I guess I work in a more creative field that most, but it would never occur to me to either wear a white shirt for an interview, or not hire someone based on the preference of a non-white colored shirt. I love white shirts, wear them at least 2-3 days a week, but this isnt 1950 anymore. Yes, you should be dressed conservatively for an interview, and well groomed, but you are honestly telling me that you would be in danger of "offending" the interviewer if you had on, dare I say a blue shirt?? I work in a field where the majority of men wear suit and tie, and often see people coming and going for interviews. I see no pattern of people wearing white shirts to interviews, more than I see people being hired because of them. I have a hand in the hiring process in my business, although I dont conduct the interviews. Over the course of 5 years, I have reviewed the applications of perhaps 100 potential employees. Not once has the color of their shirt ever come up. Every once in a while the interviewer will point out something silly, like showing up in a tshirt, or a funny hairtyle, but not once the shirt. In fact, when we go over the applications we like to look at the relevant items in the application - 1. education, 2. experience in the field, 3. previous employment, 4. references. Like I said though, maybe its different in other field, or in other parts of the country. Im in midtown NYC.