Get a Classic White Shirt for All Seasons

A basic white shirt: We all need one (if not several). So why not invest in one that’s good all year round?

Photograph: Courtesy of Orvis

To the far-forward looking world of men’s (and women’s) high fashion, summer 2013 is so … 2013. But with the mercury climbing to the hottest temps of the year now it seems wrong to punish our readers with looks made for the autumn chill. 

As a compromise, consider this “perfect white shirt” from Orvis’s fall collection. Pairable with anything and always in style, it’s simply a long-sleeve version of this menswear line’s short-sleeved Havana Shirt.

Subtle khaki thread accents on the button-holes and bar tacks keep it summery. Meanwhile, the long sleeves work for fall, when temperature can whipsaw between the 90s and 60s.

Washable, with two-button adjustable cuffs, you can even sport it when the weather turns wintry—when you won’t mind me describing those heavy coats that now make you sweat just looking at them.

$69, Orvis, 142 E. Ontario; or at



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