Men’s Shirt – Selection guide

The shirt is a piece of clothing that gives the wearer "cool elegance" and style.

The guidelines that govern the choice of a shirt are never trivial, we try to give suggestions by analyzing some fundamental aspects: the collar, the fabric, the color, the pattern and the wearability.

The Collar

The collar is certainly the most obvious part when choosing a shirt. Personal taste is often decisive, but the context of use, the shape and the heaviness are very important aspects to consider.

The shape of the collar flaps is divided into: Classic or straight: with closed flaps - Spread or Cutaway: with flaps 180° or very open - Button-down: with buttons on the tips - Penny collar or Club: with tips rounded - Wing tips collar or diplomatic: to be worn with the bow tie - Mandarin or Stand-Up: only the strap without flaps.

Classic or straight

Spread or Cutaway


Penny collar or Club

Wing tips collar or Diplomatic

Mandarin or Stand-Up

The heaviness of the collar is determined from the heat-sealed interior and can be: Stiff, Semi-rigid or soft collar. The stiff collar are perfect with the tie and for formal wear, the semi-rigid collar can be worn with or without a tie, the soft collar with the "Water soluble" interior, is  instead to be chosen for the unstructured and casual shirts.

The Fabric

The Fabric: as well in this case, the choice derives from the personal taste, but seasonality is also important. In fact, in addition to the kind of yarn used, the heaviness of the fabric can change and there are fabrics that are more suitable for spring-summer and others for autumn-winter:

We could speak a lot about fabrics. For the moment, we are going to give general information that can help you purchase the right shirt at the right time.

The color:

The color: it is said that the white shirt should be worn only after sunset, while for daytime a blue or pastel-colored shirt is preferable. The context, but also the season, plays a decisive role. Certainly, a white or light shirt in the summertime is more comfortable than a dark shirt, especially if the structure is a muslin or a zephyr or even better a linen canvas.

The pattern

The pattern: the stripes are very elegant during daytime under a blazer and with a beautiful tie, the light blue solid color goes perfectly with a beautiful oxford or twill fabric. The printed pattern is more suitable for leisure and evenings with friends, while the checked is suitable for trips out of town and on the weekend. Mind out, some checked shirts made of noble fabrics can be worn very well even under a jacket.

The fit

The fit: not all body types are the same and therefore the wearability must be different depending on the cut and the model of the shirt. Usually, the fit is regulated by the pleats or darts behind the shirt, as well as by the cut of the fabric. We identify 3 fits that perfectly solve every need of body shapes: Comfort or Regular, Modern and Slim

Comfort is a loose fit, especially in the waist and chest, it has a back without darts or pleats and is suitable for those who need larger volumes.

Modern is perfect for most body shapes, has darts behind, but its volumes are neither too large nor too tight.

The Slim is a suitable fit only for those who have a very thin and athletic body, not just because of darts behind, but the cut of the fabric is modelled especially in the waist.

Each topic covered in this article can be deepened and we will certainly do it in the future, for the moment our aim was to give a general overview of the most important features, and provide interesting clues and a valuable contribution to choosing the right shirt for you .

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The best checklist for a perfect online shopping experience

Some useful tips for online shoppers


Ask the Browser

If the World Wide Web is an ocean, then the browser is your North Star. The only way to find easily what you are looking for is to make an online research. So, choose your favorite search engine (that could be Google, Yahoo, Bing and many more) and type in the reseach bar the keywords for the product you are looking for. The search solutions will certainly be a lot, if you don't know which website to prefer, keep reading, in the next paragraphs we will help you choose the best retailer for you.

Know what the e-shop offers

Check the website's security

Before choosing an e-commerce for your purchase, remember to check out if the website has the green icon of the padlock at the beginning of the address bar and if it has the initials https, and not http. In case they are not provided, avoid to make an order because the payment could be dangerous and your data could be read by third parties.


Read about other customers experience

In the case of online shopping, it may be difficult to trust the store and the service offered. But there is a solution for this: relying on other customers reviews! There is no better way than listening to the experiences of others to decide if that store is safe and reliable, if the shipments are punctual and the products are really as shown. Every e-commerce has a partner that collects the reviews of its customers, so you just have to go and read what other customers have written about it and decide for yourself.

Check the Free Shipping limit

Many e-commerces, including, offer Free Shipping above a certain order total. So before you make an order, check that limit and decide whether you should buy more to avoid the Shipping Fees. Receiving a parcel at home is always a joy, what if that delivery is also free?!

Read the Terms of Use and the FAQs

Boring but important! Spend some minutes reading the terms of use of the site, consult the Frequently Asked Questions and all the sections dedicated to the services offered. Here you will learn about the payment methods, shipping and return of products.

Join the community and get many benefits

Very often, e-commerce invites their visitors to subscribe to their newsletter. This offers multiple benefits that you should not underestimate.
First of all, the e-mails you will receive contain information about products and sales, such as communications about new arrivals, offers or exclusive promotions. Also, when you sign up, a welcome coupon is offered to make your first purchase, so why not take advantage of it?

Proceed to the purchase in tranquillity

Use safe payment methods

Once you have chosen the store for your purchase and you are proceeding with the order, choose the payment method you prefer among the various methods offered (usually credit cards, PayPal, bank transfer and cash on delivery). Among the cards, prefer when possible the credit or the prepaid ones instead of the debit ones because they are safer. Anyway, remember that if an e-commerce has the https Security certificate, the payment is managed and guaranteed by your bank. Today the most common and faster method is through Paypal that allows you to pay without entering your bank details each time, without any commissions.



Type your data without any worries

During the order procedure, you are asked to fill the forms with your datas and shipping address. If you have read the Terms of Use, you know that your data are always safe and protected by the Privacy Policy! So don't worry about it and complete your order filling your personal information carefully to avoid typing errors.

Contact the customer service when needed

If you still have doubts or special needs, do not hesitate to contact the customer service by phone, email or online chat, they are available and happy to help you with the purchase!

Enjoy the shopping and wait for your purchase!

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7 things to do on Valentine’s Day

valentine's day

Find your favorite Valentine's Day activity

Whether you are in a stable and long-lasting relationship or you are a fresh new couple, you probably have no idea of what to do on Valentine's Day. If that's so, here are seven excellent but simple ideas for spending the day with your beloved! There are both low-budget still enjoyable activities to do nearby, and more refined and special solutions.. pick up the one it's more suitable for you!


A day at the SPA

Look for a romantic SPA or go to a free hot springs site, the relax is guaranteed!

Or, if you prefer a more intimate place, do it at home. Enjoy a hot bath with natural essences while listening to your favorite music. Simple but perfect, isn't it?


Ice-skating or skiing

This season is the best one to enjoy winter activities, so why not take advantage of it? 

Snow gives a natural romantic atmosphere, a day of skiing or ice-skating is the right solution for those who want to spend an active romantic day. Then falling down together or in each other's arms will be so romantic!

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How to iron a dress shirt in 5 steps

Guide to ironing a dress shirt

No one actually likes to iron, but there are garments that really must be ironed before being worn. The dress shirt is surely one of them, wearing an expensive, fine shirt is completely worthless if it is full of creases.

So, given that ironing a shirt is compulsory (except for special no iron shirts), it is necessary to learn how to do it properly. Read this guide and practice as much as you can until you became a master of ironing!

Ironing essential tools:

  • The iron – Invest in a good quality high-heat iron, whether it’s a travel sized or not. It is also useful to have a steam iron, it will take you half the time and the outcome will be better.
  • The board – Do not undervalue the importance of the ironing board, the wrong support is really bad for the posture and it will make the work more difficult and even dangerous. Choose carefully the board that’s confortable to you, the adjustable high boards are the best ones.
  • Starch spray: Not necessary but useful, use it on the shirt before ironing.
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Guide to men’s scarf – 5 stylish ways to tie a scarf

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Winter is coming, so don’t get caught unprepared! Choose a men’s scarf and learn how to wear it because – apart from keeping you warm – it is a truly stylish accessory!

In fact, if tied properly, the scarf surely enhances a man’s outfit. There are many classic ways to wear a men’s scarf so, in order to match the perfect one to your styles and outfits, here is a simple guide to help you know each one of them.

In many cases a scarf gives a final touch to an outfit. But you have to experiment and try the different ways of wearing a men’s scarf and find the way that suits you the best. It is a very personal matter, and what suits one man will not necessary suit another. A scarf is like a neck-tie, and the way you tie it is part of your personality.

So have a look at this simple guide and find your favorite one!



Tightly tied around the neck,  leaning on the shoulders, or hidden under the jacket: some practical tips to wear the most classic accessory of the season


1. The Once Around

The most classic way, easy and casual. You can wear a scarf this way over a classic jacket in winter or over a shirt during warmer seasons. It will protect your neck from cool breeze but it is not the most warm solution. No doubts the result will always be fashionable!

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Shirt’s collar: a style guide

The collar is definitely the most important part of the male shirt: from its shape and fit depend infact the impression that other people have about us. Choosing the best collar and matching properly each collar style to different occasions is essential to every gentleman.
Unfortunately most people do not pay enough attention to this part of the shirt, so here is a short and clear style guide about men shirts collars.

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Pocket square: how and when

A short introduction

Among all menswear accessories, the pocket square – or also called handkerchief or pockerchief – is any doubt the less appreciated and the more ignored by the common people. Still it is one of the most important one. Small but eye-catching, it adds a real touch of style to a man’s look and allows him to express his creativity and mood.

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Linen shirts: a hot-proof elegance


During summer, when high temperatures arrive, people think they can wear whatever, but wait! You can be fresh and presentable at the same time!

In town the best choice is to wear light and comfortable shirts and trousers (and not undershirts and bermuda shorts!), made of linen or very light cotton to let your skin breathe and permit free movement.


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