Shirts have become an essential part of a man’s wardrobe. Every job requires a nice dress shirt if not during some blue collar jobs but at least during an interview. A well tailored dress shirt complements your suit, jacket and blazers. However the fashion industry have realized the importance of a well tailored dress shirt and that is why there is a sharp increase in the dress shirt manufacturing.
Quality of a dress shirt plays a major role in what is available in the market. There are off the rack shirts that are available in Departmental stores that are made according to the sizes of an average man therefore present fitting issues. Then you have the customized dress shirt that take into account every curve of your body the size therefore giving you a perfect fit but run a bit expensive in comparison to a ready made shirt. Recently there has been an introduction of a third type of shirt called the MTM or known as (Made To Measure) shirts these are also tailored and present you with a perfect fit and with a quality of the fabric. The biggest advantage being their price is in between the former two and so you have the luxury of a fine quality shirt that fits you and does not break your bank.
The making of a custom dress shirt starts from the selection of the premium fabric such as the Egyptian cotton also known as the Giza cotton one of the finest in the world. The main reason people prefer this cotton or any cotton is that natural structure of cotton gives you that breathing room for your body and is very comfortable in any season. Then comes the most visible part of the shirt under Neath a suit is the collar and cuff the fine construction and detail stitching can only be achieved in a customized dress shirt.
Different collar and cuff styles can enhance the look of your shirt depending on your choice such as a French cuff with cuff links gives your shirt a formal and crisp look. Most of the quality brands offer you 18 to 21 stitches per inch indicating the fine craftsmanship where as ready made shirts are stitched with 12 to 14 inches on an over lock machine for mass production so they don’t present the luxury of detailed craftsmanship that can be achieved with a single needle stitching.
Ready made shirts present many issues mainly being the size fitting of the shirt the availability of certain colors , designs and styles these all can be rectified by a MTM or Custom tailored shirt and now days available at a manageable price.