Blue was the color worn by the working class in old France. This evoloved in American mythology with "blue collar" versus "white collar." In my opinion, setting politics asside, the opposite is true today: nothing says luxe like a French blue shirt.
So here's H.'s little piece of class: a checked blue shirt with missmatched buttons and a heavy linen frock. I found the fabric in two amazing stores in Manhattan. I could spend all my savings in these little stores. Pompom socks from Nordstrom add a bit of cheer.