H. Halpern Esq. 'White Basic' Dress Shirt. Everyone needs a plain white shirt. Why not make it a beautiful plain white shirt? Our 'White Basic' is made with a subtle twill 100% cotton with convertible button cuffs. Made in Canada.
Most men wear shirts with collars that are too tight, and don't even realize it. Ask us and we will gladly take your measurements for a really comfortable fit. If you are not able to come to us, then follow these simple instructions to measure yourself for a correct fit.
Measure from the middle of the back (just below your collar) over the top of your shoulder, down to the point where you want the sleeves to end. NOTE: a properly fitting dress shirt should extend ¼”-½” beyond the bottom of your jacket sleeve. The shirt cuff should sit at the top of your thumb joint (where your thumb joins your hand).
Our dress shirts are made in up to three sleeve lengths: Regular (32"-33") LONG (34"-35") and in some cases TALL (36"-37"). If you do not see your size listed on our website, please contact us. We may be able to make it happen!
If you find that your sleeve length falls between two of our sizes, you should choose the longer of the two.
Wrap a tape measure around your neck, where your collar normally rests. Place two fingers between your neck and the tape. This added space ensures a more comfortable fit, even after the shirt has shrunk slightly due to washing.
The majority of our shirts are made with a North American man in mind. That is to say that while we do make some shirts that are fitted, most of our shirts are a regular cut. We do indicate in the shirt descriptions if a shirt is a trimmer body. Trimmer does not mean TAPERED. if a Tapered fit is required, we are able to add darts to any of our shirts to taper them. Please contact us for details on the fit of any of our shirts and what fit would work best for you.
All of our cotton shirts are manufactured to allow for shrinkage. Any noticeable shrinkage will take place over the first three to four washes, and can be up to 2.5%
If you have any questions about determining your proper shirt size, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Simple advice on how to care of your garments to make them last.
Our shirts are 100% cotton and made in Canada, unless otherwise stated. All of our shirts, except for silk shirts, are machine washable. Always refer to the care label inside the garment for specific washing instructions. Please take out removable collar stays prior to cleaning.
The following list details what the symbols mean on your shirts:
Wash shirts by hand or machine in cold water to avoid shrinkage and fading. Wash dark colours separately and use a colour detergent. To keep dark colours from fading over time, we would recommend dry cleaning.
We DO NOT recommend using bleach.
We DO NOT recommend that you tumble dry.
We recommend hanging to dry and ironing while shirt is still damp to the touch.
It is best to iron while the shirts are still damp, using a hot iron. While ironing collars, iron away from the collar points to avoid getting unsightly creasing at the front of the collar. This is the same with cuffs, iron away from the edges. Dark colours are best ironed on the reverse side.
If you choose to have your shirts professionally cleaned, we recommend “laundering” over “dry cleaning” for most shirts. Dark colours should be “dry cleaned” to preserve the colour.