- Brooks Brothers
666 Fifth Ave., 212-261-9440
A year ago, Brooks Brothers brought out its classic two-ply cotton pinpoint button-down in a no-iron fabric that includes a touch of Dow XLA fibers; those add stretch and recovery, meaning the slim fit is that much less punishing after yet another lunch at Maloney & Porcelli, is virtually wrinkle-proof even after a full day’s wear, and comes out of the wash looking like it just came back from the dry cleaner. Brooks Brothers’ version scores high on quality, too: There was no puckering around the seams or telltale signs of mass production like loose threads and buttons ($75 to $89.50).
Best Dress Shirt
From the 2007 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).