My serious suit and tie dress shirt of choice is a slim fit with a semi-spread collar and French cuffs in regular cotton (NEVER no-iron/wrinkle-free). But for casual modes on the weekend, I love white pinpoint oxford shirts with a button-down collar. They’re perfect with jeans, chinos or even shorts outside of the city. I have four of them, all identical, and count them among my favorite garments in my entire wardrobe.
The ones I like are from Paul Fredrick, made with a terrific pinpoint oxford cloth and cut with a high collar that looks great with a casual jacket, with a sweater or all by itself. I never send them to the cleaners, preferring to just wash them and let them hang dry for a deliberately wrinkled and “tossed” look – an effect you cannot get with wrinkle-free cotton. I rarely wear them with a tie, but when I do it’s in a strictly casual vibe. They feel fantastic, wear very well and only get better with time.
Paul Fredrick has them available on their main website for $69 each or $109 for three shirts, which is a great deal as it is. But on a secret web address (which just might get shut down if this post gets any traction), Paul Fredrick has a special “introductory” offer of 4 shirts for $100. They even throw in monogramming!
On that secret introductory page, there are several options for shirt configurations like collar, fit, cuff, etc. Here’s how I order mine:
- Pinpoint Oxford cloth
- Trim fit
- Button-Down Collar
- Barrel (“Button”) cuff
- Monogram (“GJH” in navy block letters on the cuff)
$100 and a few days later, they arrive at my door and head straight to the laundry room for a warm water wash and a hang dry. And if I get busted for using the secret web page, I consider the standard 3-for-$109 just fine.
Here are some Instagram photos of me in mine…