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post #31 of 159

The first picture isn't bad, but I still don't care for the black dress shirt.

post #32 of 159
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Originally Posted by Percy Trimmer View Post


Except on a priest.

 

And even they have the good sense to wear a white collar.

post #33 of 159
They are perfectly fine, just like any other garment, think where you wear one.
post #34 of 159
Everyone should have one black dress shirt but no more.

I have one. Need it for funerals.
post #35 of 159
No, you do not. White or grey shirts perfectly fine for funerals.
post #36 of 159

I wear black button downs with jeans sometimes.  It's a decent look TBH.  

post #37 of 159
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Originally Posted by Fraiche View Post

Everyone should have one black dress shirt but no more.

I have one. Need it for funerals.

No you don't. Much better options. In fact, Id say it's straight up disrespectful to dress like you are going clubbing at a funeral.

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Originally Posted by nickrut View Post

I wear black button downs with jeans sometimes.  It's a decent look TBH.  

No it's not, unless, like Unbel said, you are trying to look like you are going clubbing.
post #38 of 159
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

No you don't. Much better options. In fact, Id say it's straight up disrespectful to dress like you are going clubbing at a funeral.

Thanks for the perspective. I usually go black on black with no tie. Did not know it was considered a faux pas for funerals.
post #39 of 159
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Originally Posted by Fraiche View Post

Thanks for the perspective. I usually go black on black with no tie. Did not know it was considered a faux pas for funerals.

The idea with funerals is conservative and formal. Dark suit, ideally black, but not necessary, white shirt (conservative!) and dark, serious tie. Black works there too.

You're going fairly informal and not really conservative at all.
post #40 of 159
eh I'm ignoring classic theory as well as SF conformity but I think black 'dress' shirts have their place. I wouldn't encourage anyone to go out and buy them per se, but as someone who owns a couple from pre SF days and am required to wear black/white for service industry work, I do find ways to use them. If you're young and going out to a bar or club, it looks fine with jeans. If you want a nightclub/bar dressy look, I think a charcoal suit with black shirt looks good, and I've seen once a black shirt with navy suit look good but I think that one's harder to pull off. It's tough to do well with something like beige or a lighter grey, but I think it's doable. Some examples below...

beige


charcoal


light grey

post #41 of 159
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Originally Posted by moseymosey View Post




 

 

Not only is it a black shirt, but it commits the double offense of pairing black with brown.

post #42 of 159
Oh I think a black dress shirt has its place:

If you are a neo-fascist and want to show solidarity with Il Duce and his followers (as somebody already pointed out).

If you wish to emulate the John Travolta character in "Saturday Night Fever."

If you want to play Nathan Detroit in a local theater production of "Guys and Dolls." (I owe that one to Manton.)

Otherwise best shunned, IMO.
post #43 of 159

There is no per se rule about colors.  If you can make it work, then work it.  I like charcoal pinstripe suit or vested medium gray suit with whitish track stripes + black shirt + dark cherry, burgundy, or purple/lavender tie.  Black shirt looks good with gray or tan/light brown sport coat.
 

post #44 of 159
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

The idea with funerals is conservative and formal. Dark suit, ideally black, but not necessary, white shirt (conservative!) and dark, serious tie. Black works there too.

You're going fairly informal and not really conservative at all.

I know that's the most formal. It's just that the funerals I've attended, people wear black polos usually cause the weather's rather hot...Felt like it would look pretty weird being the only one going full on formal.
post #45 of 159
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post

Oh I think a black dress shirt has its place:

If you are a neo-fascist and want to show solidarity with Il Duce and his followers (as somebody already pointed out).

If you wish to emulate the John Travolta character in "Saturday Night Fever."

If you want to play Nathan Detroit in a local theater production of "Guys and Dolls." (I owe that one to Manton.)

Otherwise best shunned, IMO.

These can also be added to the short list of acceptable reasons to wear a black dress shirt! lol8[1].gif
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