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post #76 of 87
I am surprised in this lengthy discussion nobody has mentioned one of the primary venues of the black shirt:

For a march on Rome with your fellow Fascisti di Combattimento.
post #77 of 87
Why would anybody wear a black shirt?
post #78 of 87
it's known as the clubbing shirt
post #79 of 87
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post
I am surprised in this lengthy discussion nobody has mentioned one of the primary venues of the black shirt: For a march on Rome with your fellow Fascisti di Combattimento.
I thought the same. It all depends on the accessories:
post #80 of 87
Hey, the real facists have only green and red/orange shirts!
If you want to know why, wash a green and a red shirt together at a higher temperature than recommended.
Accesoires: Party badge, eagle motive-tie pin, leather laces without cognizable function.
Riding boots with extreme baggy pants complete the outfit!
post #81 of 87
A few thoughts.

Noone is a lesser person for wearing black. It goes with everything and vice-versa (in theory at least). Most of all, it goes with other black things. It can look good, and the suggestion that this is only on women is a bit silly I think.

However, it should not be worn with a tie, for the very important reason that one's tie should always be darker than one's shirt, I feel. And this is not possible.

As to its casual-wear applications, look to Ralph Lauren of late. Much of it may not be to individual members' tastes, but it does not look abhorrent.

Finally, I agree that colouring is an issue. I have fair hair and very pale skin so it can look quite nice. Were I otherwise, I think less so.
post #82 of 87
I thought this was a Josepidal thread.
post #83 of 87
Well crap I just placed a bid on a black button up shirt to wear with my 3 piece gray suit and new light pink tie...
post #84 of 87
Black shirts, like velvet, are perfectly acceptable, but only after dark and without a tie.
post #85 of 87
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Originally Posted by contactme_11 View Post
Gets a lot of compliments from the ladies.

So do Kenneth Coles, and amjack clothing generally.
post #86 of 87
true...
post #87 of 87


Would this be acceptable attire as a waiter? With a black tie? Or.... not?
(I have a similar physique, and outfit for work only. )

edit: but NOT those shoes.
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