1

NEW YORK — Perry Ellis is not a brand that makes men nervous or causes them to titter. Even if a work-a-day guy doesn’t wear Perry Ellis clothes, he probably recognizes the name from those times he has wandered through a department store looking to stock up on dress shirts. Perry Ellis is not niche; it is mass. And its creative director, Michael Maccari designed a spring 2016 collection that was welcoming to a wide swath of men. Board shorts, crewneck sweaters, lean — but not tight — suits. Rich colors but nothing too psychedelic.

It is saying dress shirts , and it looks like as if the word *dress** acts as an adjective. What does the writer really mean by saying dress shirts?

Is stock up here s noun?

Thank you in advance.

3

"Stock up" is a set term meaning to "increase the quantity of an item you have."

So, if it's winter and you won't be able to get to the grocery store because there's a major snow storm coming, you would "stock up" on food and other supplies so that you wouldn't starve when you couldn't go out.

In this case, a man who is starting a new job (as an example) may "stock up" on essential items like dress shirts as he will likely need at least five to get through the work week.

A "Dress shirt" is (usually) a men's business shirt.

It's usually long-sleeved, button-up with a collar and often worn with a tie, though you can have a "Short-sleeved dress shirt":

A Dress shirt

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.