There is one dreaded stain I think everyone can agree is the most noticeable and in general, the most embarrassment inducing: sweat stains. Sweat stains can strike at any time: on your way in from lunch or during a presentation. However, sweat stains while wearing a dress shirt can be prevented. Here’s how.
- Wear antiperspirant
This may seem obvious, but lots of people forego deodorant on a daily basis. If you find you sweat a lot more during the hotter months, try using an antiperspirant, and maybe additionally cooling powder to help physically reduce sweating.
- Wear more breathable clothing
Cotton is one of the most breathable fabrics for dress shirts because it is lightweight and is woven in a way that creates greater airflow. Avoid polyester or other synthetic fabrics, as they are less breathable and often trap moisture close to the skin.
- Wear better performing dress wear
Since for many people, sweating is inevitable, it’s better to wear clothing that will solve the problem for you. Our best selling shirt GQWhite™, the ultimate white shirt, is treated with a special technology that reduces the appearance of sweat stains. The technology disperses sweat and helps it evaporate quickly, meaning stains are significantly less apparent with GQWhite™ than on other shirts.
- Put on a suit jacket
If all else fails, cover up the stain! This is a good way to cover embarrassing sweat stains and is also a good option if your office has extra strong air conditioning.