Diet Weakness

7 Nov

Like my dieting my shopping has it weaknesses; more coats than winter nights, anything with a red sticker I buy three of and shinny accessories gets all my wallet’s attention.

The key to any diet (wardrobe) is discipline in this case, staples.

The classic men and women staple is the white dress shirt. The white dress shirt is timeless, functional and polished however with fashion and diets alike it’s all about what’s now new next.

Introducing- “The Blue Dress Shirt.”

The fashion possibilities with a crisp blue dress shirt are more than satisfying. When it’s comes to men we aren’t as frequent shoppers as women. Women shop because they’re sad, happy, bored or it’s just Friday. Men on the other hand shop out of necessity such as, the women (mom, sister, girlfriend or wife) in our life are tired of seeing us in the pit stained button down, it finally ripped or an important event is coming up.

In the realm of retail known as “replenishment” or “replacement shopping,” the goal is to purchase basic garments specifically so that the time-crunched or none shopaholic guy can whiz in and out of a store and nobody gets hurt.

To me the blue dress shirt is ideal, easy and effortless. The color blue is already a power color yet it’s not abrasive and pair well with different textiles, colors and skin tones.

This new staple should be in everyone’s closet just like all diets and fashion choices there are rules to consider.


  • Fitted: The narrowest-fitting men’s dress shirt.
  • Regular: This standard dress shirt fit
  • Full: The loosest of all dress shirt fits appropriate for men with a larger stature.


  • Collars: Straight-point, button collar, spread, tab and pinned.
  • Cuffs: Button cuff or barrel cuff, French or double and rolled.
  • Pockets: Pay attention to where pockets are placed. Men’s shirts with two chest pockets are considered to be less formal. Shirts worn with a vest or with suspenders should not have pockets so that your chest does not appear bulky.


  • Cotton: Cotton breathes well and can be very soft.
  • Stretch: A cotton-Lycra blend will add stretch, holds dye well and won’t wrinkle as much.
  • Poplin: Made of 100-percent cotton woven with a horizontal rib effect and can be a bit more expensive.
  • Oxford: Oxford is woven from a heavier yarn, giving it a more rugged texture.
  • Twill: The diagonal weave of twills makes it perfect for a solid-color dress shirt.

12 Responses to “Diet Weakness”

  1. Amanda November 7, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

    diggin each and every look. I would have to say my faves are:
    -Perry Ellis #1
    -Calvin Klein


  2. Grace November 7, 2011 at 9:17 pm #

    Looking sharp!

  3. kristina@beancakes ★ November 8, 2011 at 9:51 am #

    love all of these looks!! and i agree w. you that the blue collared shirt is a great staple ~ i need to get myself a denim one soon!!
    p.s. my faves are 5 & 6 ~ but actually they’re all great!!

  4. The Editor November 8, 2011 at 3:37 pm #

    I can’t ever find a button down in my size, even a ultra slim isn’t the proper fit.

    You must have not read my other post.

  5. HerLateNightCravings November 8, 2011 at 4:11 pm #

    Great post! Love not going with white dress shirt. Blue is nice and is a great color for you!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

  6. ashleyv November 8, 2011 at 5:26 pm #

    This is an awesome blog! I love the theme, and I actually enjoy reading your thoughts. Keep up the great work.

  7. Faith November 9, 2011 at 8:52 am #

    love the calvin klein look!

  8. simplychic November 10, 2011 at 2:08 am #

    “more coats than winter nights”…i could quote you for days!

    love your assortment of blue button downs. i never really thought of blue as a power color. i’m going to pass that info along to my b/f…

  9. Camille November 11, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    You’ve such a great style!!!

  10. Carlo Agdamag November 12, 2011 at 1:18 pm #

    The blue dress shirt is really a must in every wardrobe!

  11. Nekiah November 14, 2011 at 6:33 pm #

    Calvin and Murano = YES PLEASE! Kiah

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