Men Fashion: 7 Must Knows for Men Dress Shirts

6:48 pm Contributed by JW

The men's dress shirt is typical classic fashion. Other than becoming more fitted over time, men dress shirt has not changed a lot but there are tons of options when it comes to choosing a dress shirt. A typical dress shirt is a button-up shirt with a collar, long sleeves, and wrist cuffs. It is usually made from a dyed and cotton fabric woven into various colors and patterns.

The problem with dress shirts is that they are ready made garments and hence, are made to fit many. As a result, they might not fit anyone perfectly. It is important to know these 7 Tips that we are going to share with you before swap your credit card.

The most important part of a dress shirt is the neck and collar area. The purpose of a shirt collar is to properly balance and frame a man’s face. Do not underestimate the collar because it is this part of the shirt that truly accentuates your attractive facial features. There are whole lot ranges of collars to choose from so when shopping for custom men dress shirts, pay close attention to them.

When deciding on a custom dress shirt, notice if the sleeves are long enough that when you raise your arms the cuffs will not be pulled down the forearm. Notice if the sleeves are short enough that when your arms are down, you won’t have more than an inch of fabric gathering near the cuff.

The shirt’s cuffs are the only visible parts of a shirt—other than the collar—when a jacket is worn. Cuff links are divided into two types and are mainly for decorative purposes. Button cuffs are single cuffs that are most commonly found on readymade shirts. French cuffs are a double cuff and are the bulkier choice.

The type of fabric on a dress shirt determines comfort, quality and the durability of a dress shirt. The higher the grade, the softer the shirt is. However, softer shirts wear out faster than the heavier ones.

Believe it or not, the quality of the buttons on a dress shirt indicates the overall quality of the shirt. The best custom dress shirts have thick or triple stacked buttons. Plastic buttons break easily so the best alternative is the Mother of Pearl buttons.

Split yoke is used to adjust a shirt to fit a men’s build. Nowadays most shirt yokes simply match patterns and are not custom-made.

Gusset or tails is the triangular shaped material added to the area between the front and the back of the shirt. The gusset makes tucking dress shirts into pants easier.

The shirt speaks for the wearer and hence, every detail on your shirt matter. Pay close attention to the characteristics of the shirt and it will compliment you.

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