Dressing so that you look your best and making it obvious you are putting your best foot forward goes a long way in business today, no matter if you are an industrial leader, business man, or a blue collar worker. Your level of self esteem is made visual in the clothes you choose to wear during the hours you are at your job. Men’s dress shirts are a part of dressing well and showing the confidence you have in yourself to do the job at hand. This will make a positive impression to those that matter in business such as potential partners, employers or clients.
Fashion for men has come a long way since the 1950’s where men were dressing in gray flannel business suits that were uncomfortable, especially in the summer heat. The fashion industry started using materials that were once reserved for women, such as nylon and other synthetics. The style of the shirts changed as well, the polo shirt is one example of this, but sharper, cleaner lines for dress shirts and the color arrays are also style changes that have made men’s dress shirts more comfortable and stylish for today’s fashions.
The classic dress shirt has long sleeves that are usually fitted with cuff links or buttons at the cuff. This shirt has been the standard for most all occasions. Most men figure that as long as the shirt fits correctly, it is just fine. There are more qualifiers that should be considered though, especially if you have to wear this shirt for eight to ten hours a day. The fabrics that these shirts are most often made of are cotton and linen. Cotton is super absorbent and the linen shirts are great because they are so lightweight. Both of these materials are comfortable in the summer.
Making sure to choose a dress shirt that fits correctly is part of projecting a confident image. No one has much regard for an individual that cannot dress themselves in a stylish manner. Whether the shirts are purchased off the rack or it is custom made to be tailored, fitting is important. There are many men’s stores that will help you find your correct measurements, as well as help you find the correct style that looks great on you.
Once the measurements are ascertained, you can move on to create a unique style that reflects your tastes and preferences. Depending on the function the shirt will be worn for, you can go from casual to dress in a few minutes with a couple of changes that dress a shirt up or down. A formal occasion will call for a real tie, not a clip on, and tie clasp that matches the cuff links. A less formal occasion is taken care of with maybe a just a pin on the collar or a vest over the top. Formal dress shirts will have people wondering if you are off to a wedding, and a casual shirt in the wrong setting will give people the impression you are about to start your vacation. Purchasing a variety of shirts will ensure that you are ready for any occasion. Your self esteem will go up several notches as heads turn when you show up at a function or at work in a men’s dress shirt that has been chosen because it suits your style, your taste and most importantly, your size.