Before Washing

Before washing your shirts we recommend that all buttons are unfastened to reduce pulling on the buttons seams. It is also preferable to wash Capital Custom Clothiers shirts inside out in order to protect the buttons from chipping on the washing machine's drum. Lastly remove any collar stiffeners..

Washing & Drying

Cotton shirts should be washed at 104 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit (subject to the information on the care label). For those with an Eco conscience, the lower the temperature the better! Avoid tumble drying as the steel drum of the drier can have an adverse effect on the cuffs and collar points over time. Instead, shirts should be line dried until slightly damp, ready for ironing.

Shirts are best ironed when still a little wet. If the shirt is completely dry, dampen it a little with a spray bottle. Afterwards place the shirt in a plastic bag for thirty minutes. This will allow for optimum moisture distribution and make ironing easier.


Ensure the shirt (including cuff buttons) is unbuttoned before ironing.

The easiest and quickest way to iron a shirt is to do so in the following order:

Start with the collar, followed by cuffs, sleeves, yokes, front panels and finally, the back panel of the shirt.

Collar - When ironing start with the reverse side. Ensure it is moist on both sides and that any collar stays have been removed. Press until flat and dry before moving onto the front or top side. This is where attention to detail can make a real difference; the collar should be ironed from the end points to the centre. This will reduce crumpling at the collar’s edge. Be careful not to over-iron the collar points to avoid splitting.

Cuffs - These should be pressed in a similar fashion to the collar making sure the cuff points and edges are not over-ironed.

Sleeves - Start at the sleeve head and press in the direction of the cuff.

Yoke – Take one half of the back yoke and press. Then iron the same half of the yoke on the reverse side. Repeat for the un-ironed halves.

Front and back panels - Iron the front first, before progressing to the rear.

Finally, fasten the top button and hang your shirt ready for wearing.

For tricky shirts such as pleats or stiff bibs, Capital can provide a laundering service. Please contact our staff for further details.



Alterations to shirts, such as the lengthening and shortening of sleeves and the inclusion of darts are carried out in-house. Please note that we carry out alterations on all shirts, not just our own Capital shirts. *Please note, once shirts are altered, no refunds or exchanges are permitted.

Repairs/Replacement Collars and Cuffs

We are able to carry out most repairs both in-house. This may vary from replacing buttons to affixing a new collar or cuffs to your favorite shirt.

Thinking of giving your favorite Capital shirt a makeover? Bring your shirts along to our shop and take advantage of our offer of a free replacement button service with any repair this Fall. To arrange a repair please Schedule An Appointment to visit our shop. Please note that this offer is valid until the end of November and is applicable with repairs only. Please note for new collars and cuffs, where the matching of cloth is requested, a premium will be applied.


We are pleased to offer a laundering service on Capital shirts. This has a turnaround time of minimum 2 weeks. Our laundering service is most beneficial for stiff bibbed shirts and detachable collars which are notoriously difficult to have cleaned and starched to perfection. Our cleaners are experts in this field. Please contact our staff for details of this service.


We offer a monogramming service. The majority of our customers opt for monograms to be embroidered onto the left cuff of the shirt, however, we leave this to your discretion, appreciating that some customers have a preference for adding them to the breast pocket or waist. Monogramming can be executed in a variety of colors and fonts. For more details and to order a monogram, please contact us online or feel free to pop into our shop.

Our Online Store

We opened our doors on Maryland Avenue in 2010. Independently owned and operated a devoted family owned business creating some of the finest garments in Maryland. Together with our team of expert tailors, we pride ourselves on the perfect fit, the knowledge and passion we bring to our clients, and the quality of service we offer.

Welcome to our online shop, you can purchase many of our wonderful products from here. We love talking to our customers, if you have any further questions about them the fit or if there’s a custom piece that you’d like to discuss, please get in touch.