Dress Shirts @ My Tuxedo
Men's Shirts - A Buyer's Guide
Smart mens shirts feature in virtually every man's wardrobe, even if they are only worn for occasions such as weddings and job interviews. Many "white collar workers" wear shirts on every working day of the week. At first glance, it may appear that there are only a limited number of options regarding styles. However, when buying a shirt you will need to consider the following factors:
- A range of luxury men's shirts in styles and materials including evening, formal, casual, linen, short sleeved and polo. Worldwide delivery is available.
- High quality formal and casual wear from this long established high street and internet retailer.
Shirts are generally made from the following materials or blends:
100% cotton is the most comfortable fabric to wear - it allows the skin to breathe so aiding the evaporation of sweat, especially in warm weather or overheated offices. However, without special finishes (see later) it creases easily and can be difficult to iron. Mixing polyester with cotton makes the material "easy wear" or "easy iron". However, the disadvantages of polyester are that it is neither breathable nor absorbent, and the fabric can be damaged in high contact areas such as inside the cuff and the neck.
Silk and linen crease easily, although both are breathable and comfortable to wear. Silk is primarily used in dress shirts - linen is only occasionally used, or may be mixed with other fabrics to make it easier to care for. Silk shirts will either need to be hand washed or dry cleaned (check the washing instructions on the shirt).
Whichever material is used, it is woven to make a fabric which can be described as:
The finish applied to a shirt will improve the fabric. Common finishes include:
Dress shirts are generally sized via the circumference of the neck, given in inches eg 16". If there is a second measurement, somewhere between 32" and 36", this is the length of the sleeve.
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