Choosing Bespoke Shirts Online, The Better Option

Author: Peter Crawfurd

Bespoke Shirts Online

For a prolonged period of time prêt-à-porter fashion, more commonly known as ready-to-wear has dominated sales. We here at ShirtsMyWay.com would like to make the argument for bespoke shirts online. For a little more info on the difference between bespoke and made to measure shirts please read our previous post here. The standardized sizes of ready-to-wear clothing promise to fit everyone. With such claims who could resist?

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Men’s Fashion Milestones Of The Decade

Author: Zachary Lowell

Men's Fashions Of The Decade

People reminisce about great memories and we at ShirtsMyWay reminisce and get nostalgic about our favorite topic: men’s fashion and especially custom shirts. Although men’s fashion moves rather slowly it’s never a bad time to look at changes in the way men dress over the past decade. Read More

The Hidden Dangers Of Dry Cleaning

Author: Zachary Lowell

13 dry cleaning and ironing 1 The Hidden Dangers Of Dry Cleaning

For today’s modern gent, the corner dry cleaner can seem as indispensable as your Blackberry.  But the in-and-out convenience offered by many dry cleaning services could carry with it a price for which goes beyond the few dollars you shell out when you pick up your dress shirts or other clothing.  Getting your clothes cleaned without water often involves the use of dangerous chemicals which can have a harmful impact on the environment and your health. Read More

Women Sound Off On Men’s Fashion: Worst Fashion Offenses

Author: Zachary Lowell

Men's Fashion Disasters

It’s sad to say it, but unfortunately not every man is born with an innate sense of style. For some guys, it takes a lot of time and practice to learn the intricacies of putting together a good outfit and master the art of looking sharp. Yet, even the most dedicated student can trip and fall hard over the hurdles of fashion if they aren’t careful. Recently we contacted a group of female style experts and enthusiasts to get the scoop on the most heinous crimes  in men’s fashion. Are you guilty of any of the infractions listed below? Read More

A Shirt By Any Other Name: Bespoke Vs. MTM

Author: Zachary Lowell

Bespoke Vs. Made To Measure

For the average male shopper – that is to say, the man who can appreciate a good dress shirt but isn’t obsessed with style and doesn’t have a degree in fashion design – who’s ready to make a departure from the world of off-the-rack clothing, terms like bespoke and made-to-measure shirts (MTM) can seem alternatively attractive and confusing. Although these terms are often used interchangeably, astute shoppers and philologists may be wondering if there is any difference between them – and in fact there is. Read More

Dressing Up A Denim Jacket

Author: Zachary Lowell

Denim Jacket With Dress Shirt

In the realm of men’s outerwear, denim jackets have a somewhat spotty track record. They never quite go out of style, although some years – like this one – they enjoy more popularity than others. While it’s pretty easy to look like a biker or a buckaroo in a denim jacket, incorporating one into a classy outfit with nice custom shirts takes some know-how. Read More

The Threaded Menace: Embroidered Shirts

Author: Zachary Lowell

Men's Embroidered Casual Shirt

Variety is the spice of life, right? This charming platitude might have some value when it comes to what you’re going to have for dinner or your weekend plans, but unfortunately when applied to fashion, it’s all too often used to justify fits of sartorial excess. Case in point, attempts to jazz up an otherwise acceptable custom shirt with tacky embroidery in a misguided attempt at originality and distinction. Read More

Diamond’s Not A Man’s Best Friend: Jewelry Advice For Men

Author: Zachary Lowell

Men's Jewelry Fashion Advice

In the mid-nineteenth century, the world was riveted by accounts of the Koh-i-Noor, a 105 carat diamond valued at 137 million US dollars in today’s money. This lavish rock was given to Queen Victoria in 1850 by the royal family of India, as part of a settlement following the Sikh Wars. There was a catch though: the stone was said to be cursed, and any man who wore it was sure to meet a tragic end. While all pieces of bling are not as dangerous as the Koh-i-Noor, for the sake of style, men should approach every item of jewelry as though it were imbued with a deadly hex. Read More

Avoiding Shirt Shrinkage

Author: Zachary Lowell

Shirt Shrinkage

1994 was a pretty significant year for pop culture – it was the year O.J. Simpson’s slow speed chase made the news, Major League Baseball went on strike, Woodstock II was held in upstate New York, and the word “shrinkage” entered the active vocabulary of guys everywhere thanks to a now-classic episode of Seinfeld. But while shrinkage, as it relates to clothing, is often referred to with laughter and the occasional smirk, this all too common phenomenon can still take its toll on your custom shirts if you’re not careful. Read More

The World Of Eco-Friendly Fashion: Organic Cotton

Author: Zachary Lowell

Organically Grown Cotton

Over the past couple of years, the word ‘organic’ has become a major buzz word for shoppers and retailers. Basically any product you might be in the market for even if it isn’t custom shirts – from coffee and toilet paper to cosmetics and carrots – has any organic option these days. It should come as no surprise the new-found love for all things organic has reached everyone’s favorite source of textile yarn, cotton. Read More