The White Shirt

White Shirt

The white shirt, a timeless classic as far as modern clothing is concerned, and whilst the quotes below from the Financial Times (that well known fashion publication) are a few years old there is still so much truth in them:

“A few years ago white shirts were associated with uniforms, and so pale blue and pink were very popular – but now they’re making a come back,” says Chris Modoo of Ede & Ravenscroft.

At Paul Smith, white shirts have sequins, and even ruffles and sequins. “They can be worn scruffy or smart, in poplin or in voile, slim or baggy – the effect is both relaxed and sophisticated,” says Sir Paul. “A white shirt is the perfect summer shirt.”

There is something essentially honest and sincere about white, especially when worn with a simple, dark tie. “White shirts are for a man what a little black dress is for a woman,” says Angelo Galasso of Italian design house Interno8.

Source: In Praise of White Shirts, Simon Brooke, June 11th 2004,

Indigo Clothing offers a large range of shirts which are ideal for embroidery when a polo shirt is just not smart enough. Perfect for staff uniforms, bar staff (even though they tend to like black as black shirts conceal many sins), trade shows and even casual wear?

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