Flicked drips of spaghetti sauce, drops of red wine, sweat patches, dirty cuffs and pen-stained pockets are all inherently attracted to the white shirt canvas. But since when does a guy shy away from a challenge?
A great white shirt is one of the best items of clothing you can own – crisp, fresh and versatile, it will hide your hangover and make you look like the type of man who would never spill his wine.
Here’s everything you need to know about this old classic, including our favourite styles and how to wear it.
OUR FAVOURITE STYLES
The Plain and Simple – It’s hard to go past a classic white shirt. The Aston shirt (pictured left) has tonal white buttons, tailored shaping through the body, classic french cuff and simple collar.
The Black Trim – A tried and true colour combination, the ying to its yang, black and white are made to be together. What better way to add interest to a white shirt than a bold black trim? Give it a go with the Caine shirt (pictured middle).
The Grosgrain Trim – Like a black trim but with a sportier finish, a grosgrain ribbon detailing gives a white shirt a little extra detail without overpowering the simplicity. Our pick is the Manzella shirt (pictured right) which features the grosgrain under the front placket for an opt-in, opt-out detailing.
HOW TO WEAR THE WHITE SHIRT
Casual – Pair with a leather jacket, coloured chinos or a sporty blazer for a style that works for Friday night drinks or the family lunch.
Business – Add a tie, new season suit and professional attitude for major boardroom-boss vibe.
Black Tie – The perfect base for black tie suiting, all you will need to add is a standout velvet blazer or bow tie.