Once you’ve invested in a smart suit or tuxedo ready for that fast-approaching special occasion, you will need the perfect dress shirt to complete your formal ensemble, and ensure you step out with confidence and style.
A dress shirt is known – at least to the British – as a man's white or ivory shirt, worn with a bow tie and a dinner jacket for dressy formal occasions – weddings, awards ceremonies, dinner dances, for example. Dress shirts often have stiff wing collars (traditionally they were detachable and fastened with collar studs, but thankfully today this is rarely the case), and double cuffs at the sleeve that require cufflinks to fasten them. Some of our dress shirts feature ‘stud buttons’ as the front fastening and these give a lovely traditional look, which works really well with a tuxedo, cummerbund and bow tie.
Our shirts have been carefully chosen for their sublime quality and we’re delighted to be able to offer them at great value prices. Crafted by world-renowned specialist shirt manufacturers, these dress shirts will be resilient, yet comfortable, and we think you’ll love the finish and different fits on offer. Brands we stock here include Eton, Paul Costelloe, Jacques Britt, Alexander Dobell, Digel and Seidensticker.
Feeling comfortable in your dress shirt is of course hugely important. So spend some time measuring yourself to be sure you order the right shirt size for you. You’ll need to know your collar size, arm length and shirt length so that everything sits and fits as it should. An overly tight shirt with short sleeves or a shirt that gapes at the neck and balloons at the torso are just two examples of how an ill-fitting dress shirt can throw your whole black tie outfit out of kilter.