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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

 

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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