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.
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.
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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In dressier settings some fashion crimes can easily be committed in the colder months due to the fact that well, you are flipping cold! Rather than staying under the blankets until May, here are common winter fashion faux pas and the fixes for style redemption.
The crime: Your favorite puffy coat. There are other ways to keep your torso warm.
The dapper fix: Layering a vest under a tailored wool coat.
The crime: A pom-pom beanie.
I mean, really Bradley?
The dapper fix: A newsboy cap or fedora. Keeping the head warm and the look smooth for years to come.
The crime: Mix matched ski lodge accessories.
Time to put away the ski gloves and collegiate beanie and accessorize like a man.
The dapper fix: A tailored wool coat combined with a nice pair of leather gloves and cashmere scarf.
Dress Well! Be Well!
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When ordering a custom dress shirt with us, I often advise that a few styling option tips can go a long way. You may have always ordered a wide spread collar because you like they way your colleague looks in it. What if another option could help you appear thinner? Here are three small tricks to help you when you place your next order with us.
1. Get a shirt that truly fits.
Of course you should make sure the shirt fits in the chest and waist but has it occurred to you that the sleeve fullness of your shirt can also create the illusion that you are larger or smaller than you truly are?
2. Try a hidden button front style.
We refer to it as a “fly front” as in the fly on your pants. The buttons are hidden behind an extra strip of fabric. That crisp clean look down the front of your shirt can assist in making you appear thinner. Plus it just looks great!
3. Choose a point collar with a vertical stripe.
A point collar is a go-to for all face shapes as it typically works for everyone. It elongates the face a bit which will help you appear slimmer. A vertical stripe assists in the thinner illusion.
Now put them altogether by ordering a custom dress shirt with us! Get started here. Dress Well! Be Well! -Meghan Henley Follow me on Twitter @BestCustomShirt
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