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Dress Shirts or Polo in the Philippines. Long sleeves Polo. Short sleeves Polo that Filipinos love so much that most companies even use this cut for our polo barong tagalog. It has a collar and a front opening from collar to the bottom of the shirt. Closed up with either buttons or shirt studs which are usually used for formal occasions.
The Philippines used to be the number one supplier of pearl buttons. It was our number one export back in the days. Sadly we rarely have suppliers and most of our pearl buttons can be bought in Hong Kong. Nevertheless, some polos use casual buttons, but Jacksons tailors make a point to fancy up the shirt with proper buttons.
Long sleeves polos use woven cloth fabrics hence the crisp white shirt. It should be starched while ironed to keep its glorious look.
Collars varies differently upon design but must be cut close to the neck or basically it is a fail, hence bespoke shirts, Filipinos rarely have one made except for their wedding day. It can be button down, stiffened up with collar stands that you can buy separately, but basically stiff and standing up like the best soldier you should be. Gives you that effortless refinement.
Plackets all over, on the wrist, on the side cuts by your hips, makes it worth the extra effort for us tailors because it does make it extra special, like diamonds on a woman’s gown.
And that cuff. Shouldn’t be too stiff as a board but definitely sturdy like a woman readily assigned to do your bidding. Buttoned down , folded and buttoned, slightly curved or sharped up edged.
The dress shirt or polo is easily the number one go to piece of garment for any occasion. It can be a stand alone outfit, paired with a suit, paired with blue jeans, or partnered up with khakis on a boating trip you got invited to and you just need to look extra swanky.
Little trivia: Sharon Stone wore her husband’s dress shirt paired with a beautiful satin skirt to the Oscars. Imagine that. Amidst a sea of dior gowns, we have this sought after siren sporting a long sleeves white polo working the red carpet with her husband on tow and a gorgeous smile. But what caught everyone’s attention was of course the white polo, would you think to do so if invited to like say , a wedding? Amazingly it wasn’t on the worst dress list but actually The Talk Of The Town. What can we say, that dame knows how to walk the red carpet.