Have you ever found a T shirt that fitted you so perfectly you wanted to wear it forever? Maybe you did; more likely you’re still searching.
But hey, T shirts are pretty disposable. They’re generally inexpensive so if you buy one and it doesn’t fill you with joy, then no worries, move on.
Or not. Citizen Wolf is out to right that wrong with its made-to-measure range of ‘smarter casual’ T shirts.
The brand takes a refreshingly different approach to nearly all other fashion brands that default to standard sizes – and by doing so failing four in five people.
It wasn’t so long ago that bespoke tailoring was the norm. But recent generations have drifted away from the idea as it’s traditionally slow, time consuming and expensive – three things it seems we’re only happy these days to invest in a wedding dress.
But Citizen Wolf are bringing tailoring back, 21st century style. The company – that has been recognised as one of the most sustainable and transparent clothing companies in Australia – sources all its fabrics from Ethical Clothing Australia (ECA) accredited mills, which are regularly audited to ensure zero labour exploitation.
Manufacturing is local – every T shirt is cut and sewn in the Darlinghurst micro factory (you can pop in and take a look around if you like) with all off-cuts upcycled rather than being sent to landfill.
And finally, yes! The clothes are vegan. (Although there is a merino wool option, it is certified cruelty-free, sourced strictly from unmulesed sheep in Australia and New Zealand.)
All you have to do is select a style, choose your fabric from a selection of hemp, bamboo and organic cotton, and colour. Then you punch in your height, weight and bra size (honest answers only, folks) and in around 10 days, you’ll have your new T shirt delivered free to your door.
Ranging from $59 to $119, they’re not cheap. But in fashion circles there’s something called cost per wear. And you’ll be wearing this a lot, so in real terms, it’s practically free.
Visit Citizen Wolf or if you’re in Sydney, call in to the store at 2 Steam Mill Lane, Haymarket.
Not looking for a T-shirt but seeking more options then head to our Fashion page
About the Author
Sara is a journalist by trade and spent many happy years editing magazines until people stopped buying them and she was forced to transfer her talents to a brave new digital world. Sara lives in the inner city with two small kids, a dog and a cat, and tries her darndest to live an ethical life.
Sara’s background as a journalist and editor includes lengthy stints on titles such as inside out, donna hay magazine and the Sunday Telegraph (no judgement!). She has freelanced for a plethora of brands including Body + Soul, Marie Claire, GQ and Qantas Insider. She has also worked client side in property, retail, fashion, beauty and food.
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