What do fashion enthusiasts and the ‘dont-care-what-I-wear’ folks have in common? The classic white shirt. We curate homegrown brands doing a fabulous job with this staple
Runways, be it fashion or your home’s corridor, always sparkle when there’s a kickass white shirt involved. As an add-on or solely as a statement piece with graphical prints, there’s a lot that goes into finding the perfect white shirt, but once you have it, you’re sorted — one white shirt can help you pull off a minimum of 10 looks. Not kidding.
“The white shirt has been historically worn by men of power and distinction because of its size, versatility, washability, and timeless look. Conveniently, it isn’t uncommon for this type of shirt to be found in any man’s closet, but it can also be hard to try a look that is simple yet bold when wearing this must-have. The best way to make a statement with a white shirt is to wear it correctly. There are little ways you can change what you wear so as not to make yourself feel out of place,” opines Siddharth Darda, founder of Tistabene.
The next step is accessorising this staple, and pairing it with other clothing. Darda What do fashion enthusiasts and the ‘dont-care-what-I-wear’ folks have in common? The classic white shirt. We curate homegrown brands doing a fabulous job with this staple recommends, “One thing to keep in mind
while wearing a white shirt is your shoes.
White can be a difficult colour to wear, but if you choose the right shoes, you can avoid looking like you’re headed to a funeral. For example, brown, black, and other dark colours are a great choice for shoes. Light colours or patterns will also work. A plain white shirt with a basic pair of black shoes
will work year after year.”
Let’s take a look at some of the best white shirts offered by homegrown brands:
This white button-down shirt comes in Huemn’s signature unisex silhouette. In white with contrast thread work, this shirt features oversized patch pockets and an uneven raw-edged asymmetric hemline, which is a recognisable feature of the brand’s Darwyn capsule collection. An oversized white shirt is suitable for informal events.
Khanijo’s ivory khadi shirt is a see-through piece, perfect for layering. The material of the shirt makes it easier to pair — think of it as a summer shirt. Layer it with tank tops or wear it on its own, additional points if accessorised correctly. To build a look, pair it with a sleek chain and sliders.
Tistabene specialises in shirts. From linen to prints, there’s a variety to pick from. This white Chinese collared shirt stands out from the rest of the shirts. The collar serves as a statement in itself — even though the shirt is purely chalked white. The collar is the true winner here.
Inspired by the traditional style of running stitch, this kantha-printed shirt from Abraham & Thakore is cut for an easy and comfortable fit. The blurred print adds a defined look to the white colour of the shirt and the cotton cambric fabric brings out the softer element. This is a shirt that can be worn on both formal and informal occasions.
If you are looking to experiment with fabrics, this offering from Son Of A Noble is an ideal match. Made of linen, Ken Shirt gives out a sophisticated touch to your everyday white shirt. The distinctive feature of this shirt is the not-so-visible blue checkered stripes. It can be worn as a co-ord with similar pants from the collection or can be worn with linen or cotton trousers.
Featured Image: L to R, Khanijo and Son Of A Noble