Shirt Occasion Guide
A classic GANT shirt
works for both men and women, for work and for play. Our wide range of shirts fit a variety of occasions, so whether it’s a formal affair or a jet setting weekend, let yours be your ultimate guide.
Men's casual shirts
For men, rather than opting for the all-too-easy T-shirt and jeans, consider dressing down a smart shirt by undoing the extra top button or rolling the sleeves up. Keep in mind that patterned shirts (namely, plaids and gingham checks) are inherently more laid-back than solids or stripes.
Women's casual shirts
For women, simply untuck the hem, undo some buttons and embody a laid-back elegance. Pair with boyfriend jeans and sandals or classic tennis sneakers to complete the look.
Men's Office Shirts
For men, it’s all about staying flexible in today’s ever-changing workplace attire. If you opt not to go classically smart, you can’t go wrong when tucking in a classic button-down collared shirt into chinos or casual jeans. This look works particularly well if you’re going tie-less.
Women's Office Shirts
For women, a dress shirt paired with a pencil skirt is classic GANT at its best. Take things in a more modern direction by swapping your skirt for a pair of slim jeans in a dark wash, and offset the casual trouser with a lighter toned shirt. Voila – the perfect transitional look for after-work cocktails.
Men's Travel Shirts
For men, a savvy traveler always packs light and prioritizes versatility. A button-down shirt in a solid color moves seamlessly from work affairs to casual outings. Consider one (or two) of our easy-care options for your carry-on.
Women's Travel Shirts
For women, think practical without sacrificing style. Opt for a looser-fitting shirt for comfort, and make sure to bring layers (longer cardigans are ideal) or a large scarf in cotton or cashmere to suit the often-unpredictable temperature swings of the airplane cabin.
Men's Party Shirts
For men, instead of your usual white button-down and suit, swap the white for a darker color: perhaps a shade of blue? Add a silk pocket square for added flair, or, come Thanksgiving, a festive tie. Alternatively, forgo the suit entirely and pair the shirt with tailored pants and a navy blazer, or with dark jeans and a smoking jacket.
Women's Party Shirts
For an edgier, more modern take on party season, opt for a timeless shirt or blouse in an elegant silk, and complete the look with pants in an unusual cut. To really turn heads, layer a white button-down shirt over a black slip dress, tie at the waist and add some eye-catching accessories.
Men's Formal Shirts
Boys; this is your chance to embrace the spread collar and a matching tie knot. Your color options are more limited here, so stick to shades of blue and black. For truly formal events, go for foolproof starched white. We also suggest adding French cuffs for flair.
Women's Formal Shirts
For women, let’s be honest: a failsafe dress shirt is still the most appropriate option. Properly presented, though, a blouse can rise to the occasion – think plain white or black, and in a luxurious fabric such as silk. Well-chosen outerwear only adds to the sophistication.