Best stores for dress shirts
Tue Sep 8 2009
RECOMMENDED: Best shops in NYC
This company may be old (founded in Sweden circa 1928), but the line’s design remains contemporary and innovative. Shirts come in four different collections: Red Ribbon, which is made from wrinkle-free cotton (starting around $230); and Green Ribbon, a distressed weekend line ($220—$305).
- 625 Madison Ave, (between 58th and 59th Sts)
- Price band: 4/4
Opened in May 2009 and devoted to the men’s modern button-down shirt, this boutique is already making a name for itself in menswear for the young professional. Shoppers come for the bright palette of pastels including, a fitted shirt in a purple-and-white micro plaid pattern ($148), cotton cashmere sweaters ($168) and ties ($88).
- 160 Spring St, (at W Broadway)
Find a wide range of fits, materials, patterns and prices for the preppy businessman at the Ralph Lauren Men’s and Women's Store. Go basic in a classic-fit pinpoint cotton oxford shirt in white ($98); suave in striped, checkered or gingham buttondowns ($125–$145); or luxurious with a purpley-gray shirt made from Italian cotton poplin, which is part of the sleek Black Label collection ($325).
- 109 Prince St (at Greene St) 212-625-1660, ralphlauren.com
Paul Stuart’s dress shirts are perfect for the cubicle dweller in search of a sophisticated yet youthful look. Find quality items like a blue-and-white mini-houndstooth checkered cotton shirt ($267), a dark blue oxford cotton shirt ($176.50) and a basic pale yellow pinpoint cotton shirt ($179).
- Madison Ave (at 45th St) 212-682-0320, paulstuart.com
- Price band: 3/4
Looking to make a statement? This U.K. brand presents a lot of floral and geometric prints. Step out of the ordinary in a pale pink shirt with a subtle floral pattern and tapered fit ($185) or a linen flowerprint button down ($295). The ladies around you will notice.
- 107 Grand St, (at Mercer St)