5 Top Shirt Brands To Know | SLMan

5 Top Shirt Brands To Know

When it comes to buying shirts, you tend to get what you pay for. From classic London makers to the best modern brand, here are five names to know if you're keen to invest – and what they’re good for…

Emmett London

Who: One of the younger brands to make our list, Emmett London has a flagship store on Chelsea’s Kings Road, as well as a spot on Savile Row. It also has a distinctly sustainable edge – from sourcing recycled materials to using vegetable-based dyes, it creates great shirts with a conscience.
 
Best For: Something a little more fun. Alongside its smart classics, Emmett puts a playful twist on some of its pieces. From a striped cuff here to a quirky print there, this is a brand to help you express yourself.

Visit EmmettLondon.com

Instagram.com/EmmettLondon

Budd

Who: Established in 1910, Budd is one of London’s most reputable shirtmakers. All designs are cut on the top floor of its iconic store in Piccadilly Arcade and its one of the last brands to still practise traditional cutting methods – no computers allowed.
 
Best For: Bespoke. Budd creates great, classic shirts you can pick up or buy online, but it also offers bespoke and made-to-measure services, putting that century’s worth of knowledge and know-how into crafting the perfect piece just for you.

Visit BuddShirts.co.uk

Instagram.com/BuddShirtmakers

Boggi

Who: The only non-British name to make our list, Boggi is an elegant Milanese outfitter that creates refined eveningwear, tailoring, knitwear and more.
 
Best For: Price. Its crisp cotton styles come in at under £90 each. Its wide selection of designs also makes Boggi a great destination if you’re looking for a full wardrobe overhaul.

Visit Boggi.com

Instagram.com/BoggiMilanoOfficial

Emma Willis

Who: The doyenne of men’s shirts, Emma Willis is the name to know for classic shirting. Her designs aren’t cheap but there’s a reason for that: this Jermyn Street icon delivers timeless styles that work hard and last.

Best For: Winter shirts. The brand’s ‘cashmerello’ line (15% cashmere, 85% fine Swiss cotton mix) is breathable but still adds a little extra protection from the elements.

Visit EmmaWillis.com

Instagram.com/EmmaWillisLondon/

Turnbull & Asser

Who: Another heritage label to know, Turnbull and Asser pre-dates even Budd, with an imposing Jermyn Street presence and a royal warrant to its name. It remains family run, crafting its shirts from 34 individual pieces of fine cloth and impossibly stylish mother-of-pearl buttons.
 
Best For: Accessories too. With designated tie workrooms in Gloucestershire and Kent, its highly regarded for its ties and pocket squares. Whether it’s cashmere or silk, indulge in those little details to complete the look.

Visit TurnbullAndAsser.co.uk

Instagram.com/Turnbull_Asser

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