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Which Shade of Blue Looks Best on You?

We all love a blue dress shirt but did you know that there are better shades of blue for each type of complexion?

Many men actually don’t even know what type of complexion they have.  An easy way to decide is by using those cuff links. Find one piece of yellow gold and one piece of silver or white gold. Perhaps you already know which of the two look better on you. If you tend to wear yellow gold, chances are it is because your warm skin tone is complemented by the warmth of the gold tones. If you look better in silver tones or white metals, most likely you are in the cooler complexion category. If you look great in both, perhaps you have a medium skin tone.

Men with warm skin tones or darker complexions should give vibrant shades of blue such as teal and royal blues a try. No need to throw out those medium blue shirts or suits either. They will also look great on you but try a pop of color with the tie.

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Royal Blue M1055
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Teal Blue M11564

Those with medium skin tones and less contrast between their hair color and skin tone should aim for styling with cooler shades of blue. A blue shirt with a silver undertone such as our dusty blue or french blue will look perfect on you. A sky blue will be complimented by a tie with touches of sapphire.

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French Blue M1073
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Dusty Blue M1560

If your complexion is light and cool (high contrast between your hair and skin tone) chances are you will look best in a soft to medium blue with warm undertones. Try a dress blue and pair it with a tie featuring hints of warm orange or wine tones.

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Dress Blue M1274

Ready to order a custom dress shirt? Click here to redeem our offer of $20 off of your first custom shirt with us. New customers only, please.

Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

 

Get the Look: Valentine’s Style Part 1

The Look: This classic navy suit is accented perfectly by the soft pink shirt and matching navy polka dotted tie. The white collar, white pocket square, and silver tie bar keep the look elegant and classy.

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Sharp navy suit and pink shirt with white collar and cuff

Recreating this sharp look is easy!

Navy 2 Button Suit: $300

Silk Navy Polka Dot Tie by Ralph Lauren  $125

100% Egyptian Cotton Pink Shirt with contrasting collar and cuff $129

Silver Tie Bar Jos. A Banks $39.50

White Pocket Square  $12.95

Or create your own custom dress shirt in any color by starting here.

 

Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

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Why Try Custom?

Perhaps you easily fit into an off the rack shirt so an ill fitting shirt isn’t a problem for you. Lucky you! Why then would you want to look into ordering a custom dress shirt or custom dress pants? There are several reasons you may look into the custom option and even more why you may never go back to off the rack.

1. Trends are trendy. For one thing trends are just that: trends. They come and go so quickly you may not even have enough time to get enough wear out of the shirt before it is out of style. Or perhaps you do not like the latest trend in men’s dress shirts or pants. Ever walked into a brick and mortar only to find that the collar style you despise is the only option available in your size? When you go custom, you are able to create the style you want in the size you want, every single time.

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Sometimes trendy is tricky.

2. Trouble finding a style that piqued your interest. I often hear men say, for example, they love the round collar a colleague wears but can never seem to find a shirt with this style. Easy fix. You create it with us! Don’t know what that cool style is called? Give us a ring. We can usually help you figure out the name and if there is ever a question, we can google a picture together to make sure it is correct.

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Round short collars can be hard to find.

3. Not having to forego one style for another. Yes! You found the round collar in a department store! But wait…the shirt also features a French cuff and you don’t even own a pair of cufflinks. When you go custom, you don’t need to give up that easy to button barrel cuff in order to get the round collar you have been chasing. You style every single detail yourself.

4. Confidence in the same fit every time. Another complaint I hear is that some off the rack clothing claiming to be the same size may fit differently…even from the same vendor…in the same “cut”. When you go custom you don’t need to worry. We create a specific tailoring pattern for you which will only be changed if you ask for it to be changed.

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Great fitting shirt every time.

5. Easy to reorder. Many customers love the ease of ordering rather than fighting the crowds in a store. Once you have nailed down the fit and the style you like, it is so easy to just click through to reorder. If you want to make changes, no worries but if not, it is that much simpler.

Ready to order? Get started here!

Dress Well! Be Well!

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-Meghan Henley

 

 

How to NOT Wear a Tie to Work

Hate wearing ties? There are ways to get away with it in some offices.  However, before you get too excited, some offices have a strict dress code and a tie is a must. If this isn’t the case for you but you tend to throw one on anyway because you aren’t sure how to style yourself without a tie, this is your lucky day. Here are some ideas how you can NOT wear a tie to work.

The way to achieve the look is to make sure you are adding at least one interesting accessory or detail.

That may be a silk scarf with a crisp striped dress shirt and suit.

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Order a custom dress shirt like above by clicking here.

Another interesting look can be created with a simple rounded collar style. It will certainly show off your attention to detail and a tie isn’t necessary. Start your custom round collared dress shirt with us by clicking here.

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Or just adding a pocket square with a bright white shirt and well fitting suit may be enough. This guy gets bonus points for the matching briefcase and shoes.

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Send me other thoughts on how to get away without a tie at the office.

Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

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Ready to Wear Tuxedo Shirt Options

Not only do we make custom tuxedo shirts, but were you aware we offer a variety of stock tuxedo shirts as well?  Whether it is custom made or a stock Giorgenti shirt you can have faith in our shirts.

Here are a few of the ready to wear tuxedo shirts we offer.

The Hallmarks of Giorgenti shirts include pucker free seams, 20 stitches per inch, removable collar stays with implacable and crisps collars and cuffs details. Each Giorgenti ready to wear dress shirt is made with the same custom quality features found in high quality custom dress shirts. Giorgenti has set the goal standards in men’s dress shirts since 1993.

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Black Tuxedo Shirt 1/4″ Pleats $39.95 Product Code: 12970 Availability: In Stock -
Fabric: 100% Cotton 80′s Thread CountWeave: BroadclothCollar: Lay Down Collar Cuff: French Cuff
Pocket: No PocketFront Placket: Sport FrontPleats: 1/4 Inch

GIORGENTI  shirts are one of a kind. They are hand crafted with 100% cotton, 80’s thread count shirting fabric from Europe. The Hallmarks of Giorgenti Dress shirts include pucker free seams, 20 stitches per inch, removable collar stays with implacable and crisps collars and cuffs details. Each Giorgenti ready to wear dress shirt is made with the same custom quality features found in high quality custom dress shirts. Giorgenti has set the goal standards in men’s dress shirts since 1993.

Interested? Start shopping this shirt here.

Looking for White?

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White Tuxedo Shirt $39.95 Product Code: 19730 Availability: In Stock

Fabric: 100% Cotton 80′s Thread CountWeave: Broadcloth Collar: Lay Down Collar Cuff: French Cuff Pocket: No Pocket Front Placket: Tab Front Pleats: 1/4 Inch GIORGENTI shirts are one of a kind. They are hand crafted with 100% cotton, 80’s thread count shirting fabric from Europe.

Find this shirt here.

Another option in Black, you say?

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Black Tuxedo Shirt $39.95 Product Code: 13594 Availability: In Stock

Fabric: 100% Cotton 80′s Thread CountWeave: Broadcloth Collar: Wing Collar Cuff: French Cuff Pocket: No Pocket Front Placket: Tab Front Pleats: 3/8 Inch GIORGENTI shirts are one of a kind. They are hand crafted with 100% cotton, 80’s thread count shirting fabric from Europe. Shop for this shirt here.

None of these interest you? Design your own custom tuxedo shirt by clicking here.

Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

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Custom Shirt Fabrics Explained

If you are like many, you either don’t know the difference between a Broadcloth or an Oxford fabric or cannot recall when it is time to order your custom dress shirt. Or perhaps you know what you like, but don’t know what it is called. Let’s de-mystify the shirting fabric choices.

Broadcloth can be described as a smooth-finish fabric that is lightweight and breathable. It is considered dressier than an Oxford fabric but due to it’s smoothness, may require more ironing. It has a matte finish to it and works well for dress shirt, casual shirts and tuxedo shirts.

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Broadcloth has no texture.

Pinpoint Oxford can be identified by it’s “pinpoint” texture. It has a tiny dotted texture to it and is thicker than a broadcloth. It is very durable and wrinkle resistant and often referred to as a “workhorse” shirting fabric. It is considered less dressy than a broadcloth and is most often worn with a button down collar.

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Notice the tiny “Pinpoint” dotted texture.

 Royal Oxford is heavier than both the Pinpoint and Broadcloth fabrics. It is both durable and dressy. It can be identified by it’s “basket-weave” or “boxy” texture. It has a slight sheen or luster to it and works with most any collar style. It is a great fall and winter weight fabric.

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Royal oxford has a basket-weave look to it.

Twill is another thick Fall and Winter weight fabric choice. It has a distinct diagonal line pattern to it. It also works well with most all collar styles but will not necessarily work for a tuxedo shirt.

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Twills have a diagonal line pattern.

Herringbone fabrics have a fishbone pattern to them or an “arrow” look. They are generally thicker but can be found in a lightweight option as well. They give a solid white shirt some character and are best worn without a button down collar.

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Herringbones have a “fish-bone” texture.

 Have other questions about your favorite shirting fabrics? Comment here!

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-Meghan Henley

 

Custom Dress Shirt Styling Option Spotlight: The Angled Cuff

Whether you prefer a button or French cuff custom dress shirt, were you aware that you have even more style options than the cuff closure? Today we would like to feature the Angled Cuff option.

This small  notched detail shows class and will definitely get your friend’s and coworker’s attention.

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An Angled Cuff is stylish and dapper with a gray suit.

You may hear it referred to as a “mitred” cuff.

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An Angled French Cuff adds a little something different to the traditional style.

You can even double up on the angles.

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Another option is the Double Angled Button Cuff.

Here are our custom angled cuff options.

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Angled One Button Cuff
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Angled Two Button Cuff
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Angled French Cuff
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Double Angled One Button Cuff
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Double Angled Two Button Cuff

 

Ready to get your custom dress shirt started?

Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

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Layering for Men

If you are anything like my husband, the thought of layering is a bit scary. With a few good tips layering over and under your custom dress shirt may become a little less daunting.

1. Keep the shirt tail of the bottom layer shorter than that of the top layer. If wearing a sweater or vest, make sure the tail of the under-layer doesn’t peek out.


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2. Keep it comfortable and allow movement. Each piece should have a comfortable fit on it’s own but allow enough room once it is layered for free movement. Don’t purchase a sweater without making sure you can comfortably wearing that button down beneath it.

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3. Make sure it is easy to remove a layer or two. In case your day heats up make sure the under layer looks crisp and can go solo.


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4. When playing with color, try to go from one extreme to the other. Try lightest to darkest. A light colored shirt, medium sweater, and dark colored coat is a great start or try going the other direction altogether.


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5. Don’t try too many bold colors. Two at the most is my recommendation.

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Trendy Tip: Try a skinny tie under a sweater for a modern and youthful look.

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Layering questions? Leave me a comment!

Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

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Custom Dress Shirt Reminders

A few reminders for our long time customers in case you have forgotten or never knew:

1-We have been around much longer than some of these new online tailors.

Generations of fine and craftsmanship and custom tailoring know-how have helped us hone our craft. The Giorgenti family can trace back its roots in quality garment-making as far back as five generations.

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2-Your shirt will shrink to fit you so don’t just the shirt right out of the package.

We allow for an average shrinkage of about 3% into the shirt when we make it. We know the shrinkage allowance for each fabric bolt and must factor this is to your custom shirt pattern before it is made. This is why we insist you launder and dry the shirts before we begin adjusting your pattern for the next order.

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3-We want to hear what fabrics you want to see in our three stellar fabric categories!

Are you wishing for more end on end fabrics? Plaids? Please let us know. Email us at info@bestcustomshirt.com

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4-We recommend laundering and drying your shirts once a perspiration odor or stain has appeared.

The more they are laundered, the shorter the life of the shirt. You can double the life of your shirt just by wearing it twice before washing.

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5-Remember to dress for success.

Within the first 30 seconds of meeting you, ten value judgments are being made about you including: your educational level, socio-economic level, success level, position, organizational skills, trustworthiness, likeability, competence, and integrity.

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Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

Follow me on Twitter for more style and fashion tips! @BestCustomShirt

Monogrammed Custom Dress Shirts

 

Monogrammed custom dress shirts are back. Some things to keep in mind if you are ready to take the monogram plunge.

1. Stay subtle. Don’t try to be trendy and monogram something like G6 on your sleeve. Go with your own initials, please.

2. Keep it masculine. Order your monogram with the initials in order of your name. The larger middle initial as the last name initial is for the ladies.

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3. Don’t double up. If you are wearing monogrammed cufflinks, steer clear of the monogrammed cuff.

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Cufflinks, collar stays and money clips can be monogrammed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Try something unexpected.

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Let your inner collar show with a monogram in a bold color.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Designer Mark McNairy’s Fall 2014 collection featured casual men’s monogrammed shirts and cardigans.

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I am a fan of them all. Ready to monogram your custom dress shirt? Start here!

Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley