There is no shortage of online custom dress shirt companies in the market. Fortunately, I’ve had the opportunity to experience a number of different options. Some blew me away with their quality and fit, while others left me disappointed and confused. Therefore, I believe it’s about time that I start reviewing them and sharing my honest opinion so that your next custom dress shirt experience is an exceptional one.
First up in this new series is a review of Deo Veritas.
I’ve had my fair share of experiences with online custom dress shirt companies but Deo Veritas definitely has one of the simplest platforms in the game. Some custom shirt companies do a great job of offering you a wide variety of custom options. Unfortunately, it can sometimes be very overwhelming for the average customer. On the other hand, I think some custom shirt companies don’t offer enough options.
Which in turn will make you wonder, what’s the purpose of even getting a custom shirt?
However, Deo Veritas found the perfect middle ground and made their platform simple and easy. I actually placed my order while I was in Rome and it only took about 10 minutes to complete the entire process.
You can go as fancy as you want and add a monogram, mother of pearl buttons, cocktail cuffs, and a fabric contrast. Or you can keep it simple like I always do and focus most of your attention on what matters most, the fit!
For this particular shirt, I chose a pink and white pinpoint stripe fabric, an English spread collar, a 2-button angle cuff, a front placket, and mother of pearl buttons.
Their sizing system is definitely one of the biggest things that separate Deo Veritas from all of the online custom dress shirt companies. They offer several different ways to create the best fit for your shirt. First, you can measure one of your existing dress shirts and simply input those measurements. This is probably the best option to choose from if you already own a dress shirt that fits you perfectly.
You can also take the traditional online made-to-measure approach and measure your body. Unfortunately, I hate doing this because it can be very inconvenient, especially if you don’t have a measuring tape on hand.
Therefore, the sizing method that I used for this shirt was their innovative QSizing method. All you have to do is answer 8 basic questions and they will create the dress shirt fit for you.
You can also choose your fit based off of traditional shirt sizes but that honestly takes away from the experience of creating a custom dress shirt. I chose the QSizing method for two reasons. Firstly, I wanted to see how effective their algorithm was because I love testing out new things. Secondly, since I placed my order in Italy I didn’t have the time or desire to measure my own body.
Also, who actually travels out of the country with a measuring tape!
What is the turnaround time for a Deo Veritas custom dress shirt?
The next big thing that separates Deo Veritas from the dozens of other online custom shirt companies is that they pride themselves on being the fastest made-to-measure dress shirts in the world. They guarantee you will receive your shirt within 2 weeks and I received mine on the 14th day so I was definitely impressed.
I actually waited 5 weeks for a custom dress shirt from a different brand and by the time I finally received it, I lost some weight and the shirt fit was baggy and unflattering.
I was thoroughly impressed with the experience and the overall quality of my shirt. It’s honestly one of the best fitting dress shirts I own, so I will definitely be wearing this one often. If you’re anything like me, you probably have shirts that fit great, shirts that fit decent (sleeves too short or too long), and others that are literally just taking up space in your closet.
However, this particular custom dress shirt has quickly become one of my new favorites and thankfully it came just in time for the Summer!
As always, thanks for reading!
The Dapper Advisor
This post is in collaboration with Deo Veritas, but as always all thoughts and opinions are my own.