Become Addicted to Luxury Shirtings
The Dress Shirt provides variety and personality to your wardrobe. It sends a powerful message as well. When buying a custom dress shirt consider the following to help convey the right message.
A collar is the first thing that people's eyes are drawn toward when they meet you. If you have a long face, a long point collar will only accentuate that length and become a distraction. Instead, balance out that length with a wider spread collar. The reverse is also true. For rounder faces, a point collar will do the trick.
French cuff or barrel cuff? Convertible or not? What message do you want to send? French cuff is much more formal and is making a comeback in the suit world. For the casual suit wearer, a barrel cuff or a variation thereof is a great choice. Make sure to account for larger timepieces when sizing and designing a custom shirt.
Many men today like a sleek, fitted look in their shirts. Nearly 70% of the shirts sold off the rack today are slim fit. Dress shirts will often shrink nearly a quarter inch after the 4th or 5th washing. Account for this shrinkage when buying a shirt. If you've ever had difficulty buying a shirt that fits, a set of custom shirts solves that problem easily. Communication with your haberdasher is important in determining the right fit.