Written by Jay on Apr 9, 2013
Cuffs; they’re important. So important in fact, that J.J. Threads offers a few different options so you can create a shirt that truly reflects your style. Plus, if you've ever been curious about the classic French version, we threw in a few pointers.
Written by Jay on Mar 13, 2013The back yoke is probably the most heroic and least appreciated part of the dress shirt. So, we're shining a little light on this sartorial workhorse.
Written by Jay on Apr 16, 2012
Designed by you. Made by us. We take that motto very seriously - and we're proud to showcase a gallery of customer-designed shirts in our "Buy" section.
To help inspire you for summer, we've hand-picked 6 recent, top-rated shirts that will have you suited up in style.
Business in the front… party in the collar! This secret extrovert is best for those who work hard and play hard: you're putting in 12 hour days, but when those excel spreadsheets are filed away… watch out.
Thoroughly contemporary. As the shirt name suggests, we'd imagine this shirt would be just at home knocking back scotch and sodas aboard your best friend's sailboat. But the possibilities are as unlimited as clear, open sea - a first date, a garden party, a summer afternoon at Hef's pool.
Putting a modern twist on the classic pink shirt, Oxford is perfect for an office showdown or brunch with the inlaws. The graphic inner collar and cuffs add just enough style to make you stand out without raising any eyebrows.
Polka dots and prep city - this shirt is best worn in like-minded company. Loosen those top two buttons to show off your sartorial genius, relax, and freshen up that drink.
Chris keeps it fresh with matching prints and contrasting colors - a premium, double-faced check on the body with red and blue on the cuffs and collars. Perfect for kicking it on the weekends.
This casual shirt is a master of detail: the red lacrosse-print trim matches the red of the buttons. A worthy contender for your wardrobe.
Written by Jay on Dec 19, 2011
You might be getting ready for a more formal event and wondering if that solitary clean shirt in your closet qualifies as a "dress shirt." What's the difference between a dress shirt vs. a casual shirt anyway?
We've done some leg work and narrowed down the differences to the following. But take this as a guide and not gospel - the definition of a "dress shirt" is always evolving, which is why J.J. Threads lets you design your custom dress shirt, formal or casual,
1) The collar: The classic dress shirt collar is a spread collar - basically, a collar with more space between the collar points so you can fill it up with a dapper tie. Button down collars are a bit more sporty, so avoid this style if you're unsure. A contrasting collar (for example, a white collar on a patterned shirt) is considered more formal than a matching one.
2) The pocket: No pocket or a small pocket is dressier. Avoid: oversized pockets, pockets on the sleeves, pockets with flaps, pockets with fake tribal tattoos or splatters silkscreened on them.
3) The fabric: This is a more lax requirement. After all, you could just be pushing the boundaries with a bolder stripe. (Although normally, you're better off playing it a bit safe if the dress code is formal.) But you'd best leave the florid Hawaiian print at home. Just sayin'.
4) The cuffs: Cufflinks > buttons. But this is just a relative measure, buttons are fine unless you're suiting up for a black tie/white tie event.