We Completely Agree With Esquire Magazine: Men Need to Take Off their Ugly T-shirts

aAre you still wearing free t-shirts and calling it style? If so, Esquire Magazine has some advice for you—take them off!!  With the advent of the internet and all things tech, startup T-shirts became the rage as startup companies handed them out like candy. Men across America began wearing them with jeans, sweaters, and even under suit jackets. The popular magazine recently released an article that was based on a Tumblr piece called Dudes in Startup Shirts, and makes fun of men in the shirts. The article is complete with many photos of men who, quite frankly, think they look better than they really do in the shirts. Here are some of the highlights from the article:

  • In a couple of the photos, men are shown either eating pizza or standing over a pizza with a knife ready to cut it. In all of the pizza photos, the men are wearing T-shirts that advertise startups, many of which most people have never heard of.
  • There were many photos of men at tech conferences who wore the T-shirts to advertise their brand. This is the one instance where we believe the shirts may be appropriate
  • One photo showed a man being led away in handcuffs with a startup logo blazing across the front of the shirt. This is one type of publicity the startup founders probably never counted on, or wished for.
  • Thumbs up poses were big in the article, especially when the photo showed men in groups. They would cluster around each other, all with goofy grins and giving a thumbs up to the camera.

The Takeaway

As you can imagine, the magazine article didn’t show men—or their fashion sense—in the best light. The takeaway from the piece is that it’s time for men to start taking their fashion seriously, and free startup T-shirts just aren’t going to cut it. The problem is that the American style of men’s fashion is currently undergoing major changes, and the men portrayed in these photos are simply not keeping up with the times.

The New American Style

While it was considered hip in the past decade for men to be charmingly sloppy as they were dressed in jean with baggy shirts or the startup tees mentioned above, that look is past its prime. Today’s men are waking up and realizing that the rest of the world has left them behind when it comes to fashion. For instance, in Europe, which has been long considered the place for fashion icons, men are wearing more sophisticated styles. Long gone are the baggy shirts that make men look dowdy. They have been replaced for a more fitted style that is far more appealing for all body types. In addition, rather than the simple blend of cotton tees and the baggy shirts of yesteryear, the new styles are made with high quality fabrics, such as Turkish cotton, arguably the most luxurious fabric to hit men’s fashion in decades. In addition, men are challenging the status quo by insisting on men’s shirts that have character, rather than the one style for everyone theme of the past decade. The new shirts feature contrasting collars and cuffs in a multitude of colors and styles that allow men to express themselves while still remaining fashionable and sophisticated.

Have You Seen Our Men’s Shirts?

If you ‘re not familiar with our brand, you’re going to be surprised when you see our line of men’s shirts. You see, we realized some time ago that American men were falling behind in the fashion world, and we introduced a line that brought the highlights of European style to the American man. We feature Turkish cotton shirts with the fitted lines that have taken Europe by storm. In addition, we offer a wide range of colors, along with contrasting cuffs and collars to fit every man’s style.

So Take off the Tees!

While it’s true that every man needs free T-shirts, however goofy, the fashion magazine makes a valid suggestion: wear them in the privacy of your own home. And after reviewing the pictures and comments from Esquire Magazine and the tumbler site, it might be wise to follow their advice and only wear the shirts while cleaning out your gutters, painting your house or, while working out at the gym. And when you’re trying to make a good impression, or are out in public, keep up with today’s style by wearing shirts that will keep you feeling comfortable and looking your best. If you haven’t already, take a look around our site and see what today’s fashionable man is wearing.

The Verdict is in—Men are Wearing Sim Fit Shirts More Than Ever Now

MD-515 White 2 front cuff upIt’s the typical story—American fashion usually follows behind Europe and Asian, and in the world of men’s fashion, that seems to be happening again. According to a recently issued report by Bloomberg News, American men are finally catching up to the fashion trends in Europe and Asia when it comes to the style of shirt they are wearing. Up until the shift, American men have been perfectly content to wear baggy dress shirts in monotone colors with no real style distinction. And during this time, forward thinking men in Europe and Asia have preferred a more slim fit style that feature contrasting collars and cuffs. But finally, it appears that American men are catching up with the trend. Bloomberg News recently brought home that fact when it reported that 60 percent of all men’s dress shirts sold at Nordstrom are trim fit. And some men are going beyond the trends because a full 10 percent of those sales are extra trim shirts. Contrast that to only five years ago, when a mere 40 percent of men’s dress shirts sold were sim fit. That’s up 20 percent in a scant five years.

The 60′s Reborn

The trend is said to have started as a kickback to the 60s, when the skinny look was in for men as they wore shirts that fit more snugly to the body. That seems to make sense as women’s fashion is currently also emulating women’s 60s fashion as can be seen in the new hippie and bohemian styles that are so popular. In addition, Cotton Timberlake with Bloomberg said that he believes women who see the European and Asian trends online can be credited for having their men switch to the simmer fit dress shirts. The popularity of the style can be seen by watching celebrities. Super stars like George Clooney, Tom Brady, LeBron James, and Justin Timberlake all have taken to the new style, and when the average man sees them wear the new slimmer shirts, they quickly adopt the new shirts into their own wardrobe.

Michael and David Saw the Trend Coming

The new style, which is a more polished and tailored look that the old baggier style, is seen more and more on runways and in real life as American men are wearing them to work and play. At Michael and David men’s shirts, we were one of the first design houses to clearly see the new style on the horizon. We realized years ago that the baggy look was on its way out, and introduced a slim fit men’s shirt line that was quickly noticed by singers, stars and average men alike. For instance, the papers are filled with photographs of Sergio Goyri, Tito El Bambino, Javier Rosas, Aaron Barrios, Espinoza Paz and El Komander sporting our Michael and David’s men shirts. In addition to the slim fit style that is so in demand, our shirts are also known for the contrasting collars and cuffs, and the high quality Turkish cotton we use that gives our shirts that soft, subtle feel.

Our Shirts are on Sale!

If you want to incorporate the sleeker new style into your own wardrobe, but have held back because of the hefty price tag that comes with such a quality shirt, we have great news! You can find our men’s fashion shirts drastically discounted on Amazon Prime right now. The shirts normally retail for $165 each, and our low price averages at $109. But for a very limited time, you can find assorted selections of Michael and David men’s shirts for only $69. It’s a great time to update your wardrobe without having to pay full retail. But keep in mind, that these prices will only last until the shirts are gone, so if you ‘re ready to update your wardrobe and finally get rid of those baggy out of style shirts, now is the time to act.

It’s never been a better time to be an American man who cares about fashion. The new trim fit styles and the trendsetting contrast collars and cuffs of today’s dress shirts are truly giving men a real choice when it comes to their wardrobes. They no longer have to be slaves to the sloppy American look of men’s fashion, and can now finally step into the more polished and sleek style that the rest of the world is heading towards. Don’t get left behind—stop by our Amazon Prime page now and pick up some of the new style shirts before they are all gone!