$2,119
pledged of $19,555pledged of $19,555 goal
21
backers
12days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, November 3 2018 12:55 PM UTC +00:00.

Christopher NgBy Christopher Ng
First created
Christopher NgBy Christopher Ng
First created
$2,119
pledged of $19,555pledged of $19,555 goal
21
backers
12days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, November 3 2018 12:55 PM UTC +00:00.

About

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

Modern Essentials for Shorter Men under 5'9

For men 5'9 and under, it's nearly impossible to find high quality clothing that proportionally fit a smaller frame. As client facing professionals and stylish office dwellers, we intimately understand the significance of a proper dress shirt in any man's wardrobe. However, the fashion industry has not made an effort to accommodate sizing for shorter men. 

Clothing for shorter men may sound like a silly concept, but for those who find sizes offered by retailers to be too large and ill-fitting, it's an oddly frustrating and common issue. After 20-some years of dealing with poorly fitted and poorly styled clothing, we at Napoleon & Co. are dedicated to helping you look great without any extra effort.

Introducing the Signature Slim Non-Iron Dress Shirt

Napoleon & Co. specializes in off-the-rack, proportionally fitted and styled clothing for men with a smaller frame. 

No more shopping in the kid's section
No more shopping in the kid's section

The problem with online made-to-measure shirting is that it's a gamble. Submitting correct measurements online during the first, second, and sometimes, even a third time can become a tedious task. What's worse is that the product may arrive in a lower quality than expected. For shorter men, even if the shirt fits, the proportional sizing of its collar and cuffs may still be too large for a smaller frame.

More often than not, any off-the-rack shirting requires some bit of alteration to achieve a great fit. Similar to made-to-measure shirting, doing so can become quite costly and a huge time investment. We knew there had to be a simpler way to find easily accessible, well-fitting clothing with quality to match. So instead of compromising with poor fit, poor quality, and expensive alterations, we did something about it.

We have the best and most poetic fans.
We have the best and most poetic fans.
       
   

 -

             

 High Quality, Durable Cotton

 

Anatomy of A Signature Slim Dress Shirt

Collar

Problem: Collars from most retailers are made either too wide or too thin. In our experience, those which are too wide can fit an entire hand against the neck, or even worse, a collar cut so tightly that it restricts the ability to breathe. Seriously, who really needs air anyway? (Hint: We do!)

Typically, dress shirts are made with a 3" wide collar, which is too wide for a shorter frame as it tends to make the wearer's head appear smaller than it actually is. Collar shapes range from a traditional point to an extreme spread style. To the uninitiated, this choice in collar style is the difference between a polished & refined look versus a messy & unkempt one. We've made it easy for you and removed the guesswork.

Napoleon & Co.'s Approach: Our collars have just enough room for a sleek look with ample neck clearance. For the width and shape, we've reduced its size from 3" to 2.5", finished with a tasteful spread collar. It's versatile enough for both formal and casual occasions. Not too wide, not too tight, just right. Each shirt also comes with a set of embossed brass collar stays, so there's no need to worry about messy, creased collars.

Sleeves & Torso

Problem: Shirt sleeves and mid-sections with excess fabric are all too reminiscent of your dad's dress shirt worn to your 8th grade graduation. It's time we got you into something more age-appropriate.

Napoleon & Co.'s Approach: Both the sleeves and torso widths are cut shorter, designed with a slight taper, and slimmed down to allow room for free movement. The taper creates a form-fitting silhouette right out the box, so you won't have to deal with the hassle of altering it yourself.

UPDATE: As of September 8th, 2018 the cuffs have been redesigned from 2 3/4" to 2 3/8" (reduced 1/4" for proportionality) with an added second button for those with smaller wrists or non-watch wearers.

True Non-Iron Fabric

Problem: Fabric was left to be desired in most off-the-rack options. Shirts that sounds like papier-mâche when flung out is, and still remains, the norm for acceptable dress shirting. We can't fathom why, but it's definitely not up to our standards. (Truly mind-boggling.)

Napoleon & Co.'s Approach: Using 100% long staple cotton in a twill weave, our super tight 100 double threading creates a super soft hand feel, a luxurious luster, and has an added cooling effect against your skin due to its high quality fibers. Each garment is finished with a true non-iron treatment, so those wrinkles and creases you typically see throughout the day are kept to a minimum.

The Finer Details

Tucked away Care Labels

We felt that loose tags should be kept away from the body to avoid tickling or prodding against any exposed skin when worn. With that in mind, care labels are woven to the underside of the front placket to ensure maximum comfort. Functional, simple, and tucked out of sight.

Our first product embarks on a journey to make the quintessential dress shirt. After a year of designing and prototyping, we think we've made what may be considered the perfect dress shirt for men under 5'9!

 -

                

Napoleon & Co. Signature Line

Pearl White

Sky Blue

Ocean Blue

Homepage

 Our Active Social Channels

 

FAQ

Q. Do you have plans to make other products? 

A. Yes, we are already in the process of developing a line of casual dress shirts, designed to be work untucked!

Currently, new designs and fabric samples are also being tested to expand our Signature shirting line. You'll hear about our most recent updates on our Instagram @napoleonandcompany, so be sure to follow us to stay in the know!

Q. Which size would best fit me?

A. If you follow our sizing chart, you'll find the most accurate fit. If you're still unsure of which size to choose, feel free to reach out to us on Instagram, Facebook, Discord, or via email to chris@napoleonandco.com. We've got you covered!

Q. I chose the wrong size, can I exchange for a different size? 

A. If you wish to exchange your shirts for any reason, we’ll happily do so, but you will have to pay for two way shipping. 

Because we are offering our products at highly discounted prices, we won’t be able to accept returns. If you decide to exchange your items, please ensure your returned items are unworn and unwashed. All items must be in the condition you received them with all labels and hangtags attached and undamaged to ensure a quick and efficient exchange. 

Exchanges are accepted up to 30 days of you receiving your dress shirt(s). Please send an email to chris@napoleonandco.com and let us know how we can help expedite your request.

Risks and challenges

At Napoleon & Co. we only make clothing that we really love. Quality products gets us excited, but what really makes our day is when those who wear and use our products gain a sense of empowerment and confidence through their everyday use.

As we continue to grow, we will constantly improve upon our current products and design future lines using your collective feedback and our expertise while focusing on our unique sizing model.

Timely delivery and top-notch customer service are our other top concerns. To combat any potential production order delays, we've planned accordingly to ensure our lead times are flexible enough to deliver your pledge packages on time and in style, without compromise.

Throughout this journey, from the design phase to the complete manufacturing our products, we keep a keen eye on the following facets:

1) QUALITY - This is our top priority. In every stitch, seam, and thread, each aspect has been thoroughly tested to ensure our manufacturers and production teams adhere to our highest standards of quality on every piece being made. No frills, no excuses, no compromises.

2) PUNCTUALITY - To ensure we can get our products to you in a timely manner, we've allotted extra lead time for the production shipment to arrive in the event of any delays. However, if we receive any notice of significant delays, you will be the first to know our corrective course of action.

3) COMMUNICATION - We're excited to have you as part of our growing family. Your enthusiasm, suggestions, and support gives us the energy to wake up every morning and continue this journey into the fashion industry. We're proud to finally address a problem that has been largely ignored due to conformity, misunderstanding, and most accurately, neglect. It's time men of shorter stature had a reliable brand to connect with and Napoleon & Co. is here to lead the way.

For all recent and up-to-date announcements, follow us on our social media channels and sign up for our email correspondences. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to reach out and we'll do our best to respond within a timely manner!

https://www.instagram.com/napoleonandcompany
https://www.facebook.com/napoleonandco
https://www.twitter.com/napoleonandco
chris@napoleonandco.com

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Make a pledge without a reward

    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Join the Family

    Join the family and send us a token of good luck.

    Check our social media channels to see your shoutout!

    Remember to include your social media handles in the notes, otherwise we'll use your first name in our thank you!

    Includes:
    • Thank you!
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    3 Sets of Embossed Brass Collar Stays

    (3x) Sets of our Napoleon & Co. embossed brass collar stays

    100% Brass
    Embossed

    LxW: (2 1/8" x 3/8")

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (247 left of 250) 3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $69 or more About $69

    SIGNATURE SLIM | Early Bird | 1x

    (1x) Signature Slim Dress Shirt
    (1x) Embossed collar stay sets to keep collars sharp and crisp

    Double Threaded, Long-stapled Cotton
    Slim Fit
    Non-Iron Finish
    Mitered Cuff
    Double Button (updated design as of 9/8)
    Hidden, stitched tags

    Choice of Pearl White, Sky Blue, Ocean Blue (you'll choose one later)

    Please be sure to claim your sizes (XS, S, M, L, XL), otherwise your entire order will default to a size Medium.

    Includes:
    • 100% Cotton Signature Slim Dress Shirt Finished in Non-Iron
    • Embossed Brass Collar Stay Sets
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (247 left of 250) 3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $134 or more About $134

    SIGNATURE SLIM | EARLY BIRD | 2x

    (2x) Signature Slim Dress Shirts
    (2x) Embossed collar stay sets to keep collars sharp and crisp

    Double Threaded, Long-stapled Cotton
    Slim Fit
    Non-Iron Finish
    Mitered Cuff
    Double Button (updated design as of 9/8)
    Hidden, stitched tags

    Choice of Pearl White, Sky Blue, Ocean Blue (you'll choose these later)

    Please be sure to claim your sizes (XS, S, M, L, XL), otherwise your entire order will default to a size Medium.

    Includes:
    • 100% Cotton Signature Slim Dress Shirt Finished in Non-Iron
    • Embossed Brass Collar Stay Sets
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (197 left of 200) 3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $195 or more About $195

    SILVER | SUPER EARLY BIRD | 3x

    A full collection set to add into your daily rotation
    (3x) Embossed collar stay sets to keep collars sharp and crisp

    Pearl White
    Sky Blue
    Ocean Blue

    Double Threaded, Long-stapled Cotton
    Slim Fit
    Non-Iron Finish
    Mitered Cuff
    Double Button (updated design as of 9/8)
    Hidden, stitched tags

    PLEASE NOTE: You can mix and match the same colors to create a set. If your pledge does not contain specific color choices, a full set in all three colors will be sent.

    Please be sure to claim your sizes (XS, S, M, L, XL), otherwise your entire order will default to a size Medium.

    Includes:
    • 100% Cotton Signature Slim Dress Shirt Finished in Non-Iron
    • Embossed Brass Collar Stay Sets
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (198 left of 200) 2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $379 or more About $379

    GOLD | SUPER EARLY BIRD | 6x

    (2x) Full collection sets to add into your daily rotation
    (6x) Embossed collar stay sets to keep collars sharp and crisp

    Pearl White
    Sky Blue
    Ocean Blue

    Double Threaded, Long-stapled Cotton
    Slim Fit
    Non-Iron Finish
    Mitered Cuff
    Double Button (updated design as of 9/8)
    Hidden, stitched tags

    PLEASE NOTE: You can mix and match the same colors to create a set. If your pledge does not contain specific color choices, a full set in all three colors will be sent.

    Please be sure to claim your sizes (XS, S, M, L, XL), otherwise your entire order will default to a size Medium.

    Includes:
    • 100% Cotton Signature Slim Dress Shirt Finished in Non-Iron
    • Embossed Brass Collar Stay Sets
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (150 left of 150) 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $540 or more About $540

    PLATINUM | WARDROBE RENOVATION | 9x

    (2x) Full collection sets to add into your daily rotation
    (3x) Limited Edition Solid Light Purple and/or Light Pink in Oxfords*
    (9x) Embossed collar stay sets to keep collars sharp and crisp

    Pearl White
    Sky Blue
    Ocean Blue
    Light Purple*
    Light Pink*

    Double Threaded, Long-stapled Cotton
    Slim Fit
    Non-Iron Finish
    Mitered Cuff
    Double Button (updated design as of 9/8)
    Hidden, stitched tags

    PLEASE NOTE: You can mix and match the same colors to create a set. If your pledge does not contain specific color choices, a full set in all three colors will be sent.

    Please be sure to claim your sizes (XS, S, M, L, XL), otherwise your entire order will default to a size Medium.

    *Only available in Platinum, Ruby & Diamond packages

    Includes:
    • 100% Cotton Signature Slim Dress Shirt Finished in Non-Iron
    • Embossed Brass Collar Stay Sets
    • Solid Light Purple and/or Light Pink Oxford Dress Shirt
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (50 left of 50) 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $696 or more About $696

    RUBY | WARDROBE RENOVATION | 12x

    (3x) Full collection sets to add into your daily rotation
    (3x) Limited Edition Solid Light Purple and/or Light Pink in Oxfords*
    (12x) Embossed collar stay sets to keep collars sharp and crisp

    Pearl White
    Sky Blue
    Ocean Blue
    Light Purple*
    Light Pink*

    Double Threaded, Long-stapled Cotton
    Slim Fit
    Non-Iron Finish
    Mitered Cuff
    Double Button (updated design as of 9/8)
    Hidden, stitched tags

    PLEASE NOTE: You can mix and match the same colors to create a set. If your pledge does not contain specific color choices, a full set in all three colors will be sent.

    Please be sure to claim your sizes (XS, S, M, L, XL), otherwise your entire order will default to a size Medium.

    *Only available in Platinum, Ruby & Diamond packages

    Includes:
    • 100% Cotton Signature Slim Dress Shirt Finished in Non-Iron
    • 12× Embossed Brass Collar Stay Sets
    • Solid Light Purple and/or Light Pink Oxford Dress Shirt
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (25 left of 25) 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 825 or more About US$ 825

    DIAMOND | COMPLETE OVERHAUL | 15x

    (4x) Full collection sets to add into your daily rotation
    (3x)Limited Edition Solid Light Purple and/or Light Pink in Oxfords*
    (15x) Embossed collar stay sets to keep collars sharp and crisp

    Pearl White
    Sky Blue
    Ocean Blue
    Light Purple*
    Light Pink*

    Double Threaded, Long-stapled Cotton
    Slim Fit
    Non-Iron Finish
    Mitered Cuff
    Double Button (updated design as of 9/8)
    Hidden, stitched tags

    PLEASE NOTE: You can mix and match the same colors to create a set. If your pledge does not contain specific color choices, a full set in all three colors will be sent.

    Please be sure to claim your sizes (XS, S, M, L, XL), otherwise your entire order will default to a size Medium.

    *Only available in Platinum, Ruby & Diamond packages

    Includes:
    • 12× 100% Cotton Signature Slim Dress Shirt Finished in Non-Iron
    • 15× Embossed Brass Collar Stay Sets
    • Solid Light Purple and/or Light Pink Oxford Dress Shirt
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (20 left of 20) 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.