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White VS Nude

by L. Isler | April 09, 2017

How do we decide when white over white is right?

We like layering whites when all pieces involved could be worn on their own. Not that you have to, but you could. A tank, a tee, a dress. A guideline (we don't like rules) that comes in handy when layering white over colors as well.

If the underthing happens to be a lingerie thing (a slip, a bra, a body shaper) then our preference is for nude.

Camis cross into both categories, so we recommend choosing whatever color, or lack of color, feels right for you!


Nude Cami from Shirtini's Under Things Collection 


Posted in Shop Shirtini, Trade Secret

Cotton Notes

by L. Isler | February 15, 2017

We love shopping online, but we also miss the ability to use our sense of touch.
At Shirtini every shirt we sell must pass a touch test. We have no use for rough, scratchy fabrics. Conversely, we're head over heels for a soft finish, so you can be confident your purchase will be pleasing to the touch.
We love linen, cashmere, and an occasional silk, but for the most part, cotton rules our world and the variety of weaves can leave you wondering...
...What's the difference between royal oxford and pinpoint oxford? Is there a crown involved? If so, I definitely want that one. So we did a little research and here are our notes:
  • Poplin: A lightweight tightly woven weave with a smooth crisp finish. Well suited for dress shirts.
  • Oxford: Available in a variety of weights and finishes (see below) although frequently associated with the heavier weight cloth that looks casually chic when left wrinkled.
  • Pinpoint Oxford: A mix between poplin and oxford. Pinpoint is smoother than a traditional oxford cloth and not as heavy. Balancing between casual and professional.
  • Royal Oxford: A lightweight textured weave with a slight sheen and soft wrinkle resistant finish.  A bit more comfortable in a formal setting than it's oxford cousins.
  • Piqué: A raised weave in a geometric design for added texture. Piqué fabrics vary in weight from light to heavy. Although natural wrinkle resistant, piqué patterns were originally created to hold the starch required for white tie events.

Posted in Trade Secret

Suzi Roher Sneak Peak

by L. Isler | December 14, 2016

Taking a little break from winter festivities to photograph our new belt collection from Canadian designer Suzi Roher. 
Each belt in the collection is carefully chosen for it's beauty, versatility, and fit.
A simple hook and interlocking elements create the opportunity to wear the belt where it looks best on you. Several styles also feature clever little stretch tabs for additional fit forgiveness.

Many of the tricks we learned from fitting shirts also apply to choosing a belt. Wearing a belt below your natural waist may be the most flattering option as it elongates the body and creates the illusion of additional space between your waist and bust.

If you would like a sneak peak at the collection click:



Posted in Embellish, Shop Shirtini, Trade Secret

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