It’s a regrettable sight seen all-too-often – a man takes off his tailor-made jacket to reveal a cheap, ill-fitting shirt. Maybe some effort was made to choose a shirt that would be “good enough” under the jacket, or some alterations were made to try to give a cheap shirt a tailored look, but somehow it’s just never up to standard, and the mismatch between suit and shirt really disrupts the visual impact of the whole outfit.
The problem, however, is that the kind of shirts you really want to pair with your suits – handmade Italian shirts, for example – are often priced in a range that makes you stop and think twice. This is the moment when those cheap shirts you see online can seem really tempting.
If you’ve been guilty of giving in to the cheap shirt temptation, or if you’re thinking that this would be the way to make the most of your clothing budget, it’s time to stop that rationalization before you make the mistake that so many other men are making. This spring, we’re asking you to meet us halfway and say no to cheap shirts under quality jackets. In exchange, we’re going to share with you a way that you can get beautiful, handmade, exquisitely-tailored Italian shirts at a price point that can work within your budget.
The thing with deciding to raise your style game is that if you really want that wow factor, you have to go all-in and commit. A shirt is not an afterthought; it’s an integral part of your overall style statement. That’s not to say that there aren’t ways to keep costs down, and of course we can discuss with you how best to put a limited budget to good use. But don’t think you can cheat the game by pairing a quality suit with a good-enough shirt – it just doesn’t work. If you’re going to go through the trouble of getting the best, go all the way, especially since you now have a better way to get the finest quality shirts that really complement your style and your suit choices.
The best part is, you’ll never have to worry whether people are noticing your shirt – they definitely will be noticing, and that’ll be a good thing.