A Kabbaz-Kelly Bespoke Shirt/Blouse: White Tie and Tuxedo Shirt Collection

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We have been creating shirts for more than a half-century. According to the American Express Departures Magazine many consider our bespoke work - all done here in our East Hampton studio - to be the finest available. As you will see, there are many choices for you to make. We're always happy to help. Either Contact Us or call 631-267-7909 with any questions you may have.

Having had the privilege of creating Leonard Bernstein's "conducting" shirts for decades, we developed an extensive collection of formal shirt front bib designs. Although there are only a dozen or so bib-fabrics pictured here, we have more than 100 available styles. We're happy to send photos or swatches if you want something out of the ordinary. Our preferred cloths are the 170s voiles which offer a high degree of coolness under the usually warm tux or tails. There are a number of other options to select, all of which can be seen in the images. If you desire further information Contact Us for details about the range of available options.

If you are ordering for White Tie, remember that the only acceptable bib front is the Birdseye Pique (or one of our other rare pique styles). Pleats are not used for White Tie shirts which must also have a Wing Collar and Single Link cuffs.

By the way, make no mistake ... pleated front shirts are spectacular for the distaff with or without a jacket!

Before ordering, it would be helpful to read our guide to Ordering Bespoke Shirts. Most importantly, consider our free Ready Made to Bespoke Program. This unique program will allow you to order shirts one-at-a-time with each succeeding iteration being better than the previous one ... without going through an extensive fitting process. There is further information below.

To answer the most often asked questions ... each shirt will be hand cut by itself here in our East Hampton studios. It will then be sewn, finished, laundered, and ironed here before getting on its way to you. Each shirt takes us about 12 hours to make and will be delivered in three to six weeks depending upon season and workload. Orders for multiple shirts may be delivered in more than one shipment.

To repeat ... There is a wealth of information here on Bespoke Shirts ordering and making. We strongly advise that you read the information before ordering.

How to order:

  • Click the fabric thumbnail image to enlarge and choose your cloth(s). Type the number(s) of your selection(s) in the Fabric Number box.

  • If you are a new client, select either "Joining" or "Not Joining" the free Ready Made to Bespoke Program.
  • If you are a returning client, you have two choices:
    • Select "My Pattern is On File" and the Size questions will disappear.
    • Select "My Pattern is On File: Make Same as Before" and all other questions will disappear.
  • Design your unique formal shirt:
    • Select your collar from the Formal Collar Style Selector image

    • Select a cuff style using the Formal Cuff Style Selector image.

    • Select the design you would like for the front using the Formal Front Styles image.

    • Select the remaining design options as you prefer.

    • Bow Tie and Cummerbund: These are made from pure silk. The cummerbund buttons in the rear and has about 2" of size adjustment above and below your waist size. The Bow Tie comes in two closure methods: The black tie (standard shape) in the photo is self-tie - you tie it. The red tie (butterfly shape) is pre-tied. There is a concealed hook behind the bow which cannot be seen when the tie is worn. Both shapes (and many custom shapes) are available as self-tie or pre-tied. The choice is yours.

  • Complete as much or as little of our Measurement Form as you would like. If you find that difficult, contact us. We have alternative methods which many find easier. In any case, the more information you supply, the better we can craft your shirt.

  • Lastly, use the "Anything Else" box to your heart's content! When it comes to shirts there isn't much we can't do ... but only if you tell us what you want.
Formal Collar Styles Collar Style Selector
Formal Cuff Styles Cuff Style Selector
Formal Front Styles Formal Shirt Fronts

Ready Made to Bespoke Program: This unique no-cost program allows you to order shirts one-at-a-time with each succeeding iteration fitting better than the previous one ... without going through an extensive fitting process. It works quite simply:

  • You order and we make the first shirt. Instead of cutting from our standard patterns, we create an individual paper pattern for you.
  • After wearing and laundering your shirt, you submit four photos to us - Front, Back, Left Side, and Right Side - and any comments you wish to make. Click on the image to see how the photos are done.
  • Using the photos and your comments, we make improvements to your pattern getting it ready for the subsequent shirt.
  • Every time you order, the same process is followed. In our experience, by the third shirt your pattern will be just about perfect.
  • The only requirement to participate is that you agree to order at least one shirt per year to cover the cost of improving and maintaining your individual pattern.

Four Photos for Ready Made to Bespoke program