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For more than a century, Riddle McIntyre has been Chicago’s leading custom shirt maker – and synonymous with luxury, service and craftsmanship. Today we are the last remaining shop of its kind and still handcrafting the finest quality shirts in our own downtown shop.

Under the direction of Master Shirtmaker, Mr. Frank Kang, each shirt is blade-cut from an original paper pattern designed and stored for every client. Each authentic Bespoke garment is carefully hand crafted on site by our staff of artisan tailors – nowhere else is this wealth of expertise available.

The Riddle McIntyre shirt is made with impeccable style and long-ago forgotten quality. Through three hands-on fittings, each order is refined and finished to fit right, look great and wear brilliantly! In an era of off-shore mass duplication, we proudly adhere to “old-world” standards and practices.

We use the finest Swiss cotton, distinctive pearl buttons and silk threads. Each collar and cuff is carefully hand-turned with non-fused inter-linings to control shrinkage and maintain shape. Every measurement is meticulously taken to the 1/4”.

These are the hallmarks of the finest shirt money can buy. For those who insist on the very best, there is only one shirt that will do – Riddle McIntyre. Since 1916, authentic luxury goods for the most discriminating Men and Women.

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Knife for cutting fabric for Riddle McIntyre shirts
Frank Kang cutting fabric for a Riddle McIntyre Shirt

With Great Tailoring, Come Great Fabrics

We use the finest Swiss Cotton shirting fabrics from Alumo – the “Rolls Royce” of fabric manufacturers. By using only the world’s finest cottons, the Riddle McIntyre shirt pairs superior design and materials – producing a garment of integrity and taste unparalleled in the industry.

Nestled into the foot of the Swiss Alpstein Mountains since 1918, Alumo has combined old-world tradition with modern innovation to become a world leader and unique producer of robust and delicate cotton fabrics in first-class quality

To achieve this extraordinary status, Alumo creates the finest yarns that allow for uniquely elegant and ingenious designs with a silky soft touch  After carefully selecting extra-long-staple cotton, these yarns are then woven into unparalleled fabrics.

With Swiss precision and values, Alumo has set their mission to supply only the world’s best shirtmakers and to surpass their high expectations.

We are proud to be one of Alumo’s select international partners and feature their entire line of luxury shirting fabrics. We look forward to transforming these wonderful goods into your next purchase of custom shirts – exclusively at Riddle McIntyre Chicago.