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A Great White Shirt

Since launching Shop & Tell, the most common question I hear from you is where to find the perfect white shirt! Well, after a lot of hunting, I’m sharing my new favourite. It’s the the Hologen Front-Tie Poplin Shirt from Nordstrom.

Why do I love it? Let me count the ways! I love that it has a loose, boyfriend vibe, but the tie at the front saves it from looking too baggy and boxy. The long shirt tail  (scroll down to see model shots of the back) and cuff elevate it from your average white dress shirt. I like that it can easily be dressed up or down – and can work just as well for a casual Sunday shopping outing, or a Saturday night out with dressy black shorts, heels and clutch. Ok, so here’s the bad news: when I went to post this story, I noticed the shirt is sold out online at Nordstrom. Argh! You may still find it in-store (I bought mine at the Sherway location in Toronto), or alternately, I found another similar (and equally awesome!) boyfriend shirt by Hologen online at Nordstrom.

Overall, Nordstrom had a great selection of white shirts in various fits and styles. My other go-to stores and sites for white shirts include J Crew and Brooks Brothers. I’ll share more picks in different fits and styles in future posts – because white shirts are one of those versatile staples we can’t get enough of, right?

What are your go-to sites, stores and brands for white shirts?