4 clear answers about whether - and how - you wear your shirt properly
With or without a tie, without a tie, but with a suit, with good or sport pants, the rules of men's style are sometimes less strict, but always specific.
Men's shirt collars may not have made as much noise as the length of a woman's skirt, but the truth is that over the years, the top of the men's wardrobe has undergone changes and modifications, depending on the quality and occasion to be served by the wearer. It was also once believed that the rules of style ceased to apply to the shirt and that for convenience and comfort one could wear it with anything.
However, when it comes to men's shirts, the substance is always in the collar, the point of the garment that can expose or highlight a men's outfit for any occasion. And of course, the world of men's fashion has started to deal with all of this again, because of Donald Trump's appearances that have sparked discussions again about when a tie looks graphic or ridiculous and when it stands tall.
And because in the absolutely formal look there is not much room for error, however, in the more relaxed one they are marked… deviantly, the experts give some answers that dispel the myths about what is right and what is not in the men's shirt.
The rule of the belt that is combined or even reminiscent of the color of the shoe, is good to follow, as much as possible.
1. Let's start with the basics. Is it worn without a tie?
The answer is "yes", when the shirt has a wide collar or the corners of the collar are quite far apart. In general, let it be clear that not all collars fit all male body types. Some collars are made for a tie, some are not. If you remember that the size of the tie should be proportional to that of the collar - to avoid the graphic effect of the huge tie, in such a collar - there is no room for error.
2. How is a shirt and tie combined?
It depends. There are three steps to a decent combination. a) Shirt in neutral color (gray, brown, white, beige) with a monochrome tie, in contrasting tones and if possible darker colors - perhaps the safest setting. b) Shirt with prints or bold patterns, with a monochrome tie, preferably thinner and narrower than usual. c) If the tie is in a strong to sophisticated pattern, let the shirt be monochrome.
3. What happens when the suit is included in the equation?
The rule here to avoid mistakes and exaggerations is simple: never a summer suit with a winter shirt and vice versa. Considering this, then the only thing to remember is that the black suit with a white shirt without a tie is not a great combination (which means, therefore, that it is mandatory), while a black suit with a light blue shirt with a tie is something we never dare.
4. Pay attention to the mix 'n' match
The combination of sports pants with a good shirt can be considered extreme, but it is a safer choice than good pants with a t-shirt that should be avoided even for the most relaxed occasion. Also, the rule of the belt that is combined or even reminiscent of the color of the shoe, it is good to follow, as much as possible.