Tag: spread collar

Designers’ Favorites for Summer 2016

There sure are a lot of things to love about the Summer 2016 Collection. In this post we’ll highlight a few of our absolute favorites, courtesy of the people who created them. We think you’ll understand exactly why our buyers like these styles so much, and we hope you like them too!


Dress Shirts

DSL210BWe spoke to our Dress Shirt Buyer, Michael, who told us that his number one pick from the Summer 2016 Collection is the 2-Ply Cotton Large Grid Spread Collar Dress Shirt. He says, “This shirt for me is ‘Summer perfect.’ The pastel green and blue colors combined with open plaid pattern make it a sure Summer winner!” Thanks to the… Continue>>

Spread Collars-Learn about our array of options

We pride ourselves on the variety of our dress shirts, which feature just about every color, pattern, cuff and collar style imaginable, not to mention fit and fabric choices. And this year, thanks to their increased popularity, we’re proud to unveil a wide array of spread-collar options.

Spread collars are a stylish way to express confidence. We love straight and buttondown collars too, but spreads belong in that same category of more assertive collar choices that includes… Continue>>

Fall Dress Shirts-An Interview With Our Designer

Fall 2012 Dress Shirts

Luxury, variety, creativity and of course value — we’ve got it all in our dress shirt collection for Fall 2012. Hear our Dress Shirt buyer Michael Contreras about what’s new.

PF: What are the new color combos for this season?

M: We have a lot of really great transitional colors for fall, starting with our blue/tan collection. It includes one of our most popular shirts, now with French cuffs, and I’m really excited about these great transitional pieces from summer to fall. For those who want something brighter, we put together a blue/orange collection.

A… Continue>>

What Collar Style Is Right For Me?

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>>

Dress Shirts: Finding The Style That Fits You Best

When it comes to business dress, suits are supposed to be your big investment and ties are your “personal statement.” That leaves dress shirts as 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 they choose 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 no reason why selecting your shirts can’t be the most fun you get out of procuring your clothing from Paul Fredrick.

After color and pattern, a shirt’s most distinguishing mark is its… Continue>>

To button or not to button… Easy answers to a common dressing dilemma

Double-Breasted Suit JacketThere are certain rules — more like traditions, really — that govern menswear. Sure you’re free to wear what you want, and we’d like to think we have something for every mood or occasion, but we also think that certain gestures became traditions because they have merit.

Here are a few of them, all centered on the theme of buttons.

Double-breasted suits are making a comeback, and if you’re new to them, here are a couple of tips to keep in mind. First off, if your double-breasted suit or sport coat has a six-button front, you’ll have the option of buttoning either one or two… Continue>>