For many men, the dress shirt is the most important top in their wardrobe. Whether worn for business, pleasure or a mixture of both, these shirts are the classiest items they own, creating a timeless, smart appearance that works for so many occasions. Often there are a number of these shirts ranging from the ultra-formal to the casual. But how do you know which is best for what? And how do you un...Read More
Blog tagged : dress+shirts
11 Feb 2016 13:59:00
There are many different types of material used in making shirts and some of these are well known. Most of us have heard about Oxford or poplin, chambray or twill. One of the lesser known cotton fabrics is the dobby fabric. So what is dobby fabric and what uses does it have?
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 ...
17 Dec 2015 17:01:04
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?
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...
5 Nov 2015 14:44:07
Lots of men like to spend a good amount of money on their dress shirts, suits and shoes. There’s no doubt that good quality clothing that fits well and looks the part makes you feel good. Wearing the right kind of clothes can even be crucial in getting that job or winning that contract. But for the top 1% of the world, money spent on clothes enters a whole new hemisphere to what the rest of us cla...Read More
22 Oct 2015 14:19:18
Going for a job interview can be very tense and stressful with many things to remember. Worrying about whether what you are wearing works for you is something that you don’t need on top of this. So here are some top tips for what to wear to an interview.
It is always recommended that you have two suits and the two winning colours are a solid navy and a solid grey. Pinstripes might look gre...
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?
One of the first numbers encountered is usually the neck size. These typically range in half ...
24 Dec 2014 08:54:43
The question of whether to tuck in your dress shirt or not can be an important one. Different situations can dictate this choice, as can the style of the shirt itself. Here are a few ideas when tucking in is definitely the way to go.
Long tailed shirts
When wearing a dress shirt with long tails, tucking it in is a must. This is mainly due to the length of the shirt and the style you are looking to c...
22 Dec 2014 12:15:18
Shirt sleeves should be rolled up in an effortless manner that conveys ease, in spite of the forethought and effort that has been required for it. This has been perfected by the Italian art of Sprezzatura- the art of concealing the pains it takes to perfect an art.
Why Should Shirt Sleeves Be Rolled Up
- Practicality: When doing menial work with one’s hands, it is better to fold back the cuffs of one’...
22 Dec 2014 12:08:25
There are millions of men's shirts out there in the market ranging from branded to unbranded, formal to casual, available in different sizes, style and colors. But not every shirt of your size is meant for you. There are a few things; if you consider them before buying the shirt, you can actually buy a perfect fitting shirt for yourself.
To help you make the right choice, we’ll be discussing here a...Read More