In sartorial terms, a dress shirt is defined as a long-sleeve, collared shirt with buttons down the front. In everyday life, it’s known as the good shirt in your wardrobe. You pull it out for required formal occasions—when the dress code calls for a crisp, tailored suit—or sport it more casually, layered with jeans and white sneakers for the weekend. With office events, weddings and social gatherings in the mix, you’ll want to keep a few of these versatile shirts at the ready so you’re prepared for anything.
For those who bristle at the thought of a tight collar putting them in a choke hold, good news: The best dress shirts for men are cut from breathable, technical fabrics that hold their shape but have enough stretch to move with you. The styles have also loosened up considerably from the starched versions you might have owned five years ago. You’ll now find modern collars, sophisticated prints and non-boring colors that elevate the men’s dress shirt from mere fashion filler to something far more interesting.
To zero in on the highest quality shirts for your spend, consider the material, fit, comfort and cost. Unless you plan to go the made-to-measure route, there are plenty of surprisingly reasonably priced options on the market, with impeccable detailing, to suit your fashion tastes. Whether you’re a pinstripe, spread collar or French cuff kind of guy, here’s where to buy the best dress shirts for your wardrobe.
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