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    Top 5 Men’s Poplin Shirt- Week #12

    INTRODUCTION   Welcome back to our week #12 of our Top 5 Men’s poplin shirt series. On week #11, we explored the top 5 men’s poplin shirt with the theme, pocket. If you missed out on our previous post, you can click here to read all about it. Today, we will be exploring the theme of floral/Hawaiian. These days, more and more guys are embracing the minimalistic look, with the floral shirt. Therefore, Drmenstyle.com will present to you our Top 5 men’s poplin with the theme of floral. Top 5 Men’s Poplin Pocket Shirt (Source: Drmenstyle.com)   1. RIVER ISLAND River island floral black (Source: Zalora.com) 2. MAISON MARGIELA Maison…

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    Top 5 Men’s Poplin Shirt- Week #11

    INTRODUCTION   Welcome back to our Top 5 Men’s Poplin Shirt Week #11. Last week, we explored the theme, grey color and chose our top 5 Men’s poplin shirt. If you missed out on our post, you can click here to read them about it. Today, we decided to go for our Top 5 Poplin shirt, with the theme pockets. Surprisingly, pockets are making them come back these days. No doubt, with the right combination of colors and patterns, a pocket will make your style stand out. Check out our Top 5 Men’s poplin shirt below.   Top 5 Men’s Poplin Week #10 (Source: Drmenstyle.com)   TOP 5 MEN’S POPLIN…

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    Top 5 Men’s Poplin Shirt- Week #10

    INTRODUCTION   Welcome back to our top 5 men’s poplin shirt series.  In case you missed out, every week we will go through a list of shirts from different manufacturers. Then, we will handpick our top 5 Poplin shirt of the week, based on different categories. In week #9, we explored the top 5 men’s poplin shirt in terms of the printed shirt over here. Top 5 Week #9 (Source: Drmenstyle.com) This week, we decided to poke fun at the current problem which we Malaysians are facing, which is the haze. Since the haze, all of Malaysia is covered in haze of smoke, everywhere you see is just grey. Therefore,…

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    Top 5 Men’s Poplin Shirt- Week #9

    INTRODUCTION   Welcome back to week#9 of our series, Top 5 men’s poplin shirt. Every week, we will go through a list of men’s shirt and t-shirt from the poplin category. Based on our criteria selection for the week, we will then pick our top 5 that we think every man should have!! The theme for this week is printed shirt!! Previously, we explored our Top 5 men’s poplin shirt with the category of checkered. Click here to read all about it. Top 5 Men’s Poplin Week 8 (Source: Drmenstyle.com) If you are looking to find a poplin shirt but still want to maintain that casual theme, then the printed…

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    Top 5 Men’s Poplin Shirt Week #8

    INTRODUCTION   Welcome back to our week #8 of our Top 5 Men’s Poplin Shirt. Every week, we will go through a list of men’s poplin shirt from the wide variety of choice available. From the variety of choices available, we will then select our top 5 men’s poplin shirt for this week, depending on the category of the week. Previously, we explored vertical stripes poplin shirt. If you missed out on our top 5 of the week, you can click here. This week, we are taking a look at the checkered pattern!! Therefore, if you are ready, let’s not waste any more time. Top 5 Men’s Poplin Week #7…

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    How to Wear Oxford Shirt- Casual

    INTRODUCTION   Here at Drmenstyle, we love the Oxford shirt due to its versatility. It is the perfect shirt as it is a balance between formal and casual dress code. In fact, you can actually wear Oxford shirts for both formal and casual dress code events. Do you know that the original Oxford shirts are supposed to be a men’s formal shirt? Oxford with tie combo (Source: Howards.fr.com) In fact, early men who wear Oxford shirts always pair them with a suit and tie. It isn’t until the 1950s when the Ivy league students in EastCoast America started to adopt it. They started to dress down the Oxfords with their…

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    Top 5 Men’s Poplin Shirt- Week 7

    INTRODUCTION   Welcome back to our top 5 men’s poplin shirt every man should own or wear to look good. Similarly, we at Drmenstyle.com will go through a list of men’s poplin shirt and pick our top 5. Last week, our theme for the month is Merdeka or the National Day of Malaysia, which is why we chose white color. Today, we will pick picking again our top 5 based on our criteria for this week.   POPLIN WITH VERTICAL STRIPES   These days, the style of wearing stripes which are vertical has started to become more popular nowadays. Also, these vertical stripe shirts are usually available in pastel colors…

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    How to Spot An Oxford Shirt?

    INTRODUCTION   Welcome back our new post under the category of men’s top. In case you missed out, we have been talking about oxford shirts for the past two weeks. In fact, we have gone through some of the important people related to oxford shirts. An example includes the famous John E Brooks and his brooks brothers company. Also, we have explored Bernard Gantmacher, who was the one who helped to popularised the oxford shirt. Bernard Gantmacher (Source: Drmenstyle.com) However, at first glance, it is quite hard to differentiate between the oxford and a regular poplin dress shirt. It is even more frustrating that some manufacturers will display a poplin…

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    Top 5 Poplin Men’s T-Shirt Week#6

    INTRODUCTION   Welcome back to our week #6 series where we will explore the top 5 men’s poplin shirt available.  Every week, we will go through a list of shirts according to our strict requirements. Therefore, as we celebrate our National day on the 31st August every year, let us take inspiration from the national flag of Malaysia, Jalur Gemilang. Top 5 Men’s Poplin Week #5 (Source: Drmenstyle.com) This week, we will be exploring the white color stripe. On the national flag, the Jalur Gemilang, we have a total of 7 white and 7 red stripes. These together make a total of 14 stripes, representing each official states of our…

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    Extra Information about the Oxford- BERNARD GANTMACHER

    INTRODUCTION   What’s better than 1 or 2 information about the oxford shirt? Well, extra one more information about the Oxford shirt of course!! Today, we will take a look at the famous shirt manufacturer, GANT. Before we dive straight in, we will like to summarise the post that we will be sharing today. We will learn about the iconic GANT brand, and how they managed to turn the Oxford shirt into staple menswear. Oxford Shirt Information (Source: Drmenstyle.com) WHO/ WHAT IS GANT?   GANT, just like the Brooks Brothers, is often associated with the Oxford shirt. However, GANT the shirt maker did not invent the oxford shirt. Previously, we…

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    Top 5 Poplin Men’s T-Shirt Week#5

    INTRODUCTION   Welcome back to our week #5 series where we will explore the top 5 men’s poplin shirt available.  Every week, we will go through a list of shirts according to our strict requirements. Therefore, as we celebrate our National day on the 31st August every year, let us take inspiration from the national flag of Malaysia, Jalur Gemilang. This week, we will be exploring the blue color canvas, which represents the peace and harmony of the people.   Top 5 Poplin Men’s T-Shirt Week #4 (Source: Drmenstyle.com)   OUR TOP 5 PICKS   1. AMAZON ESSENTIALS   Plaid Blue (Source: Amazon.com) Dark Navy Blue (Source: Amazon.com)   2.…

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    More Information about History of Oxford Shirt

    INTRODUCTION   What’s better than 1 information about the history of the oxford shirt? Well, the answer is more information about oxford shirt history!!! Previously, we know that the oxford shirt didn’t originate from Oxford, England. We have also found out that the oxford shirt originates from Scotland instead. Today, we will meet the people responsible to popularise the classic oxford shirt. The Oxford Shirt (Source: Drmenstyle.com) BROOKS BROTHERS   The oxford shirt became popular throughout the United States, thanks to the Brooks Brothers. In fact, in 1896, America saw the first oxford shirt being used. Just for your information, the Brooks Brothers is considered as America’s oldest menswear manufactory…

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    History of The Oxford Shirt

    INTRODUCTION   Welcome back to a new post as we keep our focus on the popular oxford shirt. Today, we are going to explore a little bit about the history of the oxford shirt. Contrary to what most people believe, the oxford shirt does not originate from the English city of Oxford, England. I know right?? You must be thinking but then why do they share the same name then? Two words, don’t worry. We will take care of the explanation. Basketweave (Source: Drmenstyle.com) HISTORY OF THE OXFORD SHIRT   This humble and essential menswear begins its history way back in the 19th century, in a place north of the…

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    What is An Oxford Shirt?

    INTRODUCTION   What is an oxford shirt? If this is your first time hearing about the oxford shirt, do not worry. In today’s post, we will go through a basic guide of the oxford shirt. One of staple garment for men’s fashion, every man should own at least a piece of the comfortable and stylish oxford. Now if you are ready, then let’s dive straight to this post. Polo players (Neworleanspoloclub.com) WHAT EXACTLY IS OXFORD SHIRT?   An oxford shirt is basically a collar-buttoned shirt which is made from the oxford fabric. If you remember previously we did explore a variation of plain weave called the basketweave, this has something…

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    Top 5 Poplin Men’s T-Shirt Week #4

    INTRODUCTION   Welcome back to our week #4 series where we will explore the top 5 men’s poplin shirt available. For every week, we will go through a list of shirts according to our strict requirements. Therefore, as we celebrate our National day on the 31st August every year, let us take inspiration from the national flag of Malaysia, Jalur Gemilang. However, if you missed out on our previous post, you can click here to find out the top 5 of the previous week. Top 5 Men Poplin Shirt Week 3 (Source: Drmenstyle.com)   THEME OF THE WEEK   This week, we will go through the color yellow. Just for…

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    What You Should Know about BasketWeave Fabric

    INTRODUCTION   Previously, we have explored the difference between a plain weave and a basketweave fabric. However, if you missed out on our previous post, you can read all about them by clicking this link here. Today, we will go through some of the properties of basketweave, the good and the bad. If you are ready, then let’s read through some of the properties of the basket weave, which makes it a very popular up until today. Basketweave post (Source: Drmenstyle.com) THE GOOD   One of the advantages of using basketweave fabric is that these fabrics are usually stronger than a regular plain weave fabric. Both of these plain and…

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    What is Basket Weave?

    INTRODUCTION   After many weeks of watches, watch hands and watch of the week, I thought why not do something about men’s cloth for a change. Therefore, this post will be dedicated to the types of weave called basketweave. Previously, we have covered the three types of weave, which one of them is the plain weave. Grosgrain guide (Source: Drmenstyle.com) Poplin guide (Source: Drmenstyle.com) In case you do not know, there are variations of the plain weave, which is called by many names. In fact, we have previously covered the variations of the plain weave which includes grosgrain and the famous poplin weave. However, today, we will learn a new…

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    Top 5 Poplin Men’s T-Shirt Week #3

    INTRODUCTION   Welcome back to week 3 of this new series. Once again, we will be taking a look at our top 5 choices of men’s poplin cloth for this week and crown them a champion. However, if you missed out on our week #1 and #2, you can click here and here to read all about them. Finally, before we get talking about the top poplin men’s t-shirt for the week, here is a little reminder to men out there. Therefore, a well-informed man with a sense of style is better than someone who is just following the trend!! Top 5 poplin week #1   Top 5 poplin week…

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    Top 5 Poplin Men’s T-Shirt Week #2

    INTRODUCTION   Welcome back to week 2 of this new series. Every week, we will go through a list of men’s poplin shirt and recommend the top 5 of the week. However, if you missed our first week, you can click here to see our first top 5 choices for men’s poplin shirt.  Just for your information,  poplin is a type of variation of the simple plain weave. Top 5 Poplin Men’s Shirt Week 1 Now if you are ready, then let’s get straight to the point. Also, please note that our selection of the top 5 men’s poplin shirt is not biased, and follows strict guidelines. Therefore, scroll down…

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    Top 5 Poplin Men’s T-Shirt Week #1

    INTRODUCTION   Poplin is one of the most popular fabric which is used in a wide variety of articles of clothing from shirt, pants, jackets and etc. One of the reasons poplin is so widely popular is because it is relatively easy to weave. On top of that, poplin is a more tightly woven weave as compared to normal plain weave fabric. With a tighter weave, poplin fabric is the better choice of fabric due to its durability. Polyester Poplin (Source: urquidlinen.com) Though it is poplin fabric, it still retains the basic concept of plain weave technique. It is because of this technique, which helps to give the fabric its…

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    Extra Information about Poplin Fabric

    INTRODUCTION   Previously, we have already established that poplin ribbed weave is two variations of plain weave fabric. In order to continue our discussion about poplin, today, we will look at some extra information about poplin fabric. What is poplin fabric (Source:drmenstyle.com) One of the most popular and most loveable fabric to make clothes deserves every part of our time to learn more about them. Therefore, if you are ready, then let’s dive straight into today’s topic, Extra information about poplin fabric.   HISTORY OF POPLIN   Before that, let’s learn a little bit of the history behind the term poplin. Just for your information, the term poplin is derived…

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    Plain Weave- What is Poplin Fabric?

    INTRODUCTION   Previously, we have learned about one of the variations of plain weave, called the grosgrain weave. However, there is also another type of plain weave, called the poplin fabric. What exactly is poplin fabric? Another question is, what is the difference between poplin and grosgrain? Don’t worry, we will explore a little bit more about the definition of poplin fabric today.   Guide to grosgrain fabric (Source: drmenstyle.com) WHAT EXACTLY IS POPLIN FABRIC?   Poplin fabric is just another variation of the ribbed plain weave. In case you do not remember, a ribbed plain weave is a type of weave whereby the threads or yarns are more prominent…

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    History of Grosgrain Fabric

    INTRODUCTION   What?!! There is a history of the grosgrain fabric? Why, of course, there is!! Just like the many garments like khakis and chinos, there is a history of grosgrain. Today, we will learn about the history of grosgrain and its usage in regular clothing for men and women. if you are ready, then let’s dive straight in!!!   HISTORY OF GROSGRAIN USAGE   The history of grosgrain fabric began way back in the early 17th century, which recorded its first usage. At that time, a lot of clothing uses grosgrain fabric as a cheaper alternative to more expensive garments made from wool or silk. Examples of clothing which…

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    Plain Weave- What is Grosgrain Fabric?

    INTRODUCTION   Welcome back to a new post. Today, we will still be exploring other terms and concepts related to the basic weave. Previously, we have already learned about plain, satin and twill weave. On top of that, we have also learned about history which is related to the weaves. Today, we will learn about one of the plain weave variations, called the grosgrain. Grosgrain Bowtie (Source: Carrotandgibss.com) However, do you know what exactly is grosgrain? Well, that’s why we are here today. In today’s post, we will learn why this particular fabric is called grosgrain.   DEFINITION   Grosgrain is derived from the French word, which is a combination…

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    History of Satin Fabric

    INTRODUCTION   As previously mentioned, satin is a kind of weave while silk is the raw material. Traditionally, weavers will spin silk threads in a ratio of 4:1, 4 warp threads to 1 weft threads. It is this 4:1 ratio which gives the satin fabric the “floating characteristics”. However, nowadays you can find the satin fabric is a wide variety of materials. Difference between Satin and Sateen (Source: Youtube.com) Most common materials used for satin fabric include rayon, wool, nylon and other blends of synthetic fibers as well. There is also another variation of satin fabric using cotton, called sateen. We will discuss sateen in another post. Therefore, today, we…

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    What Exactly is Satin?

    INTRODUCTION   Previously, we have already explored the definition of weaving and the different types of weaves. In fact, we have already gone through the plain weave and twill weave. However, there is also another kind of weave, which is called the satin weave. Satin, just like twill and plain weave, is among the 3 most fundamental weave technique to make clothes. Cotton twill (Source: Drmenstyle.com) Plain weave (Source: Drmenstyle.com) However, the real question is, what is satin weave and how is it different from satin fabric? Do not worry. Today, we will go through the definition one by one. If you are ready, then let’s dive straight in!!  …

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    More Information About Plain Weave

    INTRODUCTION   If you missed out on our previous post about the plain weave, you can click here to read all about it. In fact, we have already gone through the basic information about the plain weave. What other pieces of information that we should know then? Therefore, today’s post will give insight and information about the plain weave. Click here to read about it also BALANCED PLAIN WEAVE   A plain weave fabric is also called a balanced plain weave fabric. In a balanced plain weave, there must be equal weight for both the warp (vertical) and weft (horizontal) direction. On top of that, it also must have equal…

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    What is A Plain Weave?

    INTRODUCTION   In our previous post, we have already gone through the definition of twill weave.  In summary, twill weave is a type of weave which is most common in pants like khakis, chinos, denim and etc. However, there are also other kinds of weaves which we have not yet to explore. Therefore, today, we will take a look at one of the basic weave categories, include plain weave. Khakis made from twill weave (Source: Zalora.com)   WHAT IS A PLAIN WEAVE?   A plain weave is a type of weave which is most common in all types of garments from shirts, pants and etc. Just like the twill weave,…