Blank Label has a simple mission and that’s to bring affordable luxury to the public consumers. Fan Bi, chief executive of the brand, along with his business partners are trying to bridge the gap between consumer and manufacturer with their made-to-measure shirt business since they started in November 2009. Although the company is fairly new, the young entrepreneurs are committed to succeeding in this venture.
They specialize in making customized dress shirts for men and right now, they do not offer any other products on the website. However, the company is working on creating a women’s line for custom dress shirts, which is set to be ready early this year. Their custom dress shirts have a price range of $60 – $145, depending on the fabric you choose. Fabrics that have a higher thread count would generally be more expensive.
Aside from custom shirts, they also have pre-made collections that you can choose from. Their ready-to-wear shirts have a price range of $72 – $153. There aren’t a lot of design options to choose from in their collection but some style options like casual shirts, sports shirts and dress shirts are available.
Customizing the shirts is very easy, thanks to their 3D design tool. It is a 4-step process that will guide you through choosing fabric, customizing style, personalizing and sizing. There is a wide variety of fabric options to choose from including the standard solid colors and plaids and prints. In terms of customizing style, you can change the collar, cuff, placket, pocket, shoulders and buttons according to your preference. Monogramming or labeling is free of charge. There are different sizing options to choose from: you can provide your measurements or send in your best-fitting shirt for them to copy.
The 3D design tool will be updated with each change you make. Additionally, prices for the fabrics are displayed and will be updated with the changes as well. The 3D tool will be displaying a pretty good representation of your order and you can zoom in on certain parts for closer inspection. There is also an option to save the design you created and share it on Facebook, which is a great plus since not all MTM companies offer this feature.
Standard shipping is free and they do ship internationally. Production and delivery takes approximately 4 weeks. This is a lot faster than other tailoring companies. Their return policy states that if there’s something you don’t like about the shirt, they can remake it from scratch provided you submit a form and go through the remake process.
Blank Label, despite being new to the industry, proves to be a promising brand that can keep up with other more tenured competitors. Although their prices are a tad more expensive than others, they do make up for good service and quality products. Hopefully, they can expand to more customizable products and clothing in the future too.