Thursday, 17 October 2013

The Classic White Shirt

The classic white shirt is one of the sexiest pieces that you can have in your wardrobe. Don't you think? Or do you consider it an item that makes you want to go yawn?

I think of old black and white movies and Audrey Hepburn when I think of the classic white shirt. Oversized, comfortable and stolen from your man's closet. I don't think that the white shirt will ever go out of style. Styles and details have changed but the white shirt will remain as a wardrobe staple.

Tim Gunn defines the classic white shirt as an essential piece.
Whether paired with dress pants, a skirt or jeans, [the classic white shirt] is always polished and sophisticated. 
Gunn has a good point, the white shirt can be paired with many items. But "polished and sophisticated?" He must have been thinking of movie stars from years gone by.

Obviously Mr. Gunn and I have not met nor was he thinking of me when he made that statement. Unless coffee stains are considered polished and sophisticated. There is a reason I prefer prints! But I digress...

I do have a couple of white shirts in my closet. They're RTW relics that hardly ever see the light of day. Yet, I have a white shirt sitting on the dress form waiting for sleeves and the finishing touches.

I'm not shooting for polished and sophisticated I'll be happy with professional since I have no intention of giving up coffee.

Now that I'm starting to feel a bit better, I just have to get back into my sewing zone and get this thing done. 

Happy Sewing!


  1. I LOVE simple white button front shirts but I can't seem to find the fabric that I'd want for my classic white shirt. I only seem to find textured or striped or white that has a slight purple (or blue or yellow) hue.

    Can't wait to see your shirt!

    1. I know what you mean. My heart's desire was for a white linen fabric that was out of my budget.


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