Watched Chris Rock’s new special over the weekend, and he was of course hilarious but I couldn’t take my eyes off the shirt. If you want an illustration of the universality of the WOCBD, please compare and contrast Chris Rock…
And Tom Heany.
You take my point, right?
Yes! Specifically a white OCBD, not blue, pink, or yellow.
Are we sure these are WOCBD’s? Chris’s shirt looks like poplin and Tom’s looks like it is perhaps twill.
If it helps just call them WCBD’s.
Or WBD’s. Whatever helps you.
If I had a style blog, and if I ever did one of those “must have” lists as a post, that list would be a catalogue of one: Everyone would do well to have a WOCBD in their closet. Whatever else one wants to pair it with will look all the better for sharing space with the WOCBD. Literally anything. Leather jorts, snow pants, a gold lamé skirt. And I’m not being facetious.
There’s the legendary Mercer OCBD. There’s another manufacturer who will make a (full) custom OCBD for just a bit more: many oxford cloth options (including several shades of white). They replicated an older Brooks OCBD– perfectly. Perfectly. I speak of Berg.
Down with “fast fashion.” Death to it.
Could you please let us have a link for Berg.
After years of trying to convince myself that oxford cloth was comfortable, I have progressed to poplin/broadcloth BDs, still white, of course. WBDs are available from J. Press and Mercer.
I like variety. I wear a fairly wide range of colors, patterns, and weaves. I have three linen shirts (LBD’s?) in pink, blue and white. So yeah, WOCBD’s are great, but there are other great ones too.
Controversial (perhaps), but a shade that tends toward ivory (Mercer) or ecru is more (far more, in some instances) to 99% of men and women. Brooks offered their legendary ocbd in ecru for decades.
* more flattering, that is
I’d love to be able to wear it. Sadly, I’m one of those few people with skin the *actual* hue of ecru, and therefore look like even more of a ghost in the color.
From this photo, that doesn’t look like oxford cloth. There’s also something strange about the cut of the collar.