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The Founders

Founded by Vancouverites Adelle Renaud and Erin McLeod, Peau De Loup originally set out to redefine feminine etiquette in womenswear by creating functional, well-made, timeless apparel. In the years since the company started its mission, we have expanded to create androgynous-style clothing designed for all bodies with curves regardless of gender identity.

Growing up as tomboys, the two were always very aware that the retail clothing experience wasn’t built for them. While reflecting on her career as a menswear designer, Adelle realized that being drawn to menswear was a reflection of her own style identity— an identity that wasn’t well represented in retail today.

This realization ignited the idea, and the research began. They found blog after blog with tons of people begging for all the same things that they wanted in clothing. In order to find clothes to match their style, many would find themselves hunting for the least girly items in the women’s section or buying men’s pieces with the look but not quite the fit that they were after. 

Peau De Loup went on to ask their customers, what was the one article of clothing that they think menswear does better? The answer was the perfect button-down shirt. Using their closed loop sourcing process, they find only the best available shirting fabrics, taking classic purposeful details that have been used for centuries and give them new life in the Alpha fit button-down shirts.

Tomboy is more than a fringe trend. It’s a movement and it's gaining momentum with groundbreakers like Casey Legler and Saskia de Brauw modeling men’s clothing. Clearly the world is changing.

To the Peau De Loup team, it’s always been so much more than creating a cool shirt. It’s about creating clothing that makes you feel the same on the outside as you do on the inside.

Size & Fit

Please see our size charts below. Looking for something you haven't found here? Email us at info@peaudeloup.com and we'll do our best to help or even add to this page if necessary.


Button-Up Sizing Guide

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. 

Fit Guide by Style

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.

Size 4

Size 8

Size 16

BUTTON DOWN

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.

BUTTON UP
A more formal take on our classic shirt, the button up features no lapel buttons and a stiffer collar that holds its shape. Typically made of stiffer, more premium fabrics, this is your go-to shirt for a formal event. It has an ever-so-slightly slimmer and shorter form (about 1cm shorter in the sleeve and torso) than our typical Alpha fit, with the same shoulder width.

COLLARLESS
Fashion-forward and unique, the collarless shirt features a modified, relaxed Alpha fit with no pocket and an open box pleat – making it less fitted in the body. You can sew the box pleat down yourself if you want a snugger fit.

CAR COAT & WALKING JACKET
Our terms for an unlined light shirt-jacket perfect for wearing while you walk. Our jackets are made out of heavier fabrics, from cotton flannel to wool to corduroy, and feature our signature embroidered pocket on the outside of the left breast. The car coat has outside patch pockets while the walking jacket has slit pockets for your hands.

FLANNEL
Our flannels come in almost all our collar and body styles, but they’re special in that they tend to fit snugly – especially since we tend to wear them over a tee shirt – and they’re more likely to shrink in the wash. Therefore, we recommend you always size up in flannel.

ABOUT THE MODELS

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".

Customizing Your Shirt with the Box Pleat

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.

Removing the Pleat for More Space in the Bust

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:

Extending the Pleat to Take Your Shirt In at the Hips

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:

Founder's Suit Sizing Guide 



 

Chino Sizing Guide

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!

Underwear Sizing