The 14-Shirt Wardrobe

4 Apr

First Monday of the Month…MANic Monday!

So…a 14-shirt wardrobe.  Say what?  Clearly, I’m speaking to the guys (as women need far more than 14 shirts 🙂 )…You, the Men, however  truly need 14 dress shirts.  Dress shirts are an essential to a man’s wardrobe. 

The 14 Shirt Wardrobe

• 14 shirts allow you to have 7 at the cleaners and 7 in the closet.    Makes sense, right?


• 2 Straight Collars

• 1 Spread Collar

• 1 Button Down Collar

2 Fancy Patterns (subtle gray stripe & subtle gray/blue check, or paisley)


• 2 Straight Collars

• 1 Spread Collar

• 1 Button Down Collar

1 Pink or Off-White (Ecru)

1 Light Lavender

2 Contrasting Collar and Cuffs

Contrast cuff and collar are a great addition to casual and dressy casual occasions. Although not generally appropriate for the work place, they offer a great option for casual days at the office like Fridays.  It’s easy and fun to alternate shirt fabric choices with cuff and collar choices.

 This is a very subtle collar and cuff…

And that’s it…14 shirts.  Easy.  And consider it done.
And another gentle reminder:
• Ties should complement the suit or coat, and shirts should complement the tie.
And lastly, I love, love, love this look:
PS – No one looks good in a short-sleeved dress shirt. 🙂 
Coming Wednesday…Update on “Of Mice and Terry”. 

3 Responses to “The 14-Shirt Wardrobe”

  1. Carol S April 4, 2011 at 7:25 am #

    Great advice, just forwarded to Tom!

  2. Louise April 5, 2011 at 5:58 pm #

    All your blogs are have been good. THIS blog is a truly a keeper . . . THANKS!!

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