Thursday, October 11, 2007
Gretta's Got It: Men's Shirts
Guys if you're looking to add some style to your wardrobe, it starts with your shirt. Our style reporter shows you what it takes to be shirt savvy with a perfect fit. Gretta's Got It.
WSVN -- Gretta Monahan: "For men looking to dress to impress the foundation of any polished look is the perfect shirt. So, with the help of luxury shirt maker Thomas Pink, I'm gonna show you how to be shirt savvy."
Gretta Monahan: "The world's most stylish men won't go out without the pink stamp of approval."
Gretta Monahan: "When it comes to buttoning up your shirt, what are your troubles suiting up?"
Mark Germani: "Neck size and sleeve length."
Mike Frissora: "Not having a huge boxy shirt."
Eric Engdahl: "Being a bigger guy, finding shirts that fit in the chest and shoulders but that aren't so big in the waist."
Gretta Monahan: "I think the biggest mistake men make is wearing their shirts too big, so don't let that happen, ask for help."
Gretta Monahan: "First know your size."
Robert Dundon: "Getting measured is important."
Gretta Monahan: "The right fit goes beyond neck size and arm length."
Gretta Monahan: "Now you'll need the right cut. A standard cut is a traditional shirt, and should never be bulky."
Robert Dundon: "You can see in the fit, it's a generous fit, it's an easy fit."
Gretta Monahan: "The slim fit, it's a tailored and shorter shirt. It has less room in the middle but you still should be able to move."
Robert Dundon: "So, if you're wearing jeans out at night, you can leave it out, if you want to wear it with a tie, with a suit, you tuck it in."
Gretta Monahan: "It's not a work shirt. This shirt is not to be worn with a tie, it's only to be enjoyed on the weekends."
Gretta Monahan: "When it comes to collars there's the full spread also called cutaway. It goes straight across and has a little space between collar."
Gretta Monahan: "When you have a bigger spread in between the collar you have to have a bigger knot to fill that up. The semi spread is similar but has a slightly sharper angle. The button collar may be popular but not with suits."
Robert Dundon: "I think it is appropriate with business casual, I think it works very well underneath separates, but not with a suit.
Gretta Monahan: "When it comes to color, go beyond white."
Robert Dundon: "Men don't replace their suits often, so what we can do is update our suits with a seasonal color. A new shirt and tie can brings new life to a suit that you've been wearing for a few years."
Gretta Monahan: "If your skittish about bright bold pattern, start with something simple."
Robert Dundon: "I think this is a great way to introduce color into the wardrobe. From far away it reads as a solid, it's a lavender and it's a micro check, and I think a nice step for a guy to do is go from a blue to a lavender."
Gretta Monahan: "Now guys arm yourself with the right cuff. There are two basics: button cuff is for casual looks while the French or double cuff are always worn with cufflinks."
Robert Dundon: "Whether you wear something classic like a silver, or you go into something that's a little bit more novelty that's where you can have a little fun."
Gretta Monahan: "So before you button up your next look, just remember that the shirt can make the man. I'm Gretta for Gretta's Got It."