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SIX SHIRTS EVERY MAN NEEDS (part two)

Second part of the essential shirt-guide

Last week we talked about the first three of six shirts that all man needs in his wardrobe. If you haven’t seen this, you may want to start here. Those three are definitely worth investing in. The next three shirts in the spot offer some great variety to your look and definitely deserve a spot. And see which tie we would pair them with by holding your mouse over the pictures.

The Striped Shirt

A striped shirt is just classic. And it’s an easy way of adding some heart to your wardrobe. The style became quite popular during the 1960s as a response to the classic and staid conventions of dress. Most go for a striped shirt in a white/blue colorway, which indeed looks amazing, however to stand out from the crowd, try this green-striped shirt from swedish, Acne. You will not regret this move, we promise. We love to pair a shirt like this with more stripes. Yes, stripes on stripes. If you don’t feel us here, just pair it with a classic solid colored tie.

The Linen Shirt

Nothing says summer quite like linen. As it is made from the fibres of the flax plant, it is the fabric of choice for harbour visits, metropolis walks and long evenings in the Riviera. Keep it clean when choosing one of these bad boys, but don’t be afraid to add some colors as this is one shirt you don’t wear during the cold months. We are simply in love with this red toned-shirt from American, J.Crew. Therefore add a sharp contrast tie to the light shade such as a great navy silk tie or one that says prep’ all over the place.

The Grandad Collar

    Your perfect alternative to your everyday style. When going a bit more casual or wants to dress with an edge, this is the go-to shirt. It’s such a versatile piece and every man should indeed have one of these in his wardrobe. The history behind the shirts just makes it even more awesome: created in the 1920s because that factory workers ripped the collars off their shirts to avoid getting caught in machinery. This one from Club Monaco cut from cotton-seersucker will absolutely do the job. It’s obvious that one can’t rock a tie to this one. But a blazer’s best friend, namely the pocket square, is of course needed if pairing a grandad collar shirt with a blazer. We prefer a white bordered one or a great one in a denim character.