Formal Shirts for Men

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    Men Linen Shirt | Regular fit
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    Men Cotton Twill Shirt | Regular fit
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    Men Lightweight Checked Shirt | Regular fit
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    Men Oxford Shirt | Regular fit
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    Men Linen Shirt | Regular fit
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    Men Printed Shirt | Regular fit
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    Men Cotton Twill Shirt | Regular fit
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    Men Cotton Twill Shirt | Regular fit
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    Men Jacquard Shirt | Regular fit
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    Men Knitted Dress Shirt | Regular fit
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    Men Stretch Cotton Shirt | Slim fit
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Dinner parties and business meetings are the perfect occasions for formal dressing. And a formal men’s shirt is absolutely essential for those instances. Luxurious dress shirts are an obvious and elegant choice, but chambray shirts, poplin shirts and crispy cotton shirts will do the trick as well. Discover your favourite formal shirts for men here at Scotch & Soda and appear completely debonair at your next function.

What makes a men’s shirt formal?

Men’s formal shirts are most noticeable due to their crisp collars and sophisticated designs. Most men’s dress shirts are made from clean cottons which hold well under suit jackets and tuck into trousers comfortably. Long sleeves also make the shirt feel more dressed up, adding to the formality of the garment.

Nowadays, a shirt doesn’t have to be stark white with a starched collar to be formal. It’s all about the complete look, meaning you can get away with patterned styles and shirts made from more comfortable fabrics such as poplin and chambray. Grandad collars are also a classy alternative to traditional men’s formal dress shirts.

How to choose a formal shirt

Whether you need a number of formal shirts to wear at the office or are planning an outfit for a special occasion, the key to choosing your smart shirt is to imagine the outfit as a whole. Try to offset plain fabrics with patterns, for example, if you’re wearing a plain suit, a patterned or striped shirt can give the ensemble a boost.

Also consider colours. For office attire, colours which complement many styles such as black, white and pale blue can make the best choices as they’ll be easy to pair with any trousers to leave you feeling fresh for work. You can step out of your comfort zone more for a one-off occasion, choosing a bold colour or pattern that you may usually shy away from.

How to wear a dress shirt

The way you style your shirt can alter depending on the fit. Men’s slim fit formal shirts thrive when paired with slimmer styles of trousers such as smart chinos and fitted blazers. Accentuate your physique with this streamlined look, perfect for weddings, parties or business meetings.

A regular fit shirt such as an Oxford style may work better with looser fitting trousers such as cigarette or straight leg shapes. If these are more suited to your frame, a regular fit dress shirt might be the best option for you.

Every man should have at least one white dress shirt in his wardrobe. Men’s white dress shirts are a go-to for so many occasions, and it’s important to find a style that fits you well and will last for years to come. Go classic and pair your white shirt with black trousers for a timeless monochrome look. Alternatively, bring some flavour with striped or patterned trousers or a clashing blazer which will get heads turning.

How to tuck in a formal shirt

You don’t always have to tuck in a formal shirt – especially when dressing it down by pairing with Men’s slim fit formal shirts thrive when paired with slimmer styles of trousers skinny jeans or chinos. But, to get the perfect smoothness, the best way to tuck your shirt is by creating a pleat on either side which ensures the fabric is taught. Pull your trousers over and secure with a belt for a sleek finish.

If your shirt is too big, it will most likely billow over your trousers. If this happens, ensure to size down to get that chic appearance to your outfit.

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