Posts Tagged ‘Casual Wear’

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

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

The Fabric With The Midas Touch

Author: Zachary Lowell

Gold Particles Under Magnification

Over the past few years, nanotechnology has lead to some pretty exciting developments in the clothing industry. For example, we’ve seen (and written about) a range of stylish fabrics which incorporate nanofibers designed to fight disease, reduce odor, and generate electricity. But what have these space-age fabrics lacked so far? Gold! Read More

Fashion Lessons From A Tough Economy

Author: Zachary Lowell

Men's Fashion During The Recession

While male fashion might not change much month to month, season to season, when you compare the state of men’s style today with five years ago, even the most casual observer can see a world of difference. Perhaps the biggest change of all has been the return of rugged, suit-wearing macho men who seem to have run the primped-to-perfection metro sprites of yesteryear out of town. But what could be the reason for this drastic sea change in style? The answer actually may have quite a bit to do with the world’s current financial woes. Read More

What’s The Deal With Popped Collars?

Author: Zachary Lowell

Popped Collar Shirt Portait

When you get right down to it, fashion is subjective and mostly a matter of personal taste. On forums and blogs throughout the web, there’s plenty of room for debating the informal rules and accepted standards for how people should dress in certain situations, most of which are based on either opinions or obscure traditions. Yet, there is one thing that most people concerned with fashion seem to have reached a consensus on: the tackiness of the popped collar. Read More

Men’s Micro Trends Of The Now

Author: Zachary Lowell

Men's Preppy Back To School Micro Trend

Much of fashion writing is centered around trends. In fact, it’s well nigh impossible to browse any style related magazine or website without hearing about the next big thing(s). Occasionally the fads drummed up by commentators strike it big in the style world, other times they never get off the ground, and sometimes they develop into micro trends. Read More