Recently a certain reader took issue with my asserting the classic & indispensable style of the white shirt. And I quote–
“My God, How boring and predictable, a white shirt? Please… These rules are for men who don’t have a clue and just want to leave their house half decent without embarrassing themselves. This I don’t have a problem with, when it’s for convenience, comfort or not having to THINK at all about what to wear, but don’t confuse it with style.”
Huh… Montgomery Clift– seeking convenience and comfort? No, I don’t think so. Errol Flynn– on a quest for decency and concerned with not embarrassing himself? Somehow I don’t think he was all that worried about it, buddy. Maybe Johnny Depp appeals to you more? Bingo. White shirt.
So let’s set the record straight once and for all–
The white shirt is for guys, what the little black dress is for our lady friends. It is absolutely a style icon in itself, and it can provide the perfect backdrop for the expression of style by letting it’s accompanying accessories sing. Done.