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Best Men’s Shirts

79 Greene St.

Before Seize sur Vingt, before Thom Browne, even before Paul Smith, agnés b. showed us that a shirt could be so much more than a piece of white cotton underneath a suit. Unlike their boxier American counterparts, agnés b. shirts are cut to skim the fashionably skinny frames of artists, ad execs, and men who want to imply that they might smoke the occasional Gauloise. Slightly smaller collars and narrow cuffs discreetly underscore the subtle difference between these and the rest of the Oxford-cloth pack. The fabrics wear like iron, and the shirts are remarkably durable, which makes their three-figure price tag a little easier on guys transitioning out of their college button-downs.

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