A shirt is a versatile garment: you can wear it in both, formal and informal situations. It is the most common garment for men and the trump card for any occasion, but you have to keep your eyes open: the fact of wearing a shirt does not turn you into a perfect gentleman. In fact, the wide range of styles and fabrics makes the choice difficult and you should always pay attention to details, as each shirt has a perfect occasion to be worn.
1. Formal Occasions
Use a long-sleeved shirt. If you love to wear a tie, always opt for a plane shirt or subtle patterns. In any case, it is better to avoid a button-down collar, black or bright colors. If you are wearing a suit, your shirt should never be darker than this. If you do not wear a tie, it is more elegant to leave just one button undone. In this case, you can select thin stripes, small checks or delicate textures.
2. Informal Occasions
To wear at a dinner, to have fun with your friends or for everyday life, the latest trends point to the checkered shirts. In this case, you can opt for wide squares and daring color combinations.
However, never forget to check that your shirt matches with your pants! It is in everyday situations that you should pay more attention to small details such as pockets, cuff buttons and type of collar.
3. Special Occasions
During the weekend, at casual parties or simply to go out for a walk you can opt for a casual look. The denim shirt is the true menswear essential. On the other hand, the floral patterns are eye-catching this year as an alternative to checkered shirts. In situations like these, you can also wear short sleeve or Mao collar shirts.
Finally, a man should always have in his closet a plain black and a plain white shirt. Wearing a white shirt you will always appear well dressed and it will give you a fresh look. The result is more or less the same when you choose a black shirt: it is very easy to combine.
One last tip: always iron your shirts and hang them in your closet to prevent wrinkles. Now, do you know what shirt will you be wearing tomorrow?