Change your style with a new shirt. In workplaces, shirts are always the most common item. Whether you wear it for just once in a year or every day, shirts will show your personal style which is the base of your whole dress style, what’s more, you wear it next to the skin. All above make it very important to choose a suited shirt. But facing all kinds of shirts, how can you pick up the right one?
Tips 1: About the collar types
For those here in SMZDM who first see these types, they must be astonished and lost. Indeed, to meet the needs of different occasions, there are many different types of collar. And there is no doubt that right collar will improve the impressions you leave to others. In fact, it’s not necessary to list every kind of collars, among which there are 3 most common types: Straight, Spread and Button Down.
Straight is the most basic type, also, the easiest matching type. You will rarely be wrong to wear this with any kind of tie. If you have a round face, this is a good choice to lengthen your face.
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This type has a relatively strong sense of form, which can express the texture of your tie well. And it’s very British. Those who have a thin face can choose this one making the proportion of your face and neck more harmonious.
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Button down was developed later. At the beginning, it’s for keeping the collar down when playing polo, but now it becomes a high street fashion. Since Brooks Brothers designed Button down in 1896, collars of all shirts have been imitated it. No matter what the shape and the size and the style the collar is, you will show a leisure and easy-going feeling to others by adding a button at the collar point of any kind of shirt. Moreover, Button down can hold all sorts of faces whether in business or leisure.
Winp is suitable for formal occasions. Normally we match it with swallow-tailed coat, morning coat and so on. And there will always be a bowknot rather than a ordinary tie.
About the sleeve types
The common types of sleeve are divided into Standard and French. Standard is sleeve with one or more buttons, the more the buttons are, the more formal you are. French is sleeve with cuff-links. Compared with French, Standard straight sleeve has bigger choice room and can be used more widely. As for French, you can match it with multifarious buttons of metal texture. Partly hidden and partly visible, the elegant buttons are real surprise for people.
In 2012 London Olympic Games, Beckham ran with the Olympic torch wearing a suit matched with a different color shirt of Windsor collar.
All previous Bond are the die-hard fans of French sleeve shirts.
About the tailors
Tailors are generally divided into Slim, Classic, Full and so on, of which Slim fits your body shape more, and the waist is relatively thin. Classic tailor is relatively loose, but there are big differences between different brands. Full has a looser waist, and the shirttail hem is longer, which is more suitable for higher and fatter people to wear, you should choose in accordance with your own body. Whether the shirt is fitted is very important, as the shirts that fit look concise and clean, and have elegant demeanor, also, they won’t hinder your movements. So how to choose a shirt that fits well?
Compactness: according to your own body shape to choose shirts of moderate compactness, it will leave a modification to the body.
Sleeve length and muff breadth: the sleeve length should be accurate, and the sleeves should be 1 to 2 cm longer than your suit when the arms are down. The muffs ( the link of shoulder and sleeve) should be small enough to fit properly. And when you raise your arms, the side of shirt should not be brought out from the trousers.
Shirt length: it’s better if not too short, so it’s not easy to get out of the pants. Indeed, as a man, having a good taste of your clothes will show a unique charm.