A shirt is the sum of all its parts, and the collar is one part that can make or break the fit of your shirt at first glance. Therefore, the collar you pick can make a spec of a difference to your overall look. (more…)
Not sure which collar best suits your face type? Whether you’re a round, angular or oval faced man / boy / dude — this easy, comprehensive guide should help you make a better pick.
If you have an OVAL Face…
As per Wikipedia, a collar is the part of a shirt that fastens around or frames the neck. A collar is separated from other necklines such as revers or lapels, by being made form a separate piece of fabric, rather than a folded or cut part of the same piece of fabric.
Now that we have defined a collar and know how it’s made, about time we realise its importance as well. Considering the fact that a collar is the most visible part of a shirt, it has to be one of the most important elements which define your overall look.
A collar not only defines a shirts formality, it also enhances your facial features at the same time. In essence, this means that getting your collar right is the most important step in designing a shirt, obviously after you’ve chosen the fabric.
November’s here! And so is the time to celebrate facial hair in all its glory for ‘No-Shave November’ and ‘Movember’! A witty portmanteau of “moustache” and “November”, the term was coined from the idea of growing one’s moustache and beard, beginning November 1st to raise awareness for men’s health issues, particularly prostate cancer. The goal – to donate the money you would ideally spend on grooming to cancer research activities.
For those participating in this tradition to truly support the cause, we salute you! And while we are at it, why not support those beards with stylish collars to really pull the look together. Go ahead and sport the coolest combos of the season!
The Goatee with the Club collar
In any man’s life, the importance of dressing well is mostly underrated. However, more and more men are now acutely aware of not just what they are wearing, but also the minutiae that goes into the entire outfit. It’s the simple details that can help one stand apart from the rest! This starts with getting a well-fitted, custom-made shirt.
Every shirt is a combination of its weave, thread count and fiber which determines the final look and feel of the product. Whether it’s a dress shirt for work, or a casual button-down for your weekends, you’ll know exactly what you want. For the beginners out there, here’s a crash course on knowing the differences between the yarns, the fabrics and the most appropriate occasions to wear them at.
The bases of any fabric is the materials chosen to weave it – the most common being Cotton and Linen. Known for its long staples and superior quality 100% Egyptian Cotton is the premier choice of shirting fabric. 100% Linen is a strong, durable material, best used in warm weather.
Listed below are a few basic fabrics that are must-haves in every man’s wardrobe.