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post #16 of 45
I'm not a fan of dark shirts in general, although I did own a few back in the late 90's.
post #17 of 45
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Originally Posted by ArliHawk` View Post
I have a french blue shirt from a few years ago, and was wondering if these are still okay to wear? It seems that paler blues are more popular now.

I LOVE French blue color on shirts. Very classy and timeless. Can't go wrong. Try with a yellow tie.
post #18 of 45
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Originally Posted by mkarim View Post
I LOVE French blue color on shirts. Very classy and timeless. Can't go wrong. Try with a yellow tie.
Oh gosh - we're back in 1996
post #19 of 45
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Originally Posted by tlmusic View Post
Historically, French blue shirts are not a "classic" look.

Tread warily...

I like to follow the guideline of light shirt, darker tie, even darker suit.
(Casual and summer clothes excepted.)

I personally associate French blue shirts with late 1990s style--as mentioned above, black trousers and black square-toed shoes...we may as well throw in a big black belt with a designer logo buckle to complete the ensemble. Oh, and don't forget the white necktie!

French blue shirt with dark (charcoal) grey pants?
post #20 of 45
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Originally Posted by Razele View Post
I tend to stick to blue or white for shirting cloths, as it works well with my complexion and eye color and thats really what you should work off anyway.

French blue is a fantastic color, finding the right shade and time to wear it is another thing.

...

At the risk of showing my lack of class, +1. I prefer my french blue OCBDs to light blue because french blue is a closer match to my eye color. When I wear this:



with the french blue OCBD shown, I get multiple compliments; when I used to wear it (routinely) with a light blue shirt, nada.

Fire away.
post #21 of 45
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
Oh gosh - we're back in 1996

Hell 2009 as well. I have formed a dislike of any light blue shirt for that gentlemans very suggestion. To me it seems every slovenly non-matching newscaster in america, as well as your average cubicle dweller loves to were light blue shirt with yellow tie. I dry heave everytime I see it.

Not saying that light blue doesnt look good when done right, but so many do it wrong.
post #22 of 45
Very light to light blue is fine - it's the most versatile and elegant shirt color. Mid to dark blues are a different story altogether
post #23 of 45
If you must have dark blue colors in your dress shirts, why not make them navy bengal stripes?

How about blue check shirts?
post #24 of 45
Yikes. Today I'm wearing:

Freedom Blue shirt with white contrast coloar (French cut)
Black Pants
Black Loafers (normal toe, not square)
Yellow Tie
Tan Jacket

I think I might have made a SFaux Pas.
post #25 of 45
i think the mid-blues look great with a light suit color, such as tan khaki or a light grey.
post #26 of 45
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Originally Posted by tlmusic View Post
If you must have dark blue colors in your dress shirts, why not make them navy bengal stripes?

How about blue check shirts?

If you must have dark blue colors in your dress shirts, why not have a variety, including french blue (I also own a french blue bengal stripe OCBD, in addition to my solid french blue OCBDs)?

Especially in winter, when everyone seems to wear darker colors, I like to go slightly darker than the hackneyed combination of khaki trousers, light blue shirt, and navy blazer by wearing either tan cords or light brown tweed trousers with a french blue shirt and navy blazer.

French blue shirts have their place, though I agree they can be harder to coordinate than light blue.
post #27 of 45
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Originally Posted by thinman View Post
French blue shirts have their place, though I agree they can be harder to coordinate than light blue.

That about sums up my attitude. I have one French blue shirt that can actually harmonize quite well with several of my sport coats. I rather like it with some browns and tans. I have four French blue Bengal stripe OCBDs that I wear quite a lot more. They seem more versatile somehow.
post #28 of 45
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Originally Posted by thinman View Post
At the risk of showing my lack of class, ... I get multiple compliments; when I used to wear it (routinely) with a light blue shirt, nada.

Fire away.

Show-off.
post #29 of 45
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Originally Posted by Dewey View Post
Show-off.

I'm just trying to contribute something concrete and positive by showing how french blue can be worn, rather than dismissing it out-of-hand. You're certainly free not to like the picture I posted.
post #30 of 45
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Originally Posted by thinman View Post
I'm just trying to contribute something concrete and positive by showing how french blue can be worn, rather than dismissing it out-of-hand. You're certainly free not to like the picture I posted.

You should post a picture of your french blue eyes.
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