I spent an afternoon with Carl Goldberg from CEGO, a custom shirt maker in New York over for 25 years. CEGO's shirts appear in many leading Broadway productions, network television shows, as well as being worn by many stylish New Yorkers. I have tried on the different fit blocks and am very impressed with the fit (I am known to be extremely critical in terms of the fit). The shirts are slim in the all the right places and yet not restrictive for movement (a very important aspect for my active lifestyle). The shirts are all made in USA.
To the uninitiated, the idea of custom shirting might seem lavish. CEGO customers — made up mostly of savvy New Yorkers and commuters — know better. To this well-informed bunch, CEGO shirts represent true value and bare style necessity — a testament to proprietor Carl Goldberg and his decades of service at the storied shop. In Part I of a two-part profile, contributor — and Eating Everywhere editor-in-chief — Sam Jacobs uncovers what goes into the making of a CEGO custom shirt.