Bethany Buchanan, Jennifer Cope, Marie Flanigan, Jenny Weber, Megan Hotze
Francine Ballard, Elizabeth Wallace
Ting Bresnahan, Isabel David
Nancy Bihlmaier, Marie Flanigan
Allison Bagley, Araz Garakanian
Brandy Gueary, Nikki Gamble
Jenny Weber, Meredith Staggers
Monica Bickers, Isabel David
Jaime Ball, Kathleen Bean, Sarah Scott
Mariana Cano, Natalie Weakley
Kelly Hamilton, Marjory Newman
Kathleen Bean, Jaime Ball, Sarah Sadka, Elizabeth Wallace, Sarah Scott
Kara Smith, Araz Garakanian
Alyse Harrison, Ashlee Garner
Gail Rubin, Michael Mandola
Chantal Fullerton, Nnaku Kanu
Party hosts: Meredith Staggers, Jenny Weber, Marie Flanigan, Allison Bagley, Kelly Hamilton, Monica Bickers, Isabel David
Hamilton Shirts for women are available in five styles.
The Hamilton Shirts swatch book offers myriad possibilities.
The Hamilton Shirts label, like no other.
The downtown Houston view from the Presidential Suite at Hotel Alessandra.
Move over stylish gents, Houston-based Hamilton Shirts, which has been purveying bespoke shirts for men for 135 years, is expanding its beloved tailoring to include the fairer sex.
In advance of a national push, fourth generation owner Kelly Hamilton recently introduced the exquisitely hand-crafted shirts for women to a powerful cache of Houston bloggers and influencers. Joining in hosting the early evening gathering in the Presidential Suite of Hotel Alessandra were Allison Bagley of TidBits, PaperCity publisher Monica Bickers, Isabel David, Meredith Staggers of Cake & Confetti, Jenny Weber and Marie Flanigan.
The ladies perused a rolling rack of shirts featuring the five styles offered — a classic button-down, a “boyfriend” button-down, a tunic, a western style and a utility shirt. And with every woman in mind, the shirts come is sizes 0 to 14 and XXS — XXL. The shirts are handmade in the Houston workshop.
“For the last few years, I’ve been working with our team of pattern makers and seamstresses to create five, perfectly constructed, classic styles that I think every woman should have in her wardrobe,” Hamilton explains.
“There’s nothing fashion forward about this line,” she adds. “They’re just beautifully made shirts, crafted from the finest Italian fabrics, showcasing styling details that accentuate curves in all the right ways. That makes them very wearable and comfortable.”
Prices of the Hamilton Women’s shirts range from $265 to $345 for specialty fabrics. And, oh, how the ladies went wild for the swatch books. Hamilton notes that there are in fact hundreds of fabrics to choose from during store visits. If shopping on line, Hamilton Women’s offers an edited version of five to 10 fabrics per design.
Who: Ting Bresnehan, Elizabeth Wallace, Araz Garakanian, Natalie Weakley, Alyse Harrison, Ashlee Garner, Nancy Bihlmaier, Mariana Cano, Brandy Gueary, Nikki Gamble, Marjory Newman, Kathleen Bean, Jaime Ball, Sarah Sadka, Elizabeth Wallace, Sarah Scott and Kara Smith.