Hi everyone, I have recently purchased 4 casual shirts that I am planning on wearing with jeans. The shirts themselves are the right fit and go well with jeans however my question is when wearing an untucked shirt with jeans if I was to add a blazer into the mix is that a great look? Or does it look off? Or do you guys suggest when adding a blazer to the outfit I should just tuck in? This gentleman needs help, all your feedback will be much appreciated. Thanks 🙂
Question from Edwin:
Right now, I am having problems with matching color and fabrics.
Example, silk tie above my silk shirt. Would it work or is it too much of the same thing? What color tie should I be wearing with a green shirt or brown shirt? Combining Tie patterns with Shirt patterns?
I am 21 years old living in India and going start my career as a market researcher by end of this month.
Well in my company no one in the team and immediate boss wears a tie and suit.
I am guy who cannot save his light colour T-shirt from stains. So, what should be my first five dress shirt?
Is it acceptable to wear a cotton polo shirt under a cotton sweater,
The collar will stay inside the sweater.
I’m 5’5 and around 130lbs. I liked 5th & Lamar’s slim fit dress shirts, but can’t find slim fit dress shirts with the button collar. Anybody know of any companies that make those?
I’ve watched several of Antonio’s videos and articles on washing dress shirts. I now wash on “wool”, dry on delicate to “damp dry” then iron.
What I would like to know is how rough are commercial laundering & press services at a dry cleaners? How will this affect the longevity of the shirt?
Hi, I’ve tried formal shirts but there are just excess fabric around my waist. Should i get my shirts tailored and how do i get get rid of it completely?
What are the elements of a shirt that make a shirt a smart casual as opposed to a formal shirt. Should the collars be softer, placket vs folded edge front, fabrics etc.
I am a five and a half foot tall guy of slim yet athletic build. With clothes on, people would definitely say I look a little thin, but without the shirt, I have unusual torso proportions, and appear muscular – more like a bodybuilder, but without the large size.
I am fairly athletic and into weight training. My body measurements are as follows (these are true body measurements, and not clothing measurements) –
Chest – 39 inches
Waist – 25 inches
Hips – 34 inches
Thighs – 22 inches each
Whereas proportions like these look good on a man when he’s shirtless, it gets very difficult to find fitting clothing when he wants to look presentable.
Going by your advice, I have always stuck to purchasing off-the-rack shirts from a particular manufacturer who makes shirts that fit my body type (more or less) and compliment my appearance.
However, after reading up more on both your blogs recently, I figure that the measurements of those shirts though correct for my upper torso, get completely screwed up on my lower torso because of the magnanimous difference between my chest and waist circumference.
I measured out the ‘slim fit’ versions of my shirts using your chart from this article –
Shoulder Width – 17.5 inches to 18 inches
Shirt Chest Circumference – 44 inches to 45 inches
Waist/Stomach Circumference – 42 inches to 43 inches
Hip Circumference – 45 inches
Sleeves – (are too long, and also need to be shortened by 2.5 inches)
As you can see, these shirts are definitely too big for me, and need to be brought down in size. What kind of measurements would you recommend we alter the shirts down to?
(P.S. – Buying an entire new wardrobe of bespoke shirts is going to be VERY expensive for me right now, I can only hope to alter my existing shirts.)
My actual shoulder width would be around 17 inches, and the 17.5″ shirts tend to hang off the shoulder just a little bit, but it’s not too evident. Would it be advisable to reduce the shoulder width along with the other alterations?
I would also like to know what should be the proper way to tuck a shirt in. I’m asking in the same thread because I feel the two questions are related.
I’ve read in your writings that you advise against any cloth billowing out on the sides of the trousers to avoid the muffin-top look. Which means the shirt needs to be pulled straight down into the pants when tucking in, leaving no excess fabric over the tops of the trouser. Is this correct?
I’ve tried this method with my existing shirts, but owing to the unique size and build of my body, I end up having a lot of excess fabric on my rear-side. In order to correct it and make the shirt look more proportional and symmetric, I have to pull it out a little from either side and from the front. Which ends up giving me the muffin-top look.
I’m sure this could be rectified by altering the shirt.
But I have another issue with this – I need free movement for my arms, and pulling the shirt straight in restricts this. Even if I pull the shirt straight in while tucking, if I were to move both my arms overhead (say, to reach for something above my head), it ends up pulling a little of the tucked-in fabric from the sides, giving it that muffin-top look after a while anyway.
How can I correct this, and still allow for free movement of my arms without them being restricted?
(Lastly, I know this is a bit off-topic, but given that my hips and thighs are pretty large and my legs taper off as they go down, despite my short stature, would a pleat look good on my trousers?)
I have benefited largely from your videos in Youtube. Thank you for that.
Could you please advice us on Men wearing Pink shirts for work or a party? What kind of pink is O.K, pattern or plain, etc.. How to wear a pink shirt properly and look good in Pink? Matching pants/accessories for Pink shirts and finally, how often should one wear such shirts to workplace.
Thanks for your time!!