Posts Tagged ‘Retro Fashion’

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 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

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

Power To The Preppy

Author: Zachary Lowell

Preppy Style Returns

With NY Fashion Week in full swing and the start of fall upon us, if you who thought the clothing industry might be on the verge of something new for a change, brace yourself for yet another “reinvention”. According to nearly everyone even remotely connected with style, the big thing in men’s fashion this fall is going to be the return of the preppy look. Don’t worry though, it might be as bad as you might think. Read More

The Bows Are Back In Town: The Return Of The Bowtie

Author: Zachary Lowell

Bow Tie For Men

There was once a time when it seemed that bowties were the exclusive property of circus clowns, lounge singers, maitre d’s, and Jerry Lewis. Yet, over the past year or so, the bowtie has enjoyed a surprising return to respectability after several decades of languishing in fashion limbo. Read More

Cutaway Collars Make Come Back

Author: Zachary Lowell

Cutaway Collar

In the past, we’ve given you the low-down on some pretty obscure collars – the detachable collar, the double collar, and the mandarin collar – but just when you thought there was nothing new under the sun when it comes to your shirt’s neck area, think again. Today we bring you yet another not-quite-mainstream collar that was once standard among royals and silver-age Hollywood stars: the cutaway. Thanks in large part to the resurgence of the “timeless” tailored look in men’s fashion, the cutaway collar is slowly making its way back onto stores shelves, with an extreme modern twist. Read More

The Skinny On Skinny Ties

Author: Zachary Lowell

Skinny Ties

Dress shirts and ties go together like peanut butter and jelly, Abbot and Costello, rum and coke. But this is not to say that any tie can go with any dress shirt, or any outfit; in fact nothing could be farther from the truth. When selecting the right tie for work, a date, a cocktail party or any other situation, you should keep in mind not only the color and pattern of the tie, but also its width. Read More

The Rise And Fall Of The Detachable Collar

Author: Zachary Lowell

Detachable Collar Shirt

The dress shirt, as most of us know it today, has quite a long history, going back at least until the Victorian age. While there have been some slight changes and modifications to the standard design of the dress shirt over the past hundred years or so, many things about it have remained relatively consistent. But in the saga of the dress shirt, few things have been as dramatic as appearance and decline of the detachable collar. Read More

Herringbone: The Final Shirt Frontier

Author: Zachary Lowell

Blue Herringbone

Usually when men first decide to invest in high-quality dress shirts, they begin with the most traditional colors and fabrics to get the ball rolling – white, black and blue cottons; maybe linen, if it happens to be summer. From there they typically advance into bolder territory and begin to experiment with colors, stripes and patterns as their closet fills. But for the well-stocked shirt lover who feels like they already have everything, the next step for you may be herringbone. Read More