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post #226 of 467
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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.

I have a deep purple silk knit, and on a blue shirt, it looks almost black, while with a white shirt you can tell that it's not black - almost have to deduce the color. So, to my eye, it looks better with a white shirt. Then again, my wife keeps telling me that my eye for color is absolute crap.

Manton, I remember you talking about lavender shirts on some shirt thread - would lavender work with a dark purple tie?
post #227 of 467
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Tan with white is an "advanced" look that can be good but let's leave that aside for now.

Would you care to elaborate?
post #228 of 467
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Originally Posted by Fraiche View Post

Would you care to elaborate?

I'm guessing he means the exact shade of tan and the exact shade of white have to be juuuuust right.
post #229 of 467
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Note that Molloy did not say "and tweed."

White OCBD paired with grey or blue-grey herringbone tweed?
post #230 of 467
Also, forgive me if this is stating the obvious, but there's white, and then there's white. I agree with Manton about bright, highly-reflective white (my shirtmaker calls it 'optical white'). But soft-collared shirts (not just OCBD) in whites that are less reflective without being cream or grey (ice, stone) can work with more casual ensembles.
post #231 of 467
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Originally Posted by FillW View Post

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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.

Yepp and that's the way to pull off a hat.

post #232 of 467
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by radicaldog View Post

White OCBD paired with grey or blue-grey herringbone tweed?
yeah, that's fine
post #233 of 467
Careful, M. Keep issuing exemptions and you might become a convert.
post #234 of 467
Thread Starter 
that "exception" was in the OP
post #235 of 467
There've been so many I can't keep up!
post #236 of 467
Thread Starter 
Look the OP was not "don't wear a white shirt," so the term "exception" is itself a misnomer. It was rather to say, "Here's where it works best and here's where it works less, and here's where it doesn't work at all." The main point was to dispel the myth that white always works.
post #237 of 467
First of all, I'm yanking your chain. But from what I recall, we've determined white can look good with gray, blue, blue-gray, navy, brown (for advanced) and tan. Purple is out, but I don't wear purple, so we can agree on that as well.

Wait, what are we arguing about again?
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But what about...

 

 

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post #239 of 467
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But what about...

 

 

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Yes, white shirts are a good match if you are wearing Sean Connery. ;)

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