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post #31 of 87
I have a black half-button pull-over shirt with french cuffs I loved so much that I had it cloned in HK because the original designer didn't make them anymore. Of course, it's different from a plain old black express-type shirt.
post #32 of 87
I have some but don't wear them often.

What I would like most is a black slim fitting OCBD. The black would play off against the informality of the style.
post #33 of 87
Ocbd?
post #34 of 87
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Ocbd?

Oxford Cloth Button Down
post #35 of 87
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Oxford Cloth Button Down

The INRI of the Trads.
post #36 of 87
Are you evil? Do you cheat at cards? Do you beat your wife? Do you lounge in a Dinner Jacket? Are you Asian? Do you have a habit of wearing silver ties? If you've answered yes to two or more of thee questions then you are a candidate.
post #37 of 87


Just picked this up and it's already one of my favorites. I also have a black linen shirt I wear a lot for warmer nights.
post #38 of 87
according to The Suit (the Nicholas Antongiavanni book), black shirts and suits are apparently reserved for gangsters.
post #39 of 87
I have one black cotton shirt - from Versace - thin, weightless fabric (but not transparent), soft cuffs and collar with perfect points, cut slim (21" from underarm to underarm - ideal for me - fitted sleeves, too), looks good tucked or untucked. I don't like black shirts that are intended to be worn with a tie.
post #40 of 87
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I don't like black shirts that are intended to be worn with a tie.

Yeah, that's me. I've got no beef with J's shirt above.
post #41 of 87
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Yeah, that's me. I've got no beef with J's shirt above.

same here. Casual black shirts are fine with me
post #42 of 87
Another thing I don't like about black dress shirts is they look really shitty after a few washes and ironings. I hand wash mine with just a bit of some real gentle detergent, and hang dry, usually without ironing, to prevent fading. Ironing inside out helps out too. If the shirt is more casual - like J's, the fading is more acceptable.
post #43 of 87
Black just doesn't look good on somebody with my complexion - pale skin, medium brown hair.
post #44 of 87
I own a black linen shirt and a black sports shirt/casual/whatever and I love them...for clubbing. Can't say it's likely I would ever wear one during the day though.
post #45 of 87
Black shirts are fine to wear with jeans, but I'd never, ever wear one with a tie or suit. I'm a college student and every single person I've ever seen wearing a black shirt with a tie and/or a suit has been a meathead who has no idea how to dress himself and pairs a rumpled black shirt with a shiny solid, frequently black tie (as DocHoliday suggested earlier) and black chinos.
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