best dress shirts for men

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WHAT CONSTITUTES a dress shirt might have changed over the years, but the sartorial magnetism of men’s dress shirts has remained undeniable and immutable. This wardrobe staple’s X-factor will put an A-list smile on a man’s face whenever he wears it, solo or under a sleek blazer. And if you’re looking to strut on a red carpet or just in your office to command awe or respect, having on a dress shirt is absolutely necessary.

But finding the best dress shirt for you can be tricky. As one of the most versatile menswear pieces to keep on regular rotation, men’s dress shirts can be as basic as as just any long-sleeve collared shirt with full buttons in the front, in any color or pattern variations. However, like pretty much everything else we wear these days, dress shirts for men too have incorporated the latest technical fabric innovations—like stretch or thermal feats—that render them all the more durable and comfortable.




  • best budget dress shirt

    Slim-Fit Non-Iron Stretch Solid Dress Shirt
    Calvin Klein

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  • Best all-day dress shirt

    The Desk To Dinner Shirt
    Bonobos

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  • Best Oxford dress Shirt

    Slim-Fit Japanese Oxford Shirt
    Everlane

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  • best no-sweat dress shirt

    37.5® Oxford
    Mack Weldon

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  • Most comfortable dress shirt

    Commuter Shirt
    Rhone

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That is to say: the best dress shirts for men nowadays have been freed from the shackle of only being donned for formal or dressy occasions to becoming actual practical pieces of clothing that can—and do—work wonders in more casual settings.

So, whether you face a daily office situation wherein sporting formal button-down shirts are not up for debate, or you just need to hit refresh on your shirting game with perhaps some white dress shirts or easy going denim shirts, these 18 best dress shirts for men below will do you a good turn.

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best budget dress shirt

Calvin Klein

Slim-Fit Non-Iron Stretch Solid Dress Shirt

Material 96% Cotton, 4% Spandex
Fit Slim fit

Best all-day dress shirt

Bonobos

The Desk To Dinner Shirt

Material 97% Cotton, 3% Elastane
Fit Tailored, Slim, Standard, Athletic

Best Oxford dress Shirt

Everlane

Slim-Fit Japanese Oxford Shirt

Material 100% cotton
Fit Slim fit

best no-sweat dress shirt

Mack Weldon

37.5® Oxford

Material 60% Cotton, 40% 37.5 Polyester
Fit Classic

Most comfortable dress shirt

Rhone

Commuter Shirt

Material 84% nylon, 16% elastane
Fit Slim, Classic

Best plaid dress shirt

Brooks Brothers

Stretch Milano Slim-Fit Dress Shirt

Material 96% Cotton, 4% Elastane
Fit Regular, Relaxed, Slim

Most formal dress shirt

J.Crew

Ludlow Premium Fine Cotton Tuxedo Shirt

Material 100% cotton
Fit Slim fit

Best Short Sleeve Dress Shirt

Charles Tyrwhitt

Button-Down Collar Washed Oxford Short Sleeve Shirt

Material 100% cotton
Fit Classic, Slim

best athletic dress shirt

Ministry of Supply

Apollo Shirt

Material 57% Recycled Polyester, 43% PCM-infused Polyester
Fit Slim

Best casual dress shirt

Lululemon

Commission Long Sleeve Shirt

Material 55% Cotton, 45% Elastomultiester
Fit Classic

Best performance dress shirt

Bugatchi

James Solid OoohCotton® Shirt

Material 92% Cotton, 8% Spandex
Fit Slim

Best poplin dress shirt

Banana Republic

Slim-Fit Premium Poplin Dress Shirt

Best white dress shirt

Suitsupply

White Royal Oxford Slim Fit Shirt

Material Customizable
Fit Slim

Best Gingham dress shirt

Ben Sherman

Signature Long-Sleeve Gingham Shirt

Material 100% Cotton
Fit Regular/Classic

Best luxury dress shirt

Canali

Slim-Fit Textured-Cotton Shirt

Material 100% cotton
Fit Slim

Best value dress shirt

Mizzen & Main

Leeward Dress Shirt

Material Polyester 88%, Spandex 12%
Fit Trim, Classic

Best Denim Dress Shirt

Todd Snyder

Italian Midweight Denim Shirt

Material 100% Cotton
Fit Standard/Classic

Best summer dress shirt

Luca Faloni

Portofino Linen Shirt

Material 100% pure linen
Fit Slim, Regular


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As Men’s Health’s Deputy Editor, Commerce, Christian Gollayan oversees all shopping content on menshealth.com.


Style and Commerce Editor
Maverick Li is the Style & Commerce Editor of Men’s Health, where he covers clothing, footwear, watches, and grooming.

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