How to style 5 men’s must-have shirts
By Temitope Ojo
Be you a businessman, lawyer, or banker, there are types of shirts that every man should have in his wardrobe. A mix of shirts, polos, and tees, is a sensible number for a guy.
From dress to classic short sleeve shirt, some styles are made for specific events and seasons and can be worn in almost any way.
If you need some help deciding which type of shirt to buy, here are a few tips:
1. Dress shirt
Elegant and simplistic, the dress shirt is exactly what you need when you’re aiming to impress. It is typically thicker than a regular shirt, with a pointed, wing or cutaway collar and double cuffs. The dress shirt looks best with a tuxedo or three-piece suit, complete with a bow tie and cufflinks. It is often seen at black tie events
2. Classic short sleeve shirt
A classic short-sleeve shirt is similar to the traditional button-down shirt. This shirt style has an open and pointed collar. It is a stylish option for a casual day at the beach or a cafe. Available in a massive range of colours and patterns. These shirts look great without a tie and with a pair of jeans, chinos or shorts.
3. Linen shirt
Linen shirts are the perfect option for hot-weather days. Made from ultra-breathable fabric, it is traditionally worn in casual and smart casual settings. Also, look out for shirts with a trim cut through the body, and if it’s short-sleeved, a cuff that hits your bicep instead of your elbow. Opt for a light colour such as white or blue; it will make you look instantly cooler.
4. Denim shirt
The denim shirt is a piece of clothing that can instantly tie an outfit together. Be it a casual gathering or a smart-casual event, it creates an effortless sense of cool. Opt for a light-coloured T-shirt under the denim, and wear it with a dark-coloured pair of pants for a simple, yet trendy look.
5. Polo shirt
The polo shirt is a versatile and stylish piece of clothing and looks best at casual events. Unlike the T-shirt, it is made of woven fabric and is complete with a pointed collar and a few buttons at the neck. You can choose from an array of sweet colours for a day out on the beach, or darker shades if you’re heading out for lunch with mates.