Define Your Personality with Men's Casual Shirts

Posted by Spier & Mackay on January 22nd, 2016

Men face their own set of challenges when shopping for clothing that suits their personal style and fashion choices. The variety of options the current market presents is only one of the greatest challenges men face as they try to complete their wardrobe. Standard shirts and polo shirts now come in a wide range of styles and designer versions, giving the less informed a hard time choosing the best form to add to their own personal collection. It shouldn't be too hard to shop for casual shirt, although you should also be careful in choosing designs that are versatile enough so you can use them for casual and semi-formal affairs.

Many experts say that the best option men have for casual shirts is the summer shirt, as they have the right balance of design elements that make a perfectly toned down dress shirt. The following are great tips to remember when shopping for casual shirts that will help you showcase and define your personality:

  • Find the best fit: Like suits, casual shirts should fit just right so that you can wear them freely even without an overcoat. Casual shirts naturally have a different fit than dress shirts. When shopping for casual shirts, start with a looser, more relaxed size before slimming down to smaller sizes. Finding the most comfortable fit is more important than anything else. A good rule of thumb is finding something with at least an extra inch in the chest and waist and about a half inch extra in the shoulders. A tight shirt will make you prone to irritation and sweat stains.
  • Choose a breathable fabric: Casual shirts are mostly made of light and breathable fabrics, but always go for the type of fabric that feels most comfortable against your skin. Cotton is a popular choice, as well as other high-end fabrics and weaves like chambray and end-on-end.
  • Consider your personal style: Casual shirts have certain distinguishing design elements, like pockets and epaulets, although you will also find casual styles without them. These elements are borrowed from military fashion, although many find them of little practical use. When having a casual shirt custom made or tailored, you can always choose to add or forgo pockets and epaulets as you please, to match your personal style. Sleeves and cuffs are also among the design details you can play around with when shopping for or having casual shirts tailored. A good way to add style and flair to a casual shirt is to add buttoned straps so you can freely wear them long or rolled up.

About the Author:

This article was written by Peter Kamel, Marketing Coordinator at Spier & Mackay. Spier & Mackay offers an easy online shopping experience based in Toronto & Mississauga. Their aim is to provide you with custom made dress shirts that fit perfectly. They have hundreds of different fabrics to choose from & you can certainly design your own dress shirt that reflects your personal style.

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