Tips: How to choose the right shirt?

To avoid missteps, check the following:
Board-shirt-1

 

1

The seams end on the shoulder. And you can place a finger between your neck and your collar. No more no less.

Board-shirt-2

 

2

The shirt is adjusted at chest level. Little or no tension on the buttons.

Board-shirt-3

 

3

There is no excess tissue in the armpits and back. Be careful, perfection does not exist!

Board-shirt-4

 

4

Your sleeves stop at the level of the ulna (wrist bone).

 

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR COLLAR WELL?

Nothing too complicated. FYI, there are 3 dominant passes:

 

Pass-Italian-shirt

 

ITALIAN COL

Often wide, it will be very flared to make room for a wide tie as well. A model that is perfectly suited to bureaucratic spheres. It is a very formal collar.

French-collar-shirt

 

FRENCH COL

Recognizable by its opening of less than 90 °, it is straight, short and very versatile. This collar is compatible with wearing the costume, but you can also wear it as is.

Pass-American-shirt

 

AMERICAN COL

Buttoned, it is suitable for casual shirts. Avoid on formal occasions. And avoid choosing it too high or too pointed.

 

Other less frequent passes:

 

COL CUTAWAY

More flared than its Italian counterpart, it highlights the tie or the bow tie that you wear.

OFFICER COL

Often associated with the Mao collar, it wants to be relaxed and must remain naked of any accessory.

COL CLUB

It is the male equivalent of the Peter Pan collar: informal and dandy-inspired.

 

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR MATERIAL WELL?

For formal shirts:

 

fabric-poplin

 

POPLIN

A very tight and silky fabric, see shiny. It is the most formal of all.

fabric-wire-to-wire

 

WIRE TO WIRE

More casual and airy than a poplin, it's a good compromise.

 

For more casual pieces:
 

 

oxford cloth

 

OXFORD

It is a fabric with grain, weaving often well ventilated. Perfect for all-season shirts.

cloth chambray

 

CHAMBRAY

Much more relaxed, the chambray is woven with a colored thread and a white thread, for an interesting visual effect.

 


 

THE SHIRT OVER TIME

Over the centuries, the shirt has undergone many transformations.

 

 

Used as human underwear (and a means of social distinction) since Antiquity, it was transformed from the 16th century, to become at the end of the 19th century the iconic garment that we know.

Today democratized, it has many variations: on the wrists (musketeers, simple, bevelled), on the collar (French, English, American, button-down, Italian, cutaway, mao, officer), etc.

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