Have you ever heard the expression "Dress for Success" or "Clothes Make the Man"? When you're wearing a perfectly fitted designer shirt, something inside just shouts, "I look good" and when you genuinely think that, those feeling are radiated outward to all your come in contact with. That said, what kind of designer shirt are you interested in, a bargain basement discount, or one tailored made, outlining your best features?
Most of us (unless we have money to burn) are looking for something of value, an outstanding designer shirt at the perfect price, is that an elusive dream? Not necessarily, and in this case the buyer (you) has a multitude of options to choose from.
Sometimes a bargain basement price, especially with designer shirts, may cost you more in the long run. While sales, specials and discounts should certainly be considered, beware of buying a designer shirt (one you don't really need or want) simply because it's on special.
When you decide on the perfect designer shirt, think long term, will the bargain brand hold its shape, color and appeal after a trip or two to the laundry?
When considering your designer shirt, realize the bargain brand, which no doubt looks outstanding on the rack, may not offer the durability and style of a more expensive label. Obviously most need to keep budget in mind; however short-term savings may equal short-term wearability which simply means "you get what you pay for".
Compare the difference in purchasing one $90 designer shirt, crafted with top-grade workmanship and material, or 3 to 4 of lesser quality at $30 each. While the pricing may equal out, when you factor in the time and expense involved shopping, (shipping and handling if purchased online), the bottom line says the $90 shirt is the better long term value.
Slipping into mens formal shirts of quality (both in fabric and design) provides a feeling of luxury (it simply makes you feel good). While a shirt purchased from a Superstore may meet your immediate needs, the cut, style and durability will likely be lacking.
If you've made the decision to purchase a designer shirt, choose one that is tailored to fit you perfectly. While it may take longer to make a selection, you'll be glad of the extra effort each time someone (especially those of the opposite sex) smile alluringly in your direction.
Check to ensure the quality of the fabric and stitching is of high quality. While this should be the norm for a designer shirt, it is the prudent man who takes the time to confirm before purchase.
Assuming affordability, make your choices diverse. The days of only wearing a white dress shirt are long in the past, today's designer shirts will come in a variety of colors, fabrics and designs.
If clothes truly "make the man", then take the time to make your choice with an eye toward the future, who knows what adventure or opportunity awaits the well dressed male.