Post # 1
I was on Pinterest looking for men’s attire (because both my fiance and I are completely clueless on this stuff), and came across this very sharp-looking fellow. I absolutely love his shirt and bow-tie, but I have no idea how to find a shirt with accents and stitching along the placket (I think that’s what it’s called?). The original blog post says the men’s attire came from Eli Thomas, but I haven’t seen anything like this shirt on their website.
Do you know where I can find dress shirts with accents? I’ve been searching things like “Men’s dress shirt placket accent” without much luck. Please help, fashionable bees!
Post # 3
@sunsetchristy: You’re looking for a shirt with contrasting top-stitching along the edges of the collar, and the placket (yes you got that right!). I would try department stores, and places like Banana Republic for a shirt like that. The accent looks like a gingham pattern, and it COULD be called a slip, but that detail probably doesn’t have a name known by anyone but seamstresses and tailors.
This is a pretty informal shirt – that doesn’t mean it can’t be worn at a wedding. It can absolutely be worn at your wedding, but just want you to know so you make an informed decision. It should not, for example, be worn under a tuxedo, and probably should not be worn under a 3-piece suit. But under a 2-piece, grey, pick and pick suit like that one? Yep that is a SHARP look. And totally great for you wedding if you are going for that vibe 🙂
But, you know what, print the picture off, and go to Macy’s and Nordstrom’s and Banana Republic, and those type of places.
Post # 4
I would check out a more boutique-type place. One of our GMs works at Johnston and Murphy – it’s a men’s shoe store (part of the Journey’s store corporation). Anyway, besides men’s shoes, they also sell select men’s fashions – FI is always buying what he calls “Cam Flair” shirts there (as in the style of shirts that Cam from Modern Family wears).
If nothing else, a good tailor shold be able to alter an off-the-rack shirt to look like that, or there’s always the customer route.