Tim Melideo


occupation

Photographer, @timmelideo

location

San Diego


“I used to fumble through the countless styles of shirts, striving for some ideal of dressing better. And then I discovered the Brooks Brothers oxford cloth button-down.”

My first break in developing a personal style arrived in the form of a simple white shirt—a shirt that is singularly responsible for how I dress today. I used to fumble through the countless styles of shirts, striving for some ideal of dressing better. And then I discovered the Brooks Brothers oxford cloth button-down.

I love the way the button-down collar sits upright and frames my neck. I love the weight and subtle texture of the fabric. I love the simple patterns and colors it’s available in. I love that it’s iconic. Most of all, I love the versatility: You can wear the same shirt with a suit and tie, jeans and a leather jacket, or shorts and sneakers. Tuck it, untuck it, roll the sleeves, open the top buttons, or wear it over a T-shirt. Every guy needs one.