When shirtmaker Joe Hemrajani was last in San Francisco in January, he had ample time to chat for an hour. It was a very enjoyable conversation but I would have liked to have seen more activity. By contrast, I visited Joe again yesterday for a scheduled appointment and there was a client already in the room. I brought two other men with me, and while we were there three others arrived. Best of all, everyone was ordering, so hopefully buyers are returning to a market that was too quiet three months ago. New at myTailor.com
Coincidentally, I arrived back at the office after that visit to find a box from Hemrajani with three shirts for the season. The photo's dark red gingham check with white collar and cuffs is the loud one of the bunch. White collars really open up darker shirt bodies, in my opinion. I do not believe I would wear that pattern with a self collar, but I expect it will be striking as it is.