Every groom wants to look his stylish best in a tuxedo on the wedding day. One of the key components of a tuxedo is the tuxedo shirt also called as dinner shirt. In this blog we will discuss key features of dress shirt and your options when getting a tailor made dress shirt.
One can shop around for off the rack dress shirt but then it must tick all the following boxes in terms of it otherwise there is no point wearing an ill fitted shirt
You should have 2 finger room on the neck when the collar is buttoned up
Cuff should be tight enough around the wrist and one must unbutton cuffs to slip them off
Must fit you well on your shoulder
Should fit you well on chest and waist, there should be no more than 2 inches of fabric excess
Since readymade shirts are made to fit many, as a result they fit no one perfectly. Your wedding is the biggest day of your life and we cannot emphasize on how important it is to have a dress shirt tailor made to your measurements on this special occasion.
In terms of styling a tuxedo shirt has certain distinctive that set them apart from regular shirts –
Collar – There are 3 basic types of shirt collars to be worn with a tuxedo
- Wing Collar – Wing collar resembles 2 wings, hence the name. Wing collar works very well with Bow ties but any tie is acceptable.
- Turndown Collar – One of the most common collar style for formal wear and wedding suits
- Mandarin Collar – This collar stands again neck and has no points.
Cuff – Tuxedo shirts usually come with double cuff, also known as French cuffs.
Pleated Front – Another important feature of tuxedo shirt would be the pleating or pin tucking detail on the front. With Tailor made shirts you will have an option of deciding the width of the pleats – you can choose to have half inch pleats or quarter inch pleats it’s your choice!
If you do not want the pleating details you can choose to have a plain shirt with black studs on placket instead of white buttons.
Color – Tuxedo shirts only come in white.
When buying a tuxedo shirt it is important that you buy it in 100% pure Egyptian cotton so it is breathable and comfortable as cotton absorbs sweat effectively.
So what are you waiting for come speak to us and we can organize for a bespoke Tuxedo shirt made especially for you, with a wide range of white shirts at a price that will make you smile.