Finding the Perfect Dress Shirt for Men’s Suits

Finding the Perfect Dress Shirt for Men’s Suits

Just when you’ve found the perfect suit, you start to worry: what kind of dress shirt would go well with it? Have I accidentally picked the wrong suit?
Like any well-made men’s suit in Dublin, how you style it is just as important as picking it out in the first place. This extends to any accessories, footwear and even a dress shirt. Thankfully, a dress shirt is one of the most customizable aspects of your suit, with a wide range of styles, patterns and colours to choose from. Whether you prefer something that gently complements your suit jacket, or pops out vividly with striking colours and designs, John Taylor Menswear has many options no matter the occasion.


Once you’ve picked out your size and fit, the next – and possibly most crucial – step is colour. This is what’s going to catch the eye of anyone else at your formal occasion, and you get to decide what impression you want to give off.
For a versatile option that suits any occasion, we recommend either a solid white or light blue shirt. Not only are they a safe bet regardless of your event, but they work with a large variety of suit styles and colours. For example, an excellent pairing with a navy suit jacket is a light blue dress shirt. Complementing your suit jacket with its lighter tone gives your suit a complete and dignified look, showing off the different shades of blue from every angle.
Similarly, a white dress shirt can be used with a black suit jacket to create a striking contrast, emphasising both suit jacket and dress shirt to make you really stand out. John Taylor Menswear offers some of the best men’s suits in Dublin, as well as excellent dress shirt colour options.


A smaller, yet not less important feature of a dress shirt, is the collar. Most don’t realise the wide range of collar options available to them and by extension, the impact it can have on your suit.
What most are typically familiar with is known as the Spread Collar, or even the Classic Collar. The former is made up of points that stretch out from the neck, instead of stretching downwards. The latter is similar, but has smaller spread and gives a “tighter” appearance around the neckline.
Some other options are the button-down collar and widespread collar. A button-down collar is similar to the classic collar, but is named for having points that are attached to the shirt via buttons. The widespread collar is one of the wider collar options, allowing the most flexibility for any neck accessories.
Any one of these collars offers a different look for any neckwear you choose to pair your suit with. A widespread works with most kinds of tie configuration, but some might prefer a button-down collar for keeping your tie in place. No matter what you choose, if you want to look at a wide variety of dress shirts and men’s shirts in Dublin, John Taylor Menswear has you covered.


Although we’re concerned with your presentation, we cannot forget your own comfort. In fact, it’s important to know that comfort does not have to come at the cost of style; it can enhance it.
The standard fabric for dress shirts is cotton. This fabric is known for its light, fluffy and comfortable texture, preventing any irritation or annoyances while wearing your suit. The wide availability of cotton also makes it relatively inexpensive, yet still providing an appearance of class.
An alternative option is linen. Although more expensive than cotton, linen excels in formal occasions in the summer months, thanks to its thin structure.
At John Taylor Menswear, our dress shirts and men’s suits in Dublin come in all sorts of fabric and material, and we work with you extensively to find out the best way to keep you looking sophisticated and feeling comfortable.



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