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2_ The White Button Down

A forever classic. Slim and simple, tuxedo details, oversized collars, short sleeves in the summer, double-breasted buttons, or that quintessential boyfriend fit, you can never have too many white shirts.

PHOTOGRAPHY_ JON ERVIN
STYLING_ GABRIELLE MARCECA

WHITE DRESS SHIRT_ COTTON_ A. SULKA & COMPANY_ 1964_ HEMINWAY FAMILY HEIRLOOM

A forever classic. Slim and simple, tuxedo details, oversized collars, short sleeves in the summer, double breasted buttons or that quintessential boyfriend fit, you can never have too many white shirts. 

No decade does white shirts better than the 1990s, but I also search for men's shirts from the early 1900s-1940s, and look to the 1980s for oversized details like big collars and puffy sleeves to add drama to a classic.

BRANDS TO LOOK FOR_ Calvin Klein, DKNY, Ralph Lauren, Anne Fontaine, Prada, Jil Sander, Ann Demeulemeester, Yohji Yamamoto, Giorgio Armani, Christian Dior, Gianfranco Ferré.

KEY DECADES_ Antique-1920s tuxedo shirts, 1940s menswear, 1980s, 1990s.

FABRICS_ Classic cotton. But also linen, rayon or silk.

COLORS_ White, cream and off-white.

STYLE NOTES_ Fit is key, get out your measuring tape!