Custom Dress Shirts By The Custom Shop


Starting as a small one-man store on Broadway & 26th Street, Mortimer Levitt founded The Custom Shop in 1937.  The first 5 stores were all located in New York City.  These one-man locations later became a two-man operation to accommodate The Custom Shop’s rapidly growing clientele.

The Custom Shop was really known for their quality custom dress shirts.  This enabled Mr. Levitt’s company to become a multi-million dollar enterprise in just 3 years and 10 months.  He retired for a short while; only to return to the business he was so passionate about.

After returning from traveling the country, Mortimer expanded The Custom Shop. Along with the famous red and white awning that still is a staple of The Custom Shop logo, each of the stores had imitation torch lamps that burned yellow.  This enabled the stores to be seen for many blocks.

The Custom Shop has a national footprint consisting of retail stores and service centers in Washington, D.C., Houston, TX, San Francisco, CA, Birmingham, MI, and Toledo, OH along with a direct sales force in numerous other major markets.

The Custom Shop has had the pleasure of servicing many top professionals, distinguished political figures, T.V. personalities and many more well know men across the country and the world.  We pride our selves on producing not only quality custom dress shirts, but providing our clients with today’s best custom wardrobe; from suits to sport coats, custom slacks to shorts, dress shirts to camp shirts, The Custom Shop has everything you need to look and feel great!

The Custom Shop is not an Internet only company with voicemail, but an established men’s custom clothier offering its clients multiple ways to order custom dress shirts including:

  • On the Web
  • Over the phone with a professional clothier
  • 5 store locations (Birmingham, MI – Houston, TX – San Francisco, CA – Washington, D.C. – Toledo, OH)
  • Traveling Trunk Shows across the country
  • Direct sales

Any Size | Any Fabric | Any Style | The Custom Shop is everyone’s top choice for custom clothing!