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How to Buy Mens Business Shirts Online

business shirtsFirstly, Business Shirts online, what can it really mean?

Mens Business Shirts could be considered the uniform of the “white collar” worker. The shirt is a background for a tie and together they form a personality profile of the wearer. It has always been a human frailty to first judge a person on how they present, what they wear. With a business shirt and tie or in today’s world maybe without a tie, you will convey one or more of these personalities. Conservatism, bold and outgoing, fashionability, unfashionable, tidiness, untidiness, prudence, extravagance, dominance (power dressing) When buying business shirts online, consider are you happy with your image or do you need a change.

Determine your priorities

  • Price – Cheapest, Value for Money, Most Expensive.
  • Quality – Lowest, Mid Point, Best
  • Brand – Well Known or Unknown
  • Fashionability – Traditional/Classic or Contemporary/On Trend.
  • Fit – Choice of fit.

Price

When buying business shirts online be aware of consistent claims of 60, 70 or 80% off. It is only logical that you can not run a business on that sort of discount. Therefore the quoted full price is highly exaggerated which nobody would pay.

The ACCC Australian Competition and Consumer Commission insists on proof that you have sold commercial quantities at the was price before you can claim a genuine discount on the now price, many traders think they won’t get caught and are easily found online and in stores. Exceptions for huge discount claims are fragmented sizes or oddments of aged stock that require genuine liquidation. The very best selling shirt styles remain on consistent supply known in the trade as “stock service lines”

So you have heard the line you get what you pay for, this is most apt for the cheapest mens shirts on the market around $19 and $29 which will be a large component of polyester and a low standard of stitching and fit and details. For price most people will choose the value for money option, reading further may crystallise this.

Quality

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As a general rule quality comes at a cost, so you can expect to pay more for high-grade cotton fabrics. Patterned fabrics which are dearer than plain fabrics and the higher number of stitches per centimetre the better.

Mens shirts with a higher synthetic content than cotton can be cheaper to buy and dry quickly after washing but beware of static electricity. A collar must be to stand up well to accommodate the tie. Therefore the internal construction of the collar, the interlinings, the shirt stays, need to come together to make a firm but comfortable collar. Most politicians would be wearing the best quality business shirts. Take note how well the collar sits on their shirts.

Cotton rich is a term that simply means a greater percentage of cotton than synthetic. Therefore the bulk of mens shirts sold today is because most are now easy iron and people prefer a natural fibre like cotton.

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Ganton Shirts

Brand

A brand can be important, as the ones that have survived, have survived for a reason. A brand pitched correctly at its own target audience which could be down, middle or upmarket or to the young or mature market will do well. Therefore the need is to market the brand well and the price must relate to the quality.

A small amount or in fact a large amount with regard to designer labels of the price is the brand name itself. Therefore some of this price can be put down to a “guarantee of a standard.”  The expensive high fashion brands can command high prices because they are considered fashion leaders, not followers. Some people like to wear the latest designer fashion and show they are successful enough to afford them.

House brands which are labels retailers make up for themselves have the most profit in them. Therefore may not qualify as value for money for the consumer. The brand of your choice will to a degree reflect your personality. If you choose an unknown brand then the other buying priorities need to stack up.

Ganton shirts are from $99 and are a high-quality label but not deemed as an expensive designer label, this ticks value for money and top quality. Van Heusen shirts are from $59.95  which would also tick value for money at a mid-point price, not the most expensive fabrics but very adequate. Other business shirts online are Calvin Klein, Brooksfield and Gloweave.

Fashionability

This is where you need to consider how you project to the world. A conservative dresser, may often not like change and prefer to stick to what you used to. He may be considered reliable! However boring and or stubbornness could well override that redeeming feature.

With mens business shirts, one thing that continually changes over the years is the collar shape. It is 2017 so peak collars and button down collars are a thing of the past. Except in the US where the population is so big, they can cater to any minority of style.

For now, make sure you are wearing slimmer mens business shirts, baggy shirts were in the eighties. A semi-spread or fully spread collar is today’s look. Popular brands of today will be fashionable, some older brands that only more mature people remember will be less likely to be up to date.

Fit

We come in all shapes and sizes with mens shirts, so start with the neck. Men’s neck sizes are available from 37cm neck to 60cm neck. For body shape, today’s fashion is to show a slimmer silhouette. Therefore, three general fits have evolved, slim fit for a youthful body shape. European, contemporary or tailored for a mid-range fit for the majority of men and lastly classic or full fit for the guys with a big tummy. If you are a bit short or tall then you may require a choice of sleeve lengths. Van Heusen and Ganton brands offer a range of ready-made shirts. All shirt brands have their own size specifications. However, over time they will have gradual subtle changes due to fashion influences.

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Now you know what to do, let your fingers do the walking and buy your business shirts online.

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