The Solid Dress Shirt
Understated but never upstaged, the solid colour dress shirt is the strong silent type of men’s apparel.
It has helped generations of men portray a professional image in offices and boardrooms across the world. Today, the solid dress shirt remains a staple of men’s wardrobes, used in formal and informal occasions alike. White has persevered as the dominant colour for these shirts, not surprisingly since it is the simplest option for matching. Fashion-challenged men can take comfort in an option that is nearly impossible to flub with a bad combination. Meanwhile, more refined tastes will appreciate the classic appeal and vaunted lineage of the white dress shirt.
Although men are increasingly embracing colour when it comes to their wardrobe, there is still a relatively limited pallet of acceptable colours for a solid dress shirt. Next to the tried and true white, blue has endured as a safe and popular choice for men. The masculine appeal of blue, in its wide spectrum of hues, makes it a suitable standalone option for anyone looking to inspire confidence and convey trustworthiness.
As a general rule muted tones are well suited to work environments, while their more vivid counterparts can liven up informal gatherings. Pinks and lavenders especially are gaining popularity with men who want to expand their pallet. In warmer weather, these colours embody the laissez-faire attitude of an afternoon or evening out.
Whatever the colour, a solid dress shirt leaves the door open for a wide variety of sharp pairings. The opportunities for creative expression are near limitless, especially with a well-tailored suit and liberal use of accessories such as a pocket square, a tie and boldly patterned socks. The dress shirt itself is also a strong candidate for customization with, say, a monogram, stitching in a contrasting colour and a pocket or two for good measure.
Looking for a more personal touch? Our style advisors can meet you at your office to display fabric samples, take body measurements and guide you through the customization process. Or you can visit us for the same great experience.
The beauty of custom is the ability to impose your personal style on any aspect of design. Using our intuitive design interface, which features 3D-rendered shirts and changes shown in real-time, you can choose to customize every last detail or simply the ones that matter to you.
Without the assurance of a perfect fit, there’s no trust. We guarantee your shirt to fit the way you intended. If it doesn't, we’ll fix it, then we’ll save your updated measurements in our system for seamless future orders.