When selecting your design, options can vary by use or personal preference. Sketches and descriptions are provided to help make the selection process clear and easy.
The base color applies to the front, outer collar and outer cuffs. These areas can all be a single color or you can opt to have contrasting collar and cuffs. You can choose from white, black or submit a custom color.
Standard Front: This front is the most timeless option and can be used for any occasion—formal, informal, or business (semi-formal/casual). This style can be worn either by itself or with a blazer or suit.
Pique Tux Front: This front has a special fabric panel with a width of about 10 inches (25cm) sewn down the front of the shirt. This style is slightly simpler and cleaner than a pleated tux. It is said to be more suitable for white-tie affairs.
Pleated Tux Front: This front has a pleated fabric panel with a width of about 10 inches (25 cm) sewn down the front of the shirt. This style is the classic traditional look for a tuxedo shirt and is meant for formal occasions, such as a wedding or black-tie affair.
* Both pique and pleated tux fronts are also offered in bib form.
Standard Placket: This placket is the most common of all the styles. Fabric is folded over and sewn with a fused interlining for a classic (and symmetrical) look.
French Placket: This placket eliminates the folded-over and sewn strip of fabric along the buttons. Going placket-free gives your shirt a cleaner, more minimalist feel, making it an ideal choice for both formal and casual shirts.
Covered Placket: Also known as a Fly Front Placket, this placket is a formal, modern style in which an extra piece of fabric covers the buttons on your shirt.
Point: This collar is one of the most classic styles and used to be the predominant collar used in men’s dress shirts. You should be familiar with this style of collar if you own a traditional dress shirt.
Spread: This collar is the most common type seen today and also the most versatile. It works well with suits and tuxedos alike as well as bow ties and neckties.
Wing Tux: This collar gets its name from the fold-out collar points that look like wings. It’s the most formal collar option and is designed to be worn with a bow tie and tuxedo. If you’re going for a laid-back look, this choice isn’t for you—never wear a wing collar with a necktie.
Cutaway: This collar is a slightly bolder choice in comparison to the point or spread styles. It has the widest angle between the collar points by far and typically works best when using a tie with a large knot. Known to be preferred for business attire, it can also be worn with both suits and tuxedos.
Band: Also known as a Mandarin or Nehru Collar, this collar is designed to be worn without a tie, making it instantly casual. It tends to fare on the trendier side of the tuxedo shirt spectrum, so only wear one with a tux if you’re confident in your style and the event isn’t too formal.
French Cuff: This cuff is rolled back and held in place by cufflinks. If you’re getting married or going to another event that requires a tuxedo, this formal style will elevate your look. We have two options when it comes to your choice of French Cuffs: rounded or straight.
Straight Cuff: This cuff isn’t as common as the traditional barrel cuff, but it is becoming more popular among dress shirts. It’s a cleaner look and is called straight because it clearly comes around with a clean edge.
Mitered Cuff: Also known as an angle cuff, this cuff is known to be more formal. The name originates from a type of joint used in woodworking. This style is elegant and dressy with a very clean appearance.
Barrel Cuff: This cuff does not require any rolling or cufflinks; instead, it is held closed by buttons. Most of your shirts probably have barrel cuffs as it is a more traditional design and popular among both casual and formal shirts.
*Long Cuff: Available in both French Cuff models, Rounded and Straight. This is recommended for taller gentlemen who like a bit more coverage.
*Two Button Cuff: This is a slightly longer version of the Straight, Mitered or Barrel Cuff. This is recommended for taller gentlemen.
Buttons are available in white, black or custom color of your choice.
Monogramming is available for the chest (non tux shirts), left cuff, and/or right cuff using any of the font options above.