Mens Dress Shirt Fabrics – Solid Colored Shirts – Semi-Solid – Stripe – Check Shirt Fabrics & Weaves

Mens Dress Shirt Fabrics – Solid Colored Shirts – Semi-Solid – Stripe – Check Shirt Fabrics & Weaves

Mens Dress Shirt Fabrics – Solid Colored Shirts
– Semi-Solid – Stripe – Check Shirt Fabrics & Weaves Hi. Iím Antonio, and today weíre going to
be talking about menís dress shirts. In particular, weíre going to be talking about menís dress
shirt fabrics. All right. This is brought to you by Real
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more solid contents so that you can learn and dress sharp. All right. Dress shirt fabrics. So letís
jump into this. Solid, the most common fabrics on the planet. And as you can see here, Iíve
got white top left tan corner, dark blue top right, light blue bottom right, lavender over
here bottom left. Solid fabrics are what youíre going to see
on most dress shirts and thereís a reason for that. Solid fabrics are incredibly easy
to match and they are the most formal. So a white shirt incredibly versatile; you can
wear that with a black tie if itís the right style or you can wear that with a pair of
jeans. So, very wide range of clothing that can be with it. In addition, they can match almost anything
so this light blue over here in the bottom right hand corner, this will go with the charcoal
gray suit, this will go with a pair of raw denim. This will go with ñ how you could
wear it with even a pair of shorts assuming that you got the style right. Now, once we start getting into darker, solid
colors, the formality of the shirt falls. So, dark maroons, this dark blue, all of a
sudden, the shirt is no longer as versatile. It becomes more of a casual wear color. Lavender,
this is something ñ itís really underutilized and I put it there because it is a great choice
and one that because of its light shade, itís still a very versatile fabric. All right. Semi-solid, the most underutilized
fabrics in a manís wardrobe if you even have them. And youíll see weíve got a couple
herringbones here. Iíve got herringbone I put to the left over ñ actually two herringbones
in the left. Now, over here to the right, weíve got a more complicated pattern, itís
a Glen Check. And this is something ñ what I love about this semi-solid is from a distance,
theyíre going to look solid. And so they have the same versatility of the solids but
when you get up close, you can see the pattern, this white here in the bottom right hand corner.
Most of you wonít be able to see that it does have a check pattern and unless youíre
viewing this in HQ, you probably donít actually see that. So, going from semi-solid to now stripe patterns.
So this is very clear that there is a pattern to this. Now, the vertical stripe as it ñ
and you donít see them going because the reason you see a vertical striped often on
a shirt is it gives the illusion of slimming the figure. So, this shirt if itís cut right
and if it fits a man well, will usually make a man look a bit thinner. In addition, it helps the color bleed into
the trousers and why thatís important because it gives you a monochromatic look. So, these
two bottom blue shirts, you could easily wear these with a nice pair of blue jeans, some
raw denim or a pair of dark slacks and itís going to look good. If you wear this one over here on the top
left, it will still look fine but theyíll be more contrast between the top and the bottom
because white is the dominant color up here. But the great thing about white being the
dominant color up here on this top left hand corner when itís going to be a bit more versatile.
You could actually wear this shirt in a business setting. This bottom two, you could but theyíre
going to be more casual. Now, over here to the top right, this gets
a bit more complicated. So if you look at the shirt, itís got actually five colors
in it. So weíve got the light blue, a medium blue, weíve got a very dark blue and then
weíve got ñ looks like an oranges ñ orange brown. And look at the difference, weíve
got thin stripes, weíve got wider blue stripes and weíve got a complicated pattern actually
in the white in which we see a very ñ looks like a honeycomb weave. So, because of the complexity of this fabric,
I wouldnít be hesitant if youíre in finance in New York to wear the shirt. However, if
youíre working over at Google, youíre working over down, you know, at a ñ in a creative
field down Los Angeles, youíre down in Austin, Texas. This would be a great fabric to pull
off in any but the most formal vacations. Itís really going to standout and be a unique
pattern. Check patterns, these are the least formal
of all of the patterns that weíve talked about. Over here to the top right, this, you
know, would be something that you could wear in a business environment. Itís simple, only
two colors, white dominates. Bottom left hand corner, we can see that the blue dominates. And these two bottom fabrics would actually
be fine to wear. If youíre going to be wearing the shirt by itself without a jacket. Over
here to the top right, unless youíre wearing a light pair of trousers, youíre going to
have too much contrast and itís going to look best with the jacket. Over here to the left, because we introduce
the color red, all of a sudden this becomes a bit less formal and ñ because mix with
the complexity of the pattern, Iím going to say that this one is ñyou wouldnít really
want to wear this with a suit. You could if youíre not wearing a tie with it and if youíre
in a very informal environment or well, I think overall, this would actually look great,
again, with just a pair of trousers. And the reason being is because of that red, itís
going to be a fabric that you donít see very often. Itís going to help you standout. Quickly, letís talk about weaves. And so
imagine these are individual yarns in a fabric. If you go north and south, thatís the warp,
up and down. Across from left to right, we see the left. And the ñ how these are woven
together depends on not only the strength of the fabric but usually some of the patterns
weíve seen as well. So, these are the four most common shirt fabrics.
Actually, I take that back ñ the pile weave you rarely ever see in the shirt fabric but
the twill, the satin and the plane particularly the twill and the plane theyíre going to
be a 90% of dress shirts. The plane is something you see ñ you see all the time, very simple.
As you can see the warp goes right over the left, one two, one two. The twill is a bit more complicated and whatís
interesting about the twill is you actually get a denser weave. Now the twill if you remember,
thatís going to be herringbone fabrics and it does create a very unique pattern. I really
like twills because theyíre usually stronger; theyíre a little bit more heavy weight. Satin ñ now, this is where youíre going
to get a bit of a shine. As you can see the warp in the left, thereís not a one two,
there is a jumps over four different yarns here. And this is going to give you a bit
of shine in the fabric. Now, quickly the pile weave, this is going
to give a fabric kind of a three dimensional feel, a very textured, heavy feel. So, if
you think about a corduroy, thatís an example of a pile weave. All right. Well, that is Menís Dress Shirt
Fabrics in a nutshell. This has been Antonio Centeno with Real Men Real Style. I hope to
see you at the work site. Take care. Bye-bye.

14 Replies to “Mens Dress Shirt Fabrics – Solid Colored Shirts – Semi-Solid – Stripe – Check Shirt Fabrics & Weaves”

  1. @Alexanderhakki Thanks for letting me know – I'm going to experiment with a wide range of video types – but I will continue to provide videos in the presentation format.

  2. Very informative. I actually prefer this style of video as I can see exactly what you are talking about and don't have to guess or interpret what you mean.

    Regardless of the presentation style you present solid and useful information.

    Thank you.

  3. I work in men's retail. So I find this very informative; it helps to know the technical aspects of fabrics.

    Thanks for doing this.

  4. @JonasCapacite Excellent! Glad its helpful. There's lots of articles on specific fabrics at the blog too, RealMenRealStyle (dot com).

  5. Hello, I have been looking for semi-solid shirts with the check pattern. I can not find them anywhere, and nobody seems to know what I am talking about. Is there a different name that they go by? How can I find them? Thank you.

  6. Love your channel. You answer EVERYTHING!
    Going to a local (Singapore) Red Carpet Cirque De Soule event (I'm a dance floor celebrity judge).
    Do you have a video on how to match dress ties with striped shirts? I've got a black+grey striped shirt I need
    to wear tomorrow YIKES! Help….

  7. Hi Antonio,
    First off, love your site and channel. I just received my first white sample 'slim' dress shirt and the material is so sheer that I cannot wear it without an undershirt because I sweat too much and my areolas are very visible. When wearing my undershirt, the shirt is VERY visible and makes me so self-conscious that I won't wear the shirt at all. What fabric types or other fabric attributes do you recommend for slim white dress shirts that will not expose the undershirt through the fabric?

  8. I keep finding your old videos, a little shaky but still great. It's nice too see how far you've come, keep up the good work.

  9. Hi Antonio, You said you can match a plain white shirt with jeans. Could you even do that with French cuffs but no jacket or tie, or would the formality of the French cuffs clash with the informality of the jeans (or chinos)? Many thanks in advance.

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