Filed Under: If you're compelled to offer the shirt off your back, and it's a Hamilton, well . . . offer your pants, instead.
Overview: Lightweight and super soft western-style summer sport shirt, made from 100% Italian cotton and hand cut and sewn in the USA. Adorned with 1883 mother of pearl buttons, the Midland Western is cut slim with a short tail, allowing it to be worn comfortably untucked. Western cues (the flap pockets and back yoke) are subtle, not overly pronounced, so you won't look like you're headed to the t-bar ranch when you're really just headed to the bar. The best part: it's from Hamilton 1883; these folks make awesome shirts, and have now for some time
Appreciate: The Hamilton brands. For four generations (going back to, you guessed it, 1883), the same family has been hand-cutting shirts from soft comfy world-class fabrics in their Houston workshop. Known most famously for their Hamilton brand of custom made dress shirts, Hamilton has also branded the 1883 line to represent their foray into ready to order, ready to wear quasi-casual shirts. The Midland Western is ready to go in two stock colors: shown here is Sky Blue Melange, and not shown is Toasted Wheat Melange, which also coordinates perfectly with jeans. Both stock colors are sized Small to XXL
Know: For even more variety, you can choose instead to customize your own Midland Western (or for that matter, any of Hamilton's shirts). Hamilton 1883's helpful website allows you to easily get a tailored fit by specifying measurements for your chest, collar, sleeve, and waist, and indicating regular or tall. Add optional 15-character (including spaces) monogramming to your cuffs, stitched in your choice of among 30 thread colors. Then choose the color of your shirt's fabric, from the stock Blue or Wheat, or from six other color choices. Conflicted about which color? Well, if you're not in Houston to see one in person, and you're not in a hurry, request a fabric sample for only $0.50 cents (each), and Hamilton 1883 will ship it to you for free (threads don't weigh the ships down, you see)
Special Comments: You don't have to be in Houston to be custom fitted for a Hamilton shirt. If you are in the Continental U.S., retailers are available in multiple states that have Hamilton "specialists", all of whom have been trained back at the Houston headquarters to fit you properly. Check the Hamilton websites to see if a Hamilton retailer is available in your state