14 Mar HISTORY OF “THE GENTLEMAN’S SHIRT”
THE LONG HISTORY OF “THE GENTLEMAN’S SHIRT”
The men’s shirt has a long history. Its present form did not begin to take shapeuntil the end of the 19th century. In 1871 Brown, Davis&Co of Aldermanbury recorded the first buttoned shirt from top to bottom.
Even the white shirt was synonymous with distinction, only those who had enough money to be washed often and enough replacement models could be allowed to wear this garment. In fact, a white shirt could only be worn by an aristocratic gentleman.
The shirt served to protect the skin and the only thing you could see were the collars and the false collars, so you could wash without washing the rest of the garment.
The shape of a shirt collar is one of the main factors that determines its style. Here we present different types:
Another interesting fact… Men’s shirts are fastened from left to right and this has its history… before men could unbuckle their shirt with the left and thus hold the sword with the right. Fashion has advanced and today there are a large number of different types and models of white shirt. It is a classic garment but at the same time very elegant and rescued for any moment of the day and it will always get us out of some trouble.
Nothing is going to dress you better than a good white shirt… but you want to know which one is going to fit better?
Source: GQ España
1. REGULAR FIT
These are straight cut shirts (also known as straight fit). They are the most comfortable; the armhole is wide and the width of the standard sleeve will cover your arm without encircling it as well as your chest. The fabric falls straight from the armhole to the end of the shirt.
If you’re looking for a shirt for all occasions, this is the perfect choice for all body types. Just don’t expect it to enhance you too much; it will cover you easily.
2. TAILORED FIT
This shirt has the cut of a regular fit, but is slightly narrow. As its name suggests, it imitates the cut of a custom-made shirt: the armhole and sleeve keep the width of the cut straight.
This will give you comfort and freedom of movement, but unlike the first will highlight the trunk.
3. CUSTOM FIT
This shirt is narrower than the previous ones. It maintains the length of the shirt, but everything is reduced: armhole, sleeve width, chest contour and trunk in order to highlight the male figure.
This cut is perfect for tall and thin people, as it achieves a visual effect that highlights the shoulders with respect to the waist, giving the impression of a more muscular body.
4. SLIM FIT
In this cut, the chest narrows and the trunk shortens. In addition, the armhole and sleeve width will continue to be tightened. We recommend this cut if you want to look sturdier.