In these uncertain economic times the frugal sartorialist is better served by an enduring classic than fleeting fast fashion.

And the right white shirt is the perfect place to start. With its humble origin as an undershirt, the white shirt today is the cornerstone of a man’s wardrobe. It’s the pristine anchor for a formal suit and the crisp complement to blue jeans.

But not all white shirts are created equal. To make it easier for you we’ve scouted the stores and handpicked 5 beautiful white shirts, each with it’s own unique detail – whether a cuff, a collar or a perfectly tailored fit.

To wear a tie or not? Well, that depends entirely on your rebel within.

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