Spiffy shirts

Robert Graham's designs feature bold colors, original patterns, and the embroidered words "knowledge wisdom truth."

Bold colors, embroidered trims, and detailed linings make Robert Graham shirts not just manly, but fun - and so in style.

We like the interesting stitching and original patterns. The fit falls between skinny and oversize - that's good, too. But we especially appreciate that "knowledge wisdom truth" is embroidered into every shirt (a little depth never hurt a fashionista). We aren't alone: The Phillies' Jimmy Rollins is often spotted wearing one.

Robert Graham Designs is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and head designer Robert Stock says the brand features more than 1,000 designs and several limited editions. Stock, a protégé of Ralph Lauren, also has designed ties and women's shirts over the last few years. But at the end of the day, it's all about the men's shirts. "Each one is like a little piece of art," Stock says. "We try to make them all special."

Clearly, they're succeeding. I

- Elizabeth Wellington