Best Men’s Dress Shirts 2023

Best Men’s Dress Shirts 2023

A dress shirt is the quintessential dress up or down fashion piece. It works in any scenario to show off your personal style, and if fitted and styled properly, it really cleans up your look. You’ll need a few good ones to round out your foundational wardrobe.

But finding the best men’s dress shirt comes down to being well versed in fit, fabric and quality. We reached out to professional stylists to determine the best shirts for a variety of body types and work-life situations. Whether you’re into fashion or just need a step up from your “nice t-shirt,” we found the best men’s dress shirts to wear regularly. You might even want to stock up and buy them in bulk.

Best Men’s Dress Shirt Overall

Eton: Exquisite Quality And Cut

Neck Sizes: 13.75 – 18 | Fabric: 100% Cotton twill | Colors: White, Off White, Pink, Purple, Blue, Navy Blue, Black

This polished style offers high-impact solids in luxe fabrics with flawless lines. “Swedish-brand Eton has beautifully cut European-style shirts that are offered in four different cuts—super slim, slim, contemporary and classic,” says Natalie Tincher, founder and principal stylist at BU Style. “Overall, they’re great for slender builds and for those with a slim and inverted triangle shape.” The Eton brand is also a favorite for Ben Twaits, male lead stylist at Wardrobe Therapy. “Eton is a moderately high-end dress shirt that we often go to because of the fit and quality,” he says.

Best Value Men’s Dress Shirt

Banana Republic: A Basic To Build Your Wardrobe

Sizes: XS-XXL | Fabric: 100% Cotton | Colors: White, Black, Navy, Classic Pink, Country Blue and more (9 in total)

Banana Republic has long been a go-to for workwear staples, and their well-made button downs come at a wallet-friendly price point. “Banana Republic provides a great shirt for under $100,” says Twaits. “They do sizing by letter instead of neck and sleeve length, and they also offer tall sizes.” Whether you’re on a budget or like a bargain, this pick is a good foundational piece in your wardrobe.

Best White Men’s Dress Shirt

David Donahue: A Versatile, 9-To-5 Workhorse

Neck Sizes: 15 – 18.5 | Fabric: 100% Pima cotton | Colors: White, Sky

“For an athletic fit that’s a little more casual, I like David Donahue shirts, and in particular their Fusion knit collection,” says Tincher. “This style fits more body types because it’s constructed like a dress shirt style in Pima cotton but has 4-way stretch that allows for a more forgiving and comfortable fit.” The length is also cut slightly shorter, so it can be worn tucked or untucked with trousers or jeans, which makes it an all-around good choice for the office.

Best Slim Fit Men’s Dress Shirt

Ted Baker: A Go-To For Lean Builds

Neck Sizes: 15-17.5| Fabric: 100% Cotton | Color: Pale Blue

Ted Baker initially opened its doors in Glasgow in 1987, and at the time even provided a laundry service for every shirt purchased. The brand remains focused on quality and unique detailing. “Ted Baker offers a good range of classic-with-a-twist shirts in nice prints, textures, or with subtle details like contrasting stitching in the buttons that make them a good basic that’s not boring,” says Tincher. This slim-fit shirt also comes in white, pink and lavender.

Best Non-Iron Men’s Dress Shirt

Faherty: Low-Key Style And Patterns

Sizes: XS-XXL | Fabric: 55% Supima cotton, 16% lyocell, 25% recycled nylon, 4% Spandex | Colors: 17 solids and patterns

Founded by twin brothers Alex and Mike Faherty in 2013, Faherty is a self-described family brand focused on “great quality, legendary comfort and good vibes.” In under a decade the brand has become a button-down favorite, and this shirt scores major points for being comfortable and wrinkle resistant. “For weekend shirts or for creative types in more casual work environments, Faherty has great options that you can wear untucked with the sleeves rolled up,” says Tincher.

Best Performance Men’s Dress Shirt

Mizzen + Main: Movement And Practicality

Sizes: S-XXL | Fabric: 88% Polyester, 12% Spandex | Colors: 12 colors and patterns

Think of this as a refined dress shirt with the toughness and odor-fighting capabilities of workout clothing. “It looks and feels like a regular dress shirt to the eye, but once you put it on it stretches and moves with you like a knit,” says Tincher. “It’s great for packing or for people who are on the road a lot and have to go right from a plane to a meeting.” They’re versatile in terms of styling options because they come in classic solids and low key, casual patterns. “These shirts have stretch, are wrinkle free, and moisture wicking,” says Twaits. “They are also easy to launder—no dry cleaning!—and they offer shirts in tall sizes.”

Most Comfortable Men’s Dress Shirt

Bonobos: A Not-So-Classic Shirt In Lots Of Colorways

Neck Sizes: 14.5-17.5| Sleeve Lengths: 32-36 | Fabric: 75% Cotton, 21% polyester, 4% Lycra | Colors: 19 colors, patterns and prints

Since 2007, Bonobos has been popular with working professionals, and this comfy, stretch fabric shirt is great with or without a blazer. “Bonobos has a variety of fits, so it’s a great place to go for a different builds,” says Tincher. “They carry shirts for slim, tailored, athletic, and standard builds and are more size inclusive than many brands—carrying up to a 22-in neck and 4XL sizing.”

Best Casual Men’s Dress Shirt

Hugo Boss: A Smart Standby For A Variety Of Body Types

Neck Sizes: 14.5-17.5 | Fabric: 64% Cotton, 25% polyamide, 11% elastane

| Colors: Light Blue

For a look that’s classic but slightly more laidback, this shirt from Hugo—a sub-brand of German lifestyle brand Hugo Boss—is a great piece for under $200. “Hugo skews business casual, and [many of] their shirts come in a variety of cuts,” says Tincher. ‘They’ve got slim, regular, extra slim, classic options. They also come in regular or long lengths.”

Best Luxury Men’s Dress Shirt

Zegna: Luxe Fabrics And Impeccable Tailoring

Sleeve Lengths: 36-45 | Fabric: Cotton | Colors: Blue Check

Italian luxury fashion house Zegna has been a powerhouse for men’s fashion since 1910, and while their shirts are a splurge, men love them for their quality, fit and sleek sophistication. “The fabrication and construction of this brand are so beautiful,” says Twaits.