Alto - White
Alto represents the pinnacle in Italian shirt making. Each shirt is made by hand. Distinctive features include:
Single-needle (English) stitching with 9 stitches per cm. This quality of stitching looks neater and cleaner because there are fewer visible stitches. Single needle shirts tend to look cleaner over time and press up nicer.
Turned sleeve or “imbustata” as per the Neapolitan tradition when first the sides are closed and then the sleeve is inserted giving the shirt a kind of articulation similar to that of a jacket.
Embroidered buttonholes are made wider than normal to better allow the buttons to pass through especially in case of thicker buttons. Australian quality Mother of Pearl buttons are stitched in the Giglio pattern depicting the crest of Florence.
Mouche or gusset in the same shirt fabric with a pentagonal shape is stitched at both bottom sides of the shirt for extra strength.
Thomas Mason Hampton 140/2. Produced from the best Egyptian extra-long-staple Giza 45 cotton.
Also available Made to Measure using Thomas Mason Noble Twill collection.
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The sartorial equivalent to belt loops; this detail gives a clean front and also gives the visual effect of lengthening the legs, while also work to increase the comfort of your trousers. They are also the hallmark of classic made to measure garments.
Denim and wool
Our denim shirt paired with our lambswool knitwear and new winter weight blazer. All available in our Auckland store. .
Enjoy the finest in Italian shirt craftsmanship, through either our seasonal Ready to Wear collection or our Made to Measure program. An extensive selection of fabrics from the Crane Brothers seasonal selection, collar and cuff styles plus pocket detailing creates the perfect shirt for any occasion and wardrobe.
We offer hundreds of shirt fabrics to choose from - in a variety of weight, colour and pattern - from the most prestigious textile mills in the world including world-renowned shirt cloth-makers Thomas Mason and Albini. We’re certain to have something to meet your needs.
Custom Made shirts are made in accordance with a personalised pattern taken from a comprehensive set of anatomical measurements. As with our tailored garments, we are able to cater to different fit specifications based on personal preference.
All Crane Brothers shirts are cut and assembled by hand in Italy. We flat fell all shoulder seams, use single needle seaming - 22 stitches to the inch - canvassed collars and cross-stitched rich Australian Mother of Pearl buttons.
Our Customer Made service provides the opportunity to personalise your shirts with artisanal details such as monogramming, button holes, collar and cuff styles, and pocket detailing to mention just a few.