The classic white shirt has long been a wardrobe staple, and with good reason. Often considered as ‘boring’ or ‘safe’ to wear white, a white shirt is truly a must-have in every man’s wardrobe.
Popularised by stars and worn worldwide, its versatility is a testament to its enduring appeal and the options for reinvention and creativity are multiple.
Crisp, classic cotton shirts are perfect as corporate attire, while blended cotton or Linen can be worn for an evening or weekend outing. Detailing, such as contrast collars, cuffs, and plackets are options that are starting to make ripples across the fashion industry.
Dressed up or down, this humble garment adds elegance to any outfit.
White symbolizes many things. Beginnings, victory, transparency and safety all connect to white, thus considered to be the color of perfection.
The Classy Corporate in White
In a corporate set-up, white arises confidence, trust, and reliability, in addition to elegance & suavity. If you’re someone who is jet-setting across the globe we recommend a classic spread-collar, tailored shirt as an essential wardrobe piece. As a placket choice, French placket and French cuffs (also known as a double cuff) will be the ideal choice as it emanates formality making the wearer sleek and very ‘business-like’.
White pairs perfectly with any suit or tie color, so that choice of style is comparatively easy than color coordinating any other colors.
The Casual Look
For a great smart casual alternative, all you would need is a pair of quality jeans paired with a white short-sleeve or casual long sleeve shirt. A brown leather belt and a pair of brown loafer shoes will give great focus to your crisp white shirt.
The Resort Look
Perfect for a holiday at a beach or up in the hills. White cotton or a linen shirt sure gives out a ‘vacation’ vibe. Wear your white Nehru collared short-sleeve shirt buttoned up with a pair of dark navy shorts. A brown belt and matching brown loafers will dress you up while you can wear your shirt over your shorts with flip-flops to give yourself a laid-back look.