Acne Studios' button-down 'Isherwood' shirt is one of its best-sellersappearing season after season in different colours, textures and patterns. You can't go wrong with the classic white version. It's cut from crisp cotton-poplin in a fit that's designed to be comfortable and relaxed but still smart..
Hitting the sweet spot between a top and a jacket, Aspesi's navy overshirt (or 'shacket' if you will) is made from resilient, water-repellent shell. It's padded for warmth and has a regular cut that's comfortable for layering. Shown here with Albam shirt, A.P.C. jeans, Grenson shoes, Norse Projects ..
Belstaff has a long history of crafting hardy wares for adventurers, so we think it's safe to say that this 'Steadway' shirt can handle your daily rough and tumble. It's made from firm stretch-cotton twill and comes in an earthy taupe shade. The neatly appliquéd designer patch on the sleeve that's e..
Bottega Veneta's shirt has been deftly tailored in the brand's homeland from washed cotton-poplin. It has a roomy regular fit and is garment-dyed for an extra soft handle. Wear this characterful piece with denim and sneakers. Shown here with Lanvin trousers, Brunello Cucinelli sneakers, Peyote Bird ..
Bottega Veneta's crisp cotton-poplin shirt is just the ticket for smart-casual occasions – it'll make you look instantly put-together with minimal fuss and is so comfortable to wear. Unfasten a few buttons and roll the sleeves if you're going for more of a relaxed look. Shown here with Brunello Cuci..
Brunello Cucinelli's shirt is ideal for smart-casual occasions when a more formal style doesn't feel quite right. It has been made in Italy from soft cotton-jersey that stretches and moves as you wear it. The collar and cuffs are lightly structured to maintain a tailored appearance. Shown here with ..
Brunello Cucinelli's slim-fitting shirt is cut from lightweight denim that's washed for a soft handle and subtle variations in shade. Its casual appearance belies the tailoring prowess usedthe neat cutaway collar, horn buttons and two pleats at each forearm signify the brand's unerring attention to ..
The grandad-collar shirt has been synonymous with utilitarian style since the '20s, when factory workers ripped the collars from their uniforms so they wouldn't get caught in machinery. Perhaps a little more polished than your average style, this one by Canali combines top-quality craftsmanship with..
Caruso's shirt is tailored with a smart round-tip penny collar – also known as an 'Eton' after the uniforms worn at the prestigious British college. This style has been expertly crafted in Italy from cotton-chambray that has a light and subtle sheen. The indigo shade works particularly well with tan..
Charvet has been honing its skills on Paris' Place Vendôme since 1838the brand has the distinction of being the world's first shirt shop. Impeccably tailored, this smartly striped piece is cut from cotton-poplin and has a sharp spread collar that's kept neat with removable stays. The side slits make..
Charvet's crisp cotton shirt is woven for a sky-blue and white gingham pattern. Made in France, this spread-collar style has removable stays for the sharpest finish. Intended for a slim fit, it has side slits that create further room through the body and ensure ease of movement. Shown here with: Hug..
Designed in a tonal-blue camouflage print, Club Monaco's Donegal cotton-blend shirt will look cool teamed with a navy bomber jacket and dark denim. The regular cut is comfortable, while the button-down collar keeps it smart. Shown here with A.P.C. jeans, Officine Generale jacket, Common Projects sne..
The fact that cotton-flannel is used for ready-to-wear as well as pyjamas should be a pretty solid indicator of the comfort level it offers. Club Monaco's charcoal shirt is cut from the fabric for a supremely soft handle and excellent drape. It's tailored for a classic regular fit and finished with ..
A spread collar is usually seen on more formal shirts, but Cordings puts it to deft effect on this tactile claret design. Made from cotton-moleskin, it has a soft handle and substantial weight to keep you warm in the winter months. Try it with brown cords. Shown here with Cordings coat, Cordings tro..
Dolce & Gabbana's stretch-cotton shirt has a place in every well-edited wardrobe. Tailored in the brand's 'Gold' cut, the slim fit is enhanced by a box pleat at the back that allows easy movement. The small classic collar and neatly mitred cuffs finish it off smartly. Shown here with Lanvin suit, Er..
If you're looking to incorporate pattern into your formal attire then Drake's shirt is a smart way to go – the stripes make it a timeless choice, while the blue and white colour combination is extremely adaptable. This style has been expertly crafted in England from naturally breathable cotton and i..
In order to maintain definition while still looking relaxed, Drake's fits the cuffs and collars on its 'Easyday' shirts with a floating interlining. This crisp cotton version has been made in Somerset, England and is printed with a micro-gingham check that's subtle enough for the office. It's rounde..
Drake's is one of a handful of brands that still manufactures its wares in Englandthis gingham shirt has been made with care at the brand's specialist facility in Somerset. It's cut from cotton-poplin and has a sharp cutaway collarremove the stays if you're going without a tie. Shown here with Richa..
Dunhill's slim-fitting shir is cut from herringbone-weave cotton-blend and has a structured collar. This piece is patterned with a navy and grey check and is relatively long in length, so works particularly well layered. Wear yours with jeans and sneakers to brunches and casual dinners. Shown here w..
Call off the search for the perfect white shirt. Crafted in a small specialist English factory from smooth Swiss cotton-poplin, Emma Willis' version is exactly what you need to take you from the boardroom to the bar. Cut for a slim fit, this impeccable piece won't date so wear it now and for years t..