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post #16 of 25
eBay, second hand shop cleaning the floor or burn it at your choice.
post #17 of 25
+1 to what Jeff and Master said. Nothing wrong with a classic black and white dress stripe of equal width. (It's more of a candy or pencil stripe than a bengal stripe, right? Bengals are on the wider side.) Not the most versatile shirt, perhaps, but you can definitely wear it with lot of things and look good.

All kinds of suits work: charcoal, navy, tan, light blue, cream. Tan would look smashing. Will Boehlke rocks B&W stripes with tan suits.

Put a white collar and cuffs on it, and you can wear it with a blue DB or blue three-piece and look outstanding.

Ties: black with small neats, maroon solid, silver solid, BW houndstooth, BW shepherds check could all work, depending on the suit. Could do cream coat, solid black tie.
post #18 of 25

Seriously, spend some more money.

 

Get the shirt dyed to a shade of maroon/red or blue/green. You would have a beautiful shirt with alternate black stripes.

 

Something like this:

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or 

 

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post #19 of 25
The shirt is fine, I wouldn't mind have that in my collection... You could wear it with any type of pants from navy or charcoal gray,
post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by plei89 View Post

The shirt is fine, I wouldn't mind have that in my collection... You could wear it with any type of pants from navy or charcoal gray,


Yes it could work and keep everything else in solid colors.

post #21 of 25
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Thanks for the answers, I had no idea this was called "Black bengal stripe"

Not mine, but..: http://www.alexander-west.com/styleguide/?p=288
post #22 of 25
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Pawz View Post

Not mine, but..: http://www.alexander-west.com/styleguide/?p=288

Good guide, I was wrong, mi shirt is a Candy Stripe. I was ignorant enough to think that the "black bengal stripe" had to do only with color (or better said, not colors since b&w are not colors) and not with the thickness of the stripes.

Thank you very much for the link.
post #23 of 25
mid-grey suit+black captoes+white pocket square or black chelseas+slim grey pants+black leather or black zip boots+grey jeans+burgundy sweater+black velvet blazer+white ps (much dressier outfits were covered by some previous posters). I understand that the forum doxa goes against wearing black and that this absurd vendetta has been pushed so far it now includes black shoes but, considering a white shirt w. black stripes is quite common and commonly depicted in various magazines, websites and even on the street, there is no reason the drones couldn't have given you examples of how to wear it even if it is not a part of their own style. The only possible explanation is that they were aiming at gaining some Styleforum Status Points (SSP) tm, so HAD to react negatively to your post.

Wear in good health, it is a pleasing and versatile fabric.
post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by Testudo_Aubreii View Post

Put a white collar and cuffs on it, and you can wear it with a blue DB or blue three-piece and look outstanding.

Particularly a white club collar. Going to cautiously agree to the blue DB suit, but only if it's a steel or greyish blue color, not a navy. Steely blue with that shirt (white collar, club or not) and a deep burgundy tie would most likely look outstanding.
post #25 of 25

I used to have a black bengal stripe shirt. It was pretty wearable with any dark suit, to be honest. I got rid of it more because it had a tab collar rather than because of the pattern; I find tab collars a bit annoying to do up.

 

But yeah, black/white bengals can work with grey suits, and any shade of brown except really dark chocolate. Avoid using with navy suits IMO, and do wear black shoes if you're going the brown route, so something keys off the shirt. If you're going casual/open-collar, I think it's probably even more versatile.

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