Purchase and Wear Them Right

Most men as they purchase Dress Shirts make few mistakes here and there. I personally came across few and I am asked, I always give my honest opinion. It is actually something I never blame anyone, because unless you are into fashion and styling you will not care much about every single detail. Male shoppers rarely like to spend time in stores and it is usually in and out scenario.

I must say this is where mistakes happen… Men that don’t like to spend more time in stores to look for something that they are looking for, are the ones who make mistakes the most. They only have one task in mind get what I need and leave. So if they are purchasing a suit and a dress shirt, the concentration of the fit will be only on the suit and 90% of the time Dress Shirt fit will be forgotten.

Here is the tip: if any man wants the suit look sharp, make sure pay close attention to the fit of your Dress Shirt.

Rules to Purchase and Wear Them Right:

  1. Don’t purchase Dress Shirts larger than your actual size, even if you are truly in love with the color, material, and pattern. It will simply look bad on your entire body.
  2. Don’t purchase Dress Shirts smaller than your actual size. You don’t want the buttons pop or slightly open when you are walking or sitting. That’s just horrible even if you don’t know anything about fashion and styling.
  3. Know your fit – I will explain… many brands today, are concentrating on (modern, tailored, and/or extra slim fit) cuts. This does not mean that you have to get slim fit if you don’t have slim body type or the other way around, if you have slim body type don’t get classic fit. You can do better than that. Know your body type = perfect fit.
  4. Know your collar size – important not to purchase a shirt that has larger collar size than your neck and also not to get a tight one and choke yourself. You want to be comfortable… Usually general rule is that if you can fit 2 fingers when your collar is buttoned up, then it’s good. I personally like 1 finger and to me that’s comfortable because I am used to that.
  5. Know your arm length – I can’t stress enough the importance of this one. Most common mistake, because most men ignore it or don’t even pay attention. It’s very simple to change this: you can only get 2 kinds of lengths when you purchase a dress shirt. (32/33 or 34/35). Must know which length is the right one for you. This does not apply to custom shirts; As their name suggest, they are Custom, therefore, you order your own custom sleeve length.

As I share these rules, I also understand that most of the time you cannot measure yourself, because you want to be very accurate with numbers here.

Here is my suggestion: Get your Dress Shirts Tailor Made or if you want to save some money, instead of Tailor Made go to Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Ave, and Bergdorf Goodman for one of the best advises to get the fit you need for your body type.

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    Fantastic advice man! I have a question: I’ve noticed that shirts are becoming increasingly tight in the armpit area (It’s probably just me). Is there any recommendation you have in terms of what size/fit i should go for or do i need to get my shirts tailor-made?

    Great post buddy, thanks for sharing!

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      Thank you so much for your comment and question Martin… Because of your athletic build most modern European Made shirts might be tight. for you I will deff go with Tailor Made. once you go Tailor Made, you will not go back to off-the-rack shirts.:)

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    So many great rules shared in this post, Eric. Ultimately, I think made-to-measure shirts are the best bet for any man who cares about how his shirts fit. Sure, they are more expensive, but they will usually be much more quality than an OTR shirt, which by the way are made to fit standard sizes, and honestly, how many of us have really standard bodies? I just think this is a better investment in the long run!

    http://www.mydapperself.com

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      Ed, i absolutely agree with you. Tailor made is the way. However, for a regular guy that does not know a lot about fashion or do not like to spend that much money, regular shirt might be a good option as long as they pick their size. Thank you so Much for your comment buddy 🙂

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    Nice post Eric. These are great tips for finding the proper fitting dress shirt. I don’t own many myself but next time I buy one I’ll be sure to keep these points in mind. Thanks for sharing!

    http://ohanthonio.com

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      I appreciate it buddy, i am glad you liked the tips and that it can be helpful one day. 🙂

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    I couldn’t agree more with you my brother. I have seen a lot of people buying shirts that would be too big or too small for them, just because the price was affordable. They do forget that even if you wear a nice suit with a baggy shirt, it looks bad.

    http://www.ducdubois.com

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      Thank you brother. its something that a lot of men miss when they purchase and thats what made me to write something about it. 🙂

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    Hi Eric!
    Those are some fantastic tips, men should definitely spend more time shopping and make sure the clothes fit right 🙂 You always look amazing. Happy Wednesday!

    http://Www.leilaandvanya.blogspot.com

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      many thanks Leila 😉

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    As someone who’s not as familiar with shirts and suits as you are, these tips really came in handy for me, Eric! I’ve thought about getting both a good tailor made suit and tailor made shirts for a long time and you truly inspired me to do so! Now I’ve just got to find a good one… 🙂

    All the best,
    Thomas

    http://www.thomasfalkenstedt.com/

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      Glad I could help buddy 🙂

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      Thank you 🙂

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    Fantastic article! Thank you for sharing your tips!

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      Thank you Frank

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    So good you are sharing these tips Erick! I love a man in a suit but when it doesn’t fit properly it doesn’t look good at all. A lot of men can learn from you.
    X

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      Thank you so much. Means a lot

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    It’s so interesting to read about men’s fashion!

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      thank you 🙂

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    I am sending this article to my brothers & my male friends, perfectly explained! These are such simple details, we forget to notice in outfit, superb post!

    xx
    Makeup, Style and Sugar
    https://simpliannie.wordpress.com/

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      Thank you so much. It deff means a lot

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    Wow your style is absolutely amazing.
    xoxo, Rachel
    
http://www.rachelvogttrends.com

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      Thank you 🙂

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