Junior Year: Junior’s Starts 2021 With MTO Shirt Program

Junior’s, the one-man Philadelphia haberdashery founded by Glenn Au in 2020, has marked the new year by debuting its made-to-order shirt program online. Presently, two fabrics are offered: a heavyweight blue oxford cloth priced at $165, and a highly limited tan-and-white university stripe at $185. Those still smarting over Brooks Brothers’ retreat from North Carolina may be heartened to learn that Junior’s shirts are manufactured in the United States, at a factory on the East Coast. 

Its basic specs include a 3.5” button-down collar, an 8-button front, a box pleat, a single round button cuff, and a rounded chest pocket. Clients can also opt for monogramming, flap pockets, and a back-collar button. The collar is lined and fused: Au worked with the maker to develop the lightest lining and fusible possible, which he says provides a great roll while balancing softness with crispness. Size customization comes in the selection the neck (14.5-17.5) and sleeve (32-36) sizes, and three fits: “trim,” “standard,” and “full,” the last of which hearkens back to OCBDs of yore. Once ordered, shirts are expected to reach clients in 4-6 weeks.

Au says that white oxford cloth and a more classic blue-and-white university stripe will soon join the online fabric selection. But any fabrics from the wider Junior’s MTM selection can be requested for an MTO shirt; Au encourages interested parties to contact him directly or request a video call to learn more. And looking ahead to better weather, Junior’s plans to have madras fabric (as well as a ready-to-wear madras shirt) available in the spring. — ERIC TWARDZIK

10 Comments on "Junior Year: Junior’s Starts 2021 With MTO Shirt Program"

  1. Interesting news! I might just ‘need’ to order a couple of the OCBDs to try ’em out.

    Best Regards,

    Heinz-Ulrich

  2. PocketSquare | January 6, 2021 at 10:50 am |

    I wonder if he’s using Individualized shirts? They come to mind as one of the last east coast volume factory still offering a custom shirt program like what Juniors is offering.

  3. Collar points look short compared to Mercer, etc.

  4. Jesse Livermore | January 6, 2021 at 4:21 pm |

    I’ve been looking for a tan and white OCBD for years. Just ordered one. Thanx!

  5. Jesse, thank you!

  6. James Dalessandro | January 6, 2021 at 7:48 pm |

    Does Junior know anything about the “Traditional” man? I serve customers who are 18, 18 1/2 to 20 inch neck. Don’t see those measurements there. If he can make them at no extra charge, fine. If not, he isn’t any better than the common market. (All shoes medium, Shirts 15 1/2 to 17, one xl and one xxl in a size run). Take a look at what sells first in a sale: the larger sizes. That man is crying for good, stylish clothing without special order.

  7. Those measurements are doable, James. Happy to help!

  8. Was just on the website and would order, but see no options for monogramming, flap pockets, etc – just a note about how the item is “semi-custom” and therefore no returns. No issue with the return policy, but are we at a point now where selecting a fit and collar/ sleeve sizes is semi-custom? Apologies if I missed a field on the website.

    @James, perhaps you can also refer your customers to the following websites: https://www.weightwatchers.com/us/
    https://www.healthline.com/health/heart-disease

  9. Hi Rake,

    Those options are doable but aren’t standard styling options for our MTO shirt. They’re no extra cost and I’d be happy to help. Send me an email at glenn@shopjuniors.com or via the contact form on the website.

    Thanks!

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