Ways of Working: The White Shirt

A man posing in his workwear outfit

Take your best sartorial step into the corporate world with the one staple every man needs: a classic white shirt.

September has come and nearly gone, which means two things: the holiday season is officially over, and we’re swiftly returning back to our routines. Whether you’re new to the corporate scene or a seasoned professional, we’ll be taking you through how to work wonders with your wardrobe essentials. The secret weapon? A timeless men's white shirt à la T.M.Lewin.

The First Impression

Preparing for a job interview, whether it’s for your first or fifth role, can be daunting. While your wardrobe might seem secondary in the grand scheme of things, looking good is key to feeling confident, and, in turn, confidence is key to setting a stellar first impression. The answer lies in a twill-woven white work shirt - it's impressively sleek, yet versatile enough to wear for any moment in your professional life. If you decide to get suited up, take a moment to consider the colour. A black suit might make them think you’ve just legged it out of a wedding, so opt for navy or grey hues instead. We’d wish you luck, but we’re sure you won’t need it.

A man wearing a White Shirt A man posing in his workwear outfit

Season to season

No matter the forecast, whether it's a sub-zero breeze or a blazing heatwave, you can count on our white shirts to work all year round. It all boils down to one thing: the weave. Poplin-woven cotton is renowned for its lightweight feel, making it an essential choice for your white shirt looks during the warmer months. Pair a light blue-white check shirt (everybody loves a pop of pattern) with a grey linen trouser to keep your cool from morning to evening. For colder weather, choose a heavier twill-woven white shirt under a soft Merino sweater, complete with wool suit trousers. With minimal effort, you've just weatherproofed your rotation.

A man wearing light blue shirt paired with a light grey trouser

Leading the boardroom

This is your moment to shine. So, while you’re busy with those last-minute slide tweaks, we’ve got you covered on fine-tuning your sartorial presentation with the perfect office shirt. Distinguished by innovative cooling technology, ultra-crease resistance, and a hint of stretch for ease of movement, our Max Performance white twill shirt is a foolproof choice for those milestone moments. The devil's in the details: it features a cutaway collar for your boldest Windsor knot, and cufflink-appropriate double cuffs that will only help you command the room even further. For next-level confidence and comfort, style it with our slim-fitted Infinity Active suit in a deep navy hue.

A man wearing the Max Performance White Twill Shirt A picture of a White Double Cuff Shirt with statement cufflinks

Dressing down, in top form

Let’s say you want to break away from your usual professional attire for a Friday in the office. Make way for our Oxford-woven white shirt; it still looks relatively smart, but the finish isn’t as lustrous as your typical formal shirt. Just leave the top buttons undone, finish it with a comfortable pair of chinos and white trainers, and you’ll be good to go. Or, if that’s not casual enough for you, wear it unbuttoned over a T-shirt. These looks still have an elevated edge, but they also send the message that you don't take yourself too seriously.

A man wearing Oxford Shirt as a layering on a White t-shirt

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