Types of Dress Shirts and Collars

Author: Necktie Advisor
March 13, 2008

When it comes to men’s dress shirts, any old shirt will do, right? Wrong! There are a variety of different styles of button down shirts, each of which contribute to a different style or complement a different body type. Before buying this essential piece of the men’s fashion puzzle, make sure you know enough to decide what exactly you’re looking for.

Types of Collars on Men’s Dress Shirts

The most important part of a dress shirt is its collar, due to its close proximity to your face. When shopping for a men’s dress shirt, there are a few basic collar types you need to be aware of. The style of collar that you decide on will depend on your face shape and the look you want to achieve.

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March 11, 2008

Summer – the season so dreaded by many well-dressed men – is coming. With the longer, sunnier days comes the discomfort of wearing heavy clothes and multiple layers in the summer heat. But do men’s fashions always have to be hot and uncomfortable in the summer? We say they don’t. Here are six ways to beat the summer heat while still looking your best.

Experiment with a more casual look. Summer tends to be more casual than other seasons. Check with your office dress code – you may be able to make all sorts of changes to your wardrobe to make the warm weather days more comfortable for you. For instance, your workplace may let you dispense with the jacket and even the tie, except on days where a formal business appearance is necessary. But even if your workplace or a special occasion doesn’t let you lose some of the layers, there are still things you can do to keep your cool in the summer heat.

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March 11, 2008

Buying a dress shirt can often be a tricky business. Men’s button down shirts need to fit properly at the neck and cuffs, in addition to having the proper sleeve length and torso fit. A shirt that is too small or too large will make you look unkempt and unprofessional. Unfortunately, many men buy shirts that don’t fit properly, either because they don’t realize how a dress shirt is supposed to fit, or because the salesperson didn’t measure them properly. To help you avoid these hang-ups and find the perfect fit for your dress shirts, follow these simple guidelines.
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