How to select the right dress shirt for you

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Before looking for a dress shirt, you'll need to know your size. Dress shirt sizes have two numbers: The first is your neck size, and the second is your sleeve length. Ill-fitting shirts will be uncomfortable, so measure yourself to get an exact fit.

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How to select the right dress shirt for you

  1. 1. How to Select the Right Dress Shirt for YouBefore looking for a dress shirt, youll need to know your size. Dress shirt sizes have two numbers:The first is your neck size, and the second is your sleeve length. Ill-fitting shirts will beuncomfortable, so measure yourself to get an exact fit.A proper dress shirt is a button-up shirt with a collar, long sleeves, and wrist cuffs. Its “secret”mission is to elegantly frame the wearers face and be the foundation of any outfit; be itenhancing a jacket or the centerpiece of an outfit. Changing certain characteristics (i.e. color,texture, pattern), a dress shirt can be relay the message of sport, leisure, or formal.Proper Fit:When it comes to properly fitting a shirt to one’s body, 99% of men (slight exaggeration) get itwrong. Reason? Because ready-made garments from a mass produced name brand are meant tofit a wide variety of body types. If the shirt fits us in the neck, it fails in sleeve length. If the lengthof the sleeves fit, it’s an EPIC fail on the body of the shirt; which bulges around the stomach tomake one appear like a deflated hot air balloon. The answer to this problem is simple, find atailor.There are some key points to help you to select the right dress shirtFirstly, you have to choose a pattern. Solid colors are considered wardrobe staples because theyare easiest to match, but you might consider choosing stripes or a plaid pattern.Solid shirts arebeneficial in that you can wear virtually any tie with them [solid or patterned].Patterned shirtsare a bit more difficult to match with ties.And then you have to choose a style. Are you looking for a more trendy, tapered-cut shirt, orwould you prefer to stick with a standard, full-cut shirt? Do you want a standard collar or aspread collar? Will your collar be buttoned down or will you use collar stays? Each of these arepoints to consider.
  2. 2. A tailored-fit or slim-fit dress shirt is slightly tighter around the chest and sides. A standard-fitdress shirt has a slightly baggy, but traditional full-cut appearance. Athletic cut shirts have a fullchest but are tapered at the waist.A standard straight collar is the most common type of collar, where the collar edges pointdownward and there is little space between the section where the collar meets.A spread collar dress shirt. A spread collar is a bit more modern and is considered by some to beyouthful and effeminate. It is smaller and has a wider spread. Since a spread collar gives a widerappearance, it is a good choice for men with slim builds, but perhaps less so for stockier types.Find the right fabrics. Linen shirts breathe well and are perfect for summer, while Oxford is wovenfrom a heavier yarn and therefore has a more rugged texture. Cotton has a soft feel to it, allowingfor a more casual look that will let you feel more comfortable.For more men’s clothing, please refer to suntekstore .

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