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- Founded 2014, Woodies Clothing is a direct-to-consumer menswear brand that specializes in custom-fitted clothing based on key measurements.
- The company also makes performance chinos and performance dress shirts.
- Because of the size personalization, I found them to be the best fitting performance workwear I’ve worn.
When it comes to custom-fitted and personalized clothing, you probably think of a long and drawn out in-person fitting process with a tailor and astonishingly high prices.
People come in all shapes and sizes that don’t necessarily fit into the typical alpha sizing structure, so for many guys, having clothes made specifically for them is the only way to get the perfect fit. Fortunately, Woodies Clothing is making that process easy and affordable.
Founded in 2014 by Jacob Wood, the NYC-based startup uses key measurements like inseam, neck, sleeve, and waist sizes, along with height, weight, and desired fit to guarantee perfectly fitted clothing made just for you. Previously, I went through the ordering process and was genuinely pleased with how well their shirts and pants fit.
After two successful Kickstarters, the brand now makes its clothing even more comfortable and functional with new performance chinos and performance dress shirts. By using a direct-to-consumer business model, the brand offers its custom clothing at lower prices than department stores.
When Woodies announced that it would be releasing performance chinos and dress shirts, I had to give them try — not knowing I’d end up being more impressed than the last time.
The performance chinos feature a cotton and polyester two-way stretch material that repels stains, wicks moisture, and resists wrinkles. The performance dress shirts use a cotton and stretch twill blended antibacterial material that stays fresh on top of repelling stains, wicking moisture, and resisting wrinkles.
Compared to most performance workwear that uses four-way stretch materials, Woodies isn’t the most technical choice on the market, but the ability to customize it makes it far better than competitors. You get to choose pleats, pockets, and hem styles — and if you’re a returning customer like myself, the ordering process is super quick since your sizing into is already on file.
In the past, I’ve tried several different performance pieces from other brands, and although I liked the materials, I haven’t worn them as much as I’d like because the fit isn’t the greatest. You will find that most brands offer alternative fits like slim or trim, but they still don’t fit everyone. I tried one pair in particular that needed the inseams tailored before I could even wear it. With Woodies, I had absolutely no issues or gripes with the style or fit.
I really enjoyed customizing the dress shirt because, naturally, there are more options. You get to choose the collar and cuff styles, and if you want, you can turn it into a short sleeve. You also have the ability to add a pocket and for an extra $10 add a custom monogram to the cuff. I personally think this is a worthwhile touch because its something not typically offered on dress shirts, let alone performance dress shirts.
The bottom line
Overall, Woodies performance chinos and performance dress shirts were super comfortable and fit extremely well. They aren’t the stretchiest pieces of performance workwear, but unless you’re working out in them (realistically you won’t be), they’ll give you enough mobility to wear comfortably all day long. If you’re looking for dress clothes that are guaranteed to fit your body exactly, Woodies Clothing is the best place to shop.