To create the perfect capsule wardrobe, every discerning gentleman should have a curated assortment of men’s shirts they can turn to for any event or occasion. From breathable cotton shirts for workouts and warm days to crisp button-down shirts that complete any formal look, here's our rundown of the men’s shirt styles your closet needs.
Men’s Casual Shirts
You’ll probably find yourself gravitating to casual shirts the most often. For everything from lounging to hardcore workouts, soft breathable styles with a hint of stretch are key. If sustainability is one of your top priorities, seek out shirts made from recycled cotton, organic linen or TENCEL™ Lyocell. You’ll also want to invest in durable styles that are built to last. That means they’ll hold their shape and color despite many trips to the washing machine.
Although everyone loves a graphic tee, it’s important to invest in versatile tees and casual shirts. Look for neutral solid colors that easily pair with a variety of casual (and even semi-formal) looks you already have in your closet. Casual men’s black shirts look excellent with everything from cargo shorts to a pair of slim-fit jeans. Plus, you can easily elevate a casual polo shirt or a V-neck tee by layering on a tailored blazer.
Men’s Dress Shirts
Even if you don’t have a formal office job, you will encounter the occasional event where you need to suit up (or at least wear a shirt with a collar). Prep yourself ahead of time by making sure you have a couple of proper dress shirts you can turn to in a pinch. Men’s white shirts are essential for pairing with classic navy or black suits. Plus, they offer the perfect backdrop for colorful extras like a plaid tie or paisley pocket square (or both)! Before investing in a couple of special-occasion dress shirts, it’s important to know ahead of time whether you prefer classic-fit shirts or slim-fit shirts. It’s worth a trip to the fitting room either way because every brand’s sizing runs a little different.
For business casual or semi-formal style, oxford shirts are an excellent choice. They’re considered the softer version of the men’s dress shirt, but still offer a multitude of styling options. You can easily pair them with everything from tailored pants to off-duty denim for effortless style that always looks pulled together.
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