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STYLE + LEISURE FORMAL EDUCATION As the holiday season roars shirtmaker–Hamilton Shirts–is black-tie event. According to company), your best bet is a and a spread color. into full swing, Houston’s oldest business – and America’s taking orders on custom formal shirts to see you through co-owner DAVID HAMILTON (who represents the fourth generation classic formal shirt with pique front, covered front placket (no oldest every of the studs) What else would you like to know? Glad you asked: • All Hamilton formal shirts are made-to-order, with the finest fabrics, materials (including buttons!) and workmanship. • Every shirt is cut by hand and sewn in Hamilton’s Houston workshop where they oversee all aspects of design and construction. • Making a custom shirt, from initial measurements through delivery, typically takes two to three weeks. • For cufflinks, David Hamilton prefers black silk knots. “That said, there are so many great options,” he adds. “My preference is for subtle and not distracting, but I do love cufflinks that have a history or tell a story.” Bespoke tuxedo shirts start at $345 and Hamilton Shirts is located at 5700 Richmond, Houston, TX 77057. Store phone is (713) 780-8222 or visit www.hamiltonshirts.com. By Tim Moloney Photography courtesy of Hamilton Shirts 48 L O C A L | november 16