cees n co Perfect Blue Button Down

As with the first, white, button down, this feels pretty much like the perfect dress shirt. Simplicity is still the leading edge of the design process as there is no excess whatsoever in the finished product. From the front, the simple mother of pearl buttons, noticeable lack of a front pocket and semi cutaway collar all speak to a refined final product. The back of the shirt holds the same feel, where the typical pleated design has been removed and replaced by flat fabric to maintain simplicity. Though you might expect this would sacrifice somewhat the fit, it doesn’t. The angular cuff with two buttons and unique serial number sewn into the collar add further design details to a remarkably well designed shirt.

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The fabric really echoes the quality of construction

From the moment you open the packaging from cees n’ co you know you’re in for a treat. Everything from the wrapping around the box to the handwritten care instructions and the carefully packed shirt ooze quality and thoughtfulness. It came as no surprise then that the actual shirt was one of the most comfortable and well fitting button downs I’ve had the pleasure of samplin

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Our little black dress is a man’s ‘Perfect white shirt’

Dutch costume designer Arien de Vries, a theatre costume designer for 25 years, invented “the perfect white shirt” and with success. The design is inspired by a photograph of her father and uncle in post-war attire. A time that there was so delicious little to choose from, according to the designer. The shirts, made by cees n co, are probably the first with a numbered label and a deposit. Perfectly made with craftsmanship in a quality fabric and with wonderful details.

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Another Someting & Company: “A timeless classical appeal”

We like the story of cees n co, a little brand founded in June of this year by Sao Paulo-born Arien de Vries to create the perfect white shirt for men. De Vries has lived in Amsterdam since 1980 where she completed the Rietveld Academy in 1986, studying theater design. After graduating she has worked as a costume designer for […]

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