Whoever says men’s fashion is not sacred has never been momentarily blinded by an obnoxious tie, or seen someone wearing pants so short that it’s almost painful. Our “ten commandments” lay out fashion rules to live by.
Thou shalt dress appropriately for both work and play. Different events and different places require different styles of dress. If you are like most people, your workplace requires a dress code that is very different from what you wear to go out with your friends or a girlfriend. Although it’s good to have accessories in your closet — such as belts — that could be dressed either up or down, for the most part your play clothes should be kept separate from your work clothes, and vice versa.
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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