After reading Rick Broida's post on how to save a small fortune on custom eyeglasses, I decided to do some research into what other custom clothing items you can purchase online. I found a Web site called Shirts My Way that lets you design your own dress shirt using a variety of different fits, fabrics, and cuts.
The project started with co-founders Michael Yang and Peter Crawfurd, who married their knowledge of custom tailoring with Web programming to start the site. The interface of the online design studio is simple, but comprehensive: the ordering process begins and ends with the shirt designers page.
From here, you choose everything from fabric (stripes, checks, denim) to design (collars, cuffs, yokes, pockets) and even minute details like the number of button holes and custom monograms. All in all, there are more than 7 trillion possible dress shirts combination possibilities.
The cost of the shirt depends solely on the type of fabric swatch you choose--all the aforementioned add-ons are included in the price. The company just launched the site last year, so introductory prices currently range from $59 to $69 with free international shipping, but prices will soon start at $65 and work their way up from there. Finally, the site is also running a 2-for-1 Easter promotion until April 19.
For more information on pricing, design, and how to order, take a trip over to ShirtsMyWay.com.