As a foundational piece of any menswear ensemble, a shirt should provide not only a good fit and style but also a good value for money! However, with so many shirts on the market these days, it can be challenging to find what’s right for you. As such, let’s kick off a three-part series on men’s dress shirts by looking at off-the-rack models, and how they stack up against other options.
Within the realm of men’s dress shirts, Eton falls somewhere in between higher-end brands such as 100 Hands or Attolini, and lower-end brands such as Banana Republic, J.Crew, or Charles Tyrwhitt. They retail anywhere between $185 and $295 which is quite steep for an off-the-rack shirt. So, why are they so popular among consumers today–and are they worth your money?
When it comes to the basic building blocks of menswear in terms of color, brown definitely takes a spot on the list (alongside shades of blue and shades of gray, as well as black and white). However, while blues and grays have been staples of business wear for centuries, brown historically wasn’t quite at this same level of formality. So, today, we’ll discuss six stylish outfit ideas for a slightly more unique wardrobe choice–a brown patterned suit.
A change in season can mean a change in wardrobe, but there are stylish pieces you can wear almost all year round–and when it comes to outerwear, a waxed cotton jacket is a perfect example! It’s a staple for outdoorsy men, but even if you don’t fall in that camp, you can definitely incorporate into looks both rugged and dressy in spring, fall, and the early days of winter.
With the transition from summer to fall, it makes sense to switch up your wardrobe so you’re more in line with your environment, especially in terms of color. While many dread the colder months of the year, the clotheshorse looks forward to it, because it allows him to add more layers into his outfits–and this includes pocket squares!
One of the key tenets of classic style is to always dress appropriately for the occasion, which is most often stipulated by the required level of formality. But which articles of clothing are appropriate to different levels of formality, and how do they rank in comparison to one another?