It’s Time to Re-think the Classic White Shirt

Every man should have a crisp white shirt in his wardrobe. It’s something that looks smart and classy whatever the season and whatever the occasion. It’s a staple of mine when it comes to workplace and business travel attire. So when independent British brand Tophat London contacted me to feature a shirt from their range, I had to find out more.

Tophat London aim to produce collections that minimise your wardrobe with high quality interchangeable outfits. This ethos was of particular interest to me as I often struggle to choose an outfit that I can wear for a business meeting but will also look great for drinks afterwards. Tophat London have made it their mission to dress men in clothes that are suitable for both work and play.

Their first collection features five clean white shirts which all come with their own unique collar and cuff detailing. This styling really sets the collection apart but retains the classic look and feel of a traditional crisp white shirt. I love the whole collection but I chose The Arthur shirt to feature in this post.

The brands unique service begins with their clear and transparent pricing structure. It’s refreshing for a company to be totally honest about how they come to the shirts £65 price tag. It’s a little more than some would pay for a work shirt, but trust me, their shirts are luxury and versatile, so totally worth the investment.

Rather than those nasty plastic delivery bags you usually get from ordering online, Tophat London’s packaging gives an instant great first impression. Their shirts are delivered in a branded box and are packed away nicely in a soft velvet bag which is very much in keeping with their unique luxury style.

It's Time to Re-think the Classic White Shirt

I love the coloured pattern inside the collar and cuff. For afterwork drinks you can turn the cuff over and expose the design to give a more relaxed looked. The shirt is made from 100% cotton twill and is two-ply which gives it a super soft feel and will keep the wearer cool in warmer climates.

It's Time to Re-think the Classic White Shirt

It's Time to Re-think the Classic White Shirt

Another thing I like about this brand is their refreshing approach to transparency within the supply chain. They plan to include factory profiles on their website, showcasing each of their manufacturer’s information and images of the people who actually make their clothes.

I can’t wait to see what comes next from Tophat London.

Keep an eye out for my upcoming LookBook where I’ll feature this shirt.

Thanks for reading,

Tommy x