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The one-shirt wardrobe (most versatile shirt?)

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
No, this isn't a Foof thing. What one shirt would you find to be the most versatile for business/business-casual wear? If you had only 1 shirt and it would be worn with a suit (charcoal or navy, pinstriped) or a blue blazer, or with khakis without a jacket but ALWAYS with a tie, how would it be configured? Also, would you go with something like an oxford cloth or end-on-end?
post #2 of 18
I'm not a fan of the khakis/tie/no jacket combo, but nothing is more versatile than a white spread collar shirt. It goes with literally everything. Not the most interesting item in the world, but that's another story.
post #3 of 18
Need you even ask? White shirt spread collar!
post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by blackbowtie View Post
Need you even ask? White shirt spread collar!
I almost left it off because I'm looking to get another shirt and already have the white spread collar the real debate (for me) is between white button down, blue spread collar, and blue button down. if it makes any difference in opinion, this shirt will be worn with a medical student's white coat.
post #5 of 18
Light blue twill, medium spread collar.

Regards.
post #6 of 18
Not to betray my beloved white shirts, but I might well pick my blue-and-white striped buttondown. Would look good with a white coat.
post #7 of 18
Blue BD.
post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 
uh oh, the buttondown is gaining popularity. thoughts of the blue buttondown with a suit? I'm thinking the white spread would be preferred, but is the blue buttondown heresy?
post #9 of 18
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uh oh, the buttondown is gaining popularity.

thoughts of the blue buttondown with a suit? I'm thinking the white spread would be preferred, but is the blue buttondown heresy?

Not if you're a Trad, or if you enjoy a well-chosen heresy.

If you want to drive the forum really crazy, wear it with the collar buttons undone. Good times, good times.
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
If you want to drive the forum really crazy, wear it with the collar buttons undone. Good times, good times.

post #11 of 18
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
Not if you're a Trad, or if you enjoy a well-chosen heresy.

If you want to drive the forum really crazy, wear it with the collar buttons undone. Good times, good times.
I'm one of the people it drives crazy I really do need a nice blue shirt, but just can't decide between buttondown and spread. Hmmm. thanks for all the voting & opinions, guys!
post #12 of 18
Spread! Spread! Spread!
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by anon View Post
I'm one of the people it drives crazy

I really do need a nice blue shirt, but just can't decide between buttondown and spread. Hmmm.

thanks for all the voting & opinions, guys!

Try it, just once. Wear your freedom on your collar. You won't look back.

Trust me.
post #14 of 18
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
Try it, just once. Wear your freedom on your collar. You won't look back.

Trust me.
I love the peace of mind that comes with my collar being buttoned down. I know it's not flopping wildly. I know it's not misshapen. Unbuttoning a collar that was made to be buttoned would just drive me insane.
post #15 of 18
if we're talking versatility, the thought of a spread collar without a tie upsets me a lot more than the thought of a button-down with a suit (which doesn't upset me much at all ...)
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