A lot of guys may be skeptical about donning the short sleeve shirt for fears it might be too casual, too school uniform-esque or possibly too geek-freak and not enough geek-chic. Then Mr Kanye West comes along and redefines what men can do with short sleeves. Here he is in Paris with a simple white shirt, baggy like the way they made them in the 90's, rolled up short sleves, just chillin' & smilin'.
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Should you put a pocket / pockets on a dress shirt? We always tell our customers - put pockets on your shirt if you want pockets - that's the beauty of custom! With that being said, we still wanted to visit the arguments for and against pockets on dress shirts.
Dress shirts with no pockets - Generally preferred by the corporate Wall Street types. A dress shirt without pockets is often considered to be more formal, not in the rigid sense, but it's less distracting to the eye and makes for a sleeker look. Proponents of the no pocket look will say that it really stuffs up the clean lines that they're striving for with a dress shirt especially when worn with a tie. Off-the-rack shirts with pockets can also be a problem because the pockets are usually one size fit all and can look out of proportion especially if you're buying a slim fit shirt. You can also tell if the shirt is poorly made if the pattern on the pockets is not aligned to the rest of the shirt.
Dress shirts with pockets - Pockets are functional - cigarettes, business cards, pens (as long as they're not leaking) - and in the last few years, they've also become ultra trendy. A really popular look this season is the double pockets on chambray with a small collar - see Leonardo DiCaprio's spread in GQ yesterday. Pockets also add a bit of personality to a shirt and if you're not going to a black tie event, which is most of the time for us, why would you need to look so formal all the time?
What are your thoughts on the pockets vs no pockets?Customise your Joe Button pockets here.
When we first started choosing collar options for girls, we were advised against offering our customers the Peter Pan (round) collar - "too school girl", "too tacky", "no one can pull it off" etc. We thought differently and have never looked back! We really love the little white round collars that have been spotted around the streets lately! Enjoy x
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Before we, (guys and girls alike) start gawking uncontrollably at the flawless thing on the right-hand side of the picture below (read: Olivia Palermo) let's take 3 seconds to look at her very easy on the eye beau, Johannes Huebl. When we saw this picture, we were a bit startled! We didn't think a black shirt could be worn in such a casual manner and in broad daylight! It seems that these days, most men only wear black shirts if they're slim fit, body-hugging and the only occasions for it are nights out on the town, first dates or inside a killer suit (think Brad Pitt in all the Oceans movies).
But here is a black dress shirt phenomenon that Johannes Heubl is comfortably sporting - loose fitting, top two buttons undone, white shorts, loafers, wayfarers (and an Iphone if you want to be specific). Yes, we agree, he is painfully good looking and we understand your fears of not being able to pull off this look but come on, you can barely see his face here! He could be anyone and seriously..this look is brilliantly versatile!
OK we can all go back to staring at Olivia Palermo now. Ladies - what do you think of her shirtdress?
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