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The Best Work Shirts at Any Price

The Best
Work Shirts at Any Price

The warm weather jacket in disguise

Best men's work shirts in 2023

Late spring or early summer might be the ideal in-between season for weather. The sun is out, and the air is warm, but there's still a steady breeze in the morning and evening. Although the temperatures feel amazing, sometimes figuring out what to wear is annoying. It's too hot for sweaters, and winter coats are finally packed away for the season. The work shirt is the ideal option.

Now, you may be asking yourself, what is a work shirt? We'd categorize it as a simple shirt with chest pockets in a substantial cotton twill fabric. The kind—no surprise here—typically worn by workmen of all stripes. The guys who aren't afraid to get their hands (or their shirts) dirty. The shirts are also offered in other practical materials like denim and canvas. By definition, these are built to withstand the toughest conditions, so feel free to wear them over and over again. And you will, because their versatility is virtually unmatched—some even fall into the “shacket” spectrum.

What's more, this modern classic isn't going anywhere any time soon. And stylish guys are now wearing them in refreshing ways, like sizing up one to create a flowy silhouette and leaving it open with a tucked-in tee or buttoning it up for a militant/punk look. You'll find they go as well with your pleated trousers as they do with some relaxed shorts or just your favorite pair of jeans. We've rounded up over a dozen work shirts from the originators to Japanese brands reinterpreting this iconic piece. Whether you want to work it in or not is your choice.


The Best Men’s
Work Shirts in 2023

We dare you to find a better work shirt for the price.

Relaxed work shirt,
$29.99 by Dickies

Wallace & Barnes Slub Poplin Work Shirt

Slub poplin work shirt,
$118 by Wallace & Barnes

Ghiaia Cashmere Cotton Work Shirt

Cotton work shirt,
$395 by Ghiaia Cashmere

Rosa Rugosa Gwynne Work Shirt

Gwynne work shirt,
$175 by Rosa Rugosa

Stan Ray CPO Shirt

CPO shirt,
$107 by Stan Ray

A light and comfortable shirt designed to be layered.

Great pocket work shirt,
$150 by Frizimworks


Carhartt WIP Master Work Shirt
Carhartt WIP Master Work Shirt

Master work shirt,
$115 by Carhartt WIP

Drakes Denim Work Shirt

Made of a 13-oz. denim fabric, this is heavier than some denim jackets.

Denim work shirt,
$495 by Drake’s

Todd Snyder Japanese Chambray Work Shirt

Japanese chambray work shirt,
$198 by Todd Snyder

Buck Mason Storm Stopper Work Shirt

Crafted from a durable yarn-dyed twill, this shirt has a weather-resistant finish for added protection.

Storm stopper work shirt,
$198 by Buck Mason

Rubato Indigo Stripe Work Shirt

Indigo stripe work shirt,
$235 by Rubato

imogene + willie Griffin Work Shirt
imogene + willie Griffin Work Shirt

Griffin work shirt,
$245 by imogene + willie


Taylor Stitch Stone-Washed Work Shirt
Taylor Stitch Stone-Washed Work Shirt

Stone-washed work shirt,
$168 by Taylor Stitch

Engineered Garments Cotton Work Shirt

Cotton work shirt,
$252 by Engineered Garments

RRL Plaid Twill Work Shirt

Plaid twill work shirt,
$245 by RRL

Alex Mill Washed Denim Shirt
Alex Mill Washed Denim Shirt

Washed denim shirt,
$145 by Alex Mill

3sixteen Khadi Denim Shirt

Khadi denim shirt,
$245 by 3sixteen

Blue Blue Japan Sashiko Utility Shirt

Sashiko utility shirt,
$364 by Blue Blue Japan

William Frederick Clothing Studio Work Shirt

Studio work shirt,
$325 by William Frederick Clothing

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