Posts Tagged ‘Details’

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

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

Button Alternatives

Author: Zachary Lowell

Chinese Button Knot

There has to be something better than buttons when it comes to keeping your shirt closed, right? At some point or other – usually when one of our buttons goes missing and we can’t find (or attach) a suitable replacement – we’ve all had this thought. Throughout history people have thought up clever button substitutes; whether or not they are actually “better” though is another story. Read More

Know Thyself: Paisley And Personality

Author: Zachary Lowell

Paisley Shirt Print

Somewhere between floral and silk-screened shirts, you’ll find paisley. Yes, that flowery amoeba/eggplant/mango/fungal-shaped motif people love to hate and hate to love. Some find it refined and gentlemanly, some flee in disgust at the sight of it. But, the questions we’re sure you’re chomping at the bit to get answered: is paisley fashionable? Is it trad? Is it mod? Really paisley, if it’s anything, is a litmus test for your style and your wardrobe. Read More

How To Send Your Pocket Packing

Author: Zachary Lowell

Removing Shirt Pockets

As we told you in a previous post, dress shirts with chest pockets are not exactly the pinnacle of white-collar, corporate fashion. Furthermore, while a pocket is meant to add a bit of sporty flare or a sense of depth to your shirt, they are not meant to be functional for the most part. So, with this in mind, perhaps now you’re wondering what you can do with all those pocket-equipped shirts you’re now too afraid to wear to work or formal events. Read More

The Wide World Of Shirts: The Guayabera

Author: Zachary Lowell

Mexican Wedding Shirt

While we told you recently about advancements in technology-infused fashion that might one day help you stay fresh in the summer months, for all of you guys who require immediate help dealing with record breaking temps, we’d like to introduce you to the a south-of-the-border staple that may be just right for you. Read More

Spice Up Your Shirt With A Custom Placket

Author: Zachary Lowell

Dress Shirt Placket

Just like pleats and darts, how many of you guys out there know what a placket is? Our suspicion is not very many. It sounds like something that should be hung on your wall, or scraped from your teeth, but actually this term refers to the area where the two flaps of your shirt are buttoned together. Often ignored, this little aspect of the dress shirt is yet another one of those places guys could – and should – consider when it comes to creating a truly unique custom shirt. Read More

Women Sound Off On Men’s Fashion: Monograms

Author: Tyra 'nell Pille

Monogrammed Dress Shirt

For some guys being unique means going for that personalized look, even to a point of having your initials stitched on to your dress shirt. We’re neither mocking you or your notion of being different. In fact, if you’ve read our previous post on dress shirt monograms, you might be thinking of getting your next dress shirt dressed up with some nice custom lettering. However, hold your horses for a moment and listen to some ideas from the ladies on men in monogrammed dress shirts. Read More

Accessories For The Everyman: Watches

Author: Zachary Lowell

Accessorize Your Dress Shirt

In 1961, the famed Spanish painter Joan Miro created one of his most famous and important works of art, Blue II (above left). This simple piece features only a blue background, a series of small black circles and a single striking red line that takes the picture from monotonous to mesmerizing – at least we think so. But, even if you aren’t the world’s biggest art buff, there is still a lesson here: real creativity is often found in simple details. This rule holds true not only for paintings, but your outfit as well. Read More

Diamonds Are A Suit’s Best Friend

Author: Zachary Lowell

World's Most Expensive Suit

Oh, the things rich people buy. Back in 2009, we read an article in the Telegraph about what was called “the world’s most expensive suit” – a £70,000 ($105,000) Alexander Amosu bespoke made with vicuna/muskox wool blended with pashmina. It caused quite a stir last year in the exclusive world of London gentlemen’s fashion, both because of its price and the workmanship involved in making it. But the new winner for the world’s priciest suit prize is threatening to make Mr. Amosu’s creation look like the rags of a hobo in comparison. Read More