Product Review: The Ultimate Performance Dress Shirt by Mizzen+Main

In the never-ending search for the perfect off-the-rack shirt, I present the Hemingway Oxford button down by Mizzen+Main. The American based brand puts two things above all when creating their products – performance & fit. I took their Hemingway Oxford shirt for a spin and here are my thoughts on what could be the most ideal shirt for every guy.

Men's Style Pro in Mizzen+Main Shirt

The Hemingway Yellow Oxford Shirt – Mizzen+Main (available online) | Grey Wash Cutton Suit – Uniqlo | Wickham Striped Knit Tie – Thomas Pink | Sneakers – Adidas | Pocket Square – Blue Bandana | “Bang” Lapel Pin – East Dane


For over a year, I’ve been hearing about Mizzen+Main’s performance based fabrics, which in my mind meant, a dri-fit style dress shirt. The original notion wasn’t something that sounded aesthetic pleasing, however; my tune soon changed. While on Instagram awhile back, my good friend Angel Ramos praised the brand’s grey button down Oxford shirt. Since his style acumen is something that I trust & admire (plus, has his own men’s clothing brand), I decided to finally take the plunge. 

Pros

  • The moisture-wicking performance fabric is feel like you’re wearing a cloud. When I shot this feature I’d be wearing this shirt for 6 hours and I can say I’ve never felt so comfortable in a shirt..EVER!
  • I was extremely surprised that the fabric would look so much like a traditional Oxford. Hearing “performance-fabric” I immediately think of compression gear that I wear to gym, however; this was not the case. The texture of the fabric weave is quite beautiful when you look at it closely
  • By far my favorite feature is the high collar. Some many shirt collars are inexplicably short & stingy. The Hemingway shirt collar stands tall with or without a tie. If you’re the casual guy that never dons a tie, this is the perfect shirt for you. When you’re wearing a blazer, this collar is substantial and never slinks down below the neckline
  • I love the fit of this shirt. It contours to the body without being restrictive and has “four-way stretch”. The stretch let you be as active as you’d like, without looking like a slub at the end of the day (or jump across newspaper containers)

Cons

  • If there was more color variety in this specific style of shirt, the world would be a better place

Final Grade

This shirt is well deserving of an A+ grade. This grade is based on an outstanding fit, technological components, details like collar height & fabric texture and the overall feel of the fabric against the skin — all of which I haven’t found in combination with any other shirting brand. No this is not a paid endorsement of Mizzen+Main. This is a Men’s Style Pro as a consumer believing in a well-made product, produced in America that will revolutionize the way men dress, while enjoying the maximum amount of stylish comfort. 

Men's Style Pro in Mizzen+Main Shirt

Men's Style Pro in Mizzen+Main Shirt

Men's Style Pro in Mizzen+Main Shirt

Men's Style Pro in Mizzen+Main Shirt

Men's Style Pro in Mizzen+Main Shirt

Check out Mizzen+Main.com to see the full collection of shirts.

Sabir M Peele

Founder & Creative Director

Founder & Creative Director of Men's Style Pro, Sabir has a deep passion for menswear and all things manly. Selected as one of the "5 Best Dressed Men In America" by Esquire Magazine in 2010 & as #GQFall 2013 Best Dressed Man. As of 2014, Sabir serves as a freelance brand ambassador & executive stylist for GQ Magazine & GQ Report. Outside of that partnership, Sabir serves as an independent brand consultant as well. Reach me directly at SABIR@MENSSTYLEPRO.COM

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