In a man’s wardrobe, the shirt is one of the most essential and versatile pieces of clothing. Therefore thousands of unnecessary shirt guide tips are available on the internet but you only need to know about some crucial things.
Nowadays as fashion trends, even if you adopt some ludicrous trends, but a shirt is always the most classic and evergreen trend of men’s fashion.
Apart from this you can wear different types of shirts on different occasions and cover almost every occasion like interviews, meetings, gatherings, parties, weddings, dates, etc.
This is why the shirt is the most functional and super comfortable piece of clothing when it comes to men’s dressing.
To buy a tremendous shirt you need to know many things related to shirts.
101 SHIRT GUIDE –
01. Perfect fit –
Whether it is clothing or anything else, everything gets worst when there is not a proper fit.
Undoubtedly, a shirt can enhance your dressing but it can also diminish your appearance without a fit.
So, make your shirts fit according to your body keeping the following things in mind –
(A) Size –
A shirt should not be too big, nor too short.
Nobody likes baggy clothes and also nobody wants to carry uncomfortable or too tight shirts.
There are different types of fits/sizes for different body types –
(a) Regular/traditional fit –
A shirt is more focused on comfort and simplicity in the traditional or regular fit.
After tucking these types of shirts, some excess fabric hangs out of the belt and it gives you more breathing room.
(b) Slim fit/tailored fit –
If you are a teenager or a young man then you should always pick a slim-fit shirt except for formal looks.
The tailored fit shirt is a little bit tighter around the chest and arms.
In these types of shirts, there is no extra fabric and that is why you will feel quite fit after wearing them.
(c) Athletic fit/narrow waist fit –
As it is known by its name, this type of shirt is completely fit on the waist but there is some excess fabric around the chest and sides like a traditional/regular shirt.
It gives you an athletic look.
(B) Sleeves –
The length of your sleeves also should not be too long or not be too short.
When you straighten your hand, your sleeves should touch your wrist but if your shirt’s sleeves are short or long, then you keep them roll-up while going out.
It looks elegant.
(C) Length –
By the way, long or small both types of shirts are worn but an ideal length of a shirt is below your waistband and at least up to your hips.
It should end at the mid-crouch region.
(D) shoulder seams –
The seams should be ideally meet comfortably at the top of your shoulders.
02. Color selection –
The most complication while selecting every outfit is always in choosing and matching perfect colors.
It is equally crucial as a perfect fit for dressing.
(A) Formal occasions –
You should always choose neutral colors for formal occasions like white, Off-white, light blue, gray, black, light pink, etc.
(B) Semi-formal occasions –
Well, for these occasions, you can select some versatile and chilled colors, or also you can pick some darker colors.
You can also wear minimal or small patterned shirts but not too fancy.
Go for colors like blue, navy blue, brown, purple, dark green, pink, black, white, etc.
(C) Casual occasions –
If you are going on a date, hangout, or college, then you should always choose a little bright and casual colors.
Also, you can wear pattern shirts.
Choose colors from red, yellow, peacock green, peacock blue, purple, maroon, orange, etc.
Remember One more golden rule that you always choose darker shades of colors like purple, blue, green for night time occasions.
03. Basic types of shirts –
Although many types of fancy shirts are available in the market, I will tell you about only the five most essential and functional shirts.
Which is more than enough.
(A) Oxford shirt –
This shirt was tremendously invented in Scotland, back in the 19th century.
Oxford is a simple shirt in but when you wear it you will be able to feel the specialty of this graceful shirt.
You can wear it on formal and semiformal occasions.
You can pair a button-down classic Oxford shirt with trousers, jeans (quite casual), Chinos, and formal paints.
Oxford shirt comes in a few different colors like – white, black, pink, blue, etc.
(B) Linen shirt –
Linen is a type of clothing material and a Linen shirt is perfect or maybe the best option for Summers.
This fabric provides you sufficient breathing room.
When you will wear a Linen shirt, you will look handsome and will feel comfortable at the same time.
Go and wear a linen shirt with shorts (perfect for the beach), trousers, Jean’s, etc.
(C) Flannel shirt –
A traditional flannel shirt is made from a little thick and soft fabric.
Therefore, during the winter season, it keeps you warm even with a very cool look.
Flannel shirts come in checks or blocks.
Layer it on a crew neck t-shirt with open buttons.
This a very trendy and classic casual look.
(D) Printed/patterned shirt –
This is not a new trend, in the middle, it was out of fashion but this trend has a huge come back after a long time.
You should always take care of only three major rules while wearing a printed shirt.
- Never choose cartoons like weird patterns. Always go for minimal, elegant, and small patterns like polka dots, pinstripes and lightly floral, etc.
- Select primary and secondary colors wisely.
- Patterns are perfect for casual or Semi-formal dressing but never try to wear them at formal events.
So these are some easy ways to jazz up a patterned shirt properly.
(E) Denim shirt –
A denim shirt is also a great option for winters.
You can layer it on t-shirts or shirts like a jacket.
It looks incredible and also in trends now.
If you want to purchase a denim shirt only for the winter season.
Remember that the material should be thicker so that you can use it as a jacket or upper, but if you are buying for all seasons then do not choose a sturdy and tick material.
04. Things to avoid –
The way you improve in many good things, similarly, your style can be spoiled by adopting bad things.
Therefore, it is better not to make errors and if you make them, then do not repeat them.
So here I am going to inform you about some worst mistakes related to shirts that you should always avoid.
(A) Mismatch –
What you pair with your shirt will decide how your overall look will be.
yes, it is cool to experiment with some different elements but during all this, never lose the versatility and elegance.
Remember, a nice crisp shirt can also ruin the whole look when mismatched.
So please take care of it.
(B) Improper maintenance –
Always keep your shirts neat and tidy, never wear them without ironing.
Otherwise, you will spoil your style along with your expensive shirts.
Always roll your sleeves up properly.
Don’t behave like a persecutor while washing your shirts or according to the shirt material, prefer dry cleaning when required.
The better you take care of your shirts, the equally they will help you to look wonderful and stylish.
(C) Too many colors –
If you want to retain the charm of your look, then do not wear outfits with a lot of colors.
Always keep simple and elegant shirts on your priority and never look for more than two or three colors in a shirt.
Go for multi-colored shirts only, when they bring a perfect match and suitable for you.