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After one year of development, we are proud to present the perfect dress shirt. All unique features you've seen thus far combined in one shirt. Our goal was to create a sustainable, premium quality dress shirt with the perfect size for everyone. 

We offer options with different colours, and various coloured logos embroidered on the chest. The options are visible below. 

Egyptian cotton, with its superior characteristics, is the highest quality cotton available on the market. Its strength and softness make Egyptian cotton the best and finest fabric available for dress shirts.

- The length of the fibre makes it possible to manufacture the finest of yarns without sacrificing the strength of the yarn fibre

- The strength of the fibre makes the fabrics stronger and more resistant to stress.

- Its ability to absorb liquids provides fabrics made of Egyptian cotton with a deeper, brighter, and more resistant colour.

- Its softness is unsurpassed and feels like nothing else in the world.

These features make Egyptian cotton the best cotton in the world. Fabrics made of Egyptian cotton are softer, finer and last longer than any other cotton in the world.

A fine twill weave is used in our fabric. A fine twill is woven more tightly which makes the shirt robust, durable and imperishable. This gives the shirt a premium look and feel, and makes it easier to iron. Due to the combination of the fine Egyptian cotton and twill weave, there is no compromise in breathability whatsoever.

We started this project because we recognized a lack of good fitting dress shirts, due to the fact that most stores don’t offer more than 7 sizes. A good fit is essential for a proper dress shirt, this is why we created the Marlin® Fit calculator. 

With use of the Marlin® Fit calculator you can fill in the five sizes outlined and explained in the fit video below, after which we will make sure you’ll get the perfect size selected out of more than 50 sizes.   

Measuring will only take you about five minutes. 

(To be filled in after the start of the Kickstarter campaign)

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Our fabric is treated on a nanoscopic level which makes the shirts repellent to stain odour and sweat without changing the feel, look and breathability of the fabric. This keeps the shirt fresh for a very long period.

A premium dress shirt can’t miss out on mother of pearl buttons. Cool to the touch, and much more authentic than plastic. All in all, Mother of Pearl is the only choice for our top quality Marlin dress shirts.

Although single needle side stitching doubles the labour on a dress shirt, the qualitative advantage it brings is well worth it. 

Take a look at the side seam of your shirt. You’ll most likely see two parallel stitches running together. You’ll also most likely see puckering and bubbling on that seam. This is the opposite of single-needle stitching. One needle and one visible thread sewn onto itself creates a smooth and flat seam (sometimes called a French seam) for comfort and aesthetics. The less needles used to create a shirt, the better.

A split yoke gives us the opportunity to provide an even better fit. By rotating the fabrics to the angled orientation, we added a natural stretch to the yoke across the width. This makes a real difference in comfort apart from it giving your dress shirt a cleaner, more stylish look. 

By adding a button shank a little space is created between the button and the garment. This way the button slides easier through the button hole. Most buttons get loose after some time, while our application guarantees that it remains tight for years. 

We designed the dress shirt with a spread collar. The collar with integrated hidden collar stay's make it even stronger, and prevents it from buckling around the edges.

Proper buttonhole stitching is applied to prevent fraying which will prolong the lifetime of your dress shirt. 

The 19th century, the era that dreams are made of. When men wouldn't be leaving the house in anything less than a three-piece suit. The club collar was seen as a symbol for the elite of that time. 

For anyone who wants to stand out in any (formal) occasion, we brought back the club collar to the 21st century, with the high quality standards of the Marlin dress shirt.  



After the Kickstarter, we will forward you a survey, in which you can provide us with your body measurements and colour(s) of choice. We will start production as soon as possible and provide you with a weekly update until the dress shirts have been delivered.

We really appreciate all the support we're getting and we can't wait to see you all dressing up in nothing less then a Marlin dress shirt. 

For more picures check out our social media pages

Instagram: @marlinofficial 

Facebook: @marlin.menswear 

Risks and challenges

There are always risks and unexpected challenges when developing a new product. We try to prevent these from happening by taking the proper measures such as a contract with the supplier and prototypes in every colour and size.
We tested the fit calculator with as many people as possible to make sure we can send you the perfect size.

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    Marlin undershirt

    Available in black and white

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    Super early bird, get 50% off

    - Egyptian cotton
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    - Colours: White, Light Blue, Navy, blue striped
    - Colors €50.000 additional goal: Black, Pink
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    Early bird, get 40% off

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    - Colours: White, Light Blue, Navy, blue striped
    - Colors €50.000 additional goal: Black, Pink
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    Limited edition: Club collar

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    - Egyptian cotton
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    - Colours: White, Blue striped

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    Super early bird: 2 Pcs, Get 50% off

    - Egyptian cotton
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    - Colours: White, Light Blue, Navy, blue striped
    - Colors €50.000 additional goal: Black, Pink
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    Pledge €96 or more About $108

    Early Bird: 2 Pcs, Get 40% off

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    - Colours: White, Light Blue, Navy, blue striped
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    Super early bird: 4 Pcs, Get 50% off

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    Early bird: 4 pcs, Get 40% off

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    50% OFF Company option 20+ pcs

    - Get 20 marlin dress shirts (different colors and sizes possible).

    - get your (company) logo or name stitched on your dress shirt.

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Funding period

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