It's been a while since I sewed a traditional shirt - at least four years. So I thought I'd take a crack at this shirt from Hot Patterns.
I made a few changes, but nothing significant. Since I was using a striped fabric, I divided the back yoke at center back, and cut the pieces on the bias, creating some interest there. As for technique, I recommend David Page Coffin's book on shirtmaking. This reference is unparalleled, and I've been using it since it came out in the late 1990s.