Whats your take on this if you're not wearing a suit.
I've received few of these for Christmas.
Dress shirts without pocket
Dress shirts with pockets are decidedly more formal than dress shirts with pockets. The pockets add a bit utility to summer looks, it's a great place to hang those ray bans. Dress shirts without pockets can be casual as well. Such as sports shirts. Casual shirts like sports shirts can often be identified by their the fit, construction, collar, and color.
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The only major downside to those is that you can't wear a pocket protector.
Seriously - nobody cares if your shirt has a breastpocket or not. Nobody.
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Actually, dress shirts without breast pockets are more formal than ones without, and that's pretty much a fact. Have you ever seen a shirt with a tuxedo or morning jacket come with a pocket? I don't think so. Dress shirts with pockets didn't even come into existence until circa 1960's, when dress shirts really came to be more utilitarian rather than couture.
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go with some of each, and decide in the morning what you feel like.
i would recommend wearing a shirt with a pocket when you're attending an event where you need to wear a nametag. It is always easier to attach one with a pocket than without.