Paul Fredrick offers a wide variety of business dress and business casual wear, from top (hats) to bottom (shoes), but our extensive shirt collection is what Paul Fredrick is known for, which is why we’ve made them the topic of this trend post. Some of you may know that shirts – specifically dress shirts – are what we started with over 30 years ago. Today we continue that tradition of classic American business style, with our Paul Fredrick twist, of course.
So what’s new in shirts this season? Well, to much fanfare, we’re re-introducing some hard-to-find collar styles that will increase your options even more for our already impressive smorgasbord of shirt designs. The… Continue>>
Dress shirt collar styles are one of those topics that a certain kind of menswear pundit relishes taking on, telling you that you should match your collar to your facial structure. And so portly guys are advised to eschew rounded club collars, and skinny guys with gaunt features shouldn’t wear spread collars.
Nonsense. We strongly encourage you to wear any kind of collar you like. What’s more, we like diverse wardrobes, and encourage you to try every collar style we offer to add maximum variety to your work wardrobes.
Now there’s one rule (that’s really more of a guideline, to quote an old… Continue>>
Contrast collar shirts are a throwback to a century ago, when men’s dress shirts came with detachable collars. Since men were usually squeezed into a vest and high-buttoning jacket for propriety’s sake, the collar was the most visible part of the shirt. With a detachable collar, the young man climbing the ladder could get by with one or two shirts a week, but still have a fresh and clean collar visible.
While certain old-fashioned gentlemen continued to wear detachable collars into the 1930s, in their place at that point were what we now call contrast collar shirts. As was… Continue>>