January 19, 2022 5 min read

One of the most important factors in pairing all of your clothes together is mixing up your shirts. Choosing the wrong shirt can make the best suit look drab, and wearing a suit without a shirt can look a little lazy.

A man should have from 10 to 15 shirts for a professional wardrobe. A few key points to remember:

Go for a variety of colors and patterns, but avoid a lot of very bright colors unless you want a more casual look. Avoid matching too many shirts with the same color. Wear a light shirt underneath a heavy shirt to keep it from getting too warm from the weight of the heavy shirt.

What to Look for in Surf Clothes

The surf shirt is an important piece of surfwear because it protects the surfer from the sun. Surfers often wear long sleeve shirts to cover their skin, but their chest is still exposed to rays. The surf shirt provides protection for the chest and arms. Surfers should look for shirts that are lightweight, made from quick-drying fabric, and offer UV protection. Surf shirts are cool, flattering to the body type and add a little bit of flair to the average look. But what should you look for when purchasing a surf shirt? Read on to find out...

Cut. The cut of the surf shirt will determine how it sits on your body. Try to avoid shirts that sag down too much in the front or in the back.

Length. Some surf shirts will be cut in a longer length in order to accommodate longer torso and back lengths.

man in white surf shirt

Fabric. Like everything else, the more expensive the shirt, the nicer the fabric. This is not always the case, but many quality men's beach shirts are made of mixed material giving them the comfortability that the wearer desires.

Buying a new shirt for surfing may seem like an easy task, but there are many different styles and colors to choose from, so it's important to know what you're looking for. Decide if you want to purchase a short sleeve or long sleeve shirt. Next, decide how often you'll be surfing and what you'll be doing once you're in the water. For example, if you're surfing for an hour in the water and you're looking for a more lightweight shirt, then a short sleeve is perfect. If you want something for more heavy-duty, then a long sleeve is the way to go.

How Should a Gentleman Wear Surf Shirts

A lot of people love to wear Surf Shirts and you can get them to match lots of different outfits. Here are some tips on how to wear Surf Shirts. If you're wearing a plain shirt underneath the Surf Shirt, put the Surf Shirt on over the plain shirt. Even though you're wearing a Surf Shirt, always wear a pair of good shoes.

Balance the colors. A blue, white, and redshirt are perfect for Memorial Day or Fourth of July as they are colors of America's flag. This would be a good choice if you will be spending time at the beach with your family. Create an outfit with a surf shirt and jeans for a casual look.

Surf shirts are unique clothing items for people who enjoy water sports. Surf shirts are made to withstand wetness and waves, which is why they are perfect for people that enjoy surfing. Surf Shirts are also considered to be fashionable, which is why it can be worn casually with jeans or dressed up with a skirt. However, the best way to wear a surfer shirt is when you are in the water.

How to Get the Right Fit for Men


There are many considerations when purchasing a new shirt, but the first and most important thing to consider is the fit. The shirt should be long enough to cover your stomach and should not be so tight as to cause a muffin top or so loose as to slide around as you bend over. The sleeves should be long enough that they cover the top of your hands and they should also be tight enough that they stay up on your arms. The sleeves should not be tight but should remain fitted around the bicep and forearm. Finally, the chest should be fitted without being too tight or too loose.

Final Thoughts

The answer to "How many shirts should a man own?" is subjective. The answer to the question depends on many variables, including, but not limited to, the man's size, profession, and location. Some experts say that the perfect number of shirts to own is eighteen. Eighteen is over the average of twelve that most men have, but not too extreme. Since the answer to how many shirts a man should own is subjective, you would have to ask the individual what the best number of shirts for him would be.

Frequent Questions

man in surf shirt on a wave

How many work outfits should a man have?

Most guys will invest in 5-10 work outfits. I believe this number should be lower. A nice suit should last about three to four years before it needs to be laundered. Generally speaking, women need more clothes than men.

Is it ok to wear the same suit everyday?

Do you ever worry about what people will think of you because you wear the same suit every day to work? I think it's totally fine to wear the same thing everyday because it saves time and money. If you're someone who enjoys getting dressed up every day, then I'm sure you're not wearing the same suit every day.

How many surf shirts should a girl own?

In practice, it has been shown that women wear and own a bit more shirts than men. A lady will always have one favorite surf shirt, no matter how many she has.

How long do men's shirts last? 

The lifespan of a shirt depends on the quality of the shirt and how it is used. Some common factors that may affect the lifespan of a shirt are: Proper care, Washing and drying, Ironing, and the fabric. Shirts with woven fabric (such as cotton) will last longer than shirts with knit fabric (such as polyester). Shirt with woven fabric will last at least five years whereas shirts with knit fabric will last at least three years.

How often should shirts be washed?

The frequency with which you should wash your shirts depends on the type of shirt and the type of material it is made of. Generally, you should be washing your shirts about every two weeks. If you know you are going to be involved in strenuous activities, you should air the shirt out, and wash it as soon as possible.
Author - Aleksandra Djurdjevic
Aleksandra Djurdjevic          

Senior Content Creator

Aleksandra Djurdjevic is a senior writer and editor, covering surf, kayak and various watersports activities. She has previously worked as ESL teacher for English Tochka. Aleksandra graduated from the Comparative Literature department at the Faculty of Philosophy in Serbia. Aleksandra’s love for the ocean / rivers, getting out waves, season after season, seeking epic adventures across the globe helps her continue to be a top expert at CSG.

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