Everything you should know about casual shirt
Abbie & Rose is the casual men’s shirts brand, but you already know this. What you may not know is the description of the term casual shirt. Hopefully, this guide will enlighten you.
What is a casual shirt?
The casual shirt is the opposite of the formal shirt, which is usually a boring shirt that you tuck in your pants and wear under a blazer when you’re going to work. On the contrary, the casual shirt is more versatile: you can tuck it in your pants or not, and wear it at work or during week-ends. Finally, it’s a real travel buddy for the modern man. There are various fashion choices making the casual shirt more versatile that its formal cousin:
The casual shirt is by essence more relaxed, and the finish of the shirt reminds us of that. Cuffs and shirt-tails are curved for a more informal attitude. The stitching of the buttonhole is also visible, to give a less precious finish. Moreover, the collar is suppler and has more shape options (button-down collar, club collar, band-collar, Italian collar, classic collar).
Casual shirts offer a bigger variety of textures: chambray, oxford, poplin… the list goes on! Patterns and prints are more daring as well, and contribute to putting the spotlight on the originality of those who wear them.
Fit is fundamental on a casual shirt: it has to be fitted to highlight your shoulder span while leaving you enough comfort to wear a t-shirt underneath, for example. Finally, the casual shirt puts the spotlight on you while giving you the ease you deserve.
The casual shirt is shorter, because it has to be worn outside the pants. But if you prefer to tuck it in, it has to have enough length to do so. The ultimate versatile clothing!
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All our shirts receive an initial washing at the workshop. This step is useful to fix colours on the fibre and prevent shrinkage. That way, you’re sure that your shirt will stay the same as on the first day, even after quite a few washes.
Side bottom patches have been sewn between the back and front of the shirt-tails. This detail is as aesthetic as practical: it gives a touch of contrast and originality to the shirt, and moreover it reinforces the shirt in this specific tension point when worn outside the pants.
All buttons are stitched in the cross seam (and not in two parallel rows). This detail highly reduces the risk of unstitching after a few washes or by buttoning your shirt. Indeed, each button is solidly stitched, to save you the inconvenience of a sewing time!
The last buttonhole is sewn on horizontally (while the others are sewn vertically). This means it is reinforced and you won’t have anything to fear when sitting down. By the way, you’ll find below it a discreet Abbie & Rose embroidery, in the same colour than the last buttonhole, making your shirt truly unique.