For a while now, I've been watching for the perfect white button down shirt. It just seemed like a good thing to have. Never mind that I so rarely wear one (mostly under sweaters?).
It seems that someone who donates where I pick up clothes recently did a white shirt purge... now I have six white shirts.
They all seem (to me) to fit, and they're all different. So I'm going to show you all of them. Please let me know which one(s) are worth keeping. They came to a whopping total of about $5 (for all six, not each), so I can keep or toss any of these without worrying about it.
All are shown with a nude bra. Some of them need more than that - I know.
#1-2 has a subtle box pattern. I like the length and the cool vibe. The sleeves are a bit short, and it's a bit sheer. It's linen, and could be super cool in the summer. It's very soft and feels to me like the perfect 'boyfriend' summer shirt. I also like the length. I may need to replace the buttons (which are mother-of-pearl)
#3,4,5 is crisp, and needing ironed. The sleeves are perfect length, and the top is opaque. It's cotton and seems good quality to me.
#6-7 is more formal, it has a cummerbund type waist and french cuffs that require cuff links (I'm wearing gold cuff links with it). It's also crisp, but in a different way than the first crisp one. And the fabric is less breathable. It's a bit shorter than #1-2 and #3-5.
#8-9 is medium - not really crisp, but not not super soft either. I like the shorter sleeves, but the body is also short - at least for pants. It's probably a good skirt length (but I didn't try it on with skirts).
#10 is my knit white shirt that I wore last weekend (which led to the realization that I have so many of these now. I like it's softness and relaxed vibe, but the collar is a little sloppy, and I wonder if the first one (#1-2) fills the same spot.
#11-12 is sleeveless with a mandarin collar and very very sheer (see the grinning?) I like the length and the almost-nothing-there feel of it. It's polyester, so wouldn't be breathable if it weren't so light, and it's really only useful under or over something else.
What do you think?