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HOW TO DON THE CLASSIC WHITE SHIRT IN ANY LIGHT

Take the MVP of your work wardrobe to the next level. Here's how to update the white shirt for all occasions.

Vested Interest

You already know a vest adds a dose of panache when sported under a suit. It plays just as well with a casual white shirt, adding a streamlined, smartened-up edge.

Denim waistcoat and cotton  shirt, from Brunello Cucinelli. Cotton trousers, from Hackett. Suede shoes, from Coach.
Denim waistcoat and cotton shirt, from Brunello Cucinelli. Cotton trousers, from Hackett. Suede shoes, from Coach.

 

Lighten Up

A flash of crisp white adds bright balance to an outfit that otherwise comprises sombre tones.

Linen blazer, cotton shirt and cotton trousers, from Raoul.
Linen blazer, cotton shirt and cotton trousers, from Raoul.

 

Basic Theory

Swop that white tee for a white shirt to achieve a look that’s put together, even when you’re at play.

Cotton shirt and cotton trousers, from Hackett. Suede shoes, from Tod’s.
Cotton shirt and cotton trousers, from Hackett. Suede shoes, from Tod’s.

 

Suits You

A relaxed suit and a smart shirt can rise to all (okay, most) occasions, making this a perfect combination for those days that call for your presence at myriad venues.

Cotton suit and cotton shirt, from Z Zegna.
Cotton suit and cotton shirt, from Z Zegna.

 

Solid Foundation

Set against stark, simple shirting, flamboyant accents – such as this striped knit tie – shine.

Cotton jacket, cotton shirt, denim trousers and cotton tie, from CH Carolina Herrera.
Cotton jacket, cotton shirt, denim trousers and cotton tie, from CH Carolina Herrera.