Ladies, looking for the perfect shirt for your man? Or guys, looking for yourself? Men’s fashion may seem straight forward, but when looking for a tailored shirt, there are some tips to keep in mind.
Charles Tyrwhitt, maker of the renowned slim-fit tailored British shirt, can help you find the perfect fit!
1. Fabric is everything
A standard thread count for the majority of men’s shirts is 80; anything over 100 is considered superior. Splurge on the better fabric so that your body can breathe throughout the day, whether you’re working hard to promote your career or your love life.
2. Fit in
Find out what looks best on your body type by trying out different fits. No need to compromise any more. Many designers are now offering styles that suit any shape. The classic fit will flatter most men, but moving to a slimmer fit will create a more tailored effect, giving you a lean look no matter what your shape.
3. Cuffs and Collars
A thick cuff and collar can maintain the shirt’s appearance throughout the day and night. As you wear your shirt, it may slouch, bunch or wrinkle. With a reinforced cuff and collar, the shirt will always look fresh and ironed. A removable collar stay is an extra sign of a great shirt. It will keep the collar intact while allowing you to remove the insert for washing and ironing, to protect the shirt.
4. Fit your face
The style of your collar can dramatically change your look. Depending on the shape of your face, the occasion or if you were planning on wearing a tie, the cut of the collar makes a huge difference.
Double-stitching throughout the shirt is a sign of high quality. It ensures that the stitches will move with you and the fabric. Make sure that the buttons are lock-stitched so that they don’t fall off after the first few wears.
6. Check the back
Last but not least; check the back of the shirt. The yoke is the piece of fabric that runs along the back, below the shoulders. Standard shirts are made with one piece of yoke. A premium shirt will have a split yoke, with a seam in the middle. This helps the shirt hang better, contouring to your body so that you can move more easily and comfortably.
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