Nothing quite fills out the wardrobe than a few good grey button-down, long sleeve shirts. The staple can easily be worn with black pants, jeans or blue jeans, and is perfect under a sweater or hoodie or all on its own. Below are picks of our favorite grey men’s shirts. The line-up includes a thicker version from Everlane, a worn-in version by Todd Snyder and one that has the ever-most subtle bird print all over.
The Heavyweight Shirt by Everlane
The Heavyweight Shirt by Everlane, $75, is available in sizes XS through XXL, and in five colors – including heather grey, navy, charcoal heather, heather green & ochre. Ochre? “Natural clay earth pigment” – thank you Wikipedia.
Light Grey Heavy Oxford by Proper Cloth
The Light Grey Heavy Oxford by Proper Cloth, $85, is ordered by collar, sleeve and fit options. The result is a better fitting shirt. If you wouldn’t rather go full-custom, that’s an option too.
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Brushed Button-Down Shirt by Bonobos
Dobby Flamingo Print Shirt by Original Penguin
The Dobby Flamingo Print Shirt by Original Penguin, $89, is a 100% cotton grey twill shirt, with miniature white flamingos delicately woven in. Appearing more like polka dots from afar, strike up a conversation when someone notices what you’re really wearing.
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Japanese Selvedge Oxford by Todd Snyder
The Japanese Selvedge Oxford Button-Down by Todd Snyder, $185, is available in sizes XS – XXL, and comes in 6 colors. If grey is too understated, try unique fabrications like a rich pastel pink or light lavender.
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Slub Button-Up Shirt by Blue Owl
The Slub Button-Up Shirt by Blue Owl, $135, is made of 100% Portuguese Flannel cotton. The shirt has a unique feel that is soft & comfortable. It also features mother of pearl buttons for an upgraded look.
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