Choosing a dress shirt is much more involved than it sounds. Unfortunately, not every man realises this. We tend to pick up a shirt, try it on and decide on impulse whether or not it’s good enough. But if you know these six points to consider, the dress shirt you buy is guaranteed to look better on.
1. The fit
Many men believe fit means body hugging, it doesn’t. A good fit has two qualities: it makes the shirt comfortable and allows freedom of movement, and it flatters your torso. The variations on this are: slim fit, normal fit and loose fit. As the name suggests, slim fit is ideal for thinner men with little muscle. Normal fit suits more muscled men. Loose fit is for those with a fuller torso. Once you know your fit, you’re halfway there.
2. The fabric
Although a purist will swear by cotton, there are different times when a different fabric will be better suited. In summer, lightweight cotton provides good moisture and heat conduction but for a hardworking, easy care shirt, polyester might be your choice. Just remember not all dress shirts are as easy care as Farah shirts.…