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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

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Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

 

Quality is Never an Accident…

“Quality is never an accident; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.” -William A. Foster

Merriam Webster defines choice as “the opportunity or power to choose between two or more possibilities”.  Power, huh? Admit it. You like that word.

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So you have the power to choose who makes your custom shirts. Well, your custom shirt maker also has some choices and alternatives they could make. Today, I want to let you know about those fine details some shirt makers may skip and hope you don’t notice.

Stitchy Business: SPI, or “stitches per inch” is extremely important when it comes to the quality of a custom dress shirt.  A quality shirt maker should choose a high SPI to enhance not only the seam performance and elasticity but the strength and the appearance of the stitch itself. In case you are wondering our custom dress shirts are made with an SPI of 20.  NOT too shabby, huh?

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 High stitches per inch is a hallmark of a quality custom shirt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t Blow it on the Fusing: Let’s face it, or shall I say “interface” it? (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.) You’ve probably had to toss out your favorite dress shirt because of a bubbling issue on the collar or cuff at some point. This is so disappointing because the rest of the shirt still looked great on you, right? When a company chooses to use a lesser quality interfacing or the compatibility between the fabric and fusing don’t match up, the bubbles begin. And they won’t iron out. Ever. We use the highest quality German fusing to make our custom shirts.

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   Low quality fusing can create this pesky bubbling problem

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hate to Thread Our Own Needle But…  When purchasing thread, just hope your shirt tailor doesn’t go the cheap route. First of all strength truly matters to create gorgeous stitching. Also the strength of said thread (sounding like a Dr. Suess book now) must be compatible with the fabric quality. At Best Custom Shirt we choose a superb thread to accompany our fine fabrics. We actually specifically pick the thread based on the fabric that you choose when we create your shirt.

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    Fine thread can make all the difference in stitching

 

 

 

 

 

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Don’t Yoke it Up: Some custom shirt makers may skimp and avoid the split yoke. We understand the shoulder blade and upper back area is where a lot of your ninja moves originate from so we offer the split-yoke.  You need some movement at work as well but feel free to karate chop away!

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                       Custom Dress Shirt with a Split Yoke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We choose the 12 Step Program: Our Quality Control department offers 12 steps to ensure the product meets your specs before it ships. I won’t list them all here or you may snooze out on me but know that we focus these efforts on fabric, measurements, thread, stitching, and your styling details.

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    Looks like even Sleepy could use a custom dress shirt

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Does it Matter if My Collar is Bias or Straight? If your collar is cut “straight”, the shirt maker saves money. How, you ask? When the fabric is properly cut for a collar, “on the bias”, it uses more fabric as the fabric is cut in a more circular pattern to fit, well…your neck. It needs to hug your neck which creates a little more fabric waste. Our CHOICE is the bias cut. We are not afraid to lose a little fabric in order to increase the quality of fit of your collar.

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    Make sure the collar is cut on the bias to get the proper fit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proper Alignment Takes Time: Currently stripes and check shirts are what the ladies like to see you in. We choose to take a little more time to properly align those handsome stripes and the windowpanes of yours to match up. This detail is important to get that crisp looking design you are after.

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       The Beauty of Aligned Stripes in a Quality Dress Shirt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collar Stays and Buttons That Stay: Our high quality Giorgenti buttons are always a hit. If you want a specific color to match that Midnight Blue shirt you created online with us, just let us know. We also offer Mother Of Pearl for those who want a little something more.  We use removable collar stays on most orders and are always willing to send you extras if you ask. If you prefer the permanent stays, just let us know when you place the order.

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                 Extra Buttons & Collar Stays Just in Case…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retro-fitting is Out: Again, we could choose the easy way to do this. But we don’t. We DO NOT modify an existing shirt or even an existing shirt pattern. We choose to create a unique pattern for each of our customers. It is true we use a CAD system but there must be a pattern making team there to input the information into the system for the pattern to be created. Inside tip: How do we make sure we don’t mix your pattern up with someone who has the same name? We link your unique pattern to your email address. There are no doppelganger email addresses out there, after all.

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CAD system and pattern making help make a custom shirt just that, custom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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-Meghan Henley

 

 

 

 

 

Getting a Promotion – Dressing the Part

Two Executives In Custom Dress Shirts Having A Business Lunch

It is important that you dress to impress

When you are ready to go to the next level and get the promotion that you have always wanted, you need to be sure that you are dressing like an executive. As a member of an executive team, you need to be able to blend in with your co-workers. You do not want to appear to be shabbily dressed when they are dressed in custom shirts. It is important that you dress to impress.

Executive custom shirts can give you the style that you need to help you get that promotion. When others view you as a person who can be in a position of authority, they are more likely to consider you for the job.

Remember, most executives want to hire a person who they can picture as a valuable co-worker. They want someone who does not need to be coached. They want a potential executive who already looks as though he or she is an executive.

Custom dress shirts can help you get the promotion

Custom dress shirts can help you fit in with others at the office. You will also have the confidence of knowing that you are dressed appropriately – an important factor for a corporate job. Your co-workers and executives will feel that you have good judgment and great taste, necessary qualifications for their next hire.

Match your custom dress shirts with your suits

As soon as you feel that you are ready to go for a promotion, you should consider visiting a professional stylist and having custom shirts designed to match your suits.

Clothing speaks volume about you

The elegant designs of the shirts will indicate that you are preparing for something more. You are also showing that you are in the position to handle additional challenges and that you can meet expectations.

How many shirts do you need to have in your wardrobe?

Be sure that you have enough shirts to wear every day at work, because consistency is important. Although some people feel that attire is secondary to performance, attire can be viewed as a component of performance at work, especially if your position will require that you work with clients or work with the public.

Why to have a well polished look?

Custom shirts help to set the tone for executives who know that they deserve a promotion, and with a well-polished look, you may be well on your way to landing that promotion.

Do you know how to stand out in the crowd ?

Learn How To Stand Out In The Crowd

Fashion Shirt

You can gracefully and tastefully stand out in the crowd by wearing sophisticated fashion shirts .

Most of the designer shirts below can be worn with nice dress slacks, a belt and appropriate shoes to give you a complete outfit .

Designer Shirts

When to wear fashion shirts?

Wear these fashion shirts to dinner , golf outings , weakened social gatherings and weekend business trips . You will get a ton of compliments. Guaranteed!

What to Ask For Father’s Day – Custom Dress Shirts Show the world you dress for success

 

A well fitted white custom dress shirt is a great Father’s Day Gift

Are you a father who is tired of receiving neck ties for father’s day that will likely never be taken out of your tie drawer?

Dressing For Success

This year take the time to talk to your children about getting you custom dress shirts to help you look your best by dressing for success on a daily basis. Your children will learn to put a little more thought into the gifts they buy you for father’s day. You’ll also teach your children a valuable life lesson that could help them become more successful in their life and career that they can pass onto their own children in the years ahead.

Teach Your Kids A Valuable Lesson

Take the first step to a better looking you today by sitting your children down to talk about them giving you executive custom dress shirts for your next father’s day. Once you receive your new dress shirts, you’ll be able to dress for success, and you can use this moment to teach your kids that looking good on and off the job can lead to more job opportunities and possibly a better salary once they begin their careers.

The New Look

Your new look will be the talk around the office and neighborhood and you could find your children putting a lot more thought into the gifts they purchase for people in the future.

Best Father’s Day Gift

Make the choice to talk to your children about giving you custom dress shirts for your next father’s day and we bet you’ll reap the benefits. Before you know it, you’ll be dressing for success on a daily basis, and your kids will be impressed by your new appearance.

Benefits Of Wearing Custom Dress Shirts

A few years down the road, you’ll look at the never worn neck ties in your drawer, and remember this decision and moment as a time to remember. By this time your children will be adults who have learned the value of being attired in executive custom dress all times and you can teach your grandchildren the valuable life lesson you taught your kids so many years ago.

Discover Five Rules To Improve Your Custom Dress Shirt

1- Is Your Collar Too Tight or Loose?

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Your collar is correct size if one finger fits comfortably in your collar. The collar  is too loose if you can easily fit two fingers in your collar.

2- How to choose the right size?

Too Long Sleeves

Don’t purchase dress shirts based on small,medium or large sizes.
For dress shirts,  it’s all about neck size and sleeve length.  Remember, collar cannot be altered and sleeve cannot be made longer. Most  people have one arm slightly longer than the other. Get both arms measured for a perfect size when ordering a custom dress shirt.

3- How to get a proper fit?

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Courtesy of dressedtoat.wordpress

Rule of thumb:

  • Don’t wear tight shirts.
  • Don’t wear snug shirts.
  • Don’t wear oversized shirts.
  • Buy the slimmest shirt you can wear comfortably.

4- What is the best collar style?
Traditional Standard Collar

There are dozens of collar styles such as widespread, tab, eyelet and semi spread etc. However choose  the standard traditional collar which will never look out of place.

5- How the shirts should fit you in the shoulder?

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Courtesy of 9tailors.com

The shoulder seem should exactly meet with your own shoulder. If the sleeve seem is right on top of your shoulder, you need a larger size or vice versa. The cuff of a dress shirt should touch the starting point of your waist. However you should show half in cuff when you wear a jacket.

What To Wear On Parent Teacher Conference?

By Janine Giorgenti

A well dressed father attending parent teacher conference

Parent Teacher Meeting

Are you a parent planning on meeting the teacher or teachers that are tasked with providing your children with the educational basics we all need to prosper in society in the future?

Benefits of dressing up for parent teacher meeting

Dressing for success by wearing quality executive custom dress shirts during these meetings is a sign of respect and maturity that will give the impression of a parent who cares.

This decision will also set a good example for your children to emulate in business and life in the years ahead, and will help them develop strong character traits that will serve them well during life.

What subliminal messages your attire conveys?

What a parent wears when meeting teachers to talk about the education and future endeavours of their children tells the teacher a lot about the character traits of parents. Being attired in custom dress shirts also tells your children they need to dress for success in the years ahead, if they want to do better in life and work.

How to gain respect of other parents and teachers ?

By dressing professionally, parents teach their children an important business and life lesson that could help them be more successful and happier in the years to follow. They also gain the respect of other parents and teachers that could help their children be more successful in and out of the classroom.

Reasons why well dressed parents are more helpful to their children at parent teacher meeting?

Do a little test by asking a teacher you know if parents wearing executive custom dress shirts to meetings with teachers sets a good example for children to follow. We think you’ll find teachers generally think it’s a good idea that helps children understand dressing for success is a necessary element in their future endeavours. That making the choice to dress professionally during meetings between teachers and parents could be the difference that teaches your children an important life and business lesson.

What to wear on your next parent teacher meeting?

Dress for success the next time you meet with the teachers tasked with educating your children and you could find this decision helps your children achieve more in and out of school. Your children could benefit from your decision down the road and in the years ahead you could look back on this choice as one that helped set the tone for the future of your children.