One of the most important transitions for every Divorced Dad is the Fashion & Grooming Makeover. SingleDad offers Mens Fashion, Style and Grooming Advice for Divorced Dad ages 35+ and up. This month, learn about Thomas Pink Dress shirts for your spring wardrobe.
Dad Fashion Advice: Thomas Pink Dress Shirts
My name is Robert, I am a 38-
year old, self-employed, architect. I recently got divorced and I need a
makeover on my dress shirts. I know it is important to get a quality shirt, but
just as important to get a shirt that fits me just right. I am 6 ft tall, 36 sleeve and 16 neck.
I like a fitted shirt, but need to know all options. Can you recommend a good
Men’s Dress Shirts Defined: Thomas Pink
No other brand of Mens dress
shirts has such the variety of color, texture and patterns than Thomas Pink of
London. I can relate to your
situation Robert, no man wants his clothes to wear him; we want to exude
confidence and be the man who wears his clothes well. In a nutshell, let me
give you some quick tips on picking the right shirt for the right reasons.
Know Your Fit
A fitted shirt is good, but make
sure that you have the body type that will carry the right fit. You don’t want
the fabric to press against your belly; that just looks awful and makes you
look out of shape. There are generally three types of shirt fittings:
Classic Fit: Room around the sleeves and torso for a classic,
relaxed fit. This means if you are fighting a little bulge in the middle, this
shirt pattern will work well for you
Slim Fit: a Little slimmer than the Classic, the Slim fit is going
to offer a more refined, fitted look to your wardrobe. This is the most common
style you see with the new slimmer ties at work. Dressy, classy and modern.
Super Slim Fit: This is basically for the younger, more youthful
wardrobe. If your friends call you skinny, then use this shirt as your option.
This style is very slim in the sleeves and torso. Can be dressed smart or
casual; tie or no tie.
One quick note, there is an
entire selection dedicated to the type of collar style and button options on
the Thomas Pink Website. Please click
here to see your options. The button down collar is back with a vengeance
but I would also recommend the standard "cutaway collar" and "point collar"
style shirts for your business dress shirts.
Spring Style Shirts
For this spring, I recommend color and patterns that are
subtle on your shirt. You can dress up or down these types of shirts and add
them for the business and pleasure look in your wardrobe.
Tuck or Un-Tuck?
In regards to the "length" in your casual shirts, I like to follow the following
fashion rule: If you are going to wear an un-tucked shirt, the shirt length
must be high enough to flatter your backside, but don’t have it too short or it
will look like a mid-drift. The point is, make sure you have set aside certain
shirts that will remain long for tucking in for business and the shorter
tailored shirts remain un-tucked for casual outings.
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