. To be honest, I didn’t know much about it, other than the products seemed to be unique and of high quality and their headquarters made me proud. Texas forever, right? I threw the link up on the side and moved on.
In November, I shot a wedding outside of Austin and was pleasantly surprised to find out the groom’s good looking suit was from J.Hilburn. The bride, a friend of mine, told me that she was a style advisor for the brand. Picture Mary Kay, but without the silly parties and pink cars. I quickly became interested. The idea of being trained to take measurements and be part of something that would help men’s clothes fit properly was right up my alley. After more research, I found a handful of posts on mens experiences with the style advisors, notably from Unabashedly Prep and Put This On. I signed on, got trained, and custom fit Mark for a shirt.
Mark’s shirt: lavender check, spread collar, double button round, no pocket, navy script monogram on cuff.
The company recently received the Best Custom Shirt award from Esquire for their high quality and low(er) prices. Custom shirts range from $89-159 and suits start at $700, an unbeatable price considering they are made at the same factory as Zegna, whose suits start at $1,700. Everything from fit (classic to european), collar style, plackets, pleats, pockets, cuffs, and personalization is in the clients control (and I’m only talking about the shirt…)
Men: if you’re interested in getting measured for a shirt or suit, please shoot me an email for more information. And make sure to check out their site for much more than custom clothing – from denim to cuff links, there is plenty to shop.