Some men have a lot of trouble finding a really well-fitting dress shirt. For instance: if you’ve got a wide neck, you obviously have to buy a larger shirt that fits your neck. But the problem with this is that the larger size may cause your shirt to look baggy on the rest of you.
How do you get a shirt that fits both your neck and the rest of your chest and sides? The answer, of course, is to get your shirts tailored.
This, however, raises the problem of price. Solve one problem and another arises! That’s why A Suit That Fits sell tailored dress shirts at high street prices.
Men with wide necks
The wider your neck, the larger your shirt. The larger your shirt, the more at risk it is of becoming baggy around your chest and your waist.
There are few things worse than a baggy dress shirt. An ill-fitting shirt immediately gives a man the kind of soft-edged silhouette that’s the opposite of “sharp.” What you really want to go for is a tailored silhouette – however large your neck is (or any other part of you, for that matter).
Take Dwayne Johnson. Without the benefits of tailoring, there’s no way he could look as suave as he does. His enormous neck would force him to wear large shirts and jackets that would be far from flattering.
But thanks to whichever tailor he uses (and I’m positive he does get tailored), everything fits him perfectly.
Another large actor who definitely gets his suits tailored is Sylvester Stallone. And if you’ve seen him in the latest Expendables movies, you’ll know why: he’s still got that large, “Rambo” build. He was recently photographed with a “Personally tailored for…” label sewn into his jacket on the red carpet of The Expendables 3.
What to do?
If you’re shaped like Stallone or Dwayne Johnson, do yourself a favour and get tailored, too.
Book an appointment with an A Suit That Fits style advisor. For a £25 fit guarantee, he or she will take all the measurements required for a shirt, suit and overcoat. That means we guarantee you a shirt that fits not just your neck (like off-the-peg suits) but your entire torso!
Our bespoke shirts begin at £109.