The Best Wedding Shirts for Men in 2023

From breezy linen to Saville Row stunners, here are our favorite dress shirts to pair with your wedding suit this year.
The Best Wedding Shirts for Men
Photos, left to right: Turnbull & Asser, Uniqlo, Alex Mill
tres dean Associate Menswear Editor
Tres Dean
tres dean Associate Menswear Editor
Tres Dean
Associate Menswear Editor
  • Tres writes and edits articles for The Knot, with a specialty in menswear and suiting.
  • He brings over a decade of expertise in the field garnered as a writer, editor, copywriter, and trend specialist.
  • Before joining The Knot he covered menswear for publications including GQ, AskMen, Men’s Health, Sharp Magazine, Highsnobiety, and Spy.
Updated Oct 06, 2023
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A great dress shirt can be what takes a wedding suit from good to great. As such, grooms-to-be and guests alike should take note of the wide world of wedding shirts for men. Whether you're learning how to properly size a dress shirt or trying to decipher which style of shirt cuffs is appropriate for a black-tie optional wedding, the better you know the ins and outs of men's dress shirts the better your fit is going to turn out. Once you've figured out which style of shirt is going to work best for the suit you plan on wearing, shop our shortlist of some of our favorite dress shirts from the best brands in the biz. No matter your budget, they'll ensure you look sharp whether you decide to spring for a made-to-measure beauty or a breezy linen bargain.

Where to Buy Wedding Shirts for Men

From icons of British tailoring to the best mall brands in the market, here are some of our favorite resources for men's shirting.

J. Crew: The brand that sold a generation their first real suits in the mid-aughts still crushes accessible formalwear. Look to them for wardrobe staples under $100 in a wide range of sizes.

Proper Cloth: Made-to-measure isn't limited to suiting. Proper Cloth uses a cool online tool to help folks design their dream dress shirts down to the most minute of details. Just take your measurements (better yet, have someone else take them for accuracy), plug them into the system, and begin building the perfect shirt for your wedding fit–all without breaking the bank.

Turnbull & Asser: These legends of London's Jermyn Street make shirts worn by royals and James Bond alike. You'll be paying a few hundred dollars at the very least for most of their wares but they're the sort of pieces you'll still have in your wardrobe a decade down the line. Be sure to allow extra time if you're going the made-to-measure or bespoke route.

Alex Mill: If you're going the semi-formal or dressy casual route for an upcoming wedding, Alex Mill is the place to go for your dress shirts. They don't offer the sort of shirts you'd want to wear with a tuxedo but if you're mixing suit separates or going for an Ivy-style fit, their poplin button-downs (meaning the collar points button down for a more relaxed look) are going to work great. Coming in at under $150, they are versatile enough to get plenty of wear outside of a wedding.

State & Liberty: For folks with broader, more athletic builds, State & Liberty is your dress shirt sweet spot. Their line of exceptional formal shirts are designed with bigger builds in mind, making for maximum size inclusivity. Offering such a great, hard-to-find fit, you won't want to take off these dress shirts once you've put them on.

The Best Wedding Shirts for Men

Best Made-to-Measure Dress Shirt: Proper Cloth

There's no brand that does made-to-measure dress shirts quite like Proper Cloth. With a wide selection of fabrics and the ability to select everything from your shirt placket to collar, it's the place to go to make the wedding shirt you've always wanted.

Best Overall Dress Shirt: J. Crew Bowery Dress Shirt

Bowery Dress Shirt for J. Crew
Photo: J. Crew

J. Crew's Bowery dress shirt isn't broken so they've never bothered fixing it. Looking as good today as it did upon its debut years ago, the Bowery is a simple but classic white dress shirt that goes with formal and semi-formal suits alike. Best of all, it's available for under $100.

Best Oxford: Wythe Oxford Cloth Button Down

Oxford Cloth Button Down from Wythe
Photo: Wythe

Wythe has become one of the more hyped menswear brands in the scene over the last few years thanks to their vintage-inspired take on classic men's shirting. Their specialty is in oxfords that feel like well-loved favorites you've worn for years. If you're suiting up in separates or need the perfect dress shirt for a dressy casual wedding, this is the one.

Best Splurge: Turnbull & Asser Dr. No Pale Blue Cotton Shirt

Dr. No Pale Blue Cotton Shirt from Turnbull & Asser
Photo: Turnbull & Asser

Looking to get your Bond on? Suit up like the superspy himself in Turnbull & Asser's reproduction of Sean Connery's classic Dr. No dress shirt. Made from a fine West Indian Sea Island cotton and complete with a beautiful cocktail cuff, it's the Rolls Royce of dress shirts. The price reflects that, so it's best saved for anyone looking to splurge on an extremely special garment that will last a years if taken care of properly.

Best Bargain: Uniqlo Super Non-Iron Slim Fit Shirt

Super Non-Iron Slim Fit Shirt from Uniqlo
Photo: Uniqlo

For under $50 bucks Uniqlo delivers a classic dress shirt with a button-down collar that can be worn with full suits, separates, or more casual fits. It's a great shirt for a great price. Enough said.

Best Fashion-Forward Dress Shirt: Post-Romantic Formal Shirt

Men's Formal Shirt from Post-Romantic
Photo: Post-Romantic

Post-Romantic is a small operation located in New York that makes all of its dress shirts by hand through custom orders. Considering this, their prices are quite the bargain: for just over $100 you can get a handcrafted shirt made to your specifications with a drapey fit and a wide, vintage-style collar.

Best Striped Dress Shirt: Brooks Brothers Bengal Striped Dress Shirt

Bengal Striped Dress Shirt from Brooks Brothers
Photo: Brooks Brothers

There's a reason Brooks Brothers has been one of the most recognizable names in menswear for more than two centuries. They do American menswear so well they're practically synonymous with it. If you're looking for the perfect striped dress shirt, look no further than their take on this wardrobe staple. Brooks Brothers is synonymous with timeless style and quality so that's what you'll be getting when you order.

Best Linen Dress Shirt: Banana Republic Castello Linen Shirt

Castello Linen Shirt from Banana Republic
Photo: Banana Republic

Linen shirts are the perfect move for spring/summer weddings as well as beachfront and destination ceremonies as they give any wedding suit a laid-back retro resort vibe. To get in on the trend or expand your existing linen collection, give Banana Republic's Castello shirt a shot. It comes in a great cut and a selection of unexpected yet classic colors.

Best Checked Dress Shirt: Bonobos Weekday Warrior

Bonobos Weekday Warrior
Photo: Bonobos

A wardrobe workhorse, Bonobos's Weekday Warrior is the sort of shirt that can carry you from meetings to cocktail hour, dinner and beyond. It'll also get you down the aisle (or at least to your assigned seat in the audience). Available in this cool checked pattern among others, it's an addition to your closet you'll get plenty of use out of.

Best Casual Dress Shirt: Alex Mill Striped Mill Shirt

Striped Mill Shirt from Alex Mill
Photo: Alex Mill

Made from a thin, breezy cotton, Alex Mill's signature shirt can be worn on a coffee run with shorts or with good suit separates for a semi-formal or dressy casual wedding. The brand was launched with the mission of creating the perfect shirt. Spoiler alert: they did.

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