Left something other than your heart in San Francisco?
Cotton the First™ makes reasonably priced and high quality men’s slim-fit shirts. Based in San Francisco, we localize the fit, design our own unique prints based on local culture. We hand select beautiful and durable fabrics that you can stay stylish any day of the week. We put focus into our signature trim and button detailing. Rain or shine, work or fun, we are ready for you.
Pro tips: Get the shirts before the seals get them and watch how they sound.
About the Founder
Cotton shirts being Charles' first venture, comes Cotton the First.
From pushing pixels to sewing stitches, Charles is an atypical artist. With BFA in visual development, he went to work in tech for the likes of Electronic Arts and Disney. He art directed digital products with charming characters and story lines. These were great gigs. Yet digital products were simply not enough for him; he wanted to bring pixels to life. Charles took night classes learning pattern-making and sewing at Academy of Art University; the rest shall we say is history. In 2017, Charles made a bold move and left the tech world to found his first venture with the goal:
Fewer but better.
Because you don’t need a lot of clothes, you just need a few great pieces. Charles is here to help you take that leap.