Finding the perfect dress shirts for the man in your life, whether that be your boyfriend, father, or friend, is always a difficult task. Every time a birthday, holiday or special event comes around, there is an undeniable feeling of gifting anxiety. What kind of shirt will they like? Is it their style? Are they going to hate it? If the thought of this makes your heart race and palms sweat, this how to guide to buy for guys is for you.
The key to an awesome dress shirt ensemble is in the basics. Misshapen tee’s and wife beater’s best left in the 90s are sure to ruin any attempt at a fashion forward outfit. Go for super comfortable jersey knit tees, opting for a trendy v-neck or slouchy crew. In addition, these basics will become a great part of their everyday, casual wardrobe.
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Make sure your gift is on trend, and opt for a short-sleeved v-neck. If your guy is fashion forward, grab one with a bit of color or a poppy print. If he is new to the v-neck trend, pick one in a muted tone, like this charcoal gray tee.
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The classic button up is potentially the most important piece in a man’s dress wardrobe. You can dress it up with trousers and wing tip shoes, or dress it down with jeans, tennis shoes, and a funky tee. Make sure to go for a modern fabric like cotton or an organic blend that is comfortable and breathable, unlike the old school starchy button ups.
It’s all in the details when searching for the perfect button up. Look for unique buttons, subtle patterns, or outside influences. Try this
You can also perk up your classic button up by throwing a vintage inspired graphic tee underneath. This Flash tee is sure to please.
The defining pieces in men’s fashion has changed in recent years, putting men’s cardigans on the map as a dressed up staple perfect for any mans wardrobe. Fit is particularly important when purchasing a cardigan. Look for one that sits at the hip and allows plenty of movement for their daily activities.
For guaranteed approval from the receiver of your gift, choose a basic black cardigan with a slim fit.
The jacket/blazer has also recently become an important part of a man’s dress wardrobe. You can throw it over a t-shirt, button up, or lightweight sweater. It is simple and classy, the perfect combo for any man.
Try a single button jacket in a classic color for a less formal look.
Hopefully, these tips and tricks will relieve your gifting anxiety. Remember you can never go wrong with simple, comfortable, and fashion forward basic tees, but if you are feeling confident, take your gift to the next level. Look for trendy cardigans, jackets and button ups to perfect your gift. The dads, friends and boyfriends of the world are sure to be pleased with your selections.
Allison Heard is a writer for T-Shirts.com. She wants to remind you that while you personally might think that rhinestone studded tee looks great, your man might have a different opinion. Keep it simple, keep it classy.