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10 Work Shirts For Every Mans Closet

The tradie wardrobe is not complete without a selection of work shirts to get you through the year.

These shirts need to be functional, durable, versatile and correct for your trade.

Whether you work in an office, on a construction site or you are a tradesman, a good work shirt is the staple to your wardrobe.

No matter what you do for work, Workwearhub has you covered.

Here are ten work shirts for every man’s closet:

  1. Pilbara Closed Front Cotton Twill Shirt LS

First of all, the Pilbara Closed Front Cotton Twill Shirt comes in so many different colours that if you hate one colour, you will most likely love the 6 others Workwearhub stocks.

Not only will you buy one, you will actually buy multiple because this long sleeve work shirt is the shirt of all work shirts. Here’s why -

  • It is designed to last. Thanks to its reinforced seams and high-quality construction that ensures its durability.
  • It meets UPF 50+ Australian standard AS/NZS 4399:1996
  • Different colours to suit all work wardrobes
  • Double pre-shrunk 100% cotton twill that will be so soft on your tough calloused hands

Whether you're headed to the work site, out on the town, or even a festival, this long sleeve work shirt is perfect for no matter what you are doing! Could it BE more versatile?

 ritemate emerald closed front long sleeve shirt


  1. Biz Collection Razor Polo

Obviously there needs be a good polo shirt in your collection of work shirts. So, this is a shout out to all the businesses out there picking a uniform for their employees. We have found your polo.

Stop searching and start buying the Biz Collection Razor Polo. Why? It is the perfect choice because of the reasons below -

  • Super easy for the boys to look after, just chuck it in the washing machine
  • Can be easily embroidered, screen-printed, or heat transferred
  • The interlock knit fabric has extra stretch making it so comfortable to wear
  • Its sun smart with UPF 40-50+ Rated Excellent
  • It just looks good with all the different colours and sizes you can choose from

 Razor polo in ash black colour


  1. DNC Hi Vis Cool Breathe Polo Shirt SS

Swipe right on the DNC Hi Vis Cool Breathe Polo Shirt as its giving all the vibes. Not only is it hi vis for workers operating in low-light conditions or near traffic but it is also breathable and comfortable for that scorching summer heat.

Keep that long sleeve shirt in the cupboard and take this baby out and show her off. Heres’ why you should get one for every day of the week -

  • Its extra cool and comfortable thanks to 175gsm 100% polyester micromesh
  • Provides faster cooling and comfort in hot and sweaty conditions
  • Its sun safe with UPF 40+ - 50+
  • Available in Yellow and Orange. Pick whatever colour you look better in

In conclusion, the DNC Hi Vis Cool Breathe Polo Shirt SS is a versatile, comfortable, and durable work shirt that is ideal for anyone who needs to stay visible and comfortable on the job.

 dnc hi vis cool breathe short sleeve shirt in orange


  1. Bisley Closed Front Mens Cotton Drill SS Shirt

You can never have too many closed front shirts, right? Bisley is known for producing high-quality workwear and it is evident in this Closed Front Cotton Drill Shirt.

This short sleeve shirt is the perfect  shirt to get the job done.

Here’s why you should buy it -

  • Static control - 100% Cotton is the most common static control in garments.
  • Not one but two cargo chest pockets
  • Industrial strength due to its reinforced stitching
  • Made from durable materials that is perfect for workwear

 bisley closed front short sleeve shirt in khaki


  1. Portwest Mesh Air Pro Chefs Jacket SS

We are more than just work boots and hi vis. Workwearhub also stocks a range of hospitality wear and for those of you in the industry, we’ve got your back… front, bottom and top.

The Portwest Mesh Air Pro Short Sleeve Chefs Jacket is your go to option for those hot days in the kitchen. It was designed for style and practicality and the below features help point out why you need one now -

  • Non shrinking
  • Aerated mesh fabric to increase airflow
  • Concealed stud front for easy access
  • Premium stain resistant finish repels oil, water and grime

Need the whole outfit? Check out our hospitality clothing & workwear range.

 portwest mesh air pro chefs jacket black


  1. Bisley 3M Taped Cool Lightweight Shirt LS

No one will miss you in this shirt. With the reflective tape stitched all around the body, you will be seen on site no matter what time of the day. This taped shirt is ideal for those who work day and night shifts and don’t want to buy different shirts. Just one shirt for both shifts, easy right?

Some other cool things –

  • Reflective taped hoop pattern
  • Back and underarm mesh ventilation
  • Can be worn Day & Night as it complies with AS/NZS 4602.1:2011
  • Reinforced stitching for those harsh industrial environments
  • Sizing available up to 6XL

 bisley 3m taped yellow navy long sleeve shirt


  1. FXD WT.3 Tech Tee

Cleverly made from a fabric blend of Repreve® recycled polyester and organic cotton, the FXD WT-3 Tech Tee is perfect for the hot aussie summer days! It is quick drying and moisture wicking which will keep the boys happy. This tee is ideal for those who don’t need the standard hi vis, polo or button up shirt.  Some other great features are –

  • SILVADUR® antimicrobial treatment
  • Reflective sleeve print
  • Side splits with drop back hem
  • Regular fit

 FXD WT-3 technical tee in grey


  1. Anthem Performance LS Tee Hi Vis

Forgot to bring a change of clothes for the gym? No wokkas, the Anthem Performance LS Tee is super versatile for the tradies who love to hit up the gym before or after work. It features quick drying technology which means it will dry quickly if exposed to sweat or rain. Some more things you should know about this tee -

  • Hi Vis Yellow and Hi Vis Orange comply to: AS/NZS 4602.1 Class D - Day Use Only
  • Anti-snag fabric
  • Moisture wicking and quick dry
  • Extended drop tail for extra coverage

 Anthem performance long sleeve hi vis tee


  1. FXD LSH-1 Stretch Work Shirt LS

Another tradie favourite from FXD is their LSH-1 long sleeve stretch work shirt. It is made from a super comfortable, super flexible 360 degree stretch cotton twill. The FXD LSH-1 is the perfect choice for any tradie looking for a comfortable and durable long sleeve shirt.

Here are the features that make this shirt so great –

  • Tailored fit, 360-degree stretch
  • 4 ounce (185 GSM) 360 Degree Stretch Cotton Twill
  • Chambray trim lining
  • Dual pockets
  • Triple needle seams

 fxd lsh-1 long sleeve shirt in khaki


  1. KingGee Workcool 2 Short Sleeve Shirt

It does what it says. It’s as simple as that. The KingGee Workcool 2 shirt will keep you nice and cool while you’re working in those hot summer months with its lightweight breathable fabric. A few more features include -

  • Underarm, upper back and side cooling vents
  • 3-piece collar with extensions for added sun protection
  • Made from ripstop fabric which is highly tear and rip resistant
  • Designed to comply with AS/NZS 4399:1996 UPF 50+

 workcool 2 short sleeve shirt


In conclusion, having a good collection of work shirts is important for every man’s closet.

These 10 work shirts are not only functional but also durable and versatile, making them perfect for any work environment. Whether you are looking for a hi vis polo or a performance tee, there is a work shirt out there for every man.

Want to find the matching pants to your new work shirts? Check out this blog on 12 work pants to consider buying in 2023 to help narrow down your search.

Don’t forget, Workwearhub is open 24/7 online. Whether you’re waking up at 4am finding out all your shirts have holes in them or it is the start of the new work year, we have got you covered.

Place your order before 3pm AEST and we will get it shipped out the same day. Throw in express shipping (for $19.95 extra) and you may even get it the next day! Can’t get any quicker than that.

Want to come check out our retail store? Head on down to 1 Davo court, Burleigh Heads and our workwear experts can deck you out in new gear. Open 7 days a week, there isn’t really an excuse not to.

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