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post #211 of 522
In considerable measure, anyway.
post #212 of 522
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post

I think it was really only in the late '60s that the colored shirt began to make real inroads.

Exactly the point when it all started going to hell.
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Exactly the point when it all started going to hell.
I agree with this.
post #214 of 522
Well, I can recall, when I first saw men wearing colored shirts with suits or even with coat and tie back in the late '60s, thinking that this was very second-rate, sort of a by-product of the psychedelic hippie era that we were going through.
post #215 of 522
I guess when you're a royal, you wear what you want and it gets you on the 2012 Best-Dressed List.



http://www.vanityfair.com/style/2012/09/the-2012-international-best-dressed-list?slide=78#slide=78
post #216 of 522
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post

Well, I can recall, when I first saw men wearing colored shirts with suits or even with coat and tie back in the late '60s, thinking that this was very second-rate, sort of a by-product of the psychedelic hippie era that we were going through.

It's when office work started to become blue collar
post #217 of 522
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post

Well, I can recall, when I first saw men wearing colored shirts with suits or even with coat and tie back in the late '60s, thinking that this was very second-rate, sort of a by-product of the psychedelic hippie era that we were going through.

I still think this.
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I guess when you're a royal, you wear what you want and it gets you on the 2012 Best-Dressed List.
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http://www.vanityfair.com/style/2012/09/the-2012-international-best-dressed-list?slide=78#slide=78

 

 

this would look better if he wasn't ginger and/or if he had a tan.

 

wore an unlined linen suit similar to this recently, with patch pockets and cuffed pants though. white linen shirt for the extra wrinkle steez, too.

post #219 of 522
What difference, if any, does a bow tie make? Can't put my finger on why, but I think that it does, and in favor of white, particularly with jacket off and braces (and I think that bows look best with braces).

I'm in Doc's camp, and the more I think about it, the more I disagree that white with tweed makes one a stooge. I think that is particularly true if the tweed in question is grey toned.
post #220 of 522

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 I think that's a pretty good looking combo. myself.

 

 I showed it to a coworker and he agreed.

 

 I think it's a nice way to wear a white shirt casually.

 

 The guy may just be the type of person who makes everything he wears look good though.

post #221 of 522
Manton,

What about a light blue tweed jacket such as the one seen here. Do you think a light blue shirt still works best or would a fit offer a better contrast? This is taken on from Steed's website with Matthew simply trying it on to show the cut.

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post #222 of 522
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^^ With that jacket a blue shirt would be bad, a white shirt very good, but I do think it would have to be an informal white, i.e., an OCBD. No broadcloth, no spread collars, no French cuffs.
post #223 of 522
Glad we're on the same page. Definitely agree on white OCBD or even linen.
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White is thought to be the perfect background for a variety of ties, a "blank canvas." But this is not so. Many colors look absolutely terrible with white: yellow, orange, rust, lavender, purple, nearly all greens. Even red, a very common paring with white, always looks better on a blue background (not that you should be wearing true red ties) and burgundy or maroon looks better against pink.
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Indeed. Wear a purple tie with a white shirt (even though Manton said you shouldn't) and most people won't say a thing. Change the tie for a yellow one and you will get weird faces... they just clash.

Manton, if the one unalterable component of the look were a deep purple tie (solid or grenadine), what do you consider the ideal elements to build around it?

I am curious to hear your thoughts on purple matched with grey/navy/black (the jacket) and the shirt you would choose.
post #225 of 522
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I just don't like purple with white. Better with a blue or pink shirt, or a stripe or check. As for the suit, blue or gray are both fine.
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