5 Tips for Wearing Long Sleeve T-Shirts
On colder days, the long-sleeved shirt is an excellent ally for men. In addition to keeping us more warm, it brings a touch of personality to the look. In today’s text, we have some tips on how to insert this piece into your look. Check it out below and use it sparingly.
THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF COLLAR
First of all, let’s talk a little about the types of collar. Long-sleeved T-shirts usually have a bald or henley collar. If you didn’t recognize the names, relax, we explain. “Bald” is the classic rounded collar. “Henley” is a variation of polo. It has front buttons, but no collar. So it is more informal, giving a rustic feel to the look.
Does this mean that there is no long-sleeved T-shirt with a “V” collar? Yes, it even exists. But as this type of collar exposes our chest more – and the long sleeve usually used on cold days – there is a kind of “conflict of interest” in this pair. So few brands do. The same logic applies to the canoe collar, which is a broader version of the classic round.
What about polo? This style you can already find more easily, both in a smooth version – for casual moments – when models with broad horizontal stripes, which refer to the rugby uniform. They are very sporty.
Have you noticed that our shirts have a shoulder seam? But there is a specific model, called a raglan, that is different. Its stitching is in a line between the collar and the armpits. In general, the raglan has two colors: one on the sleeve/shoulders, another on the back/chest. Americans call it a baseball shirt because the uniform of several teams is like that.
It is easier to find the traditional sewing model in stores. But the raglan can be a stylish addition to the men’s wardrobe. It remembers that you will find her, especially with a bald or henley collar.
TRANSFORMING YOUR “3/4” LONG SLEEVE SHIRT
A very stylish way to wear the long-sleeved shirt is to roll up your sleeve to the forearm. The elbow is the limit, okay? That gives an air of relaxation to a very fresh look. The nickname of this style is 3/4 because the length is between the likes and the long sleeves.
It should have noted that some T-shirt models are already 3/4 sleeves. But honestly? The long sleeve is more versatile. If the weather is colder, you leave it until the end of the arm. Heated, quite a little pull, and leave it in 3/4 style. The possibilities are greater with it, therefore.
FLAT OR PRINTED T-SHIRT?
If you look at the pictures of the style of the great icon – as David Beckham, Michael B. Jordan, and Ryan Gosling – you’ll notice they often use more shirts smooth than stamped. And you should too. Why? They bring more harmony to the look, being easy to combine with other pieces of clothing.
Note that prints are prohibited. On the contrary, it is nice to have some models like that in the closet. Except that detailed T-shirts are more difficult to harmonize with pants, sneakers, jacket. That limits your choices. In our text on the functional cupboard, we explain this idea better; it is worth taking a look.
SOME INFALLIABLE COLORS
Since in the previous item, we talked about versatility, the same rule applies to colors. If you bet on neutral colors – like black, white, and gray – will give you many possibilities for looks. Another option is the “false neutrals,” such as wine, navy blue, and military green. They are those soft and more discreet tones.
OVERLAY WITH JACKET
Last but not least, it is worth remembering that the best strategy to face cold days is betting in layers. This way, you will always stay well warm. Feel free to combine your long-sleeved T-shirt with jackets in general, be it leather, jeans, or other fabrics. It will be very stylish.
Oh yes, to remember: it is a little strange to be wearing a long sleeve t-shirt with shorts. One is from the summer universe—the other, from winter. So always put on the look with pants, huh, gentlemen?