Posts Tagged ‘Classic Fashion’

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

What’s The Deal With Fabric Finishing?

Author: Zachary Lowell

Close-up View: Finished Yarn For Shirt Fabric

What makes a great shirt? Of course the first-glance visual appeal of a shirt – its style, color, fit – is an important factor in how most of us judge and appraise our favorite tops. But, as with most things, when it comes to the essence of an awesome shirt, there is more to quality than meets the eye. All good shirts begin with outstanding fabric, and outstanding fabrics require top-notch finishing. 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

Wedding Shirts: Getting Hitched In Style

Author: Zachary Lowell

Custom Wedding Shirts

In the past, we’ve had occasion on the ShirtsMyWay blog to drop knowledge on a variety of situations where the right outfit is essential. We’ve helped you dress for a job interview, and select a suitable first date shirt; but once you’ve landed gainful employment and found the woman of your dreams, what comes next? For many guys, the next major step is going to be getting married, another event where your clothing has got to come correct. Here’s some friendly advice to help all you future hubbies find the right shirt for your joyous day. 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

What’s The Deal With Sport Coats And Blazers?

Author: Zachary Lowell

Blazers, Sports Coats And How To Wear Them

In many parts of the world autumn has arrived. While it may still be too early to break out your winter parka, there is a definite nip to the air, which has a lot of men thinking about outerwear. For guys who have to wear suits every day, this is a great time of year; but for business-casual men and fellows just who want to cover up in style, what can they wear when the temps turn mild? No, not hoodies or Velor track jackets. The real answer: sports coats and blazers. Read More

Accessories For The Everyman: Bags

Author: Tyra 'nell Pille

Man Bag

A grey suit and tie, over a long-sleeve white dress shirt, tucked into a pair of neatly pressed pants with a leather belt and a shiny pair of black shoes – arrayed thus, you’re ready to embark on another day of gainful employment in style. But wait – what about the papers, stationary, organizers and gadgets you’ll need to take with you to the office? How can you transport your stuff in style? Read More