229A Mott St., nr. Prince St; 212-686-1630
No outsourcing to Hong Kong here; owner Scott Evan Wasserberger does it all right here in his 600-square-foot shop (often accompanied by his father Artie). It’s a friendlier shopping experience than other custom makers like Seize sur Vingt that have good quality but have become institutions in their own right. Plus, Sew’s minimum order is two shirts, which, depending on the fabric you choose, will start at about $350; at other custom houses, the minimum order is three shirts and the price would be at least double.
Best Men’s Custom Shirts
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).