A White Shirt
Time was, a white shirt was something of a uniform for most men; a mark of breeding and education. The old radio show 'Vic and Sade' made frequent mention of the fact that one of the perks of Vic's good job at Consolidated Kitchenware was that it allowed him to wear a "clean, white shirt" to work every day. The white shirt was (and still is) a shorthand way to separate white collar management from blue collar labor, though even that distinction wasn't always hard and fast, as evidenced by a photo of my grandfather building a garage -- actually laying brick with cement and a trowel -- in a white button-down shirt. Nowadays, to wear a white shirt is to invite to question "Why are you so dressed up?" To which there are a myriad of potentially clever rejoinders, but I'll leave those to you.
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