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The shirt should be selected to complement the pattern of your suit. Generally speaking, if you have a plain suit then it is best to go for a patterned shirt to add some details and if you have a pinstripe suit then a plain coloured shirt will look more professional.
Different styles of shirt cuffs will dramatically change the look and feel of your shirt. Cuffs present a different perspective and level of formality. The most common type of cuff that you will be familiar with are barrel cuffs. These are the traditional button up variety which general are worn by lazy people, who just want a functional cuff that looks presentable. If you really want to make an impression you should go for French cuffs (either straight or curved). These require you to wear cufflinks to fasten the cuff, which can themselves contribute to the appearance of your shirt.
The one cardinal sin you MUST strive to avoid at all cost is to wear a shirt with
a pocket on the chest. A tailor will claim that a breast pocket destroys the line
of the suit. Of course those 12 square inches of cotton pocket, far thinner than
the line of buttons alongside them, don't affect the look of your suit -