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Is it okay to wear a regular white shirt with DJ?

post #1 of 9
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I noticed in Casablanca, Bogie wears awhat appears to e a regular white shirt with his dinner jacket. Is this an acceptable practice? I go to a decent amount of dinners in England where DJ is de rigeur and wondered if this is acceptable.
post #2 of 9
NO. Are you sure he's not just wearing a formal shirt that has a turndown rather than a wing collar?
post #3 of 9
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NO. Are you sure he's not just wearing a formal shirt that has a turndown rather than a wing collar?
Well it has MOP buttons and no bib.
post #4 of 9
Maybe he didn't have time to pack his formal shirt when he fled Paris.
post #5 of 9
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Maybe he didn't have time to pack his formal shirt when he fled Paris.
But he'll always have Paris.
post #6 of 9
The rules can be bent to accomodate wartime sumptuary laws. Also, it is probably hard to get pique in the deserts of North Africa.
post #7 of 9
You'd think it would be hard to keep one's dinner jacket sparkling white, too, but apparently there are some nice dry cleaners in the deserts of North Africa.
post #8 of 9
Not a regular white shirt. However a luxury cotton in a 160s to 180s white broadcloth and a semi spread or short point straight collar with french cuffs and french placket (no placket) and pearl buttons is a minimalist look for summer or when travelling. Ive worn it myself and it looks good.
post #9 of 9
They have J.M.Weston in North Africa. And I suspect the French officers' boots were very well polished.
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