White Collar

After years of languishing in the minor leagues — think cater-waiter and school uniforms — the crisp white shirt reclaims its title as the most versatile of wardrobe classics.

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    Study in Contrast

    Never underestimate the power of slick black leather to shake up a button-down's conservative core.

    Shirt, $395, Calvin Klein Collection; (212) 292-9000. Dress, $2,050, Carven at Curve; (310) 360-8008. Bag, price upon request, Hermès; (800) 441-4488. Ring, $145, A.L.C.; shopbop.com.

    David Roemer
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