Posts Tagged ‘Sizing’

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

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

Online Sizing Made Easy

Author: Zachary Lowell

Dress Shirt Sizes & Measuring Techniques

When it comes to getting a superb fit, made-to-measure shirts are clearly superior to their off-the-rack brethren. That is, of course, if you get the measurements right. If you have the money and the time to visit a tailor who can take your measurements for you, this shouldn’t be an issue. But for online shoppers worried about the risks and uncertainties of inputting their own measurements – rest assured, it’s not as hard as you might think. Read More

The World Of Eco-Friendly Fashion: Reducing Clothing Waste

Author: Zachary Lowell

Clothing Waste

Clothing production doesn’t get a lot of press as a major contributor to the world’s environmental problems, yet the garment and textile industries generate a huge amount of waste. Recently we read about an exhibit at the London Science Museum which showcases the efforts of eco-oriented designers and scientists hoping to make the world a cleaner, safer place to live, one garment at a time.  Here’s just a sample of the forward-thinking innovations that could reform the wasteful way of the clothing world. Read More

Large And In Charge: Loose Fit Shirts

Author: Zachary Lowell

Loose Fit & Slim Fit Shirts

It’s safe to say that fit has become one of the biggest topics in men’s clothing over the past few years. Nowadays more and more men are going for form-fitting, silhouette-revealing pants, suits and shirts. Yet not every guy has been eager to jump on the slim fit bandwagon, and some still find shirts that are too close to the skin to be too close for comfort. Read More

Mighty Morphing Mannequins May Revolutionize E-Commerce

Author: Zachary Lowell

Robot Mannequin

Here at ShirtsMyWay, we’re no strangers when it comes to applying technology to fashion. However, today we heard from the BBC about Fits.me, an Estonian firm which has unveiled a shape shifting robot that promises to help online clothing shoppers solve the age-old problem of getting the perfect fit without first trying on the items they have their eye on. Read More

Skewed Sizing New Source Of Shopping Woe

Author: Zachary Lowell

Shirt Vanity Sizing

S, M, L, XL, XXL – for a disconcertingly large number of men, these simple letters are all the information they have when it comes to finding the right shirts for them. Yet, these so-called “standard sizes” are becoming far from standard, and a man who wears a size large from one brand may have to hold his breath to stuff himself into an “L” from another label. Why is this? Did you suddenly put on 20 pounds since you last bought clothing? The more likely cause of your sizing dilemmas comes from the latest, and most frustrating, trend in men’s fashion: “vanity sizing.” Read More

What’s The Deal With Slim Fit Shirts?

Author: Zachary Lowell

Full Cut & Slim Fit Shirt Comparison

For any guy who finds himself an outlier on the bell curve of standard sizing, locating dress shirts that fit properly is no easy task. This is especially true if you find yourself on the thin and trim range of the spectrum, now that the “normal” man is a bit huskier than he used to be. At best, you may be lucky enough to grab a few decent fitting shirts with a little hustle at the beginning of the season; at worst, finding something with more shape than a Hefty bag is an exercise in Sisyphean futility. Read More