The Shirts Every Man Needs
They are as essential as trousers or a t-shirt. We all have them, some of us wear them more than others, but ultimately, they are a staple piece. That’s right we are talking about shirts. It’s the item you have that will see you through weddings, work, BBQ’s and a trip down to your local. Whatever the occasion, we can guarantee there is a style of shirt that will tick all the boxes and that’s the beauty of them.
But where do you begin when looking for that perfect shirt? Well, we’ve put together a list of shirts to ensure you have all bases covered.
If you don’t have one – it will change your life. The non-iron shirt is an absolute must in every man’s wardrobe. Timesaving, easy to care for and no fuss, it really is the best investment you can make. You can be sure you will always look sharp with minimal effort and avoid the dreaded back creases from driving or sitting down for a long time. With our ever fast-paced lifestyles and minimal time to spare, a non-iron shirt is the ideal solution.
Our non-iron cotton rich shirts come in a range of colours and are smart enough for the office whilst being comfortable enough to relax in. Save those precious ten minutes in the morning and add one to your wardrobe now – and thank us later! Available regular and king-size options from 15"-23" collar, see our picks below.
You might call it your everyday shirt, especially if you wear one to work, or you might never wear a smart shirt. However, they’re definitely an essential if you want to nail your business look. A good quality shirt will offer timeless style and give you an immaculate finish. Look towards a patterned shirt with a stripe or check to give you a slightly more casual look with a touch of personality. On the other hand, wear a classic white or coloured shirt with a tie for the ultimate clean and sharp finish.
Pairing a smart shirt is simple – smart trousers and formal shoes and you are good to go. If you have only started to grow your shirt collection recently, we suggest starting off with simple colours and a good range of ties for a smart and sleek touch. Then when it comes to after work drinks or date night – take off the tie and roll your sleeves up. Our top picks include classic colours, subtle stripes and classic check patterns to ensure your office look gets top marks.
Short Sleeve Formal Shirt
If you still want to look smart but the temperature is rising then reach for a short sleeve formal shirt. There’s really nothing worse then feeling uncomfortable in what you wear – especially when there’s a solution. You can maintain a smart and sophisticated persona whilst remaining cool and relaxed in a short sleeve style. Wear with or without a tie and pair with smart trousers. Pop on a pair of sunglasses to get your summer office look down to a tee. Our range includes classic whites and blues in a range of non-iron, oxford and classic cotton blend as well as a wide selection of bright and modern colours.
Whether you frequent black tie events or you can’t remember the last time you put a suit on, it’s inevitable there will be a time in your life when you will need to wear a dress shirt. Black or white tie requires a very particular style of shirt and when the time comes to get suited and booted it’s best to have one ready in the wardrobe. From bib front shirts to wing collar with single or double cuffs, our men’s formal dress shirts are perfect for those dress to impress occasions such as weddings or black tie.
Styles in the range include Marcella detailing, also known as pique, which is a naturally stiff cotton cloth characterised by raised parallel or geometric patterns in the fabric. You can also choose from wing, cutaway or classic collars depending on the occasion. Finish off the look with a coordinating bow tie and luxury cummerbund set and cufflinks. With a shirt to suit every man, our range is stocked in regular and big and tall sizes up to 23” collar.
Oxford Button Down Shirt
Truly a classic – the oxford button down shirt is an iconic menswear staple. The Oxford shirt can add a casual element to what would normally be a formal outfit, or you easily can dress up a relaxed look. Being so versatile and having been around for over 100 years, it is a timeless piece. They can blend into most dress codes and can look good either buttoned up or with the collar worn open. We pair ours with smart trousers in the office and switch to dark denim jeans for after work events. Our top picks include classic colours that will become your new go-to and more casual striped options.
Casual Check Shirt
It’s nothing more than a classic. You’re bound to have one lurking in your wardrobe somewhere if you don’t already own a good dozen. In our eyes – you can never have too many. The checked shirt is ideal to wear open over a t-shirt or buttoned up with jeans - meaning it’s a year-round piece that can be adapted as the weather improves or worsens, which inevitably can happen in one day here in the UK! It’s the type of shirt you can wear to the office on a casual Friday or roll up the sleeves and wear it to the beer garden on a sunny Saturday. Styling a check shirt is simple – pair it with denim jeans and boots or trainers. Our top picks this season include short sleeve styles in a range of on-trend colours.
Now the clocks have changed we can officially say summer is almost here. One staple every man needs in his wardrobe is a linen shirt. A timeless piece, the linen shirt will see you through summer after summer. The natural fibres ensure maximum breathability without compromising on style and the lightweight piece will provide nothing but comfort. Pair a linen shirt with jeans or chinos for a laid-back stylish look or with shorts in summer. Our range of colours and patterns will breathe a little sunshine into your seasonal wardrobe. If colour isn’t your thing – a classic white linen shirt will be a true investment.
Short Sleeve Casual Shirt
A classic short sleeve shirt will be your best friend when the sun starts shining. Whether it’s a plain smart style or a funky pattern – they’ll see you through a host of events and activities. They’re practical, versatile and ideal for warmer weather. The best thing about a short sleeve shirt is that it goes with everything – from shorts to jeans to chinos. You can wear it open over a t-shirt for a casual look or button it up. Our picks include soft touch styles and wide or thin stripes.
Printed Casual Shirt
Let your personality really shine through and be bold in a printed shirt. From tropical prints and geometric patterns to floral and fruity – make an impact in whatever you choose to wear. Guaranteed, you will turn a few heads and gain some compliments when you wear one. Casual styles are perfect for summer evenings or holidays or to mix up your casual office look. Keep the rest of your outfit subtle and let the shirt do the talking. Our top picks this season include our Pyjama Collared Tropical Print Short Sleeve Casual Shirt which has us itching for summer or the quirky Watermelon Print Short Sleeve Casual Shirt.