Tag Archives: men’s casual shirts

The Essential Chambray Shirt

If you are a man, nothing says Spring like a chambray shirt on your back. Women dig them and luckily, the fabric feels great on your skin. It is light, breathable, and the casual wrinkling makes the natural fibers obvious.

Contrary to popular belief, it can be dressed up a notch. Add a light colored suit and pocket square but leave off the tie.

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Chambray pairs well with a linen coat or suit.

Create a different look by ordering custom with us and specifying white stitching along the collar, cuff, and or placket.

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White collar stitching accented by a white pocket square makes this chambray shirt stand out.

Tired of the denim hue in Chambray? Try a brighter color like pink or a brighter blue. We have both colors in stock in our Deluxe line.

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A fresh pink chambray will certainly lighten your Spring.

Create a chambray shirt of your own today. Dress well! Be well!

-Meghan Henley

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What Collar Styles to Avoid

We often hear that a man with a round face should avoid an extreme wide spread collar but were you aware that every face shape has a style it should avoid like the plague? Here are a list by collar style of those who should run in the other direction.

Button Down Collar

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Who should just “not even”? Any guy looking to climb the corporate ladder. If you want to move up at the office, choose a stiff collar and avoid the button down… And dress like a grown man.

 

Traditional Point Collar

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Is there someone who shouldn’t wear a traditional collar? Well, not exactly. I would say if you are a more fashion forward minded man, you should opt for a wide spread collar instead. Otherwise, it’s pretty much a go for everyone.

Narrow Point Collar

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Who should avoid it? Anyone who doesn’t like the Goodfellas look. If you are man interested in looking like Ray Liotta make sure you don’t have a long and or lean face. It will accentuate the length of the face and even shorten the beholders view of your neck.

Round or Club Collar

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Who shall not? A man with a round or full face or anyone with a barrel chest. This will make either seem even wider. I also think very tall men with a tiny club collar seems odd. Make sure that the collar length fits your height.

Whatever this is called, EVERYONE should avoid it.

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Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short Sleeved Shirts #1 Complaint

When asked what makes most style experts hate men’s short sleeved shirts so much, the complaint of the “ill fit” came back time and time again. Make sure to check out my first blog post about short sleeved shirts here for some other great short sleeve shirt styling tips.

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Here are our questions and answers leading you to the perfect short sleeve shirt this Spring.

Question: What is the #1 thing you can do to help your personal style?

Answer: Get the fit right.

Which brings us to the next question: What’s the #1 factor in getting the fit right in a short sleeved shirt?

Answer: Making sure the yoke into the sleeve fits well.

Which brings up a few more questions: How do you know if the fit is right in the shoulder and the sleeve?

The yoke should fit comfortably along the upper back with the sleeve seam at the armhole resting perfectly on top of the ball of the shoulder. If any buttons begin to pull at the chest area, the shoulder may be too tight.

And the sleeve length and fullness?

Answer: To find where the short sleeve should end, flex your bicep and find the center of the bicep with your other hand. This should be the end of the sleeve. Keeping the flex in the bicep, you should have just a little comfortable allowance beyond one finger width.

Expert style tip: An option for an existing shirt is rolling the short sleeve  up to the bicep center.

All of these fit options are an easy fix when you order a custom dress shirt with us. Interested? Click here to get started.

Have other questions? Let me know!

Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

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How Suspenders Can Improve Your Appearance

I’m sure by now you dapper dudes know that suspenders can be a great alternative to wearing a belt. Did you know however that suspenders can actually improve your appearance over the staple of a belt? For one thing, when the shirt is tucked and fits correctly, it creates a nice streamlined waist. Shirt not fitting all that well? Click here to order a custom dress shirt with us.

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If you can check a great fitting shirt off the list, how about the pant waist? Often, we cinch the belt in to decrease the waist of the pant causing the pant waist fabric to bunch in some areas. If suspenders are worn correctly, it can keep a great fit at the waist and not double any fabric over. Thirdly, suspenders can help in getting the perfect pant “break” at the shoe. Cool, huh?

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Now, let’s talk about the suspenders themselves and how they should be worn. First and foremost, never wear both a belt and suspenders. It’s one or the other, gents. If you have the option of suspenders with buttons or snaps, we say you should choose the buttons.  Did I mention we also make custom pants? Click here to check them out. Thirdly, choose whether you are going full elastic or not. Most all suspenders come in either full elastic or partial. We prefer either a nice durable suspender fabric in full or leather suspender with partial elastic bottoms.

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Dress well! Be well!

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-Meghan Henley

 

 

How to Create a Dapper Street Style

Street style doesn’t mean you have to be sporting joggers and sneakers. Men with style know that you can create a well put-together and dapper casual look if you follow a few simple rules.

1. Keep one piece dressy. Whether it be a sport coat or a custom dress shirt, as long as one piece is a bit dressier you are on the right track.

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2. Layer. Adding different textures and elements can really up your street style game.

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3. Play with one trend at a time. Don’t try a shearling coat and a wide leg pant. Pick one and keep the rest neutral. (Although this guy forgot his, you should remember to wear a shirt.)

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4. Monochrome. Try to go with shades and colors that are close. This instantly modernizes and dresses things up a bit.

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5. Detail it.  Add a detailed belt or topcoat with jeans and a blue button down. Instant swagger.

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Dress Well! Be Well!

-Meghan Henley

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@BestCustomShirt