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Designing Zimmerli
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Finding 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.

Behind The Scenes at CustomShirt1.com
     

Designing Zimmerli
Some of what we offer begins with a visit to the Zimmerli design Studios in Aarburg, Switzerland
Designing Zimmerli
And often comes down to "How do I wear this one?"
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Gerbe-Paris Desir Pantyhose Tights - Noir
Yes ... The seam is Straight!
Gerbe-Paris Desir Pantyhose Tights - Noir
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CustomShirt1.com Photo Studio
Where's it all done?CustomSHirt1.com Photo Studios
Featuring ... Hundreds of Pairs of Shoes!
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Cesare Paciotti Sword Motif Thigh High Stay-ups
Yes, Alexander ... This seam is Straight, Too
Cesare Paciotti Sword Motif Thigh High Stay-ups
     
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Knitting Zimmerli Richelieu Shirts
Knitting Zimmerli Richelieu Shirts
Gerbe Garters
Where's My Handmaiden?
You expect me to fasten these garters alone?!?
     
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Cesare Paciotti Bra and Panties Made in Italy
ALEX! I said "D" ... Not "B"!!!
Cesare Paciotti Bra and Panties
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Applying Makeup ... A Constant Task!
Touching Up Makeup ... Artist Nancy Lan's Constant Task. Don't get any on the Cashmere Scarf!
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Marcoliani Cotton Ankle Socks and Zimmerli Lace Essentials!
I KNOW this new angle will work!
Marcoliani Cotton Ankles & Zimmerli Lace Essentials
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Marcoliani Cotton Argyles and Zimmerli Attitude! ... with attitude
Marcoliani Cotton Argyles and Zimmerli Attitude! ... shot with attitude!
     
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Joelle getting Sarah ready in the Zimmerli Silk Chiffon negligee
Joelle getting Sarah ready in the Zimmerli Silk Chiffon negligee
Designing Zimmerli
Shooting the Zimmerli Cotton Deluxe panties
     
Designing Zimmerli
Sometimes even a simple shot ...
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Bresciani's Variegated Merino Boot Socks and Kabbaz-Kelly Shirt
... of one of the guys getting dressed ... can turn out to be useful!
     
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Zimmerli Pureness Top and Bare As You Dare Lace Bikini
It's Always the Hair! Nancy giving Monica a touch-up.
Zimmerli Top and Bare As You Dare Lace Panty
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Cesare Paciotti Bra and Panty
And Even More Hair ... Hair ... Hair
Cesare Paciotti Bra and Boy Short Panties
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Always The Hair!
Even our Shoot Director's Hair gets into the act!
     
Making Marcoliani
Making Marcoliani's colorful merino socks
Designing Zimmerli
There's what on my derriere?
     
Designing Zimmerli
Zimmerli ...Aarburg, Switzerland
Designing Zimmerli
Even the kids help out! Rare ... but it does happen.
     
Designing Zimmerli
Nancy and Sarah preparing the Nightwear collection
Designing Zimmerli
Sometimes it's all worth it.
     
Designing Zimmerli
Joelle tends to crack too many jokes while we're shooting. This is the result!
Designing Zimmerli
Who, me?
     
Designing Zimmerli
Luxury socks ... all begins with the superfine yarns
Designing Zimmerli
The Result is simply awesome! Women's Acquarelle.
     
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Sock designing at CustomShirt1.com
Many CustomShirt1.com socks are designed by Alexander Kabbaz and Joelle Kelly. This is how a typical design comes to life before, in this case, being sent to Bresciani.
     
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Always The Hair! ...Begg Scotland Cashmere Scarf in color Sapphire
And just before we go ...
What Else? MORE HAIR of course!

Begg Scotland Cashmere Scarf in color Sapphire
Designing Marcoliani
Other times we design directly with the artisans.
Here Alexander is working with Marcoliani's Ermina Gatti
on the striped Sea Island Cotton sock colors.
     
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Always The Hair!
After all that, the day's orders are finally ready to go
Customer Service is paramount
... and then we put Our Customer Service personnel
into action preparing completed orders for filing.
     
Designing Zimmerli
And Behind the Scenes ends when Kabbaz takes out the Nikon. Thanks for visiting!
     
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