My biggest style problem is how to wear casual jeans with a dress shirt. How to look age appropriate (I am 35 now).
I have a gray cardigan, a red dress shirt and a blue dress shirt, and a black bowtie and necktie. The question is what do I wear to college. The cardigan is a must because the dress shirts themselves are too big (only ones that would go well with shoes, pants and overall outfit) and the cardigan, being a small, makes it look fitted and like the dress shirt is my size instead of one size larger. So the question is what would look better, a bowtie or necktie, and the cardigan buttoned up or down?
Also, the shoes I wear are NOT dress shoes, I skate around campus and I can’t really skate in dress shoes. I also don’t have eyewear or contacts either, and my hair is black.
When buying a shirt custom or off-the-rack, what consideration must be given to back pleats (center, sides, or no pleats)? What’s the difference? Thanks.
I’m purchasing a number of made to fit dress shirts and saw an option to have 2 buttons instead of 1 neck button on a wide spread shirt. While I’ve read Alan Flusser’s Style & The Man, I haven’t seen anything referencing this.
How would this affect the presentation of the shirt? Would it make it more formal, casual, over the top, lacking style etc?
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Is it okay to wear dress shirts with jeans and if so what are the rules and suggestions to look good doing it ?
Why do some dress shirts come in typical small/medium/large sizes while others have two numbers? What do those numbers represent? Are those going to be nicer shirts because they’re fitted in two directions?
I need shirts for work and some stores talk about “work shirts” and “business shirts” like separate things. What’s the difference?