February 2nd, 2017
Wardrobe Staple

A Classic White Shirt

Peasant blouses are great, but I’ve been reaching for my classic white button-downs more often recently. They look sharp under a sweater or on their own with the cuffs rolled up.

I originally pulled this Peter Lindbergh image, which I cast for Vogue ages ago, because I’ve been talking to a lot of agents about the current models. There are many terrific models today and I hope we’ll see a shift to career longevity, which made me think of this group and that at least four of these women are still working.

Shirt recommendations in the comments

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  • Such great choices. Just ordered the Frame and the Joseph. I’d already decided to give most of my peasant blouses to my daughter!

    KathyFebruary 2nd, 2017  11:05 AM

     
  • J Crew white shirts are classic and good quality – especially the Thomas Mason ones.

    MelanieFebruary 2nd, 2017  11:33 AM

     
  • I have a few from Brooks Brothers that have certainly gone the distance, but there are a lot of other ones to love– Theory, Joseph, Equipment, Toteme, and Velvet all make classic, beautiful shirts, and Frame (and here) has a slightly more feminine version, which is very nice.

    PrestonFebruary 2nd, 2017  12:33 PM

     
  • You cast that?!?! Oh my word, Preston! It’s one of my all-time favourites. Wow!

    Now, as for white oxford shirts, I’m with you. I always have two in constant rotation, even in the summer, as well as one or two light blue ones (I’m so funky!). I live for the Brooks Brothers ones, especially the tailored fit, non-iron ones. I recently wore holes through the elbows of one and ran in panic to the local BB to order a new one. It was a tense ten days waiting for it to arrive.

    NikFebruary 2nd, 2017  4:59 PM

     
  • I love Peter Lindbergh’s photography, and that’s such an iconic and influential shoot. What do you hear about model preferences from agents? Any sign of the nepotism trend waning?

    IoFebruary 2nd, 2017  6:57 PM

     

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