Formal shirt has not changed much in a hundred years. The standard of a good formal shirt is traceable. In the Chinese context, the concepts of formal wear and business wear are basically equivalent. Formal wear often refers to clothing worn in very formal occasions: ceremonies, western-style banquets, formal meetings, etc. The corresponding English is Dress or Formal. Formal shirt mainly refers to a shirt with a suit suit; while business wear refers to business negotiations and commuting. The costumes worn in China. The corresponding English is Business Shirt.
The shirt had a rudimentary shape from the Roman period, to the 14th century with a collar and sleeve cuff. After the interpretation of exaggerated leaders from the 16th century Renaissance to the 17th century. In the late 18th century, the appearance of modern shirts gradually formed. By the late 19th century it was very close to modern shirts. From the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century, shirts experienced the invention of collar buttons and the popularity of detachable collars. World War shirts began to have pockets, and in the 1950s, due to the improvement of heating, the exit of the vest began to generally add pockets to business shirts. In the 21st century, slim shirts have become a trend for quite a long time. Currently we are still in this trend.
Formal shirt fabric selection
Formal shirt fabrics are mainly woven fabrics on shuttle looms, and less knitted fabrics are also used. Formal shirts are basically woven woven fabrics. Formal shirt fabric is mainly made of cotton. There are also those with natural fibers such as silk and wool, as well as those with elastic fibers to increase elasticity. You can check the composition of the shirt fabric through the washing label of the shirt. Generally speaking, the fabrics added with synthetic fibers such as Zhenliang have been eliminated. Try to choose cotton shirts with a cotton content of more than 95%, and only allow synthetic fibers when adding elastic fibers. Adding real silk, wool, and Tencel shirt fabrics often changes the physical properties of the fabrics according to seasonality to improve comfort, which is also acceptable.
Formal shirt pattern selection
As mentioned earlier, the so-called formal shirt has specific wearing occasions. For these serious occasions, in principle, only white, light blue, and light blue vertical striped shirts can be accepted. The degree of formality is white higher than blue, and blue is higher than striped shirts. Plaid shirts, dark shirts, and printed shirts are not meant to be worn on formal occasions. But these patterned shirts can also be worn as commuter shirts.