Biased Cut: Pulling back the curtains
This post has been a long time coming. For all of our devoted customers, and anyone that has been (or hopefully will be) interested in what Biased Cut is all about, we’d like to show a little bit of what’s behind the scenes.
Two months ago I made the trip out to visit my Biased Cut compatriots in Hong Kong, and recorded some of it along the way. Since the beginning, we’ve sourced and made all of our shirts in Hong Kong (though fabrics come from all over the world). The quality and craftsmanship available here are enough reasons to work with local tailors, but we feel that the value is what really makes it a no-brainer. And it’s certainly not some type of tortuous rural Chinese sweatshop – it’s a comfortable facility in a downtown high-rise.
Up on the 18th floor our master tailor works with each and every customer order, reviewing them on shirt pattern software. As exact as our measurement process is, you can rest assured that there is a true expert confirming shapes and sizes while massaging out any irregularities that may arise.
Once the go-ahead is given, the pattern is printed out.
The printer (or plotter) spits out a life size tracing of the shirt to guide the tailor in cutting the fabric.
Once the fabrics are cut, the seamstresses begin sewing it all together. Collars, cuffs, pleats, darts, buttons, and monograms – they’re all done here.
The shop, with its sweeping Hong Kong view.
From here, each shirt receives a quality control inspection before being sent out to the customer.
And that’s it! We’re extremely proud of the team in HK and the craftsmanship they bring to every shirt.