Oxfords, dress shirts, checked shirts, denim shirts, camp collar shirts and overshirts — the variety of button-front shirts is ecclesiastical. For men, who (compared to females) have limited sartorial options, playing within that variety is one of the pleasures of style. So explore the options, look into quality corners, and don’t hesitate to equip your closet with all 24 shirts. Unlike other areas of men’s style, where culling and curating holds value, the shirt is a playground. Shop around. Swap often. And bask in the plenty of the shirt.
Dress it up or dress it down, the oxford is the cornerstone of any strong shirting game.
Pairings: Chinos and a pair of oxfords.
Anton Oxford Shirt by Norse Projects $145
Overdyed Oxford Shirt by Alex Mill $160
Oxford Shirt by Maison Kitsuné $250
Officine Generale by Oxford Shirt $290
The Dress Shirt
Clean design for an elevated business wardrobe.
Pairings: Slacks, a blazer and a MBA.
Cotton Shirt by Drake’s $175
Cotton-Poplin Shirt by Hackett $180
Gingham Cotton Shirt by Gieves & Hawkes $205
Cotton Twill Shirt by Canali $240
The Checked Shirt
A wide variety for every casual outfit.
Pairings: Jeans and boots.
Plaid Cotton-Flannel Shirt by J.Crew $80
Black Watch Checked Cotton Shirt by Saturdays NYC $120
Eugene Organic Cotton-Flannel Shirt by Outerknown $145
Cotton-Flannel Shirt by Remi Relief $235
The Denim Shirt
It’ll age just as well as your favorite jeans.
Pairings: A motorcycle and a vintage guitar.
Nash Denim Shirt by NN07 $145
Classic Western Shirt by AMI $260
Denim Western Shirt by Kapital $275
Washed-Denim Western Shirt by Neighborhood $280
The Camp Collar
Because your short-sleeved shirt needs the detail.
Pairings: White sand beaches, board shorts and a Mai Tai.
Cotton-and-Hemp-Blend Chambray Shirt by Beams Plus $120
Camp-Collar Cotton Shirt by Battenwear $225
Camp-Collar Slub-Cotton Shirt by Cmmn Swdn $250
Voile Shirt by Sasquatchfabrix. $330
For nights at the cabin, a layering piece.
Pairings: Your favorite tee and a remote location.
Brushed-Wool-Blend Shirt Jacket by Club Monaco $180
Houndstooth Woven Overshirt by Faherty $230
Woven Linen Overshirt by Fanmail $300
Slub-Cotton Shirt Jacket by OrSlow $310