Many men find matching and color coordinating their outfits an intimidating task. Fortunately, there are many items in the world of men’s fashion that do not require a degree in fashion design in order to mix and match. Here are six men’s clothing items that go with just about anything.
#1: A White Shirt
Many men find business attire more difficult to coordinate than street clothing. There are more clothing items that need to be matched appropriately, for one thing: jacket, slacks, shirt, and tie. Luckily, you can eliminate the difficulty of coordinating at least one of these clothing items by choosing a white shirt. White dress shirts go with everything, and they create a buffer between your sport jacket and your tie, making it easier to coordinate those as well.
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.
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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There are several different ways to tie a tie, but not every one of them is appropriate for every occasion – or every man. Here are five different knots for men’s ties, and when to use them.
If you never knew there was more than one way to tie a tie, then most likely the four-in-hand is the knot you use. This is the most common knot used by men, but what most people don’t know is that it is also the most casual.
The four-in-hand method creates a knot that is fairly small and slightly asymmetrical. Because of the small size of this knot, it works well with almost any weight fabric, not to mention almost any collar style. You should not use the four-in-hand with spread or wide spread collars, which are usually found on more formal men’s dress shirts. In fact, the four-in-hand should generally not be worn in formal settings at all.