Top 10 Men’s Work Shirts
The world of workwear can be a difficult realm to navigate. With so many options available, it’s not always easy to find the perfect shirting solutions for your sartorial needs.
No matter if you work in a corporate office or more relaxed environment, a decent selection of work shirts that stand up to the stresses of the job is paramount. That’s why we’ve picked out some of the best options available on the current market to help you find your own ideal shirting match.
Whether you’re looking for fashion-forward fits, striking prints or simple staples, we’ve got you covered.
1. COS Tailored Cotton Shirt
As the market leader of understated elegance, you can always rely on COS for a contemporary twist on a classic piece.
So there’s no surprise that its work shirt offering throws up a range of simple and unique options, such as this light blue tailored shirt with a concealed button front – minimalism at its finest.
Pair with tapered trousers for a touch of Scandi cool at the office.
Available at COS, priced £55.
2. Thomas Pink Goldsmith Texute Slim-Fit Button Cuff Shirt
Hailing from London’s legendary Jermyn Street, expert tailor Thomas Pink knows its craft when it comes to shirting.
This slim-fit option provides a sleek, but not too tight, silhouette, with subtle texture adding depth to the rich pink shade.
Also comes in blue, yellow and purple colour ways.
Available at Thomas Pink, priced £89.
3. Marks & Spencer Collection Pure Cotton Fine Twill Shirt
If you prefer your shirts with a heritage feel, Marks and Spencer should be your first port of call.
With vintage-style brown buttons and subtle striping, this design works equally well under a suit as it does with the sleeves rolled up for more casual working environments.
Wear with textured brown tailoring for a real throwback aesthetic.
Available at Marks & Spencer, priced £29.50.
4. Reiss Belfort Collar Pin Shirt
Who says white shirts have to be basic? Reiss has upgraded this wardrobe staple by adding a minimalistic tie pin for a workwear look with edge.
Whether you’re going tie-free or suiting up, this shirt is sure to turn heads for all the right reasons.
Available at Reiss, priced £85.
5. Turnbull & Asser Checked Cotton Shirt
If you’re a pattern kind of guy, look no further than Turnbull & Asser.
An expert tailor with over 100 years experience, the label is renowned for its classic, beautifully crafted shirts, which includes this subtle grid printed piece – a versatile option that will bring a touch of personality to your everyday office wear.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £185.
6. T.M.Lewin Limited Edition Navy Twill Shirt
While darker shirts often seem forgotten in formal wear, this navy limited edition number from T.M.Lewin complements lighter tailoring wonderfully.
Worn with a simple pale grey suit, it offers a rich and considered contrast, with the brushed twill texture adding another level to an alternative office look.
Available at T.M.Lewin, priced £34.95.
7. Richard James Tailored Colour Flecked Linen & Cotton Shirt
Savile Row-based Richard James continues to innovate when it comes to shirting, with this hybrid linen and cotton iteration offering something a little different to your average work shirt.
Ideal for when temperatures rise, the fleck effect finish feels understated yet elegant, while the mother of pearl buttons only add to the air of luxury.
Available at richardjames.co.uk, priced £165.
8. Eton Green Button-Down Shirt
For something that is both clean-cut and interesting, we’re looking to Sweden’s very own Eton.
Famed for its impeccable quality and contemporary fits, the label continues to excel when it comes to men’s shirting.
We’re huge fans of this light green option, which is ideal for injecting a splash of seasonally-appropriate colour into your everyday office ensemble.
Available at etonshirts.com, priced £140.
9. Alfred Dunhill Blue Checked Cotton Shirt
Every man’s wardrobe should contain a selection of simple, high quality and versatile shirts, which is why we’ve got our eyes set on this subtle checked number from Alfred Dunhill.
Woven in Italy from 100 percent cotton, not only will the shirt withstand the stresses of a desk job, but it will effortlessly transcend from day to night too.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £210.
10. Charles Tyrwhitt White and Sky Stripe Slim-Fit Shirt
Statement shirt fans, look this way. This striped number from Charles Tyrwhitt not only brings its signature dash of British charm to workwear, but makes it easy to manage due to its non-iron form.
Plus, it comes in double cuff or single buttoned cuff options. How’s that for choice?
Available at Charles Tyrwhitt, priced £34.95.