Top manufacturers of high-end dress shirts in the U.S.
While there is not enough publicly available information to fulfill your request for ten manufacturers of high-end dress shirts, we did find two: SC International Garments & Accessories Co. Ltd and Yiwu Topfind Garment. Both are located in Zhejiang, China and sell to U.S. retailers such as Adrienne Vittadini, American Crew, and Tommy Hilfiger.
Below you'll find an outline of my research methodology to better understand why information you've requested is publicly unavailable, as well as a deep dive into my findings.
To establish a starting point for research, I first tried to determine who the top high-end clothing retailers are in terms of sales. From there, I had hoped to trace back to their manufacturers. I did not find publicly available information on top retailers in terms of sales, but I did come across two paywalled reports: one for men’s clothing stores and one for women’s clothing stores.
In an attempt to make the connection between retailers and manufacturers, I then researched apparel wholesalers. Again, I could not find publicly available data, but I did find two paywalled reports: one for men’s and boy’s apparel wholesalers, and another for women’s and children’s apparel wholesalers.
Next, I researched where clothing sold in the U.S. is being manufactured, and found that 97% is imported. (This statistic is from 2015 and was the most recent I could find.) China, Vietnam, and India combined account for 54% of all textile and apparel imports.
Global Sources lists offshore apparel manufacturers. I searched their listings for manufacturers of dress shirts, and found only two that: (a) exported to the U.S.; and (b) listed their clients by name. Most manufacturers either did not disclose their clients, or had lower-end clients such as Walmart.
Helpful Findings: Manufacturers
Two manufacturers that produce dress shirts and export to high end retailers in the U.S. are Yiwu Topfind Garment and SC International Garments & Accessories Co. Ltd.
(1.) Besides dress shirts, Yiwu Topfind Garment manufactures casual shirts for men, women, and children. Their high-end, U.S. clients include Adrienne Vittadini and American Crew. There is no publicly available data showing what percentage of their exports are dress shirts.
Total Annual Sales: US$8,000,000 to 8,999,999
Address: No.32 Golden Triangle, Suxi Town, Yiwu,
Zhejiang, China (322000)
Tel: (86 579) 85999270
Fax: (86 579) 85917436
Mobile: (86) 15267336775
(2.) Besides dress shirts, SC International Garments & Accessories Co. Ltd manufactures an array of apparel for men, women, and children. They specialize in work uniforms and medical uniforms. Their high-end, U.S. clients include Tommy Hilfiger. There is no publicly available data showing what percentage of their exports are dress shirts.
Total Annual Sales: US$600,000 to 699,999
Address: Room 203, Unit 6, Suite 23, Beizhan Yiqu, Houzhai Town,
Yiwu, Zhejiang, China (322000)
Tel: (86 579) 85880684
Fax: (86 579) 85880684
Mobile: (86) 13857971574
Helpful Findings: The Gap
The Gap maintains a 58-page document of their manufacturers for "Apparel," "Accessories," and "Footware." This document does not specify which manufacturers produce dress shirts, and its size makes cross-checking impractical.
Helpful Findings: United States International Trade Commission Data
In 2016, textiles and apparel imported into the U.S. came from the following countries:
37% All Others (unspecified)
For 2016, apparel imported into the U.S. was valued at $88,505m, with "shirts and blouses" valued at $27,586m.
A lack of publicly available information resulted in locating only two dress shirt manufacturers who supply high end retailers in the U.S. If you are interested in further information, the paywalled reports may contain helpful data.