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The Ultimate Guide to Men's Dress Shirts

Are you looking to upgrade your wardrobe with some stylish and versatile men's dress shirts? Look no further than Brumano's extensive collection of high-quality shirts for every occasion. Whether you need a crisp white shirt for the office, a bold patterned shirt for a night out, or a comfortable linen shirt for a summer event, we've got you covered.

As men's fashion experts with years of experience dressing men of all shapes and sizes, we know what it takes to find the perfect dress shirt. In this ultimate guide, we'll share our top picks and insider tips for selecting shirts that will have you looking sharp and feeling confident.

The Importance of a Well-Fitting Dress Shirt

Before we dive into our top picks, let's talk about why the fit of your dress shirt is so crucial. A shirt that is too tight will be uncomfortable and constrictive, while a shirt that is too loose will look sloppy and unprofessional. The key is finding a shirt that fits well in the shoulders, chest, and arms, and that can be tucked in neatly at the waist.

At Brumano, we offer a range of sizes and fits to suit every body type. Our expert staff can help you find the perfect size and make alterations if needed to ensure an impeccable fit. Trust us, taking the time to find a well-fitting shirt is worth it - you'll look and feel your best!

Our Top Picks

Now, let's take a look at some of our favorite men's dress shirts from Brumano's collection:

1. The Classic White Shirt

Every man needs a classic white dress shirt in his wardrobe. It's versatile, timeless, and appropriate for any occasion. Our top pick is the White Button Down Shirt, made from high-quality cotton with a smooth, crisp finish. The button-down collar keeps you looking polished, while the chest pocket adds a touch of style.

Pair this shirt with a navy or charcoal suit for the office, or dress it down with jeans and loafers for a more casual look. You simply can't go wrong with a white shirt!

2. The Blue Striped Shirt

For a classic look with a bit more visual interest, try a blue striped dress shirt like our Blue Slim Striped Shirt. The thin vertical stripes elongate your frame and create a sophisticated, professional appearance.

This shirt looks great with a solid tie in a deeper shade of blue or a complementary color like burgundy. Wear it under a navy blazer with khaki chinos and brown oxfords for a timeless business casual outfit.

3. The Checkered Shirt

Checkered shirts have become increasingly popular in recent years, offering a more modern and trendy take on the traditional dress shirt. Brumano has a wide selection of checkered shirts in various colors and patterns to suit any style.

For a bold and eye-catching look, try the Green Floral Printed Short Sleeve Casual Shirt. The vibrant green color and floral pattern make a strong statement, perfect for creative professionals or fashion-forward events. Pair it with slim-fit chinos or dark jeans and leather sneakers for an edgy, contemporary vibe.

If you prefer a more subdued checkered pattern, the Brown & Blue Gingham Check Formal Shirt is a great choice. The gingham check is a timeless pattern that works well for both the office and more casual settings. Wear it with a solid navy tie and gray slacks for a dapper workwear look, or untuck it and roll up the sleeves for a relaxed weekend style.

4. The Oxford Shirt

The Oxford shirt is a menswear staple known for its unique basket weave structure and slightly heavier weight compared to most dress shirts. Brumano's collection of Oxford shirts offers both classic and modern options.

For a twist on the traditional Oxford, try the Pink Oxford Long Sleeve Casual Shirt With Detailing. The pink color adds a pop of personality, while the contrast buttons and detailing give it a stylish edge. This shirt looks great paired with dark denim or navy chinos.

If you prefer to keep things classic, you can't beat a crisp White Oxford Button Down Shirt. This versatile shirt can be dressed up with a tie and blazer or worn more casually with the sleeves rolled up. The button-down collar keeps the look clean and polished.

5. The Linen Shirt

For hot summer days or tropical vacations, a lightweight linen shirt is a must-have. Brumano offers a range of linen shirts in solid colors and prints.

The Sky Blue 100% Linen Button Down Shirt is a great choice for a classic summer look. The light blue color is fresh and airy, and the 100% linen fabric will keep you cool and comfortable in the heat. Roll up the sleeves and pair it with white linen pants and loafers for a sophisticated beachy ensemble.

For a bolder look, try the Multi Color Cotton Linen Checkered Casual Shirt. The vibrant plaid pattern adds visual interest, while the cotton-linen blend offers breathability and a soft texture. Wear it untucked with shorts and sandals for a laid-back summer outfit.

How to Style Your Dress Shirts

Now that you've got some great dress shirt options, let's talk about how to style them for various occasions:

Business Professional

For a business professional dress code, stick to classic colors like white and light blue in crisp, structured fabrics. Always tuck in your shirt and pair it with a well-fitting suit and tie. Some top picks:

Business Casual

Business casual allows for more color and pattern, but keep the overall look professional. Opt for button-down collars, checkered or striped patterns, and oxford shirts. Pair with chinos or trousers and dress shoes. Some ideas:

Smart Casual

Smart casual is a great opportunity to show off your personal style. Try bolder colors and prints, trendy details like contrast collars and buttons, and experiment with layering pieces like sweaters and jackets. Pair with dark jeans or chinos and fashion sneakers or loafers. Some stylish options:

Occasion Shirt Style Key Elements
Business Professional Classic white or light blue, crisp fabrics, structured fit Tucked in, paired with suit and tie
Business Casual Button-downs, checkered or striped patterns, oxford shirts Pair with chinos or trousers and dress shoes
Smart Casual Bold colors and prints, trendy details, layering pieces Pair with dark jeans or chinos and fashion sneakers or loafers

Dress Shirt Care and Maintenance

To keep your dress shirts looking their best, it's important to follow proper care instructions. Here are some tips:

  • Always check the care label and follow the recommended washing instructions
  • Wash shirts in cold water to prevent shrinkage and color fading
  • Use a gentle detergent formulated for delicate fabrics
  • Hang dry or tumble dry on low heat to avoid damage
  • Iron shirts while still slightly damp for a crisp, smooth finish
  • Store folded shirts in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight

With proper care, your Brumano dress shirts will stay looking sharp wash after wash!

The Ultimate Guide to Men's Dress Shirts

A well-fitted, crisp dress shirt is an essential part of any man's wardrobe. Whether you're dressing up for a formal occasion, heading to the office, or just want to look sharp, a great dress shirt is key. In this ultimate guide, we'll cover everything you need to know about men's dress shirts - from fit and fabric to style and care.

The Importance of Fit

The most important factor in choosing a dress shirt is getting the right fit. Even the highest quality shirt won't look good if it doesn't fit properly. Here are the key areas to focus on:

  • Collar: The collar should sit comfortably around your neck without being too tight or loose. You should be able to fit two fingers between your neck and collar.

  • Shoulders: The shoulder seams should sit right at the edge of your shoulders. If they extend beyond, the shirt is too big.

  • Chest and waist: The shirt should lightly hug your torso without being skin tight or billowy. If it's pulling at the buttons, size up. If there's excess fabric, size down.

  • Sleeves: Sleeves should end right where your wrist meets your hand. If you bend your arm, the cuff shouldn't ride up more than an inch.

  • Length: The shirt should be long enough to stay tucked in, even when reaching up. A good rule of thumb is that it should fall about halfway down your pants zipper.

At Brumano, we take fit seriously. Our dress shirts come in a range of sizes and fits - from slim to classic - to ensure you get the perfect fit for your body type. Some great options:

White Structured Formal Shirt

Pink Structured Formal Shirt

Choosing the Right Fabric

The fabric of your dress shirt impacts both its appearance and comfort. Most dress shirts are made from cotton or a cotton blend. Here are some common options:

Fabric Description
Broadcloth Smooth, plain weave cotton. A great all-purpose option.
Oxford cloth Slightly thicker and more textured than broadcloth. Durable and casual.
Twill Diagonal parallel ribs. Drapes well and resists wrinkles.
Pinpoint Oxford Finer weave than oxford cloth. Suitable for both casual and dressy looks.
Poplin Light, plain weave cotton. Crisp and cool. Ideal for summer.

We offer shirts in a variety of high-quality fabrics, like our 100% Linen collection - perfect for staying cool and looking great.

Blue 100% Linen Checkered Shirt

Dress Shirt Styles

Dress shirts come in a range of styles, patterns, and colors. Here are some of the most common:

Solid Colors

Solid color dress shirts are the most versatile and easiest to wear. Every man should own the following basic colors:

  • White
  • Light blue
  • Pale pink

These colors work with any suit, sport coat, or pair of slacks. Branch out to other colors like lavender, mint green, or yellow for variety.


Patterned shirts add visual interest and personality to your look. Classic patterns include:

  • Stripes: Vertical stripes are slimming and never go out of style. Opt for pencil thin or medium width stripes.

Blue Slim Striped Shirt

  • Checks: From small gingham checks to bold windowpane, checks add a graphic element. Generally more casual than stripes.

Red & Navy Blue Checkered Shirt

Collar Styles

The collar is one of the most noticeable parts of a dress shirt. Here are the main styles:

  • Point: The most common collar style. The points are long enough to be worn with a tie.
  • Spread: Has a wider distance between collar points. Pairs well with a Windsor knot.
  • Button-down: Has small buttons that fasten the collar to the shirt. Traditionally casual, but can be dressed up.

For maximum versatility, choose a semi-spread or spread collar that works with or without a tie.

Caring for Your Dress Shirts

Proper care will keep your dress shirts looking sharp wash after wash. Follow these tips:

  • Wash shirts in cold water to prevent fading and shrinking
  • Use a gentle detergent free of bleach or harsh chemicals
  • Hang dry or tumble dry on low heat to minimize wrinkles
  • Iron on the proper cloth setting, usually cotton/linen
  • Avoid using fabric softeners which can reduce absorbency

With the right fit, fabric, style, and care, a great dress shirt will serve you for years. Explore our full collection of men's dress shirts to find your new favorites.

Finding the Perfect Dress Shirt for Every Occasion

Now that we've covered the fundamentals of fit, fabric, and style, let's discuss how to choose the right dress shirt for different occasions. Whether you're suiting up for a wedding or dressing down for casual Friday, there's a dress shirt for that.

For the Office

For most offices, a crisp, solid colored or subtly patterned dress shirt is appropriate. Stick to classic colors like white, light blue, and pale pink. Stripes and small checks are also acceptable. Pair with slacks or khakis and a sport coat or sweater for a polished business casual look.

Our formal shirt collection has great office-appropriate options, like this versatile striped shirt:

White & Blue Structured Striped Shirt

For Formal Events

For weddings, galas, or any black tie affair, you'll need a tuxedo shirt. Hallmarks of a tux shirt include a wing collar, bib front, and French cuffs. Always opt for white. If you don't need a full tuxedo, a standard white dress shirt with a turndown collar and barrel cuffs is acceptable. Pair with a dark, solid colored suit.

White Herringbone Formal Shirt

For Casual Occasions

For more relaxed occasions, you have more leeway with color, pattern, and style. Opt for an Oxford cloth button-down or a short sleeve shirt in a fun print. Pair with jeans or chinos. You can experiment with bolder colors and patterns that wouldn't fly in a conservative office setting.

Blue Printed Short Sleeves Casual T-Shirt

Seasonal Dress Shirts

Your dress shirt choices may change with the seasons. In the summer, reach for lightweight, breathable fabrics like linen or poplin. Lighter colors and short sleeves will also keep you cooler. In winter, thicker fabrics like oxford cloth or flannel provide warmth.

Linen Shirts for Summer

Linen is an ideal summer fabric - lightweight, absorbent, and breathable. It has a distinctive texture and casual drape. Linen does tend to wrinkle, which is part of its laid-back charm.

Our linen shirts come in short and long sleeve options in solid colors and summery stripes. Perfect for staying cool at summer weddings or outdoor events.

Brown 100% Linen Printed Shirt

Flannel and Oxford Cloth for Winter

When temperatures drop, swap your lightweight dress shirts for something cozier. Flannel is a brushed cotton fabric that's soft and warm. Oxford cloth has a heavier weight and subtle texture. Both fabrics work well as overshirts too - layer them over a henley or tee for a rugged look.

Blue Houndstooth Patterned Flannel Shirt

With these guidelines in mind, you'll be able to confidently reach for the right dress shirt for any occasion, in any season. Remember, investing in quality, versatile shirts that fit well will serve you for years to come.

Elevating Your Look with Dress Shirt Accessories

Once you've built a solid collection of dress shirts, it's time to accessorize. The right accessories can take your look from ordinary to extraordinary. Here are some items every stylish man should own:


A well-chosen tie pulls your whole look together and shows that you pay attention to details. When selecting a tie, consider the following:

  • Color: Choose a tie that complements, but doesn't exactly match, your shirt. When in doubt, reach for a dark, solid colored tie.
  • Pattern: If your shirt is solid, you can choose a patterned tie. If your shirt is patterned, opt for a solid tie.
  • Width: Your tie width should be proportional to your lapel width. Slim lapels call for slim ties and vice versa.
  • Length: The tip of your tie should just graze the top of your belt buckle.

We offer a range of high-quality ties in silk and silk blends. A few versatile options:

Navy Blue Suit Vest With Printed Bow

Pocket Squares

A pocket square is a small accessory that makes a big impact. It's a square of fabric that's folded and placed in the breast pocket of your suit jacket. When choosing a pocket square, follow these guidelines:

  • Color: Your pocket square should complement your tie, but not match it exactly. If your tie is patterned, choose a solid pocket square that picks up one of the colors in the tie.
  • Pattern: If your tie is solid, you can opt for a patterned pocket square. Subtle patterns like small polka dots or paisley work well.
  • Fabric: Silk, linen, and cotton are the most common pocket square fabrics. Silk is dressier while cotton and linen are more casual.

The key with pocket squares is to fold them neatly so just a small portion is peeking out of your pocket.

If your dress shirt has French cuffs, you'll need cufflinks. Cufflinks serve the practical purpose of securing your cuffs, but they're also a chance to express your personal style. Here are some common cufflink styles:

  • Bullet back: The most common style. Easy to put on and secure.
  • Whale back: Also called toggle closure. Adds a fun, preppy twist.
  • Stud: Simple and minimalist. Goes through the buttonholes like a button.
  • Chain: Two faces connected by a short chain. A dressier option.

Choose cufflinks that complement your other metals - your watch, belt buckle, wedding ring. Gold, silver, and rose gold are versatile choices.

Collar Stays

A small but mighty accessory, collar stays are thin strips of metal (sometimes plastic) that are inserted into the underside of your collar. They help your collar maintain a crisp, neat appearance throughout the day. Most dress shirts come with removable collar stays. You can also buy upgraded metal collar stays for added sharpness.

With these key accessories, you'll take your dress shirt game to the next level. Just remember - less is more. Choose one or two accessories per outfit to avoid looking overdone.

Dress Shirt Care and Maintenance

Now that you've invested in quality dress shirts and accessories, you'll want to take proper care of them to ensure they last. Here are some tips for keeping your shirts looking their best wash after wash:


  • Always check the care label first and follow those instructions. Most dress shirts are machine washable, but some may be dry clean only.
  • Sort your shirts by color and wash whites, light colors, and darks separately to prevent bleeding.
  • Pretreat any stains by applying a small amount of detergent directly to the spot and letting it sit for a few minutes before washing.
  • Use a gentle cycle and cold water to prevent shrinking and fading.
  • Don't overload the machine - shirts need room to move around in order to get clean.
  • Skip the fabric softener which can leave a residue and reduce the shirt's absorbency.


  • Remove shirts from the washer promptly to minimize wrinkling.
  • Give each shirt a shake to help release wrinkles before drying.
  • Hang dry whenever possible, either on a hanger or a drying rack. This is gentler on the fabric than the dryer.
  • If you do use the dryer, use a low heat setting and remove the shirts while they're still slightly damp to prevent over-drying, which can cause shrinkage.


  • Check the shirt's label and set the iron to the appropriate heat setting. Most dress shirts require a high cotton setting.
  • Iron the collar and cuffs first, as they're the most visible parts of the shirt.
  • Work your way from the top of the shirt to the bottom, ironing each section until it's smooth.
  • Use a spray bottle to mist the shirt with water for stubborn wrinkles.
  • Hang the shirt immediately after ironing to prevent new wrinkles from forming.


  • Always hang your dress shirts rather than folding them. This prevents creasing and keeps them looking fresh.
  • Use wooden or padded hangers to maintain the shape of the shoulders.
  • Don't cram shirts together in the closet - leave a little space between each one for air circulation.
  • For long-term storage, consider using garment bags to protect shirts from dust and moths.

Brumano's Shirt Collections

In addition to individual shirt options, Brumano offers curated collections to help you find the perfect shirt for your needs:

No matter what your style is, Brumano has the perfect dress shirt to meet your needs. Our high-quality fabrics, expert craftsmanship, and attention to detail set our shirts apart from the rest.

Complete the Look

A dress shirt is just one component of a sharp outfit. Complete your look with other pieces from Brumano's menswear collections:

  • Trousers - Slim-fit chinos, tailored dress pants, and comfortable stretch fabrics
  • Jackets - Suit jackets, sporty bombers, and lightweight jackets for layering
  • Waistcoats - Vests to add polish and style to your shirt and pants combo
  • Accessories - Ties, pocket squares, belts, and more to elevate your outfit

With Brumano, you can easily find all the pieces you need to create stylish, cohesive looks for any dress code or occasion.


A well-chosen dress shirt is the foundation of any sharp outfit. With Brumano's extensive collection of high-quality shirts in a range of styles, colors, and fits, you're sure to find the perfect option for your needs.

Whether you're dressing for the office, a wedding, or a night out, we've got you covered with classic white shirts, modern checkered patterns, lightweight linens, and more. Plus, our expert service and attention to detail ensure you'll find the ideal fit.

Elevate your style with Brumano's dress shirts and enjoy the confidence that comes with looking your best. Visit our website to browse our full collection and find your new favorite shirt today!