The Maker Classics

Bando side drape shirtdress

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Our Bando sleeveless side drape shirtdress comes in a safari cotton tencel and a dark olive tencel chambray.

The mid-weight Japanese tencel chambray weave adds structure to the dress, making the asymmetrical hem more defined.

The asymmetrical hem adds visual interest and accentuates the elegant drape. The sleek band collar and natural mother-of pearl buttons add a formal touch to this shirtdress.

With bust and waist darts providing a shapely silhouette without fitting too tightly, as well as a modest knee length, the shirtdress is suitable for formal occasions. Single-needle flat felled seams provide a luxurious finishing touch.

Our model is wearing size 1 (EUR 36 / UK 8 / US 4) and is 5’3″ / 160cm tall.

70% tencel & 30% cotton from Japan/ 100% Japanese tencel chambray
Band collar with midweight interlining
3.5mm thick natural mother-of-pearl buttons
Single-needle construction with flat felled seams
Asymmetrical hem

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The Bando side drape shirtdress is one of the key items in Arete Goods repertoire. Arete Goods was founded with a vision of creating goods of excellence. The arete of a good is achieved when it performs its function thoughtfully, and in beautiful form. In a world filled with glitzy and mass-produced, but at the core of it mediocre goods, Arete Goods was born to create just the opposite.

Arete Goods aspires to create goods that are classic, unassuming, yet elegant. With experience in luxury multi-label retail, technical competence in fine dressmaking and bespoke shirt-making, the team is committed to designing goods that perform their function thoughtfully and in beautiful form. 

Singapore has a lesser known glorious past of tailoring. We are told by industry stalwarts that back in the 60’s, Singapore was the hub for tailoring in Asia, but lost the crown somewhere in the 80’s when the industry failed to continue attracting talent.

Besides this glorious past, Arete Goods decided to keep production of the garments local like the patternmaking and wanted to ensure seamless communication and strict quality control. No conference call beats knocking on your factory’s door every few days, right?

Employing a grand total of ten employees, the garment workshop Arete works with was founded in the 1980s. The workshop is run by a husband and wife duo who have taken on orders for uniforms, women’s shirts and men’s shirts in the past. In recent years, they have specialised in doing contract work for men’s shirts from fancy tailor shops, while themselves staying out of the limelight.

Unlike some other larger factories they visited, this atelier makes shirtdresses and shirts the good old-fashioned way that we like them – with only finely stitched single-needle French seams, and with the unsung heroes, the collar interlinings, all cut properly on the bias. This is where the Bando side drape dress is made. Check out the rest of the selection here.

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Care Instructions

Machine wash in cold water, do not tumble dry


All measurements in cm.

Size 2: 92 x 80 x 98 x 98 x 99 x 35 x 37
Size 3: 96 x 84 x 104 x 102 x 104 x 36 x 38
(Bust x Waist x Hip x Front length x Back length x Shoulder width x Collar size in cm)


Domestic: Packages are delivered within 1-3 days from the order. You can also pick next day delivery. If the product is not currently in stock, it will be made to order and delivered within 14 days. 

International: Depending on where you are, your package will be delivered within 7-14 days.

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