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How to get your hands on a perfect looking custom dress shirt

By Jhones Kenly Subscribe to RSS | April 9th 2012 | Views:

Custom dress shirts are facing surge of popularity in United States and in other European countries as more and more men are discovering the options beyond mere designer labels. Custom dress shirts give opportunity to specify every single attribute of a dress shirt. With this choice, now men have the freedom to opt any style of their choice and make themselves trendy. Men are looking for dress shirts that can transform their personality and set them apart from crowd. To select a custom dress shirt with ultimate style, fitting and quality, men needs to care for the things described below.

1. Fabric choice

Choosing the right kind of fabric is a difficult choice as it needs due consideration of weather conditions, occasion and personal choice. Only a person with experience and know how about fabrics can choose the best for him. However, this brief information about fabric types will enable you to select the right one for you.


Cotton no doubt is the most popular fabric among all kind of clothing items. In cotton fabric dress shirt, the wearer feels the ultimate comfort as it is very soft. There are many cotton blends available in market, which also makes very good quality fabric types.


Oxford fabric is coarse and not quite soft, this fabric have textured appearance and generally associated with casual clothing. In US, oxford fabric dress shirts are pretty much accepted in business environments.


Poplin is similar in weight with oxford but very smooth and soft. It is very cool fabric, crisp in touch and has smooth texture. It is a great fabric for warmer climates.


Twill is easily recognized by its fine diagonal weave. It has soft touch, feel, and perfect elegant luster. Due to its fineness, it is characterized as a professional dress shirt fabric.


This fabric is quite lightweight and woven finely with no apparent surface texture. Broadcloth is considered as year round fabric because it is neither hot nor too cool.


Pinpoint is one of the most popular dress shirt fabrics unlike its oxford cousin. It suits to people of all ages and can be used for all kind of occasions such as office, business meetings, weddings, parties and hangout with friends.

2. Color

Choosing the right kind of color for yourself is a tough task as at custom dress shirts makers, there are innumerable colors, shades and tones available with a separate variety of stripes, checks, patterns and plaids. While choosing the dress shirt color for your office ware, take a quick look on your office and judge the mostly used types of shades and colors. If most of them are using light and dull shades, then choosing a bright color will be a wrong choice. Keep your style, taste and choice but do not go over rated.

3. Fitting

First, you should know that what kind of shirt you want. If you have an athletic build body and want to show your well-developed muscles then opt athletic fit shirt. If you have an average or athletic body size, but need a dress shirt that neither fit tightly nor loose then select regular fit shirt. Thirdly, if you have a bulky body shape and want to wear loose shirts then go for loose fitting shirt. Mention your fitting choice along with your measurements to the custom dress shirt maker. Your measurements will help the shirt makers to stitch a shirt of your size keeping in view the fitting choice.

4. Style

Like other types of things, choosing right kinds of stylish attributes is also very important. A nice custom dress shirt’s attributes are perfectly styled and shaped collar, cuffs, pocket, placket, etc.

• In style, the collar is the main attribute, which dictates the whole style of shirt and wearer. Choosing cutaway, spread, traditional and straight collars are wise options for office ware. Button down collar is popular among casual dress shirts.

• Like collar, cuffs are also important attribute of a shirt. The most popular cuffs style is French cuffs, which further have styles like square, round and angled French cuffs. Other styles are barrel cuffs, round one and two button cuffs, angled one and two button cuffs, etc. Choosing the right kind of placket, yoke, plaits are also important to achieve an ultimate killer look.

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