Custom made, American made, since 1978.

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If your long-time shirtmaker has retired, please consider King's Collar for all your custom shirt needs.

With 50 years of designing and measuring success, you will be well served.

Incentives will be offered ...

Call The Shirt Lady for YOUR special appointment.


Our factory is local, and our product is completely USA made.

Our shirt studio offers a pleasant environment for a very special and unhurried shopping experience.
Given that Custom Shirts are priced the same as a good quality ready-made,
“Isn’t it time YOU considered Custom Made?”

Ask about our ONE SHIRT
"in appreciation" Gift Certificate from just $195...
The perfect way to acknowledge any job well done!

Nancy Gold

Arthor of Shirt Tales...The Story of the Start-up that Stayed up and the people who made it possible, and the prequel “Love never comes late”, a child's view of divorce.
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The King's Collar Shirtmakers is owned by Nancy Gold, known as The Shirt Lady and honored as a Master Shirtmaker. Nationally recognized as a Custom Shirt Designer, Nancy Gold is distinguished as the Nation's First Woman to enter this field as both a shirtmaker and pattern maker. As a well-regarded and nationally acknowledged shirt designer, Nancy’s clients include National Political Leaders, Sports Team Owners and Athletes, Entertainment and Media Personalities, and numerous leaders of Corporate America.

Nancy started her company in 1978 in Haddonfield, New Jersey. In 1986, she relocated The King's Collar to Center City Philadelphia, and in May of 2000, The King's Collar moved from the city's Rittenhouse Row location to Ardmore's Main Line, just steps away from the acclaimed Suburban Square Shopping Mall.

King's Collar - The Premier Custom Shirt Company

As a designer with pattern making and fabric cutting expertise, Nancy's critical eye interprets the measurements needed to make an extraordinary garment. Nancy loves her craft, and this love is reflected by the unhurried pace of her personal fittings, and the comfortable ambiance of her artistic and intimate studio surroundings.

Nancy makes dress shirts, as well as men’s casual sport shirts, and there is no request too small to honor. "Special Needs" requests are welcomed and encouraged, and special attention is given to the physically challenged.

Nancy believes in the importance of the American made product, and all work is either done in Ardmore, or in their New Jersey workrooms. The Shirtmaker takes pride in keeping this “American-made” tradition alive by sharing her knowledge through mentoring and in-house training programs.


Nancy works with clients “By Appointment” only.
This personalized service is offered Tuesday through Saturday at her Ardmore Studio,
and off-site and in-office visits can also be requested.
(Off-site visits for the physically challenged can also be arranged.)



Please contact Nancy by phone or email, for easy directions.
The King’s Collar works by referral, re-order,
or web site and media contacts only, and is not open for any drop-in visits.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call The Shirtmaker at her studio in Ardmore, PA
at 610-642-9910 or click to use the email form.


  • Founding Officer, Philadelphia's Center City District, 1989
  • INC. Magazine, Entrepreneur of the Year, 1991
  • Philadelphia High School for Girls, Alumnae Association Award of Honor, 1994
  • Pennsylvania 's Best 50 Women in Business, 1996
  • Philadelphia Magazine's  (Three time) " Best of Phila." for Men's and Ladies'  shirts
  • Main Line Today Magazine, "Best Shirtmaker", 2004, 2007
  • Main Line Times Newspaper "Best Shirtmaker"
  • Main Line Life Newspaper "Best Shirtmaker"
  • Main Line Magazine "One of the country's most highly regarded Shirtmakers" 2007 Fall Fashion Issue
  • Member, Custom Tailors and Designers' Association, Philadelphia Chapter
  • President Emeritus, Center City Proprietors Association
  • President Emeritus, Ardmore Business Association
  • Special Events Committee Member, Bryn Mawr Film Institute
  • The 2008 Charles F. Ward Service to Ardmore Award
  • Member, Merion Fire Company of Ardmore
  • Author: SHIRT TALES... The Stories Behind a Successful Start-up 2016-2017
  • Philadelphia Inquirer, Cover Story, Business Pages June 11, 2017 "Surviving and Thriving Stitch by Stitch"
  • Author: “Love never comes late” ( A child's view of divorce) 2018
  • Elected to The Court of Honor of Distinguished Daughters November 16, 2018 The Philadelphia High School for Girls

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