There’s no doubt about it, every well dressed man owns an immaculate white shirt or two. They’re almost a ‘Gentleman’s Staple’.
It is however, a tough choice to decide which one to buy. There are so many brands, fabrics and styles to chose from and while others will settle for the average white shirt, we believe you need to pay attention and spend time on working out which one is best for you.
What do you need it for? Where are you going to wear it? How do you want it to fit? Just some of the questions posed when making this shopping decision.
Here’s our thoughts on what makes the most important elements of a good ol’ white shirt.
1 - Fit.
Fit is always so important & on a white shirt, you cant get away with not paying attention to this. Find the fit that suits you, and helps you feel comfortable whilst your looking sharp. Don’t be lazy with this, take the time to try a few and see how they feel, look and sit on your torso. There’s nothing better than a perfectly fitted, stylish white shirt, so this investment of time will undoubtedly pay off.
We’ve all seen them, the white shirts with the fabric density of toilet paper. You don’t want to be wearing a shirt that people can see through, especially when you’re hit with some rain, which happens quite a lot in Manchester. You need to pick your fabric for the occasion to which you’re planning on wearing said shirt. You can most commonly choose from Oxford Cottons, Cotton Poplin & Cotton mixed with either Polyester or Elastane.
If you’re looking to go casual or smart casual, Oxford Cotton is the one for you.
For a smarter occasion or to wear with a suit, a Cotton / Elastane shirt will go down a treat.
3 - Detail
White shirts sell themselves, a good white shirt doesn’t need massive print or colour splashed across them, the detail within them is what counts. Keep things really low key while showing a stronger focus on the above points. Let the details be known to you, and be confident that these are the defining features between a bad shirt & a perfect white shirt.
A white shirt needs to be super versatile too, you want to be able to wear it with jeans, chinos, shorts, the lot!
Take a look at Winston, Victor & Spector in our current collection, i’m sure theres something for you.