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Noticing the pictures, black seems to hide and obscure the shape of the torso, turning it into a shadow, which I think makes it neither interesting nor flattering. The pictures where it looks the best, are those professionally taken and edited. I think that is where a lot of bad fashion ideas come from. Things look good in stills with perfect lighting, and people try and replicate them.

post #152 of 157

I think you could wear black, but chances are, you would be wearing something that isn't a straight-up dress shirt. Back in my clubbing days I usually wore black pants and a lighter shirt

post #153 of 157
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Originally Posted by RY4N View Post

Noticing the pictures, black seems to hide and obscure the shape of the torso, turning it into a shadow, which I think makes it neither interesting nor flattering. The pictures where it looks the best, are those professionally taken and edited. I think that is where a lot of bad fashion ideas come from. Things look good in stills with perfect lighting, and people try and replicate them.

Black, and other dark colors, tend to shrink the area they cover; which I don't think is flattering on men's upper bodies. Black is bad because it's associated with waiters and is kinda plasticky looking, it's very bold. I think charcoal or navy shirts by themselves, sleeves rolled up, can look good; though the onesy/track suit look needs to be avoided.
post #154 of 157

Black dress shirts are tough. There is almost no tie that looks good with a black shirt (Rob Ford did not get the memo when he appeared on Kimmel). That said, casually, no tie with the right pair of denim can work as a very casual evening look. AND very rarely with a lighter shade of grey suit, again, casually, open collar.

post #155 of 157

Definitely not a fan of black dress shirt myself but i have to admit that the first picture doesn't look half bad.

post #156 of 157

Oh yeah a black silk shirt... "damn it feels good to be a gangster" :slayer:

 

No, no, no, no, no.

 

No.

 

I can certainly accept dark navy, midnight blue. But a black dress shirt. Nah. Black gingham works OK though. Black cotton could also be classic for a specific look (say under a black leather jacket ... rebel). So there will be exceptions to the rule.

 

As to the clubbing argument, I went kinda clubbing (bar hopping, dancing, casino hopping) last night and wore dark green chinos and a light coloured chambray... If I felt the need to be dressier, then I would dress up properly.

 

To Black Dress Shirt, this guy says YEAH BABY:

post #157 of 157
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Originally Posted by Svenn View Post


Black, and other dark colors, tend to shrink the area they cover; which I don't think is flattering on men's upper bodies. Black is bad because it's associated with waiters and is kinda plasticky looking, it's very bold. I think charcoal or navy shirts by themselves, sleeves rolled up, can look good; though the onesy/track suit look needs to be avoided.


Your color theory is wrong. Black doesn't shrink the area it covers, it only makes that area lose shape, not mass. So what black does is create an area of shapeless volume.

In my opinion, black dress shirts can work in certain outfits, but require more attention to color and texture combinations. If you are unsure wether you are able to pull it off then quite simply don't.
 

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