According to Maslow, air, food, water, shelter, sleep, and clothing are basic needs one must have in order to survive. On the topic of clothing, one item we feel everyone needs to have is a plain white shirt. It’s the building block of every wardrobe—you couldn’t get any more basic than that.
Since its inception during the Spanish-American war, it’s grown immensely from being a simple undergarment to a statement piece we dress up or down. It’s made is way from the battlefield to the silver screen and has been re-invented in countless of ways. Here we give you a brief look on how the white shirt has evolved throughout the years as we recount its many milestones.