It’s always hard to think of an appropriate gift for a man who has it all. Men don’t wear make-up, are not into shoes or the latest fashion and do not carry around handbags. On the other hand, men must dress as well and a shirt is pretty much a universal item of clothing that all men will wear sooner or later. So here are not 1 or 2 but 7 reasons why a shirt is a great gift for a man.
Unlike other gifts, pick the right shirt and it will be worn over and over again. Men can get away with wearing a shirt in many everyday situations and sometimes they have no other choice if they need to dress up more formally. So a shirt is pretty much a useful gift.
And hey, you’ll also help your man look smarter. That tired old sweater or t-shirt is prime for the bin.
Any colour, style and pattern
Does he already have a white shirt? A striped shirt? 10 shirts? It doesn’t matter. A fresh new white shirt is always going to be used eventually when the old one gets…old. Or maybe the white shirt that you picked has French cuffs and a spread collar while his is a short-sleeves one with a buttoned-down collar. Of patterns and colours when it comes to stripes, you can have a huge variety. Don’t forget abstract prints on more casual shirts.
You might want to pick a colour or style that he likes. Maybe he wears mostly short-sleeves, or doesn’t have any cufflinks to go with French cuffs. Maybe he hates pink and likes to play safe with blue. You will find a range of blue shirts here: Blue Shirts
Small and compact
That’s exactly what a shirt is. Light and easy to carry as well, what more can you wish for? Nothing fragile either needing special handling or packaging.
A range of prices
Shirts can come as cheap as you’d want or very expensive – bespoke shirts come to mind. So no matter how much or how little money you want to spend on him, you’ll find a shirt to fit the bill. At the bottom of the price range, you will find polyester or polycotton shirts, with a low percentage of cotton. At the higher end, you will find prestige brands and high quality craftsmanship and good material such as pure cotton or silk. If you purchase a quality shirt, you can be certain that it will last for a long time. Pure cotton shirts are especially resistant to many washing cycles.
Size him up
One thing to remember if you’ve set your mind on one shirt is his size. There is no point in spending time and money to choose the best shirt if it’s not going to fit him. You can exchange the shirt later for another size but of course it would be better if it could fit him the first time. So ask someone or sneak around to find out his shirt size, usually the collar size in inches or centimetres.
Expand on the gift
Do you find a shirt too boring, too utilitarian as a gift? Why not expand on it and add a matching tie, tie clip or cufflinks? Pick a set that comes in a beautifully made box set for better presentation. Now there’s nothing plain about it anymore. While a tie clip or a tie might look inadequate on their own as a gift, depending on who is going to receive it, a shirt and a tie go well together.
Easy to find
Perhaps one of the most ubiquitous items to find around. Most, if not all clothing shops with at least a small section for men will have a few selection of shirts. If you are picky, go to a menswear store and browse by size, colour, fabric, style or brand. Perhaps that will be the hardest part of it all: making up your mind to choose the shirt when you have such a wide selection in front of you.
Now what? Ready to shop? Don’t know where to start? Online is the best place: www.mushirts.co.uk has put together a great selection of shirts for men from across many stores.