A dress shirt is a must-have in any man’s wardrobe. Traditionally, a dress shirt is worn under a jacket or suit and paired with a tie. Such a combination is regarded as more formal and will be the appropriate way to appear at corporate or ceremonial gatherings. Still, you should not restrict a dress shirt to only formalwear. The following is a list of other ways to wear a dress shirt and always look good in it.
Ditch the tie, unbutton the suit.
Nothing screams “formal” louder than a necktie, except perhaps its cousin the bowtie. Give your neck a break, and ditch the tie, go one step further, and unbutton the suit, what you get is a more laid back and relaxed look, at the same time still managing not to come off as too casual, this a perfect look for semi-formal events with less stringent rules on appearance.
Wear it with a blazer and a pair of jeans.
Think of a blazer as the cool younger sibling of a suit jacket. For one, a blazer does not come with a matching pair of trousers. Since you’re at liberty to wear whatever kind of pants you wish, why raw denim jeans? A navy blue blazer will go perfectly with a white shirt and grey jeans, Just ensure that the jean does not go past your ankle. Why? Because it’ll look tacky, that’s why!
Wear a pullover or cardigan.
Suits can come in handy when there’s a chill in the air, and they offer some measure of protection from the cold, well, so do cardigans and pullovers! Either one of these knitted garments will make for a cute casual look if worn over a dress shirt and a pair of raw denim jeans. The choice to tuck in or not is yours, you will look excellent either way. But when it comes to the sleeves, buttoned up is the only (right) choice you have.
Wear it over a pair of shorts.
You’ve been hitting the gym regularly, and have not been skipping leg day? Why not show off the rewards of your hard work and diligence! A maroon shirt from Butter Cloth will look great over white tailored shorts and will be perfect for a summer afternoon outing. Complete the look with either white or black loafers.
Ps. Ashy knees are never a good look; so, make sure to use extra lotion on your knees whenever you wear shorts.
Roll up the sleeves, un-tuck the hem.
A simple but classy way to wear a dress shirt is to wear it as it is, without anything up top. Just roll up the sleeves and leave the hem untucked. You may choose to leave the top two or top three buttons unbuttoned; either way would look great on a pair of plain trousers, preferably black, grey or white.
There you have it! Five alternative ways to wear dress shirts, other than with a tie and suit. Recreate any of the looks with really comfy shirts from Butter Cloth.