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Tips on How to Measure a Dress Shirt

Tips on How to Measure a Dress Shirt

As we head towards the New Year! I am sure we all have waited for this year to end and could not have been happier, With the new year we all want this new look and we want to look the best and get compliments flowing our way.

Shopping is always the first thing in everyone’s mind, with so many sales lined up in Jan 21. Shopping men’s shirts online is trending and with online shopping one of the most common issue is sizing. Nothing is more frustrating than receiving your favourite Dress Shirt and it does not fit.

Men’s formal shirt measurements can be a struggle to understand. Different styles and sizing can make finding a shirt that fits you properly more complex than planning a trip abroad.

Finding a men’s shirt that makes you look and feel good should be simple. We’re going over everything you need to know about shirts sizing, so you never waste your time trying to figure out sizing and measurements again.

To overcome these issues of sizing, we at My Suit Tailor want to help all those men and women who love online shopping to Keep these points in mind.

THE QUICK WAY TO FIND YOUR dress SHIRT MEASUREMENT

Even with the right tools and methods, taking your body measurements can be an uphill battle without a helping hand. When you need to figure out what size shirt you wear, but are taking measurements solo, there’s an easier way to get it done: Instead of measuring your body, grab your best-fitting shirt out of the closet and measure it.

Body measurements are different from measuring an existing shirt. Here are some simple notes to make sure you get helpful numbers from this shortcut.

Tips for how to measure your Dress shirt:

THERE ARE 4 IMPORTANT MEASUREMENTS YOU MUST KNOW

1.CHEST 

Chest

KEEP THE SHIRT buttoned and flat on its back, measure from one side of your underarm seam across the chest to the opposite sides seam. See the image it would be measuring from point A to B.

Once you have measured, please take the measured value and multiply it by two, for example the Measurements from Point A to Point B is 20 Inches that means that shirt chest measurement is 40 Inches.

2. Waist

Waist

With the shirt fully buttoned and flat on its back, look for the 3rd Button from the Bottom of the shirt, Measure from one side seam of the shirt to the other. See the image it would be measuring from point A to B]. After you have measured, please take the measured value and multiply it by two  , For example the Measurements from Point A to Point B is 18 Inches that means that shirt chest measurement is 36 Inches.

 3. Shirt Sleeve Length

Shirt Sleeve Length

With the shirt completely buttoned and flat on its back, start from the outer shoulder seam from where the sleeve begin and measure down the full length of the sleeve to the edge of the cuff. [Refer the image it would be measuring from point A to B]                                  

4. Collar or Neck

Collar or Neck

Unbutton the shirt and lay it flat on its back and flip the shirt collar up. Starting from the centre of the collar button measure across the collar until the end of the opposite side buttonhole. [On the image it would be measuring from point A to B]

                       

If you have someone help you then measuring your body is also a good option to find your shirt sizes.

Measuring the body for MEN'S SHIRT SIZES.

There are the four measurements to note when you’re on the hunt for a DRESS SHIRT

  • Sleeve sleeve measurement video
  • Chest chest measurement video
  • Waist waist measurement video
  • Neck link of Neck Measurement Vide

it’s ideal to use a soft measuring tape when taking body measurements, as it’s easy to wrap around your body.

Armed with the right tools, next you need to know the right methods for measuring. Here’s what you should know about taking your body measurements a shirt:

LOOK GOOD IN YOUR SHIRTS, EFFORTLESSLY

Men’s shirt measurements aren’t entirely easy and straightforward. Knowing what they mean and how to find your size calls for some expert advice. Now you’re fully armed with the insights and skills to hit the mall or go online in search of a shirt that’ll fit you like a glove. Now that you know your measurements, choose a well-made shirt that does it all. Check out our men’s dress shirts starting at $59 https://www.mysuittailor.com/collections/dress-shirts

 

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Men’s Dress Shirt Style Guide – Choose the Best Fit, Collar, & Cuffs for Your Shirts.

Men’s Dress Shirt Style Guide – Choose the Best Fit, Collar, & Cuffs for Your Shirts.

You only get one first impression, and it is important to make it count. This is huge especially in a formal setting, where a person has already made a decision about you based on your look. This is why you should always 'dress to impress'! When choosing a dress shirt, it is important to take into consideration a few things - Fit, Style, Collar, Cuffs, Pockets, etc. This is where a Men’s Dress Shirt Style Guide can come in handy.

Depending on the type of look you are going for, all of this is going to change.  For formal settings, you'd require a classy dress shirt with subtle colors, but for a casual setting, you can go with dress shirts that can be dressed down with a pair of Chino’s or Jeans. These shirts can also be in bright or bold colors and have fun Check Prints or Stripes.

In this Men’s Dress Shirt Style Guide, let's take a look at the different dress shirt styles and how can you go about selecting the right one for you:

Fit – The most important aspect.

While the shirts you buy must off the rack in ready to wear sizes fit you just right in size, but this is not the type of fit we are talking about here. The first and foremost thing that you should always look for in a dress shirt is the fit. The fit determines not only how it will look on you but will also define your style.  There are three different type of fits. 

          Men's Shirts

  • Normal Fit or Regular Fit.

This is the most traditional fit. It sits slightly loose on the body but is form-fitting when tucked in. This gives you a lot of room to move around and doesn't hug the body when you flex your body or stretch it.

  • Slim Fit

A slim fit shirt is a bit snugger as compared to the normal fit. It is figure-hugging. This is a great style for someone who is lean and often finds the shirt that fits perfectly on the shoulders, is looser around the stomach area. This fit gives less room to move about in.

  • Comfort Fit or Loose Fit

This fit is more common in casual settings, instead of formal ones. Shirts with a loose fit offers more room for you to move in. It doesn't hug the body and it hangs loose on the body frame. It feels relaxed at the waist, chest, and arms.

Collar

Traditional dress shirts only offered one collar style, but these days you have more options. There are dozens of different collar styles, but let’s cover the four most common ones.

 

                 Normal Collar Cutaway Collar Extra Cutaway Collar

  • Cutaway Collar or popularly known as Spread collar

This is often the standard collar you'll find in dress shirts. It is characterized by the collar points spreading outward away from the neck, instead of straight down.

  • Classic collar or popularly known as American collar

A classic collar has a smaller spread, i.e., the space between its points. It offers a tighter look and works well with small to mid-size tie knots. This collar works well in casual and formal situations.

  • Widespread collar or popularly known as Italian Collar

This style has a wider spread and is often found in more casual dress shirts. It offers more room for tie knots in case you want to dress it up, or you can choose to keep it unbuttoned. This collar is more suited for people who are lean and have a narrow neck.

  • Button-down collar

This one is similar to a classic collar, but has small buttons where the point ends to ensure it stays in place. This collar style  is often found in more casual dress shirts.

 

Cuffs

Cuffs might not seem like an important part of a shirt, but it is the tiny detail that brings your entire outfit together. It is also the only part of the shirt that is visible when worn with a jacket. There are three popular cuffs that you can commonly find on a dress shirt.

  • Barrel Cuffs or Single Cuffs

                                                 Single Cuff Round

This is the cuff that you'll find most commonly on dress shirts. The barrel name comes from shape it resembles when buttoned. It is most commonly found in shirts that are worn with jeans and suits, but not black-ties.

  •  French Cuffs or Double Cuffs

                                                  Double Cuff Round

This cuff is used on shirts for formal wear and black-tie affairs. This is similar to single cuffs but double back on itself to create a dual layer cuff that is fastened with cufflinks.

Monograms

Having an initial of your name on the cuff or pockets gives a signature look to your Dress Shirt, the option of getting a monogramed shirt is only available when you go for a Custom Tailored Shirt, and this gives an impression that your shirt is exclusively tailored to your style and Taste.

There are a lot of options available when you buy Tailored Shirts, You can choose the Collar, Cuffs, Monograms, Pockets and it’s tailored to give you a perfect fit.

Make your first impression count! We hope this Men’s Dress Shirt Style Guide helps you find the perfect dress shirt for your occasion. Let us know in the comments section below in case of any questions or advice. You can even drop us a comment and let us know your favorite shirt style!

HOW TO LOOK AFTER YOUR SUITS

HOW TO LOOK AFTER YOUR SUITS

TIPS TO PROLONG THE LIFE OF YOUR CUSTOM-TAILORED SUITS

We all are very protective about the things we possess specially when it comes to our cars and other expensive items, then why do we not look after our suits which showcases our image and personality.
Making your Custom-tailored Suits last should be a top priority, especially if you consider your clothes as investments.

No need to spend all your hard-earned dollars just for dry cleaning. My Suit Tailor will share a few practical tips and tricks, which will prolong the life of your suit by a few years.

1. Extra Pair of Trousers: Shopping from any store or online, the option of buying 2 pairs of Trousers with 1 Suit is rarely available, but when you get your suit custom tailored

you can take advantage of the option by ordering 2 pair of trousers with 1 Jacket, this is one of the best ways to prolong the life of your suit by 2-4 years. We mostly tend to remove our Jacket when at work and only wear it when we have a important meeting. Whereas if you have 2 pairs of Dress Pants with the same Jacket You can wear them both alternatively to get the maximum use of the Suit.

2. Dry Cleaning.

Dry cleaning more often decreases the life of your suits.

Suits must be Dry cleaned 2-3 times a year. The chemicals used in Dry cleaning more often damages the fabric of the suit and after a year the Fabric tends to become shinny and loses its newness. Instead of regular dry cleaning get your suits steam ironed.

Dry Cleaning the Suits

Your suits are not your typical shirts jeans or t-shirts that can withstand regular ironing. The suits are made of wool fabrics and the jackets are lined which makes them delicate Suits must be properly cared for and will last longer when it’s just steam ironed.

3.Having an Extra Tailored Suit

To have more is always good, We Usually have 4-6 suits in our wardrobes which we wear on a regular basis. Having Suits in popular and safe colors like Blues, Navies, Greys & Blacks are always a safe bet to wear.

We can rotate wearing different suits, so that any one suit is not worn more than 2 times a week.

4. Wooden Hangers and Suit Cover: We at My Suit Tailor give a lot of importance towards maintenance & care, Our customer can maintain and retain the suit for as long as possible

                        Wooden Hangers and Suit Cover

We provide good quality Hangers and Suit Covers which better protect and keep its shape, wooden hangers are ideal to use especially when storing men’s suits for a long time in your closet.

Taking care of your Tailored Suits need not be expensive. It just takes a few simple and practical ways to ensure you have the best possible care for your worthy investments.

 

3 Tips for Corporate Dressing in Workplace

3 Tips for Corporate Dressing in Workplace

Monday mornings are always chaotic, especially when you have limited time and chores to complete,

While not all workplaces require a dress code, how you dress and look in front of your boss and colleagues speak volumes about you.

For the corporate workplace office attire, the dress codes are: Business formal, Business professional, and Business casual. These three are your guidelines in dressing appropriately for success.

                                          Business Formal

  1. Business Formal. This is the highest form of workplace dressing. Nothing less than a good quality Tailored Suit is required to complete the look

Style tips for Men: Any dark suit in neutral solid colors (grey, navy, and black) with a neutral color plain dress shirt (White, Pale Blue, Blue) Prefer to opt for Double or French cuff shirts and pair it with stylish cufflinks and a subtle patterned tie for this business formal dress code.

A pocket square can be added to give an elite look to it.

Complete the look by pairing it with a black or dark brown oxford shoe.

                                                  Business Professional

  1. Business Professional. A business professional dress code is one step down from the stringent business formal. However, the business professional remains conservative with some touches of color. A professional look is still required every day for this traditional dress code.

Style tips. Men: In the business professional attire, you can go for a Plaid Check or a Striped Tailored Suit To keep it professional avoid brightly colored and flashy ties. The recommended dress shirts for this look are pale blue, lilac, light pink or white.

Complete your attire with oxford shoes or loafers in black or brown.

                                 Business Casual

  1. Business Casual. The business casual being the most popular office dressing, employees can be more creative and casual with their clothing choices at the same time respecting the company’s dress code. Khaki chino pants are recommended with a Navy Blazer or a Sports Jacket.

As well as open-collared shirt, knit shirt or cardigan. Stay away from flip flops or sandals. Invest instead on close-toe shoes such as loafers.

Style tips. Men: A button down collared dress shirt in any color and subtle patterns in checks or stripes are acceptable. Avoid neckties

Another option would be sweaters and pullovers with subtle patterns you can wear on top of your collared shirt. Dark coloured slacks or khakis can be paired with a sports jacket. For a comfortable style, opt for loafer or oxford shoes in brown or black. Keep it classy. Sneakers are complete No-No for this dress code.

Check out more options at My Suit Tailor.

The good news is not all companies require a dress code (and if yours is one of them, you’re in luck). A more casual attire in the workplace gives employees a chance to express themselves with their personal style. Just make sure not to go overboard with colours and patterns. Remember, what you wear can make an impression on your superiors. Make sure your clothes are still decent, office-worthy, and neatly pressed. When it comes to workplace attire, it’s best to consult with your HR department so you have a better grasp of what to wear on a daily basis. What matters is keeping a professional style in accordance to office policies.

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