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post #421 of 522
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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

....you know who the "fellow wearing yellow" is. ADMIT IT!

Ooooh Yeeaaahhhh
post #422 of 522
Rus in Urbe: Drake's interpretation of the white shirt.


post #423 of 522
Is it not light blue?
post #424 of 522
If it is, it's a very light blue indeed. I also see very little difference with the pocket square.
post #425 of 522
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Originally Posted by bemaverick View Post

You can wear anything with a white shirt.

 

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post #426 of 522
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Originally Posted by bemaverick View Post

You can wear anything with a white shirt. I wear it at least 3 times a week in the office and alternate it with a pinstripe

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Seriously, did you read the thread?
post #427 of 522
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 An oriental gal saw

Did this happen(?)
post #428 of 522
Good read. Read about the first 10 pages and picked up some good info.

As I understand, and please correct me if I am mislead, if you are thinking about white, a blue will probably go better.

For the Imams of SF, what say you to white OCBD or even a twill paired with casual/semi-formal pants such as khaki or gray or brown or navy chinos with a brown/burgundy/tan cap-toe lace up oxford such as an AE strand or blucher such as an AE burton for a business casual environment where suits or ties don't fly? Are white shirts okay here or just forget it and go with blues and patterns with a base of white?
Edited by GuP - 5/10/13 at 7:09pm
post #429 of 522

I'm late to the party, but the story that white shirt is "upper class" and "non-manual labor" is a bit of a legend contradicting centuries of peasant fashion: most peasant/laborer shirts were made of linen in natural or white color. The same is true of the guayabera shirts - also peasant work shirts in SE asia and latin america, and also typically in white.

 

Adam Smith himself spent some time explaining how a white linen shirt is an example of the absolute minimum level prosperity below even the lowliest peasant cannot/should not conciveably fall.

post #430 of 522
Here is a great example of white with brown, taken from the Sartorialist:
post #431 of 522
Whoops, just bumped a dead thread. My bad.
post #432 of 522
You revived a dead thread. Ain't no shame in that.
post #433 of 522

You'll need a tan like that to pull it off, though, otherwise it's four shades of pale.

post #434 of 522
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Show me an outfit with a white shirt and brown shoes that wouldn't be better with either black shoes or a non-white shirt.


Challenge accepted.

 

Though this may need to wait a few months. Or I can just say seasonality be damned. I've already done it once.

post #435 of 522
I guess I must have changed my mind since writing that post, as a number of examples come to mind now.
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