Posted by: Khanh Nguyen
Gingham, Men, Shirts
May 11, 2013 |
May 11, 2013
For most men, an outfit begins with a purpose (e.g., a wedding, night out, work day), which then determines the kind of shirt he will choose. Let’s follow a day in the life of a young professional - Ferguson - as he determines appropriate shirts to wear throughout the day.
Shirts To Work
Seven in the morning and it is time for him to rise for work. Should he reach for the formal collared button-front or the oxford? Should it be a safe solid blue shirt or should he be a little bolder in a gingham plaid? Regardless of the print he chooses, the collared shirt is recognized as work or business...
Back darts on a dress shirt can be a divisive topic. While many swear by them, there are just as many that would snort at having darts on their dress shirt. Before we discuss the nuances of the back darts on a dress shirt and provide you with our opinion on the matter, we shall begin with an explanation to initiate the clueless.
What Are Back Darts?
Back darts are two simple straight seams, i.e. a fold and stitch on either side on the back of your dress shirt. What this means is that additional fabric in the back of the shirt is folded inwards and then stitched, leaving a pinch showing on either...
When we covered how to roll your sleeves right for your dress shirt last week, we received some messages from readers. Most of them asked why guys don’t just wear a short sleeve shirt instead of rolling up their long sleeves to work. We decided to answer with this post.
Short Sleeve Shirts Are CASUAL
Stepping into most workplaces, you would hardly ever see men dressed in short sleeve shirts, and the main reason for that is that short sleeve shirts are considered CASUAL. According to GQ, there is no such thing as a short sleeve DRESS shirt even, so they definitely cannot be considered formal....
Posted by: Hucklebury
April 20, 2013 |
April 20, 2013
Oftentimes, when looking around at a workplace where smart attire is the norm, you would find a smattering of the male employees with their sleeves rolled up to varying degrees. This would raise two questions – one would be why do they roll up their sleeves and the other would be whether there is an art to rolling up the sleeve.
In this post, we attempt to answer both these questions.
There are 3 main reasons for wanting to roll up your sleeves when wearing a dress shirt.
The first reason is if you absolutely needed to. An example would be while washing your hands or you may also...
Posted by: Hucklebury
April 12, 2013 |
April 12, 2013
Are you looking to break out of the daily monotony of solid or plain shirts? The most obvious pattern choices to spice up your wardrobe would be ginghams for any occasion, check shirts and finally, stripe shirts. Here, we will be looking at how you can pull off a stripe shirt.
Horizontal Stripe Shirts vs Vertical Stripe Shirts
Most fashion blogs advocate wearing a vertical stripe shirt over a horizontal one. However, it depends on whether it is the right fit for your body type. Stripes on a shirt make observers travel the lines and create illusions for the wearer of appearing taller or wider....
Posted by: Hucklebury
Shirt Cuffs, Shirts
April 5, 2013 |
April 5, 2013
When it comes to shirts, a simple way to increase your range is to purchase shirts with different styles - from different collars to different fitting to selecting a different pattern. For your long sleeve shirts, you also have the option of selecting different shirt cuffs. As far as shirt cuffs are concerned, there are 2 basic prevalent styles - the barrel shirt cuff and the french shirt cuff.
Barrel Shirt Cuffs
The most common off-the-rack shirt comes with a two-button barrel cuff. However, you will also be able to find one-button barrel shirt cuffs as well as 3-button barrel cuffs, although...
Patterns are like bold colors, and sometimes it’s difficult to step out of one’s comfort zone and into the bold. Not too long ago pink was a huge no-no in the world of men’s fashion. Now bold colors, like pink, and pastels are all over the fashion landscape. Even Gucci which is known for the classics has stepped into the world of patterns. They currently offer their classic horsebit loafer in a mini floral pattern.
However, patterns are different than colors in that the traditional rules for matching colors don’t really apply to patterns. Blue shirt, blue jeans. Brown belt,...