9 Style Tips for Shorter Guys

Dressing for your height can be tricky, but we’ve got you covered. Here are our best style tips if you’re under 5’8”. 1. Slim Fit is Flattering A slim or more tailored silhouette can instantly improve the impression you make. … Continue reading

Dress Shirt Hem Types

The shirt hem, often defined by its shape, is the bottom end of the shirt, which is folded and hemmed to create a finished edge on the garment. Proper Cloth has three types of hem to choose from for both business … Continue reading

Groomsmen Gift Idea

Your wedding is coming up and you need to get some groomsmen gifts. What should you do? Groomsmen Gift Dress Shirt Well, I did some research on what products are currently being marketed as groomsmen gifts and the results were … Continue reading

The Western Shirt: History and Style

The Western Shirt embodies the classic American southwest look with a pointed, stylized yoke extending over the front and back of the shoulders as a staple. Dual pockets on the chest always come in handy and functional snap buttons finish the look. Fabrics for … Continue reading

Tuxedo Shirt Styles

There are several styles of dress shirt that can be appropriate for wearing with a tuxedo. The following is an explanation of the three options we have that accommodate tuxedo studs: Pleated Front, Pique Bib Front and Plain Tuxedo Front. … Continue reading

Pocket Styles

Proper Cloth has a range of pocket styles to choose from for both business and casual looks. All pockets are placed such that the inside edge of the pocket is 2 1/8″ from the center of the shirt. Rounded Chest … Continue reading

Cuff Styles

Proper Cloth has a range of cuff options to choose from: one button, two button, French cuffs, casual unfused cuffs, etc. Details on each cuff style available are listed below. One Button Barrel Cuff Our standard dress shirt cuff. The … Continue reading

How to Choose a Collar Style

With so many collar styles to choose from, choosing the perfect collar style can feel a bit daunting. But it’s really not so bad.  Here are some guidelines we generally stick with to help guys choose the right collar. When … Continue reading

Spread Collar vs Point Collar

Spread Collar vs Point Collar The spread collar and point collar are two of the most popular collar styles–the former being a little more modern, while the latter leans more classic. While the collar points on these two are exactly … Continue reading

Cutaway Collar vs Spread Collar

Cutaway Collar vs Spread Collar For a bolder look, one might want to consider a cutaway collar in addition to the more popular spread collar. On the cutaway, the collar points will finish even farther apart (6 3/8″ to be … Continue reading

Button Down 2 vs Soft Ivy vs Colorado BD

Differences between the Soft Ivy Button Down, Colorado Button Down and Button Down 2 Collar The Soft Ivy Button Down and Button Down 2 are taller, dressier button down collar styles. They both feature some “roll” to them, that trademark … Continue reading

Point Collar vs Semi Spread Collar

Semi Spread Collar (above left) vs Point Collar (above right) These are both traditional dress shirt options, with the biggest difference being the difference in collar spread. The Semi Spread Collar has points that finish 4″ apart from each other, … Continue reading

Soft Collars

While crisp, fused collars have dominated the landscape over the last 70 or so years, all collars used to be made using unfused construction before the 1950s. Some of the best shirtmakers in the world have continued making unfused collars, … Continue reading