Posts tagged ‘Dress Shirts’

 

Dress Shirts: Finding The Style That Fits You Best

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When it comes to business dress, suits are supposed to be your big investment (not with us, of course, since we’re direct merchants) and ties are your “personal statement.” That leaves dress shirts one of the things boring dressers pay little attention to, never venturing beyond the safe boundary of blue and white, while stylish dressers relish choosing shirts with the same care as a handmade silk tie or rakish double-breasted suits in a Prince of Wales plaid.

And with dozens of colors and patterns to choose from, there’s… Continue>>

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The Contrast Collar Dress Shirt: Distinctive By Design

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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 the case… Continue>>

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Winter / Holiday 2011: Men’s Clothing Styles & Trends

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Winter looks good on you. There’s something about the rich fabrics, polished layers of style and festive holiday finery that makes a man look his best.

From the dapper double-breasted suit and requisite fedora to the relaxed appeal of a country gentleman sportcoat and corduroy trousers, we’ve got everything to keep you covered with a comprehensive collection for the modern gentleman who demands style, quality and value.

This season red, purple and gold make an impressive showing and unique detail offers the wearer singularity, yet designs remain firmly rooted in the classics to ensure they’ll last for many winters to come.

As always, your Paul Fredrick dress shirt is a truly individual choice. Whether you’re a man of… Continue>>

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What To Look For In A Quality Dress Shirt

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Like all clothing, a great dress shirt combines quality fabric with quality construction. The result is longevity and a luxuriousness you can feel on your torso and that others can see when they look at you. And the icing on the cake is traditional styling with a contemporary sensibility.

Now that’s a shirt that makes you want to take your coat off.

Putting it all together is our specialty, as we’re the go-to dress shirt resource for most of our customers and their quality expectation is high. Fortunately so is ours. “Because we’re a private label, you’re paying for a shirt’s quality… Continue>>

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Caring for your Shirts

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Two hundred years later, George Bryan “Beau” Brummell is remembered as the most elegant man who ever lived, and one of the reasons was his emphasis on the importance of dress shirts. Brummell insisted on plenty of fresh shirts, and supposedly sent them from London to be laundered in the country where the air was fresher.

When it comes to caring for dress shirts, time, money and effort all collide. While you’ll ultimately choose the method of care that best fits your lifestyle, here are a few things to keep in mind.

Dry Cleaners Versus Washing at Home

The first thing to decide is whether you want to care… Continue>>

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French Cuffs or Button Cuffs?

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What do French cuff dress shirts say about a man? Perhaps that he’s detail oriented. Or maybe that he has an advanced sense of style.

But because French cuffs — and the cufflinks that they hold — are considered more formal than simple button cuff dress shirts, they most likely indicate that the man has power — or craves it. It’s no surprise that when Bud Fox starts dressing more like zillionaire Gordon Gekko in 1987’s “Wall Street,” he starts wearing French-cuffed shirts along with more authoritative double-breasted suits.

Part of the extra formality of… Continue>>

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