Monogramming

Monogramming

Many of the products we make and sell can become uniquely yours when you add a monogram or a short message.

For just $6, we can add your personal touch in four different styles and five different colors. All you have to do is decide what you like, and then give us a call at 800-488-8437. Since monogrammed items cannot be returned, we want to be sure we know exactly what you want before we put your order into production.

For $10, you can have us embroider a full name, or a short message – up to 20 characters long. Let us know what you'd like; we'll work with you to make it exactly what you want.

Here are a few hints (or maybe a refresher course) on basic monogramming "etiquette."


Monogramming for individuals

If you are monogramming an item for an individual, choosing a first initial, a last initial or all three initials is perfectly acceptable.

Traditionally, if you choose to use three initials, and you want the monogram letters to all be the same size, the initials go in the same order as the name. So, John Parker Smith would be monogrammed as JPS.

If you prefer to have the middle letter of the monogram larger than the other two, the center letter of the monogram should be the initial of the last name. In this case, John Parker Smith's monogram would look like this: JSP

For individuals with two middle names – Katherine Russell Perkin Conway, for instance – it is best to monogram all letters the same size, in order of the name, so her monogram would be KRPC.

If a last name has an apostrophe or "Mc" at the beginning, the rule of thumb is to use just the first letter of the last name – an M for McFarlane, an O for O'Leary.

Monogramming for couples

Generally speaking, a monogram for a couple consists of the first initial of the woman's name followed by the first initial of their last name and then the first initial of the man's name, with the middle letter of the monogram larger than the first and last. In this case, Katherine and John Smith's monogram would look like this: KSJ.

For couples with hyphenated last names, or where both members of the union will be keeping their own names, the preferred monogram uses four letters, with the two center letters slightly larger. For instance, Katherine and John Conway-Smith, or Katherine Conway and John Smith would have a combined monogram that looks like this: KCSJ.

Other monograms or messages

Monogramming is meant to make an item entirely personal, so in the end it's what you want that matters.

Would you like your first name embroidered on a pocket square or tote? Maybe you'd like to have your wedding date monogrammed on the ties the groom and his men wear. A simple message – using a maximum of 20 letters is an option, as well. If you have an idea, we will do our best to make it a reality.

Ready to go? We're ready to help. Just give us a call at 800-488-8437 to get started.