Shirt Design is An Art
The beginning of a New Year means re-examining fashion styles, and this is certainly the case when it comes to men’s business wear. Dress shirts play a prominent role in men’s suit choices, and you will find a wide selection of different types of men’s shirts out this season. Top trends include men’s French cuff shirts, long sleeve shirts, the spread collar shirt and short sleeve dress shirts.
French cuff shirts have a double cuff, with the top layer of material folded back on top of itself. This creates four layers of fabric that need to be attached to keep the shirts closed at the cuff, and this thickness of fabric would make using a button impossible. Therefore, cuff links are worn with these dress shirts.
The spread collar formal shirt is a hot trend in men’s work wear, and it is often worn with men’s French cuff shirts for a highly polished and stylised look. It has a wide collar that does not have button-down collar points, which are considered a more casual look than that offered by the spread collar.
Long sleeve dress shirts offer more warmth in the winter months and can be replaced with short sleeve dress shirts in spring and summer. Short sleeve shirts are considered a little less formal than the long sleeve varieties but certainly more comfortable to wear when the temperatures heat up.
The type of cloth you select for long and short sleeve shirts will vary. Men’s shirts may be made from silky fabrics or from Oxford cloth, which is a type of woven material and a classic choice for men’s shirts.
Since you want to look your best in the work environment, it is always a good idea to iron your shirts prior to use. Crisp collars and cuffs, as well as fronts and backs with no wrinkles, will go a long way in giving you an elegant appearance on the job.
Coming up with the perfect shirt design for a new team, or even an older one that wants a more updated look, can take some time and study. The effort should include a little bit of fun and maybe some whimsy, too.