Dress Shirts Go Traditional Amid Recession Solids and subdued patterns in men's dress shirts reflect consumers' new state of mind. By Brenner Thomas on April 2, 2009 Desperate times call for desperate measures — and conservative shirts. This story first appeared in the April 2, 2009 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today. To continue reading this article... Subscribe Now Log In WWD logo This Article is Exclusive to Archive Subscribers To read the full article please contactWWD's Subscription Customer Service.