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Best Men’s Dress Shirts Made in the USA

Dress shirts are important to any man’s wardrobe, but choosing a quality dress shirt made in the USA isn’t easy to do. That’s why we took the time to research and find some of the very best dress shirts made today. Our findings are below – enjoy!

Our Findings

During our time reviewing major brands from places like Texas, North Carolina, and South Carolina, we were really impressed with a few brands in particular. We split up all of our recommendations by category – hopefully you’ll be able to find some great shirts to add to your own wardrobe. If you’re looking for more closet upgrades, check out our picks for the best t-shirts made in the USA as well.

Top Recommendations

Best Men’s Dress Shirts Best for:
Authentically American Moisture Wicking Polo Polo Shirts
All American Clothing Co. Affordability
J. Wingfield Classic Heritage Shirts Classic Oxfords
Collared Greens Plaid
Homegrown Cotton Classic Polos
Authentically American Short Sleeve Button Down Short Sleeve

Recommendations: Going Deeper

Below we break down all of our top picks giving you tons of details on each one, including what we liked and didn’t like. Each of these shirts is crafted in the USA and they offer something a little special.

Best Active Polo Shirts

Authentically American Moisture Wicking Polo


Authentically American is one of our favorite clothing companies that is making and sourcing everything 100% in the USA, and their moisture wicking polo shirts did not disappoint. We ordered a couple and love how lightweight and comfortable they feel. It has a no roll collar and seems to be pretty wrinkle resistant, great for casual wear or at the office. We have an exclusive discount code with Authentically American that will get you 25% off your entire order, so be sure to entire the code SPOTLIGHT at checkout to get that offer! You can’t really go wrong with these dry fit shirts from Authentically American. They come in 6 different sizes and 7 different colors, so you should be able to find something that fits for you.

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Things we like:

  • No roll collar
  • Comfortable and lightweight
  • Snag and fade resistant
  • No wrinkles
  • Good for business casual or a night out (pair it with a nice American made watch)

Things we don’t like:

  • Adding the Authentically American logo is $10 extra

Best Affordable Dress Shirts

All American Clothing Co.

All American Clothing Co. is one of our favorite American made apparel shops because they have a great selection and are pretty affordable. Their dress shirts are no exception! Their Oxford dress shirt comes in six colors you can choose from and it looks and feels very clean. It can be a staple for any wardrobe. Outside of their Oxford shirt, All American Clothing Co. has some other button-down shirt options (both dressy and casual), polos, and a lot more. So, if you’re on a budget, definitely check out All American Clothing Co.

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Things we like:

  • Budget-friendly
  • Comfortable
  • Lots of size and color options
  • More style options

Things we don’t like:

  • A little bit of imported materials used on the Oxford, but the main fabric is U.S. sourced and all other shirts are made in the USA

Best Classic Oxfords

J. Wingfield Classic Heritage Shirts

The J. Wingfield Company dates back all the way to the early 1900s and honors a long-standing tradition of textile manufacturing for everything from sewing to stitching. They have a lot of great shirts, but we recommend checking out their Classic Heritage series in particular, which has some go-to classic Oxford options that should be in pretty much any man’s closet. The Carlton Supima Oxford Button Down (shown here) is woven in South Carolina and sewn in Texas. The fabric is super soft and high quality, and the hand sewing really shows. The cuffs and collars on these shirts are very well constructed.

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Things we like:

  • Classic style options
  • Soft
  • Can be worn dressy or casual

Things we don’t like:

  • A little expensive, but worth it for the quality

Best Plaid Shirts

Collared Greens

Collared Greens is based in Charleston, South Carolina and they have a lot more preppy and colorful button-down shirt options. They use 100% organic California cotton in their fabrics, all sourced and made in the USA down to every button and stitch. Their plaid shirts are made from brushed cotton, which is very breathable and can be worn in most seasons. You can definitely throw these shirts in the wash, but we recommend getting them dry-cleaned every so often to keep them looking good. Collared Greens has a ton of styles to choose from, so you should be able to find something you like for your wardrobe.

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Things we like:

  • Made from 100% premium cotton
  • Lots of plaid style options
  • Breathable
  • Good fit

Things we don’t like:

  • None

Best Classic Polos

Homegrown Cotton

Homegrown Cotton got started in 2014 and is based in Williamsburg County, South Carolina. What we love about these guys is that their entire manufacturing process is in South and North Carolina from local farms and factories supporting great small businesses and keeping their carbon footprint low. Homegrown Cotton does pretty much one thing only, but they do it well and that is the polo shirt. They have it available in a variety of colors, so you can pick a few up for your wardrobe if you’re looking to get a few reliable options with solid colors and not all the flashy patterns.

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Things we like:

  • Classic style
  • Breathable fabric
  • Locally grown cotton
  • Free of bleaches and dyes
  • Pre-shrunk

Things we don’t like:

  • None

Best Short Sleeve Button Downs

Authentically American Short Sleeve Button Down

In addition to their great polos, Authentically American makes a super comfortable short sleeve button down, which is great for work or casual wear. I especially like wearing this one during the summer (you can see me wearing it in some of our YouTube videos) – it is super breathable, made with a lightweight chambray fabric. Authentically American is a veteran owned company that is operated by Dean Wegner, who we had the pleasure of chatting with recently and getting the backstory on the company. You can check out our full conversation here. Remember to use our exclusive discount code SPOTLIGHT at checkout for 25% off your entire order.

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Things we like:

  • Breathable
  • Fits well for several body types
  • Great for work or play

Things we don’t like:

  • Only two colors right now

Recap: Best Men’s Dress Shirts Made in the USA


YouTube Video: How to Find Dress Shirts Made in the USA


Full List of Made in the USA Men’s Dress Shirts That We Found

  • All American Clothing Co. – partners with several U.S. manufacturers
  • Authentically American – partners with several U.S. manufacturers
  • Brooks Brothers – some stitching and small materials are sourced internationally, but fabric is U.S. sourced and assembled here
  • Collared Greens – based in Charleston, SC
  • Homegrown Cotton – based in Williamsburg County, SC
  • J. Wingfield – fabrics woven in South Carolina and has other manufacturing partners in Texas and Maryland

Factors We Considered

Material Quality

Choosing a quality men’s dress shirt is really about picking a product that’s made from high quality material. We look for heavier and more durable fabrics when judging different shirts. If you’re looking for a cotton shirt, you typically want it made with a premium 2-ply cotton for maximum durability. For alternative shirt types, it really just depends on the material and stitching. Here are some of the fabrics we considered:

  • Oxford
  • Poplin
  • Twill
  • Broadcloth
  • End-on-end
  • Cotton

What you really want to avoid is materials like polyester, which tends to make shirts look shiny and cheap, plus they aren’t as breathable. Also look out for shirts that say “non-iron” – typically a tip-off that they used some sort of treatment on the shirt that isn’t breathable and is made of cheap material.

As we mentioned above, stitching is super important as well. Some manufacturers will cut corners and use low quality or thin material to sew the shirt together, or even worse, use some sort of glue to try and “finish the job.” Avoid these shirts at all costs. Even though they likely have a cheaper price tag, they will cost you more in the long run.

Style also comes into play here – you likely aren’t going to wear a super heavy material like twill during the summer.

Exact Sizing

Finding the right fitting dress shirt for the office or just to wear around casually is super tough. We looked for shirts that offer many different size options and a tailor-fit product that’s designed to conform to the body well during use for comfort and style.

Attention to Detail

When it comes to choosing a quality shirt it’s all about the details. Shirts should have neat stitching that’s in excellent condition and in straight lines. Careful edge stitching should be done and hand sewn cuffs should be used whenever possible.

Comfort and Breathability

Dress shirts don’t have to be uncomfortable – we looked for features that will make them a pleasure to wear. Besides ensuring the shirt material is nice and soft, we looked for shirts that are flexible, have a built-in split yoke for added range of motion, and have moisture-wicking properties that will help keep you cool when it matters most.

Style

Of course, we can’t forget style! Since everyone’s tastes are different, we looked for brands that offer a wide variety of style options, or have shirts that are timeliness – like a traditional white or blue oxford print. Speaking of style, make sure to check out our other guides to complete your wardrobe, like our picks for the best belts made in the USA and watches made in the USA.


Men’s Dress Shirts Not Made in the USA

Here are some popular brands we found that are not made in the USA. We’ll keep updating this list as we find more.

  • Mizzen + Main – no longer exclusively made in the USA
  • Gitman Bros. – no longer exclusively made in the USA
  • Ratio Clothing – no longer exclusively made in the USA
  • Blade + Blue – uses Japanese fabrics for their dress shirts
  • Polo Ralph Lauren – most of their off-the-shelf dress shirts are made in China
  • J. Crew – most of their shirts and other clothing is manufactured in China, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and other countries
  • Calvin Klein – made in China, Cambodia, Indonesia, and other international manufacturing centers
  • Everlane – mostly made in Japan and Vietnam

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