Product Review: ShirtsMyWay

There is a certain inevitability that we as men must all face in our lives, and that is that, as much as most guys hate to shop, occasionally we have to buy new dress clothes.

That dress shirt you bought five years ago for your buddies wedding? It doesn’t fit anymore, and actually makes you look like Artie Lange in the movie “Dirty Work.”

Since it’s time to buy a new shirt anyway, why not do it from the comfort of your own computer chair and design a shirt that you like without anyone hassling you, and at an affordable price? www.ShirtsMyWay.com makes custom dress shirts that fit really well. Many men have the problem that normal shirts just don’t fit well in certain areas and custom shirts are the solution.

Do you even know how much a custom dress shirt typically costs? At your local tailor, you can bet it will be at least $200. Even if you attempt to purchase one online, you’re not going to spend less than $135, perhaps even more when you factor in shipping and handling. That is, unless you check out www.ShirtsMyWay.com.

I went to the site and created my own shirt. Even as a child of the internet age, at first, I was somewhat daunted. “How long will this take? What are the odds I screw this up?” These thoughts and more careened through my brain, like a pinball in an empty auditorium. But once I got started, it was easy — the entire process took less than five minutes, perhaps more if you don’t have your measurements handy? Don’t know your measurements? Go to the men’s department of any reputable clothing store in your area and they should measure you for free.

The site is straight forward and easy to navigate thanks to the “point and click” setup. First, I picked the color of my dress shirt (Atlantis L. Purple). From there, the customizing options were seemingly endless; you can customize everything from sleeve length (long), type of collar (classic), cuffs (1 button angle) to yoke (plain) and even the placket (seamless). One really cool feature is that you can actually combine different fabrics for your design, which is something I have never seen anywhere else.

With my custom shirt now completed, I proceeded to check out and see what kind of financial damage I had incurred. Even with a custom color, my total was just $85 dollars. And since www.ShirtsMyWay.com has free shipping and handling (if you choose Standard Delivery; $10 for Express), there were no additional hidden fees. There are also no extra charges for any extra options.

New to the idea of a custom dress shirt and curious to exactly what that entails? You can download the free Book of Dress Shirts for more inspiration and tips on designing your dress shirts. Check out the site and read more background info on the company here: http://www.shirtsmyway.com/about.php

If you’re looking for gift ideas for Father’s Day, consider a gift certificate from ShirtsMyWay. You can email them at support[AT]shirtsmyway.com to set it up.

  

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UNTUCKit shirts offer a great fit

Every guys needs great dress shirts, and now we like them to look good when they’re untucked as well as the untucked shirt with jeans is still popular. Both the tucked and untucked look works these days, and you can make the call depending on the setting, but it’s nice to have shirts that look good both ways.

With that in mind we checked out the dress shirts from UNTUCKit, a first-of-its-kind company that specifically designs button down shirts to be worn untucked. These shirts were created from the bottom up and follow a specific measurement guide that you can see below to guarantee a perfect fit for every man so that you’ll look polished with minimal effort. We tried the style pictured here (Casablanca Valley) using the size chart and were very happy with the shirt. It felt great and fit perfectly and it looked like it was specially made to stay untucked. Yet we also wore in tucked in with a black suit and it looked great that way as well.

The shirts come in a wide variety of colors and styles as you can see on the website, from casual plaids to dressier solids, and they are 100% cotton shirts.

For the guys, you should definitely try these for yourself. For anyone shopping for guys, use the measurement guide and buy some as a gift. For more gift ideas check out our Holiday Gift Guide.

  

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