SHIRTS

It would be hard to find a man who has not even one shirt in his wardrobe. Today, shirts for men are essential elements of male fashion, so it’s difficult to imagine that it took them a few thousand years to earn this title.

Checked shirt od Lanvin Checked shirt od Lanvin

Lanvin

Checked shirt

Checked shirt od Palm Angels Checked shirt od Palm Angels

Palm Angels

Checked shirt

Classic shirt od Etro Classic shirt od Etro

Etro

Classic shirt

Classic shirt od Etro Classic shirt od Etro

Etro

Classic shirt

Logo-printed shirt od Moschino Logo-printed shirt od Moschino

Moschino

Logo-printed shirt

Embellished shirt od Givenchy Embellished shirt od Givenchy

Givenchy

Embellished shirt

Checked shirt od Saint Laurent Paris Checked shirt od Saint Laurent Paris

Saint Laurent Paris

Checked shirt

Long checked shirt od Givenchy Long checked shirt od Givenchy

Givenchy

Long checked shirt

Classic shirt od Gucci Classic shirt od Gucci

Gucci

Classic shirt

Patched shirt od Gucci Patched shirt od Gucci

Gucci

Patched shirt

Distressed shirt od Palm Angels Distressed shirt od Palm Angels

Palm Angels

Distressed shirt

Pinstriped shirt od Fendi Pinstriped shirt od Fendi

Fendi

Pinstriped shirt

Logo-patched shirt od Versace Versus Logo-patched shirt od Versace Versus

Versace Versus

Logo-patched shirt

Fitted shirt od Acne Fitted shirt od Acne

Acne

Fitted shirt

Checked shirt od Burberry Checked shirt od Burberry

Burberry

Checked shirt

Fitted shirt od Etro Fitted shirt od Etro

Etro

Fitted shirt

Skull motif shirt od Alexander McQueen Skull motif shirt od Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

Skull motif shirt

Checked shirt od Off White Checked shirt od Off White

Off White

Checked shirt

Distressed denim shirt od Off White Distressed denim shirt od Off White

Off White

Distressed denim shirt

Tuxedo shirt od Givenchy Tuxedo shirt od Givenchy

Givenchy

Tuxedo shirt

Shirt with crinkle od Lost And Found Shirt with crinkle od Lost And Found

Lost And Found

Shirt with crinkle

Shirt with pockets od Lost And Found Shirt with pockets od Lost And Found

Lost And Found

Shirt with pockets

Checked shirt od Balmain Checked shirt od Balmain

Balmain

Checked shirt

Patched shirt od Versace Versus Patched shirt od Versace Versus

Versace Versus

Patched shirt

Logo-printed shirt od Kenzo Logo-printed shirt od Kenzo

Kenzo

Logo-printed shirt

Logo-embroidered shirt od Kenzo Logo-embroidered shirt od Kenzo

Kenzo

Logo-embroidered shirt

Classic shirt od Stella McCartney Classic shirt od Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

Classic shirt

Classic shirt od Stella McCartney Classic shirt od Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

Classic shirt

Patched shirt od Stella McCartney Patched shirt od Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

Patched shirt

Checked shirt od Diesel Checked shirt od Diesel

Diesel

Checked shirt

Classic shirt od Marni Classic shirt od Marni

Marni

Classic shirt

Checked shirt od Diesel Checked shirt od Diesel

Diesel

Checked shirt

Checked shirt od Diesel Checked shirt od Diesel

Diesel

Checked shirt

Skull motif shirt od Just Cavalli Skull motif shirt od Just Cavalli

Just Cavalli

Skull motif shirt

Leopard motif denim shirt od Just Cavalli Leopard motif denim shirt od Just Cavalli

Just Cavalli

Leopard motif denim shirt

Band collar pinstriped shirt od Maison Margiela Band collar pinstriped shirt od Maison Margiela

Maison Margiela

Band collar pinstriped shirt

Checked shirt od Dsquared2 Checked shirt od Dsquared2

Dsquared2

Checked shirt

Shirt with inserts od Marni Shirt with inserts od Marni

Marni

Shirt with inserts

Printed shirt od Marni Printed shirt od Marni

Marni

Printed shirt

Skull motif shirt od Just Cavalli Skull motif shirt od Just Cavalli

Just Cavalli

Skull motif shirt

Men’s shirts, the essence of style and class

Men’s shirts through the ages – a difficult start

Men’s shirts were initially undergarments that should never see the light of day. So how did this original concealed dress shirt become a real a fashion must have? It is assumed that the prototype of the man's shirt was a tunic popular among the nomadic tribes of Central Asia, as well as the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. In the Middle Ages, shirts began to be worn as underwear. The poorest could not afford a varied wardrobe, so their shirts were often their only clothes, used for everything and accompanying them throughout their lives. Shirts of the time were usually made of undyed linen or wool.
It was only in the late Middle Ages that coloured shirts of silk, decorated with embroidery and lace in visible places began to be popular.

Men’s shirts as the mark of the upper class

After years of shirts being hidden away, the time for major changes in men's fashion came at the start of the 19th century. The dandies of the era began to popularise classical elegance, which would become the domain of all true gentlemen. Tasteful and modest shirts with stiff collars were the fashion hallmarks at the time. It is also to this that we have the saying “to look down on someone”; starched collars significantly hampered movement of the head, thus contributing to a specific type of look that has come to be associated with the representatives of the higher social classes.
Beyond rigid collar and cuffs, snow white material in a shirt also testified to one’s social status. The nineteenth century was a crucial time from the point of view of fashion, for in 1871 the first men’s long-sleeved, button-up shirts were introduced.

Men’s shirts in modern times

Revolutions do not bypass fashion, and so it is with the men's shirt. With the coming of the 20th century, elegant men's shirts began to be slowly supplanted by previously unheard of men’s casual shirts, colourful and patterned. After the Second World War, floral patterns from Hawaiian culture began to flourish. A few decades later, the check design was popularised by Vivienne Westwood, and later by 90s, grunge era designer Marc Jacobs.
Today, in addition, men’s short sleeve shirts, men’s denim shirts, and those decorated with studs or chevrons are also popular – not to mention the classic men’s shirts, perfect for formal occasions, the cut of which has remained virtually unchanged over the decades. All of these can be found in the wide-ranging online offer at the Vitkac.com store.

Shirts made to measure for the stylish man – what to wear and how

Today, men's shirts are the basis of not only formal wear, but also everyday fashion. Despite great popular liberalisation of dress codes, there is still an unwritten rule according to which a true gentleman does not wear the same shirt for business and social gatherings. An essential element of this type of styling should be a perfectly tailored, top class suit. Less formal occasions are, of course, governed by different rules. T-shirts and for everyday look best in combination with jeans and casual jackets.

Whatever your style preference, remember that the correct size and cut of a shirt is important. The latest fashion is for slim fit shirts, hugging the body and emphasising the figure. Choosing men's shirts at the Vitkac.com store is the best possible solution, as it is not only a recipe for a successful shopping, but provides you with an exclusive wardrobe mapped to your unique style.