Over the course of the years, it has become fashionable for men to wear dress shirts with different coloured collars and cuffs.
You’ve like realised that collars and cuffs tend to be the first parts of a shirt to show wear and eventually break down. Meanwhile, the body of the shirt could last nearly forever.
Formal dress shirt: Shirts play a large role in determining an outfit’s level of formality. We can easily break this down into what we’d like to refer to as the three Cs: colour, collars, and cuffs.
- Collar: Its firmness and its “spread,” which refers to the distance between the collar points.
- Color: White is the colour of choice, which indicates that it’s the most formal colour for shirts.
- Cuffs: That require cufflinks -single and double- are definitely more formal.
Components of a dress shirt:
- Different collar styles: There are 8 styles including: point, spread, cut-away, button down, tab, wing tip, club, pinned
- Cuff styles: There are two kinds of cuff styles, those are barrel (square, triangle and round), Single/double French cuffs (square, triangle and round)
How to care your dress shirts:
This is probably the most common method of shirt washing. It’s easy once you get the hang of it, and we’ve provided a step-by-step guide:
- Unfasten all buttons and remove any collar stays.
- Use a stain remover pen to treat any visible stains
- Set your washing machine to “normal” or “cotton”.
- Select a warmer temperature for white and light colours or colder for darker garments.
- Air dry the shirts by laying them flat and not hanging or use dryer set to “cold” or “delicate”.
How to store:
- They should be hung on wooden hangers that are approximately 1″ (2.5 cm) wide. Avoid wire or plastic hangers as they can warp your shirts’ shoulders.
- Don’t stuff them into a crowded a hanging bar. Not giving your clothes any space to breathe can cause more creasing.