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Sleeve7 – Our 7 Essentials

12 Jul 2016 10:57:42

Many brands begin with a founding concept, an idea that they want to make a reality with their products.  With Sleeve7, there wasn’t just one concept, one benefit to the customers that helped create the company and guide its products – there were seven. 

These concentrated on the customers who would be buying the company’s products, men who were taller than average or who were classed as plus size....

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Understanding the Shirt Collar

1 Jul 2016 10:39:00

There are lots of elements that go into making the perfect dress shirt.  But one of the most important is the shirt collar.  Not only does the shirt collar finish the look of the shirt and effectively frame the face, it also works with any tie or other neckwear to create a harmonious and smart appearance.  Therefore, understanding collars, how they work and what type pair with what tie is crucial ...

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What is Egyptian Cotton?

25 Feb 2016 14:19:40

For many years if you ask people what is the best cotton, they will likely tell you Egyptian cotton. Whether for shirts, blouses or bedding, it was the cotton of choice for its quality. But what exactly is Egyptian cotton and why is it classified as the best of the best?

Cotton Plant


Cotton types
There are two main types of cotton grown around the world. Normal cotton comes from one plant, while the type of cott...

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What is a Dress Shirt Placket?

14 Jan 2016 12:18:35

Meet the placket
The placket is actually a very familiar part of the shirt that isn’t always given its name. It is the area at the centre of the dress shirt and is normally the bit where the buttons are located. The very name placket comes from a French word meaning ‘to lay on’ and refers to the fact that the placket is laid onto the shirt when it is first made. While concealing flaps can be added ...

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What is 2-Ply?

31 Dec 2015 11:12:00

Picking a dress shirt is first about size and fit. These elements need to work right or the shirt won’t do its job. It will look wrong and you won’t feel comfortable in it. But one of the forgotten elements of a dress shirt is the material. They are all cotton, right? The answer is often, yes, they are most always cotton. But there is a lot more to cotton than just one single material. In the many...

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Most men have a favourite shirt, the one they go to when they aren’t sure what to wear. It may be a dress shirt or a casual shirt and they may not know which it is. So what are the differences between dress and casual shirts?

Dress and casual shirts


The basics
While there are no hard and fast rules, there are some general guidelines to help a man decide if a shirt is casual or dress. These are mostly to do with the element...

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Being tall has plenty of advantages but there’s always the fact that you feel lanky. Depending on how you dress, you can also look lanky and when the occasion is an important, formal one, this can knock your confidence. If you are attending a job interview, a business meeting or even a family occasion, you want to feel smart and comfortable. This is easier to achieve than you may think with just a...

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How To Measure Sleeve Length?

3 Nov 2015 11:47:06

Choosing the right size dress shirt is a series of small battles. Getting the right chest size and the right body length are two areas. Getting the right sleeve lengths is another. Too short or too long and your look is completely spoiled. But how do you get the right sleeve length without needing to try on countless shirts? What is the best way toe measure your sleeve length?

How to measure your s...

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Satin can be a bit confusing when it comes to clothes. This is because there is satin, that shiny and silky type material used in pretty women’s blouses. Then there is a satin weave, a particular type of weave than can use different fibres to construct it including cotton, nylon and rayon. One thing they both have in common is that they are shiny – but why?

Dress Shirt satin weave

Satin weave
To be counted as a true satin,...

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How To Read Dress Shirt Sizes

8 Oct 2015 16:49:28

Sometimes when it comes to selecting a dress shirt, it seems a degree in mathematics may be useful. There are so many numbers and dimensions involved that it closer resembles advanced geometry than fashion. So how to do you read all the information provided and get the perfect dress shirt? 

Key measurements
One of the first numbers encountered is usually the neck size. These typically range in half ...

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