It’s Tuesday, and that means it’s time for another Quick Tip Tuesday! This week, I wanted to show you a cool trick that you can do if your shirt cuffs that have a contrasting color on the inside.
When you were a kid, you learned your shapes and your colors. As someone who is upping your fashion game, you need to learn your patterns.
In this Quick Tip Tuesday, we’re going to learn about two categories: stripes and checks. There are many patterns in each, so let’s get started.
This week’s Quick Tip Tuesday will cover when to tuck in your shirt and when not to. It can be tricky if you don’t know these few basic guidelines, but when in doubt, tuck it in! Tucking in your shirt is a quick and easy way to Up Your Fashion Game. When to tuck in your shirt depends on three things: the type of shirt, the length of the shirt, and how casual you want to be. The diagram below is for a dress shirt.
There are staples in every man’s wardrobe that you should own. I’m going to lay out 10 categories with suggestions in each that you should own to Up Your Fashion Game. These are the essentials and then should be built up from there. I haven’t covered some of these pieces yet, but I plan to in future posts. So, if you aren’t sure what you should be looking for, either ask down in the comments, or check back later on. I either have or will cover everything on this list in more detail at some point.
Part 1 covers #1-5
Not all shirt collars are created equal. There are four basic types, and in this Quick Tip Tuesday you’re going to learn the difference between them.
There are four main types:
- Narrow Spread/Straight Point Collar
- Semi Spread Collar
- Spread Collar
- Button-Down Collar (the term Button-Down refers to collars that can be buttoned down, not a shirt with buttons on the front of it.)
Rolled up sleeves is a good look. It’s like a grown-up’s t-shirt, but you shouldn’t roll your sleeves up every time you put on a shirt. There are times when it’s appropriate and times when it isn’t.
For me, there are a three reasons you might want to roll up your sleeves.
A great way to Up Your Fashion Game and look sharp is to be wrinkle free. Every man should know how to iron his shirts properly. But before we jump into ironing, I wanted to throw out there that some things don’t need to be ironed. For example, for a more casual look, the Oxford Cotton Button Down doesn’t need to be ironed. The look that an OCBD has from the dryer is relaxed and it’s one that other dress shirts can’t achieve. When talking about OCBDs, Thom Brown says, “When pressed, it kind of takes away its personality.” Other fabrics will look sloppy with wrinkles, but not Oxford Cotton. With that, let’s get to ironing.
What you’ll need:
- Ironing board – the wider the better
- An iron with a steam button
- Spray bottle filled with water (optional depending on how wrinkled your shirt is)