Bonobos x Dads Father’s Day Gift Guide

30th May 2014

We owe a lot to our dads, including our style. Ok, maybe not the mustache and short-shorts, but everything else we picked up from pops. Here are a few modern looks inspired by our own dads—and we have a hunch yours will dig them too.

1. PICNIC PAPA

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He may have mangled the French name on the wine label, but man, did he nail the potato salad.

2. WHO’S YOUR CADDIE?

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True, the only hole he could ace was the 19th. But he’d give up the game before he’d let you pick up the tab.

3. DATE NIGHT DAD

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Yep, the old man had some moves back in the day. How do you think he won over your mom?

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Thanks to our very own Paulina Ho for the illustration.

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12th March 2014

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12th March 2014

DRESS SHIRTS: A TALE OF TWO FABRICS
Fit and collar are important, but when it comes to dress shirts, the fabric is what makes for a truly great garment. Which is why we’ve put so much time into getting the very best cloth around for our dress shirts. Essentially, you have two choices: Wrinkle-Free or Italian cotton. And both are spectacular. Here’s the skinny to help you choose the best shirt for your needs: [[MORE]]  The Wrinkle-Free Daily Grind Forget what you’ve heard about wrinkle-free shirts before, this fabric is different. With a soft, luxurious hand-feel, it’s nothing like those stiff non-iron shirts from the old days. In fact, the only way you’ll be able to tell its wrinkle-free is from the fact that you won’t have to iron it. Designed for the office, you can put these beauties on right off the hanger and be ready for business before the coffee’s done percolating.  The Italian Cotton Americano When it comes to fabric, this is as good as it gets. We’ve sourced cloth from some of Italy’s finest mills to create a premium dress shirt worthy of the title. Just feel it between your fingers, and the difference is obvious: this is Old World craftsmanship. The Americano dress shirts are designed for connoisseurs, but you don’t have to be a sartorial expert to appreciate the luxury.     Hopefully, this helps get you one step closer to finding your Dress Code. It’s simple: Fabric + Collar + Fit. Just click here to learn more, and if you’d like to try a shirt on in person, you’re always welcome to swing by the Guideshop.
DRESS SHIRTS: A TALE OF TWO FABRICS
Fit and collar are important, but when it comes to dress shirts, the fabric is what makes for a truly great garment. Which is why we’ve put so much time into getting the very best cloth around for our dress shirts. Essentially, you have two choices: Wrinkle-Free or Italian cotton. And both are spectacular. Here’s the skinny to help you choose the best shirt for your needs: [[MORE]]  The Wrinkle-Free Daily Grind Forget what you’ve heard about wrinkle-free shirts before, this fabric is different. With a soft, luxurious hand-feel, it’s nothing like those stiff non-iron shirts from the old days. In fact, the only way you’ll be able to tell its wrinkle-free is from the fact that you won’t have to iron it. Designed for the office, you can put these beauties on right off the hanger and be ready for business before the coffee’s done percolating.  The Italian Cotton Americano When it comes to fabric, this is as good as it gets. We’ve sourced cloth from some of Italy’s finest mills to create a premium dress shirt worthy of the title. Just feel it between your fingers, and the difference is obvious: this is Old World craftsmanship. The Americano dress shirts are designed for connoisseurs, but you don’t have to be a sartorial expert to appreciate the luxury.     Hopefully, this helps get you one step closer to finding your Dress Code. It’s simple: Fabric + Collar + Fit. Just click here to learn more, and if you’d like to try a shirt on in person, you’re always welcome to swing by the Guideshop.

DRESS SHIRTS: A TALE OF TWO FABRICS

Fit and collar are important, but when it comes to dress shirts, the fabric is what makes for a truly great garment. Which is why we’ve put so much time into getting the very best cloth around for our dress shirts. Essentially, you have two choices: Wrinkle-Free or Italian cotton. And both are spectacular. Here’s the skinny to help you choose the best shirt for your needs:

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11th March 2014

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11th March 2014

TIE ONE ON RIGHT: A QUICK GUIDE TO NECKTIE PAIRING
You slept straight through the first alarm. You hit “SLEEP” through the next ten. And now you have only seconds to pick out the perfect necktie and shirt combo for that big nine o’clock presentation.   A nightmare scenario? No, not necessarily. True, you probably didn’t need that fourth pint, or the fifth for that matter, but no use crying over spilled stout. The most important thing is nailing that neck wear in a timely fashion.   So here are some tips to make it easy: [[MORE]]  Light Shirt + Dark Tie =  Never Fails. This rule is crucial and simple to remember. If you’re ever in doubt, ever puzzled by the vast array of fabrics and options, just go with a white or light blue shirt and pair it with a darker grey or navy tie. Keep it simple and crisp with dark on light, and you have nothing to worry about.  Vary the scale. This one pertains to patterns. Specifically, what NOT to do. And that’s pair bold with bold. If your shirt has a big or lively pattern, your tie should be more subdued. On the other hand, if your shirt is solid-colored or has a more subtle pattern, feel free to get a little creative with the tie.  There’s a time and a place for novelty ties. This probably isn’t it. If you own your own island and answer to no one, then you can get away with that hula girl memento from Hawaii. But for most of us, the humorous neckties are best left for more casual, social occasions. For your family holiday party, the blinking Rudolph bow tie is a real hoot. For the boardroom, a more conservative silk or cotton tie in a classic half-Windsor will probably serve you better. Good luck! On the presentation, that is. We know you have the tie part covered.
TIE ONE ON RIGHT: A QUICK GUIDE TO NECKTIE PAIRING
You slept straight through the first alarm. You hit “SLEEP” through the next ten. And now you have only seconds to pick out the perfect necktie and shirt combo for that big nine o’clock presentation.   A nightmare scenario? No, not necessarily. True, you probably didn’t need that fourth pint, or the fifth for that matter, but no use crying over spilled stout. The most important thing is nailing that neck wear in a timely fashion.   So here are some tips to make it easy: [[MORE]]  Light Shirt + Dark Tie =  Never Fails. This rule is crucial and simple to remember. If you’re ever in doubt, ever puzzled by the vast array of fabrics and options, just go with a white or light blue shirt and pair it with a darker grey or navy tie. Keep it simple and crisp with dark on light, and you have nothing to worry about.  Vary the scale. This one pertains to patterns. Specifically, what NOT to do. And that’s pair bold with bold. If your shirt has a big or lively pattern, your tie should be more subdued. On the other hand, if your shirt is solid-colored or has a more subtle pattern, feel free to get a little creative with the tie.  There’s a time and a place for novelty ties. This probably isn’t it. If you own your own island and answer to no one, then you can get away with that hula girl memento from Hawaii. But for most of us, the humorous neckties are best left for more casual, social occasions. For your family holiday party, the blinking Rudolph bow tie is a real hoot. For the boardroom, a more conservative silk or cotton tie in a classic half-Windsor will probably serve you better. Good luck! On the presentation, that is. We know you have the tie part covered.
TIE ONE ON RIGHT: A QUICK GUIDE TO NECKTIE PAIRING
You slept straight through the first alarm. You hit “SLEEP” through the next ten. And now you have only seconds to pick out the perfect necktie and shirt combo for that big nine o’clock presentation.   A nightmare scenario? No, not necessarily. True, you probably didn’t need that fourth pint, or the fifth for that matter, but no use crying over spilled stout. The most important thing is nailing that neck wear in a timely fashion.   So here are some tips to make it easy: [[MORE]]  Light Shirt + Dark Tie =  Never Fails. This rule is crucial and simple to remember. If you’re ever in doubt, ever puzzled by the vast array of fabrics and options, just go with a white or light blue shirt and pair it with a darker grey or navy tie. Keep it simple and crisp with dark on light, and you have nothing to worry about.  Vary the scale. This one pertains to patterns. Specifically, what NOT to do. And that’s pair bold with bold. If your shirt has a big or lively pattern, your tie should be more subdued. On the other hand, if your shirt is solid-colored or has a more subtle pattern, feel free to get a little creative with the tie.  There’s a time and a place for novelty ties. This probably isn’t it. If you own your own island and answer to no one, then you can get away with that hula girl memento from Hawaii. But for most of us, the humorous neckties are best left for more casual, social occasions. For your family holiday party, the blinking Rudolph bow tie is a real hoot. For the boardroom, a more conservative silk or cotton tie in a classic half-Windsor will probably serve you better. Good luck! On the presentation, that is. We know you have the tie part covered.
TIE ONE ON RIGHT: A QUICK GUIDE TO NECKTIE PAIRING
You slept straight through the first alarm. You hit “SLEEP” through the next ten. And now you have only seconds to pick out the perfect necktie and shirt combo for that big nine o’clock presentation.   A nightmare scenario? No, not necessarily. True, you probably didn’t need that fourth pint, or the fifth for that matter, but no use crying over spilled stout. The most important thing is nailing that neck wear in a timely fashion.   So here are some tips to make it easy: [[MORE]]  Light Shirt + Dark Tie =  Never Fails. This rule is crucial and simple to remember. If you’re ever in doubt, ever puzzled by the vast array of fabrics and options, just go with a white or light blue shirt and pair it with a darker grey or navy tie. Keep it simple and crisp with dark on light, and you have nothing to worry about.  Vary the scale. This one pertains to patterns. Specifically, what NOT to do. And that’s pair bold with bold. If your shirt has a big or lively pattern, your tie should be more subdued. On the other hand, if your shirt is solid-colored or has a more subtle pattern, feel free to get a little creative with the tie.  There’s a time and a place for novelty ties. This probably isn’t it. If you own your own island and answer to no one, then you can get away with that hula girl memento from Hawaii. But for most of us, the humorous neckties are best left for more casual, social occasions. For your family holiday party, the blinking Rudolph bow tie is a real hoot. For the boardroom, a more conservative silk or cotton tie in a classic half-Windsor will probably serve you better. Good luck! On the presentation, that is. We know you have the tie part covered.
TIE ONE ON RIGHT: A QUICK GUIDE TO NECKTIE PAIRING
You slept straight through the first alarm. You hit “SLEEP” through the next ten. And now you have only seconds to pick out the perfect necktie and shirt combo for that big nine o’clock presentation.   A nightmare scenario? No, not necessarily. True, you probably didn’t need that fourth pint, or the fifth for that matter, but no use crying over spilled stout. The most important thing is nailing that neck wear in a timely fashion.   So here are some tips to make it easy: [[MORE]]  Light Shirt + Dark Tie =  Never Fails. This rule is crucial and simple to remember. If you’re ever in doubt, ever puzzled by the vast array of fabrics and options, just go with a white or light blue shirt and pair it with a darker grey or navy tie. Keep it simple and crisp with dark on light, and you have nothing to worry about.  Vary the scale. This one pertains to patterns. Specifically, what NOT to do. And that’s pair bold with bold. If your shirt has a big or lively pattern, your tie should be more subdued. On the other hand, if your shirt is solid-colored or has a more subtle pattern, feel free to get a little creative with the tie.  There’s a time and a place for novelty ties. This probably isn’t it. If you own your own island and answer to no one, then you can get away with that hula girl memento from Hawaii. But for most of us, the humorous neckties are best left for more casual, social occasions. For your family holiday party, the blinking Rudolph bow tie is a real hoot. For the boardroom, a more conservative silk or cotton tie in a classic half-Windsor will probably serve you better. Good luck! On the presentation, that is. We know you have the tie part covered.
TIE ONE ON RIGHT: A QUICK GUIDE TO NECKTIE PAIRING
You slept straight through the first alarm. You hit “SLEEP” through the next ten. And now you have only seconds to pick out the perfect necktie and shirt combo for that big nine o’clock presentation.   A nightmare scenario? No, not necessarily. True, you probably didn’t need that fourth pint, or the fifth for that matter, but no use crying over spilled stout. The most important thing is nailing that neck wear in a timely fashion.   So here are some tips to make it easy: [[MORE]]  Light Shirt + Dark Tie =  Never Fails. This rule is crucial and simple to remember. If you’re ever in doubt, ever puzzled by the vast array of fabrics and options, just go with a white or light blue shirt and pair it with a darker grey or navy tie. Keep it simple and crisp with dark on light, and you have nothing to worry about.  Vary the scale. This one pertains to patterns. Specifically, what NOT to do. And that’s pair bold with bold. If your shirt has a big or lively pattern, your tie should be more subdued. On the other hand, if your shirt is solid-colored or has a more subtle pattern, feel free to get a little creative with the tie.  There’s a time and a place for novelty ties. This probably isn’t it. If you own your own island and answer to no one, then you can get away with that hula girl memento from Hawaii. But for most of us, the humorous neckties are best left for more casual, social occasions. For your family holiday party, the blinking Rudolph bow tie is a real hoot. For the boardroom, a more conservative silk or cotton tie in a classic half-Windsor will probably serve you better. Good luck! On the presentation, that is. We know you have the tie part covered.
TIE ONE ON RIGHT: A QUICK GUIDE TO NECKTIE PAIRING
You slept straight through the first alarm. You hit “SLEEP” through the next ten. And now you have only seconds to pick out the perfect necktie and shirt combo for that big nine o’clock presentation.   A nightmare scenario? No, not necessarily. True, you probably didn’t need that fourth pint, or the fifth for that matter, but no use crying over spilled stout. The most important thing is nailing that neck wear in a timely fashion.   So here are some tips to make it easy: [[MORE]]  Light Shirt + Dark Tie =  Never Fails. This rule is crucial and simple to remember. If you’re ever in doubt, ever puzzled by the vast array of fabrics and options, just go with a white or light blue shirt and pair it with a darker grey or navy tie. Keep it simple and crisp with dark on light, and you have nothing to worry about.  Vary the scale. This one pertains to patterns. Specifically, what NOT to do. And that’s pair bold with bold. If your shirt has a big or lively pattern, your tie should be more subdued. On the other hand, if your shirt is solid-colored or has a more subtle pattern, feel free to get a little creative with the tie.  There’s a time and a place for novelty ties. This probably isn’t it. If you own your own island and answer to no one, then you can get away with that hula girl memento from Hawaii. But for most of us, the humorous neckties are best left for more casual, social occasions. For your family holiday party, the blinking Rudolph bow tie is a real hoot. For the boardroom, a more conservative silk or cotton tie in a classic half-Windsor will probably serve you better. Good luck! On the presentation, that is. We know you have the tie part covered.
TIE ONE ON RIGHT: A QUICK GUIDE TO NECKTIE PAIRING
You slept straight through the first alarm. You hit “SLEEP” through the next ten. And now you have only seconds to pick out the perfect necktie and shirt combo for that big nine o’clock presentation.   A nightmare scenario? No, not necessarily. True, you probably didn’t need that fourth pint, or the fifth for that matter, but no use crying over spilled stout. The most important thing is nailing that neck wear in a timely fashion.   So here are some tips to make it easy: [[MORE]]  Light Shirt + Dark Tie =  Never Fails. This rule is crucial and simple to remember. If you’re ever in doubt, ever puzzled by the vast array of fabrics and options, just go with a white or light blue shirt and pair it with a darker grey or navy tie. Keep it simple and crisp with dark on light, and you have nothing to worry about.  Vary the scale. This one pertains to patterns. Specifically, what NOT to do. And that’s pair bold with bold. If your shirt has a big or lively pattern, your tie should be more subdued. On the other hand, if your shirt is solid-colored or has a more subtle pattern, feel free to get a little creative with the tie.  There’s a time and a place for novelty ties. This probably isn’t it. If you own your own island and answer to no one, then you can get away with that hula girl memento from Hawaii. But for most of us, the humorous neckties are best left for more casual, social occasions. For your family holiday party, the blinking Rudolph bow tie is a real hoot. For the boardroom, a more conservative silk or cotton tie in a classic half-Windsor will probably serve you better. Good luck! On the presentation, that is. We know you have the tie part covered.
TIE ONE ON RIGHT: A QUICK GUIDE TO NECKTIE PAIRING
You slept straight through the first alarm. You hit “SLEEP” through the next ten. And now you have only seconds to pick out the perfect necktie and shirt combo for that big nine o’clock presentation.   A nightmare scenario? No, not necessarily. True, you probably didn’t need that fourth pint, or the fifth for that matter, but no use crying over spilled stout. The most important thing is nailing that neck wear in a timely fashion.   So here are some tips to make it easy: [[MORE]]  Light Shirt + Dark Tie =  Never Fails. This rule is crucial and simple to remember. If you’re ever in doubt, ever puzzled by the vast array of fabrics and options, just go with a white or light blue shirt and pair it with a darker grey or navy tie. Keep it simple and crisp with dark on light, and you have nothing to worry about.  Vary the scale. This one pertains to patterns. Specifically, what NOT to do. And that’s pair bold with bold. If your shirt has a big or lively pattern, your tie should be more subdued. On the other hand, if your shirt is solid-colored or has a more subtle pattern, feel free to get a little creative with the tie.  There’s a time and a place for novelty ties. This probably isn’t it. If you own your own island and answer to no one, then you can get away with that hula girl memento from Hawaii. But for most of us, the humorous neckties are best left for more casual, social occasions. For your family holiday party, the blinking Rudolph bow tie is a real hoot. For the boardroom, a more conservative silk or cotton tie in a classic half-Windsor will probably serve you better. Good luck! On the presentation, that is. We know you have the tie part covered.

TIE ONE ON RIGHT: A QUICK GUIDE TO NECKTIE PAIRING

You slept straight through the first alarm. You hit “SLEEP” through the next ten. And now you have only seconds to pick out the perfect necktie and shirt combo for that big nine o’clock presentation.
 
A nightmare scenario? No, not necessarily. True, you probably didn’t need that fourth pint, or the fifth for that matter, but no use crying over spilled stout. The most important thing is nailing that neck wear in a timely fashion.
 
So here are some tips to make it easy:

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5th March 2014

DYED AND TRUE: THE SECRET BEHIND THE BEST COLORS OF THE SEASON
This spring at Bonobos, we’re happy to be launching the Garment Dyed Chinos and our Garment Dyed Shirts. Catchy names, admittedly, but what do they mean? Well, if you’ve ever colored Easter eggs, made a tie-dye tee shirt, or just left a pair of bright red boxers in the wash with your whites, then you already have some familiarity with the basic tenets of the dyeing process. Essentially, it’s a way of taking neutral-colored fibers and imbuing them with long-lasting color. But what you may not have realized is that there are different ways of doing it. So here’s the skinny. [[MORE]]   Yarn dyeing is a process of dipping the actual cotton or wool yarn into a pigment, soaking it, and then weaving it into cloth. Fabric dyeing, on the other hand, involves giving whole bolts of cloth the inky plunge.   But garment dyeing—that just might be the most intriguing option of all, because it involves subjecting an entire finished garment to the dye process. Just imagine a pair of white pants being dunked in a dye vat, left to soak, and then hung to dry. The final product will be garment dyed.   And the results speak for themselves. Garment dyed clothes naturally have a more broken-in, authentic look and feel. The tones have a unique richness to them, with subtle variations in shade that really make a piece come alive. Additionally, garment dyed clothes tend to have a worn-in softness to them, like they’ve been your old standby for quite some time.   To see what we mean, just check out our Garment Dyed Chinos or Garment Dyed Shirts. And, as you may have learned from that troublesome pair of bright red boxers, you might want to think twice before trying this at home.   Just kidding. DYED AND TRUE: THE SECRET BEHIND THE BEST COLORS OF THE SEASON
This spring at Bonobos, we’re happy to be launching the Garment Dyed Chinos and our Garment Dyed Shirts. Catchy names, admittedly, but what do they mean? Well, if you’ve ever colored Easter eggs, made a tie-dye tee shirt, or just left a pair of bright red boxers in the wash with your whites, then you already have some familiarity with the basic tenets of the dyeing process. Essentially, it’s a way of taking neutral-colored fibers and imbuing them with long-lasting color. But what you may not have realized is that there are different ways of doing it. So here’s the skinny. [[MORE]]   Yarn dyeing is a process of dipping the actual cotton or wool yarn into a pigment, soaking it, and then weaving it into cloth. Fabric dyeing, on the other hand, involves giving whole bolts of cloth the inky plunge.   But garment dyeing—that just might be the most intriguing option of all, because it involves subjecting an entire finished garment to the dye process. Just imagine a pair of white pants being dunked in a dye vat, left to soak, and then hung to dry. The final product will be garment dyed.   And the results speak for themselves. Garment dyed clothes naturally have a more broken-in, authentic look and feel. The tones have a unique richness to them, with subtle variations in shade that really make a piece come alive. Additionally, garment dyed clothes tend to have a worn-in softness to them, like they’ve been your old standby for quite some time.   To see what we mean, just check out our Garment Dyed Chinos or Garment Dyed Shirts. And, as you may have learned from that troublesome pair of bright red boxers, you might want to think twice before trying this at home.   Just kidding.

DYED AND TRUE: THE SECRET BEHIND THE BEST COLORS OF THE SEASON

This spring at Bonobos, we’re happy to be launching the Garment Dyed Chinos and our Garment Dyed Shirts. Catchy names, admittedly, but what do they mean? Well, if you’ve ever colored Easter eggs, made a tie-dye tee shirt, or just left a pair of bright red boxers in the wash with your whites, then you already have some familiarity with the basic tenets of the dyeing process. Essentially, it’s a way of taking neutral-colored fibers and imbuing them with long-lasting color. But what you may not have realized is that there are different ways of doing it. So here’s the skinny.

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26th February 2014

ON WHITE SHIRTS
Guest written by Sean Hotchkiss
A rather nomadic photographer friend of mine once told me he’d always carry a clean, white, dress shirt in his backpack because he never knew who might invite him to dinner. Lovely advice, but not why I prefer white shirts. Jon Hamm as Don Draper taught us that a crisp white dress shirt could hide nearly every sin imaginable. A benefit, surely, but again not my reasoning.
I favor white dress shirts because they’re the very essence of what a shirt should be: a pristine canvas waiting to be interpreted by a colorful tie or a tweedy sports jacket. You see, a white shirt takes the guesswork out of clothing oneself each day — an attribute to strive for as one gets older and schedules become more complex. As a young intern I’d often get dressed in the dark, as not to wake my roommate, and a white shirt was the only base that ensured my suit would always work. White shirts are as simple as can be. They remove human error. I take mine in the Milanese fashion, with a high spread collar and trim proportions, and I buy them in pairs so I’m never without one. They jive with every single other piece of clothing I own. Nestled under a denim jacket, a white shirt is a sliver of refinement in an otherwise rugged look; paired with a black bowtie a white spread collar dress shirt is formal ready (without the need for studs). Did you know the very first “modern” Edwardian dress shirts were white? Now you do.
Whenever I wear a white dress shirt, someone stops me to say: “you look tan, were you just on vacation?” or “Are you doing SoulCycle?” No. I’ve figured out what works for me — plain vanilla. (And proud.) ON WHITE SHIRTS
Guest written by Sean Hotchkiss
A rather nomadic photographer friend of mine once told me he’d always carry a clean, white, dress shirt in his backpack because he never knew who might invite him to dinner. Lovely advice, but not why I prefer white shirts. Jon Hamm as Don Draper taught us that a crisp white dress shirt could hide nearly every sin imaginable. A benefit, surely, but again not my reasoning.
I favor white dress shirts because they’re the very essence of what a shirt should be: a pristine canvas waiting to be interpreted by a colorful tie or a tweedy sports jacket. You see, a white shirt takes the guesswork out of clothing oneself each day — an attribute to strive for as one gets older and schedules become more complex. As a young intern I’d often get dressed in the dark, as not to wake my roommate, and a white shirt was the only base that ensured my suit would always work. White shirts are as simple as can be. They remove human error. I take mine in the Milanese fashion, with a high spread collar and trim proportions, and I buy them in pairs so I’m never without one. They jive with every single other piece of clothing I own. Nestled under a denim jacket, a white shirt is a sliver of refinement in an otherwise rugged look; paired with a black bowtie a white spread collar dress shirt is formal ready (without the need for studs). Did you know the very first “modern” Edwardian dress shirts were white? Now you do.
Whenever I wear a white dress shirt, someone stops me to say: “you look tan, were you just on vacation?” or “Are you doing SoulCycle?” No. I’ve figured out what works for me — plain vanilla. (And proud.)

ON WHITE SHIRTS

Guest written by Sean Hotchkiss

A rather nomadic photographer friend of mine once told me he’d always carry a clean, white, dress shirt in his backpack because he never knew who might invite him to dinner. Lovely advice, but not why I prefer white shirts. Jon Hamm as Don Draper taught us that a crisp white dress shirt could hide nearly every sin imaginable. A benefit, surely, but again not my reasoning.

I favor white dress shirts because they’re the very essence of what a shirt should be: a pristine canvas waiting to be interpreted by a colorful tie or a tweedy sports jacket. You see, a white shirt takes the guesswork out of clothing oneself each day — an attribute to strive for as one gets older and schedules become more complex. As a young intern I’d often get dressed in the dark, as not to wake my roommate, and a white shirt was the only base that ensured my suit would always work. White shirts are as simple as can be. They remove human error. I take mine in the Milanese fashion, with a high spread collar and trim proportions, and I buy them in pairs so I’m never without one. They jive with every single other piece of clothing I own. Nestled under a denim jacket, a white shirt is a sliver of refinement in an otherwise rugged look; paired with a black bowtie a white spread collar dress shirt is formal ready (without the need for studs). Did you know the very first “modern” Edwardian dress shirts were white? Now you do.

Whenever I wear a white dress shirt, someone stops me to say: “you look tan, were you just on vacation?” or “Are you doing SoulCycle?” No. I’ve figured out what works for me — plain vanilla. (And proud.)

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