The Importance of a Great Shirt

For me, a button-up shirt is more than standard office attire or a business casual garment. * And I think this is true for a lot of men. We look for a modern shirt that we can wear to work or special events, and then on the weekends we dress them down with a pair of jeans.

That's why I've been really loving the brand Made & Mastered. They have really hit the mark when it comes to understanding what most men want in their shirts: versatility, quality, and style. Their innovative and eco-friendly lyocell-blend fabric has a bit of flexibility so it allows for more leeway and stays super comfortable. The material also feels very soft and is pretty lightweight. I even feel like their shirts resisted wrinkles better than other dress shirts I own. 

The details are awesome. It's easy to style the shirts tucked in or untucked, no matter the fit or style. And going untucked offers a chance to show off the subtle and super stylish silk-like detail along the sides of the hem. It's the same silky material that is revealed on the collar, neck and cuff of the shirts too. It adds a visual luxe look and also makes the shirts super comfortable. It's pretty impressive. 

My favorite feature of the brand's collection is the fit choices. Made & Mastered stands out for their accommodation of men's different fit needs and preferences. They offer four fits to elegantly frame any physique. There has been so many times that I've fallen in love with a shirt, but the fit wasn't what I was looking for. Sometimes a brand may offer a relaxed fit and a slim fit... and often I'm somewhere in between. That's why when I learned about Made & Mastered's Semi-Fitted option I got really excited.



For this post, I tried out two shirts in different fit options. The burgundy shirt is a Semi-Fitted size small, and the dark gray is a Regular size small. I wanted to test the difference between the two fits. But also use them as an example of the ways I style my shirts. Often when I'm going a bit more casual and I will leave my shirt untucked, I spring for a looser/traditional fit. When I want to pair a shirt with slacks or I know I will have to tuck in my shirt, it usually feels more comfortable to wear a more fitted shirt. I'm not sure if that's really a menswear rule for everyone to live by - it's just my personal preference.

I truly loved the shirts. Unboxing them and trying them on for the first time was so cool, because as I put them on I started noticing all the little details that I wasn't expecting - the silky cuffs, the collar, the fabric. The colors are super rich. The fits are great. And I truly feel their versatility. I can dress them up or down; I can wear them alone or with a sports coat. I've definitely found a new staple for my wardrobe - and pretty pumped to try out more of their styles and fits in the future.

Now is a great time to order from the brand because they are currently offering a 20% discount! Click HERE to shop now.




Shirts: Made & Mastered, $85;
Shoes: Ben ShermanJeans: Allsaints; Pants: Kenneth Cole

Photos by Daniel Murillo


Dear readers, by supporting my sponsors you are supporting my blog and for that I'm truly grateful. Thank you to Made & Mastered for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own. 

* A button-down is a button-up, but a button-up isn't necessarily a button-down. Button-down shirts have extra buttons so you can fasten the collar and keep it in place. Made & Mastered shirts have collar stays instead of collar buttons so they are considered button-up shirts.


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