Before we get into the individual shirts you should be buying this fall, allow us to suggest a simple checklist for the six types of shirting every man should have in his closet, no matter the season.
A pattern of stripes of varying widths on a white background. Usually in shades of gray or blue, these shirts mean business.
$250 by Thomas Pink
Trim stripes of primary colors against a white background. Often made of cotton oxford cloth (see right).
$195, by Hamilton 1883
Named after the university, it's no wonder this sturdy, basket weave cotton cloth has become such a preppy standby.
$59.50 at Rugby
A popular two-tone check (often a dark color paired with white) on a medium-weight woven fabric like cotton poplin.
$79.50 at Brooks Brothers
A hardy fabric consisting of warp (up/down) threads in one color, often indigo, and a white weft (left/right) thread.
$125 by Ralph Lauren
A soft cloth (often in a plaid, tartan pattern) made of loosely spun cotton or wool yarn favored by outdoorsy types.
$69.50 at J.Crew
The Expertly Packed Carry-On
What should I pack for my first business trip?
- Matt, OH
With nearly every airline imposing a baggage fee nowadays, if you can get away with flying with just a carry-on, do it.
» The solution