The white shirt is a menswear staple. If you’re a man reading this right now and you’ve just realized that you don’t own a perfect white shirt, then this post is very much for you. For those who think they already have the perfect white shirt, you might think again after reading on!
I was recently introduced to Ministry of Supply, a men’s clothing line that marries the technology of outdoor athletic apparel with the tailoring of sharp, professional attire. To get a sense of what exactly that means, I took their Archive dress shirt for a test wear. I went for their slim fit, which hugged my arms and torso just enough, without looking too tight. The shirt looked great as soon as I put it on and stayed crisp and wrinkle-free throughout the day, after a quick iron on low heat.
The fabric is a combination of polyester and elastene, similar to your work out gear, but remixed to be soft, light and moisture-wicking, while allowing for a natural range of motion. The creators behind Ministry of Supply also added barely-visible, laser-drilled perforations at the underarms of the shirt for ventilation, keeping you cool and dry. They really thought of everything.
Inspired by the Archive shirt, I put together this look to reflect the fusion of athletic and professional wear. Top coat versus trainers, tied together with classic black jeans and of course, the perfect white shirt.
P.S. Ministry of Supply makes more than just shirts too. Explore their full collection and learn more about the research and technology behind their line at ministryofsupply.com!
Photos by Justine Iaboni