Purchase and Wear Them Right
Most men as they purchase Dress Shirts make few mistakes here and there. I personally came across few and I am asked, I always give my honest opinion. It is actually something I never blame anyone, because unless you are into fashion and styling you will not care much about every single detail. Male shoppers rarely like to spend time in stores and it is usually in and out scenario.
I must say this is where mistakes happen… Men that don’t like to spend more time in stores to look for something that they are looking for, are the ones who make mistakes the most. They only have one task in mind get what I need and leave. So if they are purchasing a suit and a dress shirt, the concentration of the fit will be only on the suit and 90% of the time Dress Shirt fit will be forgotten.
Here is the tip: if any man wants the suit look sharp, make sure pay close attention to the fit of your Dress Shirt.
Rules to Purchase and Wear Them Right:
- Don’t purchase Dress Shirts larger than your actual size, even if you are truly in love with the color, material, and pattern. It will simply look bad on your entire body.
- Don’t purchase Dress Shirts smaller than your actual size. You don’t want the buttons pop or slightly open when you are walking or sitting. That’s just horrible even if you don’t know anything about fashion and styling.
- Know your fit – I will explain… many brands today, are concentrating on (modern, tailored, and/or extra slim fit) cuts. This does not mean that you have to get slim fit if you don’t have slim body type or the other way around, if you have slim body type don’t get classic fit. You can do better than that. Know your body type = perfect fit.
- Know your collar size – important not to purchase a shirt that has larger collar size than your neck and also not to get a tight one and choke yourself. You want to be comfortable… Usually general rule is that if you can fit 2 fingers when your collar is buttoned up, then it’s good. I personally like 1 finger and to me that’s comfortable because I am used to that.
- Know your arm length – I can’t stress enough the importance of this one. Most common mistake, because most men ignore it or don’t even pay attention. It’s very simple to change this: you can only get 2 kinds of lengths when you purchase a dress shirt. (32/33 or 34/35). Must know which length is the right one for you. This does not apply to custom shirts; As their name suggest, they are Custom, therefore, you order your own custom sleeve length.
As I share these rules, I also understand that most of the time you cannot measure yourself, because you want to be very accurate with numbers here.
Here is my suggestion: Get your Dress Shirts Tailor Made or if you want to save some money, instead of Tailor Made go to Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Ave, and Bergdorf Goodman for one of the best advises to get the fit you need for your body type.
Thank you for reading,