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post #121 of 522
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Originally Posted by uniesse View Post

White shirt worn with blazer and greys at night :
Should not be wearing black shoes with a blazer
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White shirt usually demands black shoes
&
Black shoes after 6PM
Which shoes to wear? Do the latter two considerations take precedence?
A white shirt worn at night with a blazer is less likely to be a BD (or at least more likely to be a spread collar), so mink suede seems less a less appropriate substitute , and that's before we get back to the fact that it's after 6PM and mink suede would be inappropriate anyway.

I think the rule you stated above really applies to business wear, not evening wear. The idea is that black shoes are generally only worn with formal business attire during the day, and a blazer is not formal. At night, outside of the business world, things are different. I would go with the black shoes. You may find this thread interesting: http://www.styleforum.net/t/309735/black-tie-casual

post #122 of 522
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Originally Posted by clapeyron View Post

 

i intended to wear a pale blue shirt with this but opted for white last minute and ended up actually preferring it over blue. sartorially speaking how terrible is this?

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What looks a bit off here (IMO anyways) is the suit with the tie... both are very dark but different colours, and seem to be fighting with each other. Wouldn't this look better with a lighter green?

post #123 of 522
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post

ok, so if a white linen shirt isn't a "regular" white shirt, what about patterned white shirts? white on white herringbone and so on?

I personally think they are gross. As a white shirt wearer, I only permit, pinpoint, summer pinpoint, linen, and standard poplin to drape over my shoulders. Oxford, of course for an OCBD.
post #124 of 522
"When Andy Warhol received his first check in 1955 for a series of advertisements for the shoe firm of I. Miller, he bought 100 identical white shirts from Brooks Brothers."

-Bernhard Roetzel
post #125 of 522
Summer white shirt Friday:

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post #126 of 522

On red ties with white shirts: I was thinking about wearing the same thing I posted today in WAYWRN (but with a solid light blue shirt) to an evening wedding. But I'm thinking it would be very business-like. Maybe in this case a white shirt would be better?

post #127 of 522
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

On red ties with white shirts: I was thinking about wearing the same thing I posted today in WAYWRN (but with a solid light blue shirt) to an evening wedding. But I'm thinking it would be very business-like. Maybe in this case a white shirt would be better?

Definitely not. I think your combo would have looked better with a plain light blue shirt, not the striped herringbone one.
post #128 of 522
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

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I'm of two minds with this. I hate the tie pattern, but I love light gray ties. In sum, I like this combination, and I think it looks fine with the white shirt.
post #129 of 522
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post


Definitely not. I think your combo would have looked better with a plain light blue shirt, not the striped herringbone one.

 

Yeah, me too (just wanted to try the four patterns thing), but still, wouldn't it be too business-like for a wedding? For some reason I associate light blue with business, though I might be wrong...

post #130 of 522
I dug three old pictures of me in a white shirt from the archives. I do agree that the one that is least successful is the one with a green tie, in accordance with the Manton's guidelines. I do tend to reach for white when I'm wearing grey and I keep the palate relatively stark. I am wearing brown shoes in all of these rather than black, but I don't think that's such a problem.

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post #131 of 522
Can you repost the one where you are cooking? Awesome pic.
post #132 of 522
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

Yeah, me too (just wanted to try the four patterns thing), but still, wouldn't it be too business-like for a wedding? For some reason I associate light blue with business, though I might be wrong...

I think it would depend on what time the wedding was. Day wedding you're ok, evening, I would have gone with a white shirt and a different color tie, like gray.
post #133 of 522
I'm wearing a blue shirt in that one.
post #134 of 522
Damn.
post #135 of 522
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post

ok, so if a white linen shirt isn't a "regular" white shirt, what about patterned white shirts? white on white herringbone and so on?
Growing up, those were always associated with the "Europeans" meaning the Swiss and Belgians and mittel-Europe. Nice ones were swiss-banker like. Not so nice ones were fuzzy-foreigner. And to wear a nice one, the shirt had to be perfect and top notch and you had to be in for a Pound - three piece suit, homburg, big gold cufflinks and big gold watch, polished black shoes and gold eyeglasses. When I first started getting bespoke shirts I got a couple but then realized they were not for me. There is one that I still miss, though - a white tone on tone bengal stripe (with the two tones evenly split so there is no ground-tone).
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