Mens Cotton Shirts -How To Wear And Styles.

The cotton shirt is one of the most basic items for any man’s wardrobe, regardless of age.

Whether you are a young corporate worker, a seasoned career professional, a student or you are retired, you should have at least 2 or 3 good quality cotton shirts in your cupboard.

Here at Coat Corner, in addition to our wide range of jackets and coats, we also stock top quality cotton shirts at very reasonable prices.

Let’s take a look at all the ways you can wear your cotton shirt and how to style it in a trendy way…

Business smart look.

No smart business outfit is complete without an understated cotton shirt. Your cotton shirt is usually worn with a suit and is accessorized with a tie.


Many men do not wear a jacket when going into the office and opt for a pair of suit trousers, a well-fitting cotton shirt, a tie and some smart shoes.

In the corporate environment, you can usually get away with much less in terms of style but if you want to give your office outfit that added pop, you could opt for a shirt in a pastel color or a pinstriped one.

Smart casual look.

Smart casual outfits always look well put together with a flattering cotton shirt. To create your own, unique smart casual look, wear your cotton shirt with a pair of neutral-colored chinos or your favorite jeans.


Many men don’t realize it, but your cotton shirt can be worn over the weekend or at a party for a relaxed and casual look. Wear it unbuttoned over a graphic tee and you are ready for anything!

Choosing the colour of your cotton shirt.

The colour of your cotton shirt is very important. If you can only afford 2 or 3 cotton shirts, it is best to select neutral and understated colours.

At the very least, you should have one in white as this can be worn if you need to look smart or attend a formal even, such as a wedding. Shirts in pastel shades or light pin-striped cotton shirts are also a good idea as these work well in many different settings.

If you enjoy having your own, unique fashion style, opt for a shirt in a brighter colour to make your outfit pop.

Selecting the right size cotton shirt.

The size of your shirt is very important. It should be neither too baggy (looks untidy) or too tight to make you look strained and unnatural.

If you are unsure of your size, feel free to pop into one of Coat Corner’s stores and one of our sales associates would be happy to measure you up.


If possible, try and fit on your shirt before buying it. It should be snug fitting around the shoulder and arm area but still allow you plenty of room to move your arms around. The collar should not feel as if it is strangling you and it should not be too long.

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