April 20th, 2017
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Blue Collar

Whether stripedsolid, or gingham, a blue shirt is not only the perfect transition piece, it’s a year-round staple.


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  • I’m becoming as equally obsessed with blue shirts as I am with white. There are so many good ones out right now, I’m stocking up. Love your picks, as always.

    Karima | A Note On StyleApril 20th, 2017  3:53 PM

  • So crisp and appealing! J. Crew also does a nice light blue ‘tuxedo shirt’ (their Thomas Moser line), and my daughter chose a wonderful light blue shirt from Madewell this Spring.

    PaulaApril 21st, 2017  12:12 AM

  • absolutely! I always have a light-blue button down from Brooks Brothers in my A/W wardrobe. In fact, I wore my last one out; it literally developed fraying at the elbows and I was back at the store for a replacement within one day.

    For S/S I have a blousy blue and white striped shirt that I buy faithfully every spring from the Gap. By the end of each summer, I’ve worn through that year’s version and I feel an underlying anxiety that they won’t bring it back next year. Hmmm.. maybe I should buy a “safety” while they’re still in store!

    NikApril 21st, 2017  1:30 AM

  • Interesting- yes I’ve found myself drawn to blue of late after feeling depressed with my black based wardrobe!
    I also took inspiration from one of your old posts concerning a favourite restaurant which featured some blue panelling- the colour is being painted as I write this!
    A Very nice selection here!

    RuthApril 21st, 2017  6:08 AM

  • Always in my favourites!! The blue shirt suited me … I think!!

    MenchuApril 21st, 2017  6:15 AM

  • Nik,
    If you get a chance can you please post the links to your Gap and Brooks Brothers shirts. I am always looking for the perfect shirt white and blue.
    Paula I just ordered the J Crew Tuxedo one. Thank you for the tip. I am usually wary of J Crew’s quality so i hope this one is a winner.

    YasminApril 21st, 2017  9:53 AM

  • Correcting myself – J Crew’s better shirting line is Thomas Mason, not Moser. Thomas Moser is a Shaker furniture designer. : ))) It’s stylish, too!!

    PaulaApril 22nd, 2017  12:38 AM

  • Yasmin,

    My pleasure!

    Brooks Brothers

    The Gap

    NikApril 22nd, 2017  12:36 PM


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