Five Ways to Wear One: The White Oxford Cloth Button Down (OCBD)
The line between being overdressed and underdressed is a tricky one to follow. Wear the wrong item, and you might stick out like a sore thumb; underestimate the situation, and stand out in a negative way.
There are few items that bridge the gap between the two areas, but there are certainly solutions to the problem. As far as classic style staples go, men have been wearing white shirts for centuries.
And as far as items that bridge that “overdressed or underdressed” gap, a white Oxford cloth button down, or OCBD, fits the bill nicely. Sure, there are other, more colorful OCBDs and shirts, but for starting out, a white option is most versatile.