White Button Down Shirts

According to The Classic Ten, men's white button down shirts first made their public appearance under suits in the Napoleonic era. This was also an early example of underwear becoming outerwear. So next time you see some woman sporting a bra and little else, blame Mr. Darcy.

The basic button down is pretty easy to come across. If you want a jazzed up version of this wardrobe staple, start here.
Top: balloon sleeves, Newport News $39
square neck with lace trim, Nanette Lepore, Revolve Clothing $240
pinstripe bow front, Jovovich-Hawk, La Garconne $126
fan pleat cuffs, Nexx, Dillard's $59
Middle: gathered neck bow, Go Silk, Neiman Marcus $98
puff sleeve with contrast buttons, Kensie, Urban Minx $53
lantern sleeve pucker detail, Go Silk, Neiman Marcus $69
zip front, Dsquared 2, Intermix $445
Bottom: puff sleeved pleat front, Antoni Melani, $129
off-center rhinestones buttons, Unique Boutique, ASOS $140.60 want!!!!
sleeveless ruffle front, Bebe $69
gauzy belted tunic, 525 America, Bluefly $48


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