Crew neck, v-neck or polo style are all must haves in your collection for casual days out. Since these will most often be worn with jeans, you can pretty much wear any colour and design that suits you, just make sure that they fit you perfectly with a bit of room to move. Too tight will result in the muscle head look, and too baggy can look juvenile or detract from your body shape. Your face and body shape influences which type of shirt looks better on you.
The polo is usually associated with a “preppy” style, but in fact the classic polo is quite versatile. You can wear them to a variety of events with shorts, pants, jeans or a sweater. As long as you avoid huge logos, prints and numbers you should be right!
Long Sleeve Jersey Shirts
For colder days, a supply of long sleeve shirts is handy to have. Two-tone colours liven up the plainer look. Raglan shirts are perfect for casual outfits, but you can also find long sleeves that work for the office as well. Try looking for something different, for example a v-neck or fine knit material can give the long sleeve shirt a dressier effect. You need to know if you suit soft or firm fabrics to pull this off.
Apart from tees, you should have some tailored shirts in your wardrobe. A big mistake that men make is wearing a shirt too big, which only adds bulk to your frame (and not in a good way). Always aim for a fitted look; the shirt should have a bit of room to move. For work, it’s best to keep shirts plain, or with a classic print (stripes, checks). For going out, you can be more creative and try bolder colours. As a rule your “going out” shirts should be no longer than the bottom of your trouser zip—if they are, this means they are too long to be worn untucked! If you are unsure about the prints, fabrics, neck sizes, sleeve lengths or other—please contact us for a consultation. If only one of these are wrong, someone’s perception of you may be influenced… that someone could potentially be your next employer!
Casual days are a chance to dress it down, so wear an open neck and roll up the sleeves for a great look. Not too long ago denim shirts were reserved solely for unfashionable dudes, but things have changed.. you can dress it up or dress it down, but more likely you can layer it and leave it open for a cool look.
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