The casual button-down shirt

The casual button-down shirt is inherently smart, but because of its softer construction, it’s not as serious as a dress shirt. This type of shirt works well as a smart-casual substitute for the polo or plain tee.

White dress shirt

The white dress shirt is the ultimate menswear essential and no modern man should be without at least three to four of these. This is the most versatile item on this list, as there is no dress code that the white dress shirt won’t fit – from the most formal to the most casual. It comes in many different variations, so your choice is really all about personal preference. At its core, a well fitting white dress shirt will make your life a whole lot easier.

Patterned shirt

The patterned/print shirt is an essential in any man’s wardrobe and serves many functions. It’s not only for the beach and super-casual occasions. The print shirt can also be worn with a suit as a substitute for a traditional dress shirt – this works especially well when your intention is to dress down your suit for a more smart-casual/business look.

Denim shirt

While denim jeans and jackets often take all the menswear glory, denim shirts also have their place. A denim shirt will probably become one of the most versatile shirts you’ll have in your wardrobe. It works for any occasion, bar when it calls for a super-serious dress code. A denim shirt will work for business-casual, casual or smart-casual looks.

Short-sleeved polo shirt

The short-sleeved polo shirt has been a menswear essential for many years, mainly because of its versatility – it can fit into any ensemble! Whether you’re going for a sports-luxe look or a formal one, the polo shirt will make sense in every sphere.

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