We've curated an excellent selection of giftable items for this exceptional holiday season. Included are some of our favourites - from tie pins to cufflinks to winterwear - as well as some beautiful new shirts we're releasing just in time for your preferred winter holiday. (Hanukkah starts on December 10th this year, but the twelve days of Christmas and Kwanzaa start later in the month.) Some of these items are available to order only until December 11th - so don't sleep on 'em.
Keyring Moments + Waist Accessories
Inspired by Alison Bechdel's classic keyring moment, immortalized in her graphic novel Fun Home and the Tony-winning musical of the same name, we've chosen a selection of accessories that allow the ones you love to participate in "one of the most enduring sartorial symbols" of queer culture. On offer is a brass-and-leather keyring with a belt or wallet clip, or a simpler 100% brass carabiner with keyrings. Create your own keyring moment. We've also brought in charcoal grey suspenders for those of you who love to tuck your shirt and eschew belts.
[Shop: Leather Keychain with Clip | Brass Keyring Carabiner | Charcoal Grey Suspenders]
We know our dapper customers love ties of all types to dress up a button-down. Our selection for the 2020 queer gift guide features some classics: a gorgeous floral 100% cotton tie; a 100% wool tie in light blue; our fancy red jacquard collab tie with Queer as Funk (available in necktie and bowtie); and a two-sided paisley and stripe bowtie in reds and blues that looks like it's not pre-tied (but it is).
[Shop: Black Rose Tie | Blue Wool Speckled Tie | QAF Necktie | QAF Bowtie | Two-Way Bowtie]
We've named this series of shirts after some of the world's most iconic department stores, where you don't have to shop this year. Introducing Harrods, a white cotton poplin collarless with light grey stripes; Isetan, a mid-weight printed cotton short sleeve in dark teal; Eslite, a gorgeous cream-and-black short sleeve print; Holt, a grey and black ultra soft flannel; Vittorio, a long-sleeve polka dot chambray; and Corso Como, a mid-weight navy blue short sleeve with polka dots.
[Shop: Harrods | Isetan | Eslite | Holt | Vittorio | Corso Como]
With all those walks we're all going on right now, there's naught to do but look great in your winterwear. Just for you, we have a honeycomb-knitted navy and warm brown two-tone scarf that'll look excellent with a peacoat or walking jacket; fingerless knitted gloves with a leather palm and flip-over mitten; and a selection of knitted PDL toques (or beanies if you're not Canadian).
[Shop: Two-Tone Scarf | Knitted Fingerless Gloves | PDL Toques]
Pocket Squares and Pins
One of our favourite things to do to a button-down is to add some special touches - whether those be pocket squares, cufflinks, or lapel jewelry. While none of our shirts have French cuffs, we're highlighting these very cute powdercoated black metal bicycles that look equally stunning decorating a button-down collar. We've also got our classic wolf-in-sheep's-clothing pins and our brass animal lapel pins, and our Queer as Funk collab pins.
[Shop: Bicycle Buttonholes | PDL Mini Pins | Brass Animal Lapel Pins | QAF Tie Pin | QAF Lapel Pin ]
And don't forget the pocket squares: we have a simple colour-speckled white linen, or a four-design style in shades of blue that'll particularly complement a PDL-heavy wardrobe.
[Shop: Speckled Linen Pocket Square | Mixed Blue Pattern Pocket Square]
Socks and Jackets
We've got festive holiday socks! The Joyeaux crew is a mid-rise black combed cotton woven sock with bright holiday baubles, for shoe sizes 5-9. Plus, our PDL walking jackets are a perfect garment: unlined and made of premium wool blends, they sit somewhere between shirts and outerwear, with slit pockets for your hands. We think they're ideal as a midlayer while going for a walk, or as a top layer for a crisp-but-sunny day like the ones we get in PNW winters. They're sized generously to fit over your outfit. Introducing Bergdorf, a black wool jacket with large grey checks, and Barneys, a brown, grey, and navy plaid.
[Shop: Joyeaux Socks | Bergdorf Walking Jacket | Barneys Walking Jacket]
Of course there's always the tried-and-true PDL gift card, so your loved one can buy themselves whatever they want.
Please see our size charts below. Looking for something you haven't found here? Email us at email@example.com and we'll do our best to help or even add to this page if necessary.
Fit is incredibly personal - some like their shirts to fit snugly around their body while others prefer to wear them looser. We've provided a number of fit charts below to help you find your fit. Note that there are some variations in the way different fabrics will hang on your body, and some shirts will fit more snugly than others. We recommend always sizing up in flannel.
If you're at the top 1 - 1.5 inches of the bust range, you will likely have to release the box pleat.
Below are the flatlay measurement charts for our Alpha shirts. We have shown our measurements taken from lying the garment flat and measuring in inches. We recommend grabbing a shirt you own in similar fabric and comparing!
In between sizes? Go for the smaller one - there’s a pleat in the back of every PDL shirt that you can remove with a seam ripper - this will give an extra 1½ inches in the chest to prevent button-gape.
One of PDL's foundational values is to create classic products. That’s why we have a suite of standard styles that we make in an assortment of fabrics. Once you know your fit in a particular style, you’ll be ready to snap it up when a limited edition upcycled fabric you love pops into our collection!
We've photographed a variety of styles on a few different bodies so you can get an idea of how our shirts might look on you. If your questions aren't answered here, please get in touch with us for personalized fit advice.
The PDL classic Alpha fit. A box pleat half-sewn down in the back for easy size adjustments, a collar that buttons down at the lapels, and our signature inside pocket. Available in a wide variety of fabrics, from flannel to Oxford to poplin and more, in short sleeve or long sleeve. > learn more about the box pleat and how it lets you customize your fit here.
CAR COAT & WALKING JACKET
Our size 4 model is 5'9", with a 34" bust, 25" waist, and 32" hips.
Our size 8 model is 5'9", with a 36.5" bust, 30.5" waist, and 42" hips.
Our size 16 model is 5'10".
The box pleat at the back of PDL shirts allows for a bit of flexibility in sizing. Note: collarless shirts do not have their pleat sewn down by default.
If your shirt fits in the shoulders and arms but is a little snug through the bust, you can remove the pleat to gain an extra inch and a half in that area. Kindly note that shirts with the pleat removed are no longer eligible for exchange or refund.
To remove the pleat, you will need a seam ripper. This little tool comes with most sewing machines and sewing kits. Watch the video below to see how it's done:
If the shirt is too roomy around the hips, you can also extend the pleat to take the shirt in by 1 - 1.5inches from the waist down. This is a pretty simple sewing job if you have the skills. You'll need a sewing machine and an iron. Kindly note that all modified shirts are ineligible for return/exchange.
Watch the video below to see how it's done:
This size chart applies to our newest chinos! We took all of your feedback from the making of our founders trouser and made all the right changes! Let us know what you think!
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