Buying Men’s dress shirts is not a simple process – there is such a broad range of options and styles. Dress shirts are not the simple under piece for a suit, but have instead become a prominent piece of clothing in mens outfits. With a wide range of collar, pocket, cuff and pleat choices, the combinations are endless. There is also a wide range of choices with patterns, fabrics and colors that give men a wide range of choices. Mens shirts don’t only need to be chosen for a specific purpose, but can also be selected to enhance and compliment the features of the wearer.
Shirt Collars A shirts collar is one of the most important style component of the shirt. Ranging from classic, traditional, and English styles, they may be wide, contoured or narrow; straight or spread and some may have rounded points. Collars will determine the formality of the shirt and, if chosen properly, will flatter the face of the wearer. The most versatile collar is the button down and looks good with or without a tie without sacrificing a smart look. Button down style shirts are generally worn with sport coats, blazers, or sweaters. The most formal collar is the wing collar, which also makes it the least versatile collar.
Shirt Cuffs Cuffs come in many different styles as well. Styles are round, square, convertible or French. With cut or angled corners or cut and angled corners. French cuffs are the most formal and worn with a suit but look good any time. Cuffs may have one to three buttons that can be plain or artful. For a more casual look, short sleeves also come in a variety of looks from plain to cuffed and cuffed with a v-cut.
Shirt Pockets When shopping men’s dress shirts, pockets are another consideration. These come in classic, round and flap or button styles. Determine whether you need a useful pocket for holding tickets or pens, but remember that a short with no pockets provides a cleaner, crisper appearance with a coat and tie. Formal shirts will not have pockets, as it is a dressier overall look.